If you are an outpatient provider seeking to refer a patient for an appointment, please fax your referral and we will contact your patient.
If you are an inpatient provider seeking to refer a hospitalized patient, please fax your referral, a copy of the admission note, and a copy of the physician progress note, and we will contact you. We may require your patient to be present at the time of scheduling to ensure patient consent.
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Dr. Balog practices adult psychiatry and specializes in the treatment of depressive, anxiety, bipolar, psychotic, and trauma-related disorders. He provides collaborative, evidence-based, and patient-centered treatment for patients 18+ years of age. His philosophy is to prescribe medications only when they are indicated. He achieved board certifications from the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Helm’s Institute of Medical Acupuncture, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Clinical Informatics). Dr. Balog received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and residency training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident in his 5th year. Dr. Balog served as an Air Force Medical Corps Officer in positions including Assistant Chair, Department of Psychiatry (Uniformed Services University); Subject Matter Expert, Ambulatory and Behavioral Health Informatics (Air Force Surgeon General); Deputy CMIO (Air Force Surgeon General); Chief, Mental and Behavioral Health (Charleston AFB). Dr. Balog was awarded the Bronze Star while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Dr Elizabeth Baker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and of the American Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine where she graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree. She then completed a Rotating Internship at Greenville Memorial Hospital followed by a Pediatric Residency at Richland Memorial Hospital. She completed her Post-Pediatric Portal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at University Hospital Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Dr Baker has special professional interests which include Daily Rhythms as Treatment for Children with Mental Illness, creating No Hit Zones, Crisis Intervention and Care, Developmental and Interpersonal Trauma, and telepsychiatry to increase service access. Dr Baker is currently not accepting new private patients to her practice.
Dr. Piave Pitisci Lake has been in private practice as an adult psychiatrist in the Charleston, SC area since January 2002. She works individually with adults 18 years to geriatric ages. She utilizes psychopharmacology and psychotherapy to treat various mental health-associated problems, most commonly depression and anxiety. She has a special interest in treating those with infertility issues, women with perinatal and postpartum mood problems, and mood problems related to hormones. She also performs 3rd party evaluations, screenings, and psychoeducational meetings for gamete donors, gestational carriers, and donor gamete recipients/intended parents. Dr. Lake received her Bachelor’s Degree in Italian Literature from Bryn Mawr College in 1992. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1997 and completed her residency in General Adult Psychiatry at the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago in 2001, serving as Co-Chief Resident during her fourth year of training. She became a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2002 and maintains her Board Certification. Dr. Lake is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the Mental Health Professional Group of ASRM. She served on the Executive Committee and Board of the MHPG from 2011-2017 and was Chair of MHPG in 2015.
Dr. Orvin combines years of psychiatry experience with an avid concern for keeping up to date with the latest updates in psychiatric practice. After graduating from Duke University and George Washington School of Medicine, she completed her psychiatric residency at Tuft’s New England Medical Center. After residency training, she practiced for several years in Harvard-affiliated hospitals where her duties included the supervision of psychiatric residents. Since returning to South Carolina, Dr. Orvin has focused her practice on adults in the outpatient setting with areas of interest to include depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, trauma, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Orvin is keenly attuned to how problems with addiction can co-occur with psychiatric problems and she is very supportive of people in 12 Step programs. Dr. Orvin maintains her currency in diagnosis and treatment by reading extensively and attending conferences at Harvard. Dr. Orvin is an experienced psychiatrist who takes time to complete a thorough assessment of patient problems and concerns. She partners with her patients to ensure they understand the risks and benefits of various treatment options while they pursue their path toward improved mental health.
