It’s important to remember that mental illness, like physical illness, is first and foremost an illness—and that you shouldn’t be afraid to seek help for it.
At Beaufort Memorial Sea Island Psychiatry, our physicians and counselors are there to listen. Experienced, compassionate, nonjudgmental, they’re there to help you find solutions to the problems that keep you from enjoying life.
A board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Mary Wynn Hill is the medical director of Beaufort Memorial’s inpatient Mental Health Unit. She also offers outpatient evaluation and treatment, including medication management and coordination of care with local counselors, to adults with widely ranging mental health conditions as well as dementia and other cognitive disorders. Dr. Wynn, who received her medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed her residency at West Virginia University Hospitals, favors a holistic approach to mental and physical health consistent with mainstream medicine and recognized standards of care.
Patricia Rickenbaker, a licensed clinical social worker, has 26 years of experience and training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. She uses a number of techniques in patient treatment, including re-decision, trauma recovery and mind-body focus. Ms. Rickenbaker, who holds a Master of Social with a specialization in Mental Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Education from the University of South Carolina, came to Beaufort Memorial Sea Island Psychiatry from a community health center Raleigh, N.C., where she helped to establish a behavioral health care program in two of its primary care offices.
Licensed in clinical social work, Richard Archer has 25 years’ experience in the diagnosis and treatment of broadly ranging mental health conditions. He includes relational therapies among his professional interests, and his extensive training in Bowen family system theory, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) informs his approach to the treatment of individuals and acute trauma. Mr. Archer, who came to the Lowcountry from Kansas, holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Michigan.
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