Making the connection between the health and well-being of the body and mind.

Counseling services for persons with emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship and family concerns, life stressors, school behavior problems, substance abuse, PTSD, among others. Services are available in English and Spanish for children, teens and adults.

Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance Accepted

Fee for Service Discounts Based on Household Income.

Prescription Assistance Programs

No-Cost Transportation To Appointments If Needed

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: Available 24 hours.
Languages: English, Spanish.

Patient Care

Medication Management
Adult Psychotherapy
Child Play Therapy
Adult Group Therapy
Adolescent Group Therapy
Psychological Assessment
Virtual Counseling
Family and Marriage Counseling

Symptoms Treated

Substance Abuse
Bipolar Disorder
Psychotic Conditions

Care Team

Rakesh Desai, MD

Rakesh Desai, MD

Psychiatrist - Bay City
Nilesh Patel, MD

Nilesh Patel, MD

Psychiatrist - Bay City/Wharton
John Saglime, Jr., Psy-D (#36650 )

John Saglime, Jr., Psy-D (#36650 )

Clinical Psychologist - Bay City
Lillian Smith, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S (LMFT-S -#5116 LPC-S - #17976)

Lillian Smith, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S (LMFT-S -#5116 LPC-S - #17976)

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor - Bay City
Blake Benson, M.S., LPC (#75171)

Blake Benson, M.S., LPC (#75171)

Professional Counselor- Wharton
MEHOP Behavioral Health – Bay City
1700 Golden Ave.
MEHOP Behavioral Health – Wharton
2112 Regional Medical Drive, Ste. 1305
Reach us after hours

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911

We have nursing staff on-call to assist our patients with medical questions or concerns that arise after hours Monday – Thursday beginning at 5 pm until 8 am the following day, Friday beginning at 4 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. Our after hours on-call personnel can be contacted at 979-318-9853.

Effective Jan 1, 2019 – All new patients are required to arrive 30 mins prior to their appointment to complete the new patient paperwork, failure to do so will result in being rescheduled. 

Effective Jan 1, 2020 – all patients arriving 15 mins or later to a therapy or assessment appointment will be rescheduled NO Exceptions.

Testing Services


Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale 4th Edition


Personality Assessment Inventory-Adolescent Ed


Rorschach Inkblot Test


Wechsler Memory Scale 4th Edition


Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory- fourth Ed


Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Function- Adult Ed


Personality Assessment Inventory


Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Function Second Ed


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