Reichbach Center Joins Chorus to Stop Stigma for Mental Illness Awareness Week

From Oct. 2 to 8, individuals and groups throughout the country will work alongside the National Alliance on Mental Illness to raise public awareness of mental illness and its symptoms and prevalence. Reichbach Center, a local clinic and national center for the treatment of chronic pain and mental health disorders, joins these efforts and has a message of hope and understanding. Individuals and caregivers seeking treatment for mental health needs are encouraged to call 941-213-4444 to learn about their options or be seen at 2415 University Parkway, Building 3, Suite 215. 

“Mental health affects every single person, and when something is off balance mentally, like any disorder in the body, the weight of everyday life takes extraordinary strength to bear,” says Reichbach Center President and founder Dr. Steven Reichbach, “We need to not only acknowledge these all-too-often silent battles but help one another fight and gain the victories needed for real relief.

“At Reichbach Center, we are aligned with the mission to offer hope for relief from pain, including the anguish of mental health disorders,” continues Dr. Reichbach. “We encourage everyone to find the counsel right for them to explore pathways to mental strength and clarity.” 

As a national center for the treatment of chronic pain and mental health disorders, Reichbach Center helps patient-guests from all over the country transform their lives. The center focuses on caring for difficult-to-treat mood disorders and pain conditions using alternative therapeutic pathways, including ketamine infusion.

Ketamine infusion therapy has shown to offer exceptional outcomes to patients coping with a variety of mental health needs. One large study published in September 2022 in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry by Oliver et al. showed significant improvement with ketamine infusion therapy for adults experiencing:

  • Treatment-resistant depression.
  • Self-harm/suicidal ideation.
  • Generalized anxiety symptoms.

Reichbach Center also offers medical cannabis assessments and expertise in emergent psychotropic treatments for pain and mental health. As the research continues and more data becomes available around specific protocols in the use of psychedelics to help with these conditions, Reichbach Center will be poised to incorporate these modes of treatment into its practice. 

Dr. Reichbach is a graduate of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. He trained in internal medicine at Staten Island University Hospital and completed his anesthesiology residency at Stony Brook University while also receiving specialty training in pain management and pediatrics. Dr. Reichbach has been board-certified in anesthesiology since 1994, and he has worked with ketamine for more than 20 years. Before moving to Sarasota in 2015, he practiced as a partner with an anesthesiology group in New York for nearly two decades. Dr. Reichbach is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Medical Association and the American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment at Reichbach Center, call 941-213-4444.