New Horizons Center for Healing prides itself on being a multifaceted healthcare provider ready to serve the needs of our North Dallas community. We may be well known for our counseling staff, but we provide additional mental health services through our clinical psychologist and psychiatrist. These services include test and assessments, diagnosis, treatment and prevention options.
What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?
Many people are confused by who they should see first, a psychiatrist versus a psychologist. The question, “what is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?” is a rather common questions that we hear. Essentially, a psychiatrist has a medical degree specializing in mental health. This means they are able to prescribe medication to treat emotional or mental health concerns. A psychologist has a doctoral degree in the study of mental health and focuses his or her efforts on assessing and diagnosing possible mental health conditions, but not prescribing medications. These mental health professionals are also both able to provide psychotherapy and counseling (if needed) to their patients.
New Horizons – Psychiatrist and Psychologist
Dr. Adibian received her Bachelors and Masters in Psychology from The University of Houston. She completed her doctor of psychology work at Argosy University. Dr. Adibian works with adolescents and adults struggling with various disorders. She utilizes therapeutic methods such as art therapy, and the unique approach of Sufi therapy (mindfulness and self-balance) to achieve the goals of her clients. Dr. Adibian is an active member of her profession and is currently serving as the President-Elect of Collin County Psychology Association.
Dr. Blagg is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Dallas. She also holds two Master’s degrees in General and Clinical Psychology. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas. After becoming a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, she spent the following 13 years working with children, ages 2-21, diagnosing and treating a variety of learning, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
In addition to working with children and their families, Dr. Blagg completed her post-doctoral fellowship in adult neuropsychology, conducting neuropsychological evaluations for dementia, Alzheimer’s, adult ADHD, and psychological disorders. Working with families to coordinate care and accurately diagnose individuals is Dr. Blagg’s passion.