Dr. Amy Bissada is board certified in child & adolescent as well as adult psychiatry. She possesses a hopeful outlook, calm demeanor, and holistic approach towards diagnosis and treatment. During a comprehensive evaluation, she considers a patient’s medical history, social factors, lifestyle, family situation, and mental health in developing the best course of treatment. Well regarded for her listening skills, patients feel heard and understood. She offers a combination of therapy and medication, digging into organic causes that might be impacting symptoms. When medication is indicated, Dr. Bissada spends the time necessary to educate patients regarding all possible treatment options and their risks, benefits, and alternatives so the patient is actively involved in decision-making. Patients leave treatment with a greater sense of hope and clarity, able to better manage their symptoms and implement positive lifestyle changes.
Areas of Expertise:
Dr. Bissada helps people to see the mind body connection, facilitating healing through optimal mental health and wellness. She specializes in treating college age and young adults, helping them navigate challenges during difficult years of transition. When working with younger children, she ensures that there is time for a child to speak freely, and involves parents at the appropriate time. She helps families to foster healthy relationships and productive communication patterns. To promote comprehensive care, she collaborates with other therapists and medical providers so everyone is working toward the same goal. In addition to a full range of cognitive behavior therapy and strength-based therapies, she offers medication management and a path toward healing. Dr. Bissada guides patients toward the life they want to live, effectively coping with circumstances and living a more satisfying life.
Experience and Training:
Dr. Bissada completed her fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, where she served as Chief Fellow. She trained at the University of New Mexico for general psychiatry. Throughout residency and fellowship she enjoyed teaching students and patients alike. She served the youth of New York State’s Office of Children & Family Services prior to joining Ross Center. She is an active member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, where she stays up to date on the latest treatment protocols.