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Many people struggle to find high quality psychiatric care for themselves and their loved ones At Vanguard Psychiatry you’ll receive precision, evidence-based psychiatry, designed to relieve your suffering so you can live again!


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Dr Defilippo offers diagnostic evaluation and medication management of…


Depressive and Related Disorders

Many people go through life with symptoms of depression, feeling sad, hopeless, and aimless. These feelings may come from past disappointments, or current difficult situations. It is important to understand the past, but also have confidence that hope can be restored by taking steps and talking to a mental health professional.


Anxiety and Related Disorders

Is stress interfering with everyday activities? Do you find yourself getting irritable over the slightest things? Is worry interfering with sleep or making you sick?  Speaking to a mental health professional can help alleviate these symptoms by giving you ideas, skills and strategies to reduce stress and provide a more balanced life. 


Bipolar and Related Disorders

Do you feel like things are out of your control? One day you’re full of energy, needing barely any sleep, making big plans… And then comes the decline; you feel yourself slipping into despair and wanting to sleep or disappear? Bipolar Disorder can feel like an emotional roller coaster with ups and downs, but there is help available that will put you back in the driver’s seat. 



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects the brain and how well a person can pay attention, or control impulsive behaviors. Teachers and families can identify this problem at a young age and get a child back on track.  Adults may also experience these symptoms that were never formally diagnosed in childhood. By working with a mental health professional, both children and adults can develop a plan that can manage symptoms to help you be at your best.



Do you or a family member need help managing the symptoms associated with autism? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder which can occur due to various factors, with symptoms that include problems with communication and repetitive patterns of behavior. Through working with a trained professional, people with this disorder can learn to manage and understand their symptoms to improve their quality of life.


Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

Did you or someone close to you have a difficult experience, and you keep replaying the details? Do you keep thinking “If only I’d done something differently I could have prevented that from happening?”  Do you find yourself withdrawing or feeling irritable, or having trouble trusting people? It is important to work through these thoughts with a mental health professional in order to restore your peace of mind and move forward.


Sleep-Wake and Related Disorders

Are you having trouble sleeping? Is this causing problems with getting up on time in the morning? Do you have trouble concentrating due to feeling exhausted the next day? Have you found yourself falling asleep at your desk because you didn’t get a good night’s sleep? Let us help you resolve what is getting in the way and provide techniques that will get you back to having a good night’s sleep.


Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Is it difficult for you to let go of certain thoughts and move on with your day? Do you worry about things that could happen if you don’t check, and re-check to make sure things were done? Did I turn the oven off? Did I lock the door? Or, do you worry about your body and how others see you to the point that you consider surgery to “fix” the problems? You can get help to resolve these obsessive thoughts by working with a mental health professional.


Vanguard: /ˈvanˌɡärd/Noun 1. a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.

Has life ever become so difficult that you feel like you’re on a ship with the waves crashing over the bow?  Maybe your thoughts, emotions, or behaviors have become harder to manage.  These situations may be alarming and cause you to feel like your life is out of control.

Relax, we are here to help you regain stability and return to calm seas.

At Vanguard Psychiatry we can provide psychiatric assessment, medication, and a collaborative approach to come to your aid in time of need, and help you feel anchored and stable again. We assist by helping you find a path through the difficulties and creating a plan to get you back on course. 


“Dr Defilippo is truly a Gem” – K.J.

“Truly, thank you for helping me, I don’t know where I’d be without you” – M.E.


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