Dr. Stephanie Price is a Board Certified Child&Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist. She attended the University of Massachusetts where she attained her undergraduate degree in Biology (2005) and then attended Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree (2010). She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Indiana University where she was awarded the Henry J. Marciniak Award for exemplary professionalism and patient advocacy. Dr. Price completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Price’s Medical licensure includes certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Adult and Child&Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Price works with individuals experiencing problems ranging from difficulties with self-esteem, career, and/or relationships to more significant challenges related to mood and anxiety. Her treatment style incorporates medication management, psychotherapy, and a personalized and customized approach tailored to the needs of each individual. When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Price enjoys tennis (she played for UMASS, Amherst), playing with her dog, reading, spending time with friends and family, and learning Spanish.
Stacy Bowman is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works primarily with adult clients and is trained in EBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR. She has experience in forensic interviewing, crisis management, and expert witness testimony. Her primary focus is working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and challenges associated with life transitions. She has experience working with sexual abuse, foster parents and youth, first responders, and mobile crisis services. Stacy believes in collaborating with clients who are navigating individual circumstances and creating a secure environment that supports positive and healthy change.
Amandia Daigneault is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works primarily with adult clients as they navigate life circumstances where they may feel stuck, lacking in connection, or in need of change. She has primary experience working with challenges related to trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. She has worked with military, beneficiary, and first responder populations and understands many of their unique challenges. In her years as a therapist, she has served both public and private sectors of mental health care and has attained targeted training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Arammu Relationship Checkup, as well as Certification to deliver services to Servicemembers and their families. Amandia’s goal is to help clients make positive changes in their lives. She believes this essential process begins with curiosity, compassion, and connection.
Take it from someone who’s done it…you can change. Regardless of the state of the world, the state of the economy or your own personal state of mind, David Orvin believes that tough situations often go together with golden opportunities that can change your life for the better. David is a licensed independent social worker and the newest member of the Bridges Psychiatry team. His treatment approach is rooted in the belief that sometimes the only thing we can change is our attitudes and reactions “and by changing these, we can find serenity, hope and the confidence needed to accomplish new goals”. Accomplishing new goals is something about which David has experienced “from a raucous youth in Charleston ‘rock ’n rolling’, through college days at Emory University, and eventually in Nashville working in the music industry. David pursued his next career chapter “exercising” his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree by volunteering at an inpatient alcohol and drug treatment program for Davidson County, TN inmates “I was getting burned out on the bar scene and traveling…so when the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department offered me a full-time job as a primary counselor…I felt very fortunate to have found something that I loved as much as music.” David went on to earn his master’s degree and as a practicing licensed independent clinical social worker, focuses on chemical dependency assessment and treatment, as well as family, couples, and individual counseling. To schedule a counseling session (or a jam session), just call and ask for David!
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Stewart uses a client-centered approach to work with adults dealing with issues of trauma and abuse, divorce, aging, life transitions, and mood disorders including depression, and anxiety. She works with your doctor to monitor the effectiveness of your psychiatric medications. With over 25 years of experience in providing mental health services in both public and private settings, she has a depth of training and expertise to help patients deal with issues that are creating obstacles to living the life they want to live. Ms. Stewart has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy with a focus on skill development to help you manage emotions that often feel overwhelming in negotiating everyday life.
Kari Chawansky BSN, RN assists in clinical operations for Bridges Psychiatry. She is a compassionate and detail-oriented nurse with experience in adult and child post-anesthesia care, orthopedics, and psychiatry. Kari attended the College of Charleston where she obtained her BS in Exercise Science and played 3 years on the Division I Volleyball team. She went on to attend Duke University’s accelerated nursing program, where she earned her BS in Nursing. Kari has always considered Charleston home – she loves trying new restaurants and exploring the Lowcountry with her husband and their two sons.
If you are an outpatient provider referring a patient for an appointment, please fax your referral and we will contact your patient.
If you are an inpatient provider referring a hospitalized patient, please fax your referral, a copy of the admission note, and a copy of the discharge narrative (or physician progress note from the day of discharge) and we will contact you. We may require your patient to be present at the time of scheduling to ensure patient consent. Referrals for patients who have required inpatient hospitalization more than once in the previous twelve months, or who have required a hospitalization of more than 2 weeks, will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.