Some of the very attributes that may draw you to life in Alaska, namely the remoteness, can also present hurdles in terms of your mental health. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, sleep problems, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, addiction, or other mental health issues, help is just a phone call and a secure video appointment away. You can meet with a board-certified psychiatrist and addiction specialist from the comfort of your home.

Dr. Matthew Goldenberg is licensed in the State of Alaska and double board-certified in both psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, making him an excellent choice to help you improve your mental health and/or overcome addiction.

Here, we explore what types of mental health issues Dr. Goldenberg can help you with, as well as how he can deliver top-notch care to the furthest regions of Alaska.

Promoting better mental health

Dr. Goldenberg excels in helping patients with mental health conditions in a wide range of areas, including:

Whether you live in Alaska or in the “lower 48”, the collective mental health of our country has suffered in recent years.

Thanks, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic, one-third of people in the United States show clinical signs of depression and/or anxiety, and deaths due to overdose rose to more than 100,000 during the year ending April 2021. This represents an enormous increase of nearly 30% over the same time period a year earlier.

Of course, Alaskans are self-reliant and are no strangers to challenges or to isolation, which was only worsened by the pandemic. However, few among us are immune to the anxiety that often accompanies a health care crisis such as this.

Outside of the pandemic, mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, and substance use disorders are ongoing threats to your mental wellness, and Dr. Goldenberg can help.

Technology and your mental health care

Through telemedicine services, Dr. Goldenberg offers compassionate, confidential (HIPAA-compliant), and cutting-edge care that can help you take charge of your life by improving your mental health.

Using technology you already have — your smartphone, tablet, or computer — and from the comfort of your home or office, you can benefit from face-to-face psychiatric care from Dr. Goldenberg. He develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient, taking into account their unique goals and history from a comprehensive biological, psychological and social perspective.

Whether you are in Anchorage, Juno, Juneau, Fairbanks, or Wasilla, or you are a bush pilot exploring the farthest reaches of the Alaskan frontier, if you have an internet connection, you can work with Dr. Goldenberg.

To get started, Dr. Goldenberg offers free 10-minute phone consultation, which allows you and Dr. Goldenberg to discuss your problem and to make sure that telepsychiatry is a good fit for you and your goals.

If you want to learn more about receiving excellent mental health care and or addiction treatment in Alaska, contact Dr. Goldenberg by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

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