Brian Berendes, MD
Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist
Dr. Berendes specializes in Adult Psychiatry. He provides comprehensive and compassionate care for a wide variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, thought disorders, alcohol and drug issues, bipolar disorder ADHD, and others.
Initial visits with Dr. Berendes consist of a detailed assessment of the concerning issue or issues, general screening for common psychiatric conditions, discussion of initial treatment plan, and time for questions. Follow up visits are based on mutual goals set during the initial consultation, and progress towards those goals is monitored.
Goals of treatment are highly individualized, but generally include remission or significant improvement of the most problematic symptoms and overall improvement of functioning at home, work, school, or other settings. Dr. Berendes utilizes his training in the use of psychiatric medications and psychotherapeutic approaches to help his patients reach their treatment goals.
A South Dakota native, Dr. Berendes received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of South Dakota. He completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.