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Cary Behavioral Health is a specialty group practice that offers comprehensive behavioral health & psychiatrist services to patients in the Cary & Raleigh. Our clinical team is dedicated to helping patients achieve or enhance their psychological well being. Treatment programs are designed to help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship difficulties, addictions, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and Schizophrenia. We offer a range of services including initial psychological evaluation, individualized therapy, medication management, neuro-psychological testing, genetic testing, Intramuscular atypical and TMS Therapy.


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“When behavioral health patients can choose between in-office and virtual telemedicine appointments, they tend to have more continuity of care. This leads to better patient outcomes, which is what CBH is all about.”

Rediscover Your Identity


We are currently welcoming new clients and accept most major insurance carriers. Potential clients can make appointments by calling (919) 466-7540. Our office staff is available from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday should you have any questions. Also we would like to remind you to contact your insurance company in advance to determine your individual mental health policy and any requirements for prior authorizations.

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Recover From Depression & Control Anxiety


  • Learn how to address suicidal thoughts and get out of bed and back to normal life
  • Achieve the ability to meet your goals and lead the life you want to lead
  • Manage panic attacks and feel less anxious in social situations
  • Manage PTSD and reduce the impact of trauma on daily life and begin returning to your normal routine
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Reduce Stress & Learn To Manage Your Anger


  • Learn to better manage stress and focus on objectives
  • Have more energy with healthier eating habits and exercise
  • Stop letting anger control you and get in the way of your relationships
  • Learn how to end destructive relationships and get past them
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Communicate Effectively at Home & at Work


  • Learn how to reconnect with friends and family and improve your ability to stay connected
  • Improve your ability to resolve disagreements with people you care about and have them understand your needs
  • Make new friends and develop new connections
  • Reduce emotional outbursts

What We Treat?

CBH of Cary provides mental health services to adults and seniors. We work closely with primary care physicians, therapists, psychiatrists as well as local hospitals in Cary & Raleigh.

Mood Disorder

Mood disorders fall into the basic groups of elevated mood, such as mania or hypomania; depressed mood, of which the best-known and most researched is major depressive disorder (MDD) (commonly called clinical depression, unipolar depression, or major depression); and moods which cycle between mania and depression.


Bipolar Disorder

A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. Manic episodes may include symptoms such as high energy, reduced need for sleep, and loss of touch with reality. Depressive episodes may include symptoms such as low energy, low motivation, and loss of interest in daily activities.


ADD/ADHD

A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work. Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity. Treatments include medication and talk therapy.


Anxiety Disorders

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities. Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness. Treatment includes counseling or medications, including antidepressants.


PTSD

PTSD is a disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. The condition may last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions. Symptoms may include nightmares or flashbacks, avoidance of situations that bring back the trauma, heightened reactivity to stimuli, anxiety, or depressed mood. Treatment includes different types of psychotherapy as well as medications to manage symptoms.


Addiction Psychiatry

Addiction psychiatry is a medical subspecialty within psychiatry that focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of people who are suffering from one or more disorders related to addiction.


Depression

The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Excessive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions).Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to compulsive behaviors. OCD often centers on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life. Treatment includes talk therapy, medications, or both.


Our Services


Our health care professionals include top-trained psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, psychologists and LCSW with expertise in treating adults and seniors. Our clinical team takes a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to care. We are dedicated to providing quality, goal oriented care tailored to one’s individual needs and unique history.

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Medication Management


As many psychiatric conditions have an underlying genetic and biological basis, medication can be a crucial component of treatment. Medications are often used as adjuncts to or in lieu of psychotherapy. In fact, research shows that the gold standard of treatment for depression, anxiety and many other psychiatric conditions is combined psychotherapy with medication. During an evaluation, our psychiatrists utilize a bio-psycho-social model to treatment and identifies biological, genetic, psychological, and social factors that may be contributing to a patient’s condition. This often involves the use of laboratory testing, genetic testing, and psychological testing. Our providers will discuss with you the nature of your illness, the reason for the medication and the likelihood of improving with and without medication. She will also explain alternative treatments to medication, which have not been tried and provide an explanation why they should not be tried first. Further, the psychiatrist will explain the type of medication being recommended, probable side effects known to occur, and any possible long term side effects. Once the decision to start medication is made, the provider will monitor closely to determine how well the medication is working and whether it will need to be adjusted or even changed. If the patient is not responding to the medication she may utilize genetic testing to determine whether certain characteristic genetic differences are contributing the lack of response and use this information to change the medications accordingly. Our providers take a conservative approach to treatment with medication and aims to use the minimum amount of medication to achieve a desired effect. It has been observed that many people being treated for a variety of psychiatric conditions are over medicated and often with complex medication combinations that are not evidence based. Our providers will carefully evaluate and discuss your current treatment regimen with you as it compares to true evidence based practice guidelines and can often create a treatment plan that minimizes medication use.


