Get to know Integrated Behavioral Health with Rylie Segarra

By Rylie Segarra

Hello! I would like to introduce you all to the Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) team at Hillsboro Area Hospital. My name is Rylie Segarra. I am a social worker here who works alongside a care manager and a psychiatrist to manage mental health medications prescribed by your Primary Care Physicians. We work with HSHS Dr. Kate Endicott’s office, assisting her and her Nurse Practitioners with our services. 

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and I will graduate in August of 2020 with my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I plan to continue my education and work in the mental health setting.  

Laurie Dobrinich is the Care Manager on site. She has a Master’s in Social Work and is an LCSW who provides counseling services to the patients of the IBH Program. Laurie provides individual counseling for all ages covering an array of topics as well as couples therapy. 

Dr. Shelia Thomas is the third piece of the IBH puzzle. She is the Psychiatrist on board with us that will assist in medication recommendations for our patients. Dr. Thomas has years of experience and an abundance of knowledge that allows us to suggest the best medication to the PCP.  The three of us, along with the HSHS team, work together to best serve our patients from a clinical perspective and give them the best quality of life. 

Through this short blog series, the three of us will be coming together to provide the community with some information on stress management, the importance of sleep, and tips on gaining motivation. The first post will cover stress management and go over some tips on how to cope! We look forward to sharing our experiences with you!

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