Breakthru Psychiatric Solutions in Sandy Springs, Georgia, was co-founded by psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Giles, and business leader, Jim Benjamin, to offer Georgians effective, innovative, and compassionate mental health treatment options. The clinic emerged during the COVID pandemic to help the nearly half of all patients with depression who do not improve with traditional antidepressant medications.
Experienced psychiatrist Karen Giles, MD, delivers expert diagnosis and care to people with moderate-to-severe depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She developed particular interest in treatment-resistant depression and perinatal depression while training at Emory.
Dr. Giles collaborates with her patients by taking an extensive health history and then helps them explore various comprehensive options for treatment based on each patient’s individual goals, preferences, and previous experiences. When an acute treatment course is recommended, Dr. Giles checks in with patients frequently (often several times per week) while undergoing such vital therapies. Dr. Giles is also available to provide second opinions and consultations upon referral for patients under the care of psychiatrists, therapists, and other physicians in the community.
Breakthru Psychiatric Solutions prides itself in providing personalized, high-quality treatments that are not widely available, including both transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and ketamine. They also objectively track your progress using a custom app that also helps keep patients on track after an acute course of treatment.
The practice also offers cutting-edge treatments like Spravato® (esketamine nasal spray) and injections for depression. They plan to provide psychedelic treatments like MDMA and psilocybin as soon as they receive FDA approval.
Dr. Giles travels several times a year to conferences and serves on professional committees in order to stay updated on the newest treatments and data available for depression and anxiety disorders.
Patients at Breakthru Psychiatric Solutions will additionally benefit from lifestyle medicine treatments that focus on the whole patient, including nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