In 2006, Dr. Picus and Dr. Mansoor joined together and established a private outpatient practice, Psychiatric & Psychological Affiliates of Scottsdale, PLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Mansoor provides psychiatric evaluations and medication therapy, while Dr. Picus provides psychological evaluations and talk therapy. Together, the doctors provide comprehensive care to help patients better understand their symptoms and find more effective ways of creating healthy and satisfying paths to living. Treatment entails developing realistic goals with a solution focused quality but based on both clinical and practical findings.
In addition to treating various clinical syndromes, the duo treatment team co-facilitates the specialized family based treatment for adolescents and their families struggling with eating disorders. Dr. Picus and Dr. Mansoor have specialized training at Stanford University in Maudsley Method family-based treatment of eating disorders. Further, they are participating in specialized training in dialectical behavioral therapy, working to develop an intensive family based treatment program for adolescents with chronic depression, suicidal ideation or self harming behaviors.
Dr. Picus and Dr. Mansoor experience great satisfaction in joining with their patients in their recovery. In cases where patients are in treatment with both providers, it is not uncommon for the doctors to come together in a session with the patient to facilitate the most comprehensive approach to treatment. They make it a priority to be available and approachable.