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Psychotherapy


Therapy sessions are designed to assist individuals struggling with anxiety, ADHD, marital and family discord, addiction, Bipolar Disorder, depression, mood disorder, OCD, PTSD, anger management and stress management. Our group of psychologists and LCSW are specialized and trained in multiple treatment modalities including short term solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma focused therapy (EMDR). Individual therapy sessions can be structured or open-ended and are customized to an individual’s particular needs. In a structured session the therapy is focused on a particular problem area and one will be guided with skills and exercises to achieve a clear treatment goal. An open-ended session allows for patients to explore multiple issues in a way to facilitate awareness and personal growth. Individual sessions aim to provide guidance, foster insight, and help enhance and maintain physical and mental health.


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Psychological Testing


A neuropsychological/psychological evaluation involves a comprehensive battery of standardized paper-and-pencil and or computer tests that assess attention, concentration, memory, language, reasoning, and learning strengths and weaknesses. The tests also include measures of intellectual functioning and personality as well as instruments to assess mood, behavior and stress levels. The test provides a thorough cognitive and psychological profile that includes objective information about the patient’s functioning in terms of specific issues that may benefit from intervention. Neuropsychological testing provides a more objective measure of a patient’s cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning and can be a valuable tool in the evaluation of many conditions including:


  • ADD / ADHD
  • Personality Assessment
  • Behavior Assessment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Changes following a Medical Illness
  • Cognitive Changes due to Substance Use



PRE-BARIATRIC SURGERY EVALUATIONS/ASSESSMENTS

At CBH, you can expect your bariatric surgery psychological evaluation to consist of a clinical interview where you will likely be asked about the following:

  • Current Psychiatric Symptoms (i.e. depression or anxiety)
  • Family Psychiatric History
  • Past Psychiatric Symptoms
  • Trauma History
  • Current and Past Substance Use (if applicable)
  • Past Psychiatric Treatment, including outpatient therapy or hospitalizations {you will likely need to give the behavioral health provider permission (release of information ROI) to obtain records from this treatment or occurrence}
  • Current and/or Past Psychiatric Medication

CBH’s pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluation will also probably include a discussion on current and past eating habits to include:

  • Severely Restrictive Diets/Eating Patterns
  • Emotional Eating Habits
  • Snacking and Grazing Habits
  • Purging

You will most likely be asked:

  • How have you prepared for bariatric surgery so far?
  • Who is supportive of your procedure?
  • What have your previous weight loss attempts been?
  • Your evaluation also may consist of psychological testing and assessments that could range from short questionnaires and scales. Again, these are generally looking for any psychiatric issue that may cause problems following surgery.

Our Treatment Team



 

Waheed K. Bajwa, MD

Board Certified in Adult & Addiction Psychiatry

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Dr. Bajwa is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He has been part of academic psychiatry with positions at Albert Einstein College and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Bajwa has worked in public psychiatry through work at Milwaukee County Mental Health and Dorthea Dix in Raleigh.

Dr. Waheed K. Bajwa has experience in managed care through United Behavioral Health and 20 years of private practice in Milwaukee and Raleigh with special interest in treating Mood Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, OCD, Anxiety, Personality Disorder, Adult ADHD, Schizophrenia and Dual Diagnosis.

Dr. Bajwa coordinates care of his patients with primary care physicians, psychotherapist, inpatient attendings and hospitalist.

Dr. Bajwa has over 30 years experience in treating psychiatric disorders. He received residency training at a Columbia University affiliate, Harlem Hospital in New York and his fellowship in Biological psychiatry at Albert Einstein College affiliate, Montefiore Medical Center in New York.



