Dr. T's Experience
Dr. Terhakopian is a board-certified psychiatrist. He earned his M.D. in 2002 through the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), the only military medical school in the United States. He completed a broad-based medical internship and psychiatry residency training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He treated hundreds of soldiers and their families affected by the trauma of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Dr. Terhakopian then earned his Master of Public Health degree (M.P.H.) back at USUHS and completed a fellowship in Disaster and Trauma Psychiatry in 2008.
Many thousands of patient encounters have honed Dr. Terhakopian's skills in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of depression, anxiety, alcohol/substance use disorders, and particularly Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Because of his training in medicine in addition to the social and psychological sciences, Dr. Terhakopian
is also able to assess for medical conditions which can and in many cases do contribute to mental health problems. This type of comprehensive evaluation significantly improves the odds of treatment success and improved functioning. Needless to say, no amount of therapy can remedy the underlying source of anxiety or depression when such mental conditions are due to metabolic, thyroid, ovarian, pituitary, infectious, vitamin deficiency, inflammatory, autoimmune or other physiological conditions.
Dr. Terhakopian has authored several manuscripts and book chapters regarding PTSD and effects of anxiety on health and well-being. If you are ready to add medical treatments to counseling and talk therapy, or if you or your therapist suspect medical issues contributing to mental health problems, a psychiatric evaluation is the next step.
Latest Clinic News:
New Employee at Private Clinic:
Katie Johanson will be helping Dr. Terhakopian with patient scheduling, returning phone calls, ensuring a steady stream of snacks, and more!
Expanded Hours at Private Clinic:
You may see Dr. Terhakopian at his concierge practice on Thursdays or Fridays.
Concierge Practice Near UCCS:
You may see Dr. Terhakopian and pay using credit/debit cards or your PayPal account for your visit at his private clinic near UCCS. Plus, multiple therapists work out of the same location making it convenient to have your medication treatment and therapy in one spot.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Access:
We can check to see if you have picked up any controlled medications in Colorado and several other states which participate in PDMP (rxsentry.net). This ensures honesty when treating those trying to overcome substance use.
Presentation at the 43rd Advanced International Winter Symposium:
Dr. Terhakopian presented a lecture titled Opioid Addiction & Suboxone Treatment at Hotel Elegante, in Colorado Springs.
Oral Fluid Drug & Medication Adherence Testing:
No urine! No needles and no blood! Just use a swab. Drug testing can now be accomplished every time when ordered by
Dr. Terhakopian at Parkview Behavioral Services using an oral fluid sample through AEGIS Labs.
Genecept Assay® Personalized Medicine for Psychiatry:
Dr. Terhakopian offers Genecept Assay through Genomind at his Parkview office. Finding the right regimen of medications for treatment of complicated psychiatric problems can often involve many trials and errors. The Genecept Assay is a tool for understanding a patient's genetic markers which can help find the appropriate regimen of medications with high likelihood of response and low risk of side effects.
Dr. Terhakopian Starting at Parkview Medical Center:
Dr. Terhakopian started at Parkview Medical Center Behavioral Health Services on May 1, 2016.