Aaron Clay, DO

DO

4545 East Chandler Boulevard Suite 308

Phoenix, AZ 85048

Closing soon at 8 PM

Aaron Clay, DO

Psychiatrist

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About Aaron Clay, DO

Clinical Experience

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) / Clinical Depression
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders / Generalized Anxiety Disorders
  • Social Phobia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Insomnia

Mental Health Services & Procedures:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS Therapy)|Ketamine IV Treatment|Medication Management|ADHD Testing

Background

I am a licensed Doctor of Osteopathy with board certification in adult psychiatry. I joined Serenity Mental Health Center’s clinical team in September 2019 and brings seven years of experience as a mental health clinician specialized in psychiatric treatment in multiple therapeutic settings, including mental health outpatient, inpatient, Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization programs. I work with adults of all ages and from all walks of life who struggle with complex mental health conditions such as clinical depression, anxiety, PTSD and OCD, and more. My goal with every patient is to seek out-of-the-box solutions to help them find lasting relief from their symptoms of mental illness and ultimately achieve remission whenever possible.

Born and raised in Arizona, I completed my undergraduate studies at the Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After earning my degree in osteopathic medicine from A. T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, I joined the residency program in adult psychiatry at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami, Florida. There, I accumulated valuable clinical experience treating for a diverse variety of mental health conditions in different settings.

My approach to mental health treatment is centered around having a complete understanding of each patient’s individual circumstances, mental health history, daily challenges, lifestyle and symptoms. I work in partnership with my patients to define achievable health goals to improve their quality of life and applies evidence-based treatment strategies targeted to their unique needs.

I use advanced diagnostic tools and interviewing techniques to gain a clear picture of the patient’s social history, past treatments, and symptoms in order to provide a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis. After the initial mental health assessment has been completed, I guide the patient through all available treatment options most likely to be effective and helps them weigh the pros and cons of each. I take the necessary time with each patient for a thorough Q&A session to discuss their concerns and answer their questions before helping them to decide on the best mental health care plan for their personal goals, needs and concerns for recovery.

I take special care with each patient to ensure they are comfortable with their treatment decisions and ensures they ample opportunities throughout the process to check in on their progress to optimize the treatment plan for the best possible results. Every follow-up session includes coaching on healthy lifestyle and self-care management to help the patient make the most of their treatment and minimize stress, symptoms and side effects.

My Care Philosophy

I strongly feel that a teams-based approach provides patients with the best opportunity for success. I enjoy helping patients navigate their way to better mental health by empowering them to take charge of their recovery with the guidance of their care team. The end game is to help patients to build on their treatment results with life skills to achieve long term stability and maintain a positive sense of well-being and hope for life. This gives patients the tools they need for building a healthy foundation to meet their true potential and achieve their ultimate life goals.

Why I Chose Mental Health

Psychiatry is a unique field of medicine that is constantly evolving and improving on itself. The more we learn about how the brain works and what makes it function well, the better equipped we are to help patients who struggle with mental illness. I am fascinated by the endless possibilities medical science has to offer for the advancement of brain health. New findings and treatment applications in medical research for mental health are being progressively realized all over the world, and that brings incredible potential to help more people take back their lives from mental illness, realize their dreams, and live a fulfilling life of purpose and prosperity.

Why I Joined Serenity

I am proud to work with a team of providers who use cutting edge treatments, practice evidence-based medicine, and show compassion at every level of patient interaction. The clinical team at Serenity has such a diverse body of experience and talent, I really enjoy collaborating with my peers to learn from one another and continuously improve on the quality of care we give our patients as a team.

Interests & Activities

Some of my favorite personal pursuits are camping, hiking, gardening, cooking, and amateur astronomy.

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Serenity Mental Health Centers - Chandler, AZ

Psychiatry in Phoenix, AZ

Serenity Mental Health Centers - Chandler, AZ

4545 East Chandler Boulevard

Suite 308

Phoenix, AZ 85048

Closing soon at 8 PM

Reviews

I wholeheartedly recommend this office to anyone in need of a great psychiatrist. Dr. Clay has created a comforting atmosphere and is always open to listening and exploring new treatment options. The office staff are dedicated individuals who have never let me down when it comes to paperwork, scheduling, or any assistance I may require. As someone with an anxiety-induced type A personality, I truly value their patience and willingness to accommodate my needs. The TMS treatments offered here surpass those I've received at another office in the past. Unlike my previous experiences, there was no pain involved. The ketamine treatments have been nothing short of a miracle for me, although they aren't covered by insurance. The investment is well worth it if you have the means. Additionally, the office is attentive to individual circumstances and will make necessary accommodations. They even offered a Lyft ride when I couldn't arrange transportation, demonstrating their dedication to ensuring I receive the care I need. Words cannot express how grateful I am for everyone at Serenity, and I will continue to recommend them to anyone who crosses my path.

M.W. Google

I’ve been loving Serenity. Everyone I’ve met there is very kind and patient, even the nurses who take vitals are super sweet. I used to see Nicole Dressler, and I absolutely loved her, but that office was a bit of a commute for me. I now see Dr. Aaron Dahl and he is wonderful. Even just upon meeting him you can tell he’s a good, genuine person. Everything is super efficient and easy including the paperwork, scheduling, reminders, etc.

L.B. Google

For years I have struggled with my mental health and have seen countless doctors. This is the first facility that truly has helped. Dr. Clay and his staff do quick and amazing work. They make you feel heard and make sure to find the proper treatment for you.

V.H. Google

Dr. Clay is the best PMH care provider I've ever encountered. He is very down to earth, warm, and relatable. He expresses things that show he isn't perfect and he knows it, and it makes things seem less bleak amidst the struggle.

K.K. Google

Dr. Clay has given me my life, family, and friends back to me. When I first started seeing Dr. Clay, I was so depressed and anxious that I didn’t go out of the house. Dr. Clay’s medical assistant on my first appointment told me that he would never give up on me and he never has. Flash forward to now, and I’m seeing my friends, family, going out to run errands on my own, and even going to see my beloved sister in Colorado March 1st with our daughter. I am SO thankful for Dr. Clay and his team at Serenity Mental Health. They are a huge blessing and I feel so lucky to have found them!

K. Google

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