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“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.

Why Choose Christopher Viagrande NP Psychiatry, PLLC?

Reasons Patients throughout NYS choose my practice for mental health care:

  • Expert in multiple specialties: From getting your medication regimen up and working within the 1 st three sessions, Chris is very seasoned in core-oriented psychotherapy.
    “I love only having to take off of work for one appointment rather than two since Chris covers all of my mental health needs in each session.”
  • Experienced leadership: Chris has experience in multiple specialties and holds adjunct professor positions at Sage Graduate School and Upstate Medical School of Nursing. Chris has also successfully devised, developed and launched his first Telemedical Co.
  • Easy-to-reach location: Central to most of the capital district, offering both in-office and phone appointments. You can access Chris via phone, email or text message at any given time. Chris also offers concierge sessions, please inquire within.
  • Privacy & Anonymity: Paying privately allows for sensitive information such as topics discussed and medications prescribed during your session to remain absolutely confidential.
  • Access & Affordability: Between self-scheduling, direct email, text and cell access, you are always able to get either myself or my administrator you better assist you. All session fees are tracked and logged on Out-Of-Network claim forms that you may simply hand into your commercial insurance carrier for reimbursement. Average reimbursement is 80%.
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.

1. Schedule an appointment.

We meet.

2. I ask questions.

You talk. I listen. We discuss.

3. Diagnosis.

We diagnose what’s going on.

4. Treatment plan.

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

5. Medication.

I prescribe medication if indicated.

6. Next session.

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

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.

Dear Chris,

I believe you may have saved my life yet again.

If the medical marijuana continues to work like it seems to be then it will be the part of treatment that was missing.

Thank you!



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!


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