East Village Psychiatry, your place for healing and personal growth. Offering medical expertise in the field of psychiatry, including medication management and psychotherapy, with compassionate care tailored to fit your individual needs. We look forward to being there for you when you need it most.
“Very kind and really wanted to get to know me and helped me in a very scary situation, feel like I trust her very much and that I’m in good care in her hands. “
“Dr. Calico moves with kindness & understanding. She is exceptionally warm, encourages growth, and truly listens. She has made me feel more secure in myself and in life. She is the doctor to go to. Hands down. “
“Excellent doctor. She’s very friendly and shows genuine care, she makes you feel very calm and gives full attention to your issues with quick options for treatment. Highly recommend. “
“Dr. Calico is amazing! She truly listened to me, and made me feel hopeful for improvement. I am relieved to have her on my side!”
“Empathetic, understanding, and warm. I felt immediate trust in her and she *really* listened and suggested a treatment plan that I feel comfortable with.“
“I enjoy her approach. Nothing to rash or hasty, she won’t throw medication down your throat and kick you out the door. “
“I’m Really Thankful To Dr. Nivea! 1. She Is Very Caring. 2. She Is Take Personal Intention For Patients. 3. She is an Great Soul. 4. She is Always Happy To Assistance. I’m Very Glad To Meet Her!”
“Dr. Calico has been one of these most empathetic and helpful psychiatrists I have seen. She is there to support and nurture her patients.”
Q & A with Dr. Nivea B. Calico MD
1) How severe are my symptoms? How large is their negative impact on my life?
2) How long having I been in this state of distress?
3) Am I becoming more avoidant or isolative due to this change in mood?
4) Am I less able to properly care for myself (eat, shower, exercise, go to work)
5) Are friends and family noticing the change in my behavior and expressing their concern for me.
6) Am I beginning to feel hopeless or suicidal?
These questions are important for they will be able to guide you in your next steps…
1) Beginning with behavior changes as a first step to treatment for mild symptoms, (being around people who care for you, exercising more, improving sleep hygiene)
2) Connecting with a psychotherapist for mild-moderate symptoms, ( talk therapy for added support and exploration of underlying psychological issues/past traumas adding to your current state)
3) Reaching out to your primary care doctor or to a psychiatrist for further evaluation and treatment options when dealing with moderate, moderate-severe, severe symptoms. (A comprehensive evaluation, looking at organic, genetic, physiological causes as well as situational factors adding to your change in mood)
If the symptoms you are experiencing are pervasive despite utilizing healthy copy skills and gathered support of family/friends…
Seek an evaluation from a medical professional. There is no risk in asking an expert, but a greater risk in continued suffering and further degradation of your self esteem by staying silent and trying to muscle through a tough time.
(Contrary to the social stigma…..depression and anxiety, are not signs of ‘mental weakness’- but merely just another medical disorder we are all susceptible too at some times in our lives. There should be no shame in asking for help)