Dr. Patrick Sassoon Joins Mind Springs Health in Vail
Mind Springs Health, the largest provider of mental health and addiction treatment in Western Colorado, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Sassoon, M.D., M.S. has joined the organization as a Psychiatrist in the Vail location.
Dr. Sassoon attended medical school at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, where he also completed his psychiatric residency. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Sassoon obtained a master of science degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and a bachelor of arts degree in law from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in his home country of Brazil.
Dr. Sassoon is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portguese, and he has a deep, personal understanding of Latin-American cultures and has enjoyed working with Spanish-speaking patients, initially as a psychotherapist and now as a Medical Doctor specializing in psychiatry.
“We’re very pleased and excited that Dr. Sassoon has joined our Vail office, where he’ll be working with many of our Spanish-speaking residents,” said Dr. Will Elsass, Mind Springs Health’s Chief Medical Officer. “Dr. Sassoon is not only tri-lingual and well in-tune with the needs of our Spanish-speaking community, but he has experience working with telepsychiatry, which has become an essential way to conduct psychiatric evaluations and medication management services during the pandemic.”
All of Mind Springs Health 12 offices throughout Western Colorado offer both in-person and telehealth therapy options for patients. More and more, clients are utilizing telehealth and will likely continue to use this option after the pandemic is over.
“My mission is to help patients create lasting changes and help them build vitality, resilience, and purpose in life,” said Dr. Sassoon. “I am looking forward to working with patients and helping them incorporate mental wellness into their overall physical well-being.”
The Vail office is located at 395 East Lionshead Circle and anyone seeking an appointment can call 970.476.0930.
Mind Springs Health is the Western Slope’s largest provider of counseling and therapy for mental wellness and assists individuals and families dealing with and recovering from substance abuse and addiction. Covering a 23,000-square mile area in Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit counties, Mind Springs Health offers a continuum of mental health care with crisis response services, 12 offices for outpatient treatment, and West Springs Hospital, the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City.