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Axis Integrated Mental Health

Mental Health is More Than Meds

1444 S Potomac St Suite 220, Aurora, CO 80012

General Information

Axis Integrated Mental Health is a holistic, integrative mental health clinic specializing in treatment-resistant depression and major depressive disorder. We are one of the few BIPOC mental health providers in the area and believe that all the pieces matter when we’re talking about mental health. We offer psychiatry, therapy, and treatment all in one place, including TMS, ketamine, and Spravato.

Why Choose Axis Integrated Mental Health

  • We Offer Holistic Mental Health TreatmentAxis Integrated Mental Health is focused on providing each patient with holistic mental health treatment. Our hour-long detailed intake process allows us to determine your unique mental health needs. We take the time to listen to your experiences to help guide you in your mental health journey.

    We believe in creating a unique holistic mental health plan that focuses on taking care of both your brain and body. While 15-minute medication management appointments are the norm for other clinics and primary care physicians, we schedule 30-minute follow-up appointments to ensure that we understand how you are truly feeling and offer you the best treatment possible.

  • We Treat a Wide-Range of Mental Health ConditionsAt Axis Integrated Mental Health, we offer treatment for various mental health conditions.

    Treatment-resistant depression
    Major depressive disorder
    Postpartum depression
    Bipolar disorder
    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
    Persistent depressive disorder (PDD)
    Anxiety
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Burnout
    Covid depression
    If you are suffering from mental health issues, Axis Integrated Mental Health is ready to assist you with getting the holistic treatment you need.

     

  • We are transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) specialists.We can work with you to determine if TMS is the right treatment for you and also determine your insurance eligibility. It is a safe and non-invasive treatment that can be used in combination with other therapies and provides effective relief within a reasonable time frame.
  • We offer convenient late and weekend hours We understand how challenging it can be to take care of yourself when work and life get in the way. We can accommodate appointments until 7pm and on Saturdays to help you get treatment without missing work.
OPENING HOURS
monday   8am-5pm
Treatments
Theta Burst
Medication Management
Talk Therapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Spravato (Esketamine)
Ketamine Infusion
Psychiatric Services
Conditions Treated
Bipolar Disorder
PTSD
Depression
Major Depressive Disorder
Anxiety
OCD
Panic Disorder
Accepted Insurances
MultiPlan
Aetna
Optum
United
Blue Cross
TriCare
VA-TriWest
Anthem
BlueCrossBlueShield
Cigna
Humana
Manufacturers Used
MagVenture

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Providers

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SARAH PASTON

Sarah Paston is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over a decade of healthcare experience. Her goal is to help her patients achieve the best life possible while using the least amount of medication. 

She loves working at Axis Integrated Mental Health, where everyone on the team believes in the importance of treating the whole person. Sarah enjoys providing alternative treatment options, such as TMS, Spravato, and ketamine treatments, for her patients who have not found relief with traditional medications. 

Sarah is passionate about helping her patients feel better and helping them obtain the quality of life they desire. She specializes in working with children from the perinatal stage through their teenage years. She also enjoys working with adults.

Roderick O’Brien

Dr. Roderick O’Brien has provided psychiatric services to the Denver area for the past decade. Previously, he served in the USAF practicing Neurology. He completed residency training in both Neurology and Psychiatry and has board certifications in Addiction Medicine. Dr. O’Brien has extensive experience in neurostimulation, including Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). As an Interventional Psychiatrist, Dr. O’Brien is trained to provide Ketamine Infusions and Spravato treatments. He also is certified to provide MAT with buprenorphine (Suboxone) for opioid dependence disorders. 

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JAMIE TEUNIS, DNP

Dr. Jamie Teunis is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She provides her patients with psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and ongoing psychiatric care. 

Dr. Teunis specializes in a holistic approach to patient care, with treatment plans tailored to each patient’s individual needs. She is an expert at providing integrated psychiatric care to a wide range of different patient populations.

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BRYCE THACKER, DNP

Dr. Bryce Thacker began his career as an advanced practice nurse in family medicine. He then identified his passion for mental health and worked as a primary mental health provider for six years. 

Dr. Thacker then returned to school to gain an even deeper knowledge of psychiatric care, earning his Doctor of Nurse Practitioner degree. Axis Integrated Mental Health is happy to have Dr. Thacker and his years of experience as part of our team. 

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ASHLEY HOWELL

Ashley Howell is a board-certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner with over a decade of experience in mental health and critical care. Ashley is an Armed Service veteran, which gives her unique insight and understanding into the mental health concerns of fellow veterans. 

Ashley is passionate about working with patients who are going through a transition phase in life, such as high school students, college students, military members, and postpartum women. She is an LGBTQ+ provider.