Dr. Rohima Miah

MD

Dr. Jessica Wilson

Dr. Rohima Miah believes strongly in caring for each patient as a whole person. This involves not only looking at the specific issue at hand but also considering lifestyle, diet, and overall wellbeing when examining a client’s health. She knows that there is more to healthcare than just prescribing medication; everything from family relations to community involvement can have an impact on a person’s mental health and overall wellbeing. To treat the whole person, you need to examine the whole person. In her first role out of med school, Rohima was working with people who were suffering from severe mental illness. In the role, she became frustrated with the way other people and fellow practitioners thought that these patients could not do any better for themselves while not exhausting all the options to assist them. Rohima Miah, MD got to a point in her career where she concluded that whether people could be helped was irrelevant. What mattered was that she, as a healthcare professional, was making sure that she was pulling out all the stops to help people on their journey to living a better life. She believed then – and has never wavered from her belief – that people want better lives for themselves. As part of their team, it is Rohima’s role to be there with them in the thick of it, helping them work towards solutions.

From 1988 to 1992, she was earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical and Biological Anthropology from the University of Michigan. From there, she enrolled at The Ohio State University. While in med school, Rohima was looking for an area of concentration. She chose Psychiatry because she knew, on some level, that she wanted to help people enact change within themselves, and she is never once regretted the decision. In 1996, she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree.



Jessica Mohr

Certified Nurse Practitioner, NP-C

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Jessica Mohr is a compassionate Family Nurse Practitioner who is nationally certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing at King University in Tennessee. Jessica worked as a Registered Nurse in emergency medicine and mental health services and has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in mental health services. She provides medication management and psychotherapy for a variety of psychiatric disorders (Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizo-effective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Dissociative Identity Disorder, LGBT, and personality disorders).

She believes in a holistic approach in treating mental health illness. She provides education to promote making healthy lifestyle modifications such as exercise, dietary changes, meditation, sleep hygiene, practicing mindfulness, and developing healthy coping strategies to improve the overall wellbeing to the person’s physical and mental health. Jessica enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking, bike riding, and hiking.



Natalie Chigozie

MSW, LCSW, Lead IOP Therapist

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Natalie Chigozie is a North Carolina licensed clinical social worker practicing in the mental health field for more than 12 years. Her experience includes working with individuals, couples and groups in private practice and psychiatric hospitals. Natalie has experience with many mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, bipolar disorder together with an understanding of sexual trauma and substance abuse.

As an IOP therapist, Natalie incorporates many of the senses into healing and recovery exercises. Natalie believes art and music therapy exercises create opportunity for learning, recovery, and healing in different ways than CBT and psychodynamic therapies. As a group therapist Natalie recognizes the positive power of peer connections that are created in the IOP groups. The power of being present in a room of people who know first hand what if feels like to experience the symptoms of a mental health disorder.


Megan Cooper

MSW, LCSWA

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Megan Cooper is a native of North Carolina with a passion for mental health. She believes that having a space to be heard and supported can create powerful change in a person’s life. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has 10 years of previous work experience with a wide variety of age groups and mental health needs including eating disorders, chronic illness/pain, anxiety, depression, neurodevelopmental disorders, self-harming behaviors, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Her work draws influence from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal Theory, and other trauma-informed approaches. Megan offers her services in our IOP Program as well. from both websites


Jeannene McWilliams

Practice Manager

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Jeannene McWilliams is a Practice Manager in Administration and Clinical Operations with CBH.  She has over 20 yearsexperience in business and clinical operations.  Jeannene is also certified as a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) and is currently a consultant with healthcare analytics, compliance, and reimbursement in both medical and legal realms.  

Jeannene, leads the Cary and Raleigh offices, with Quality Assurance, data metrics and presents an empathetic nature to our clients, staff, and professional colleagues.  Mrs. McWilliams is an advocate of Mental Health, community and coordination of care and Quality Assurance.  She prides herself in leading a resilient staff, harmonic work atmosphere while continuing to focus on client relations.  Her goals are to expand CBH’s growth, IOP Program, and continue to excel the practice with integrated administrative and clinical dynamics.  Jeannene and her husband are originally from the D.C. area and happily reside in Cary. In her free time, she loves to entertain family and spoil her two (2) grandsons. 


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CBH Staff is currently working a hybrid remote/in office schedule. If you are a New Patient and have inquiries about our services, please initiate a web-inquiry below and send us a message.

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