P: 860-302-9071 | cviagrande@gmail.com | Albany, New York

You can feel better. I will help you get there.

“Here in the darkness you know yourself,
can’t break free until you let it go.”
~Amy Lee

To Really Understand Another Person,

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes.

  • My medical training and consistent dedication to the evolving art of psychiatry is proven by my patient outcomes.
  • My clinical experience provides insight into the complex psychological factors that are invisible to most of us.
  • My personal trials and tribulations provide an acceptance of who you are and compassion for what you’re going through.

The culmination of my professional and life experiences have shaped me into the dedicated and impassioned Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner you’ll find represented on my website.

My intention is to provide those struggling with ADD/ADHD, panic, anxiety and bipolar etc. relief from their symptoms; ownership of their disorder and a full life unrestricted by limitations.

“Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But holding it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”

Mental Illness Is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of
The Stigma Can Be As Debilitating As The Symptoms

Help is Here. Help is Now.

You don’t have to suffer alone

At least two of your friends are taking an antidepressant
and likely half of them have been or are in therapy right now.

Medication Is Simply A Means To End Your Suffering

It won’t change who you are as a person,
in fact, it will return you to your best self.

Mental Illness is a  biological disease  much like asthma or diabetes. If left untreated, it will progress over time causing major life consequences.

HERE’S HOW HELP WORKS

1. Schedule an appointment.

We meet.

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2. I ask questions.

You talk. I listen. We discuss.

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3. Diagnosis.

We diagnose what’s going on.

4. Treatment plan.

We determine a treatment plan, including frequency of visits and session length

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5. Medication.

I prescribe medication if indicated.

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6. Next session.

I ask questions. You talk. I listen. We discuss and find the root of the problem.

Your road to well-being is a team effort. We’re in this together.

Ask me about my ADD or pie or my cat. A dog.
I have a bike. Do you like TV? I saw a rock. Hi.

It would be funny if it didn’t hit so close to home.

I get it. ADD wreaks havoc on your personal and professional life including failed relationships; disorganization and forgetfulness just to name a few.

Now close your eyes and imagine a pill you could take to harness and focus your attention, increase your productivity and improve the overall quality of your relationships.

Now open your eyes and schedule your appointment. Narrow your focus, improve your productivity and get your life back on track.

ADD

I don’t mean to interrupt, but I just had a random
thought and I really need to share it. Right now!

Impulsivity Is A Common Symptom Of ADHD.

Its consequences include:

  • Rushing through tasks
  • Being socially inappropriate
  • Acting without much consideration of the probable results
  • Inability to sit still, often daydreaming or getting in trouble

Untreated ADHD leaves you exhausted and feeling defeated.

However, with the proper medication, living up to your potential in all areas of your life becomes both manageable and attainable.

With the right medication and treatment plan, you’ll gain control over ADD/ADHD, harness your boundless energy and focus your keen intellect. You’ll finish what you start, start what you desire and put your talent and gifts to work for you, not against you.

“It Was The Best Of Times,

It Was The Worst Of Times.” – Charles Dickens

So your sleep is poor, mood depressed and irritable, alcohol seems like a good choice? Weird how some days you feel totally normal and others afraid to get out of bed. Still yet you manage with anything that dulls the pain in hopes that you’ll feel stable eventually.

Unfortunately, if you’re one of the over 5 million people in the United States living with some form of bipolar disorder, then you’re already painfully aware of the negative consequences these extreme states or “episodes,” which can last hours, days, weeks or months, can have on your everyday life.

Treatments for this rising disorder have become cutting edge and are considered some of the best treatment options amongst all medication classes.

Do You Begin Each Day Asking Yourself,

“Can I Do This Today?”

Ever have that feeling in the morning when brushing your teeth? Your stomach
cramps, your body grows cold just thinking about what you have to get done.

And that doomed feeling never subsides. It stays with you all day
influencing every decision, severely limiting your options and life choices.

Anxiety is like a fever; you can learn how to reduce the temperature and
avoid getting sick. With treatment, you can reduce or eliminate the symptoms
of panic and regain control of your life.

Are You Trapped

Inside Your Mind?

A warm feeling floods your chest, limbs go numb, throat tightens, sweating and
knowing you can’t get out of the situation you are in without others noticing. Your mind
looks for exit but is trapped by its own device. 10 minutes lasts for hours but it breaks.

You survive another one but when will it return? Should you avoid that situation again?
Panic Attacks are no joke and occur as the brain is firing to rapidly causing the panic
centers to become hyperactive.

They are irrational and very easily treated. Learn how to diffuse panic attacks
and to fight back with a calm and measured approach that will eventually replace
any medications you were or are on.

Chris you really are the man! And again can not tell you, especially with a few things going on today, how much I truly appreciate you always being there for me to help out.

Even if I do relocate to out here I will make it a priority to still hopefully have you as my doctor.

Thanks again man for being the best doctor I've ever had!

Patient

You are the best and I am so glad that you are my Nurse practitioner!

You are always on your game.

Thank you for taking care of me. I do appreciate it very much.

Thank you Chris, hope you also enjoy the Holidays!!!

Patient