Dr. Rao provides patient care for patients 18 years and older using a behavioral wellness model that weighs both the biological and psychological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders. While the mind-body connection is central to treatment, the significance and impact of environmental variables involving family, school and society are not ignored. This multi-faceted approach to treatment is based on the rapid scientific advances that began in the '80s and '90s in understanding human brain function, genetics and the role of therapeutic drugs and psychotherapies. While psychiatrists increasingly use medications to stabilize patients, it is the follow-up measures that help maintain improvements. Dr. Rao is detail oriented, conscientious and proactive in her coordination of care with other medical and psychotherapy specialists. Treatment plans involving medication are expertly managed using feedback from patients, caregivers and participating medical professionals. Dr. Rao actively works to improve public awareness and understanding of advances based on research and evidence that are being made in the field of behavioral health. Through community speaking and posting of educational material to the practice's website, Dr. Rao strives to help reduce the stigma sometimes associated with psychology and psychiatry.More
Nive Christodoss is a Licensed Clinical Therapist with 2 decades experience working with clients in need of counseling and those with behavioral health issues. She joined In Step Behavioral Health S.C. in 2010 as a means to expand her ability to provide exceptional psychotherapy services to the Fox Valley tri-city area. Ms. Christodoss develops individualized patient-centered treatment plans that utilize support, accountability and education to reach set goals. She is passionate about working with clients to empower and strengthen their ability to address specific problems while progressing toward attainment of their life goals. Nive works closely with clients in order to ensure she provides them with specific and actionable knowledge, tools and skills needed to attain mental wellness.More
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