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Behavioral Health Services

Our behavioral health professionals offer both evaluations and treatment, and we accept patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. To schedule an appointment, call 216-778-4428.

Behavioral Health Services

Feeling and being healthy involves more than just having physical health. Mental and emotional health are just as vital to feeling truly well. 

Our behavioral health team offers both evaluations and treatment, and we accept patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Whether your challenge is new or ongoing, we are here to help.

MetroHealth offers a wide array of behavioral health services, including medication management, counseling, and therapy and treatment for substance use disorders.

The MetroHealth Behavioral Health team can address a variety of behavioral health issues, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia

We offer care in two formats:

  • Inpatient program: designed for people with acute mental health disorders that require intense, around-the-clock care and supervision.
  • Outpatient program: designed for people who have mental health disorders but can continue to live at home while they access care.

The therapies we offer in these programs can vary depending on the mental health issue at hand, but programs might include medication, individual psychotherapy and group psychotherapy.

And they are tailored to your needs:

The MetroHealth Behavioral Health Difference

Behavioral health is integrated into all care throughout the MetroHealth System.  

This means your mental health is considered part of your comprehensive care whether you are seen at our main campus or one of our many locations across Northeast Ohio.

Our diverse group of specialists include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Medical residents and student interns from various disciplines 

Our attending physicians are all faculty at Case Western Reserve University. We have a robust teaching program that consistently brings new ideas and energy to our department, and our staff have experience in a wide range of treatment approaches.

Our behavioral health specialists offer services in the Emergency Department at MetroHealth Medical Center. We have a doctor available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you enter the hospital with a psychiatric emergency, or you need someone to talk to because of an illness or injury that sent you to the hospital, we can help. 

Behavioral health services are integrated into several of our primary care clinics and specialty care areas, including sleep, weight management and cancer care clinics. This allows patients to receive behavioral healthcare services in conjunction with their medical care.  

We also offer specialized behavioral health services outside our facilities:

  • On-site evaluations for kids in foster care 
  • Wellness Re-entry Assistance Program for people leaving the Cuyahoga County Jail who need access to primary care, mental health and substance use treatment 

Recovery Services for Substance Use Disorders 

When drugs or alcohol affect your life, MetroHealth can help. We offer Level-of-Care Assessments for substance use disorders. Then we work with patients and their families to map out personalized treatment plans. MetroHealth provides intensive and non-intensive outpatient group services, individual counseling and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

The MetroHealth System and Recovery Resources have partnered to coordinate care for patients with behavioral health and addiction issues. The partnership expands services for the community, allowing current Recovery Resources’ clients and MetroHealth patients to receive coordinated care for mental illness, and substance use disorders. Learn more about MetroHealth's Recovery Services.

Begin Your Recovery

MetroHealth and Recovery Resources have partnered to make access to mental health and addiction services easier for our patients.

Our partnership makes it easy for you to continue receiving care at MetroHealth even if you go to Recovery Resources for behavioral health services.

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Suicide Prevention Hotlines

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please go to your nearest emergency department.

To speak with someone now, please call:

  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline | 216.623.6888 (Local)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-273-8255

Other resources


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Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Michael P. Allen, LPCC-S, LCDC III

Michael P. Allen, LPCC-S, LCDC III


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Melissa M. Armstrong-Brine, Ph.D

Melissa M. Armstrong-Brine, Ph.D


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Farnaz A. Baig, LPCC

Farnaz A. Baig, LPCC


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Shivnaveen Bains, MD

Shivnaveen Bains, MD


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Graduate Medical Education
Psychiatry Residency at MetroHealth GME
Psychiatry Residency Program
MetroHealth has a fully accredited General Psychiatry Residency Training program in Cleveland’s county hospital system and a strong affiliation with Case Western Reserve University.
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Psychology Residency at MetroHealth GME
Psychology Residency Program
This innovative, fast paced internship was developed to meet the training needs of psychology doctoral students and to meet the mental health needs of our diverse community.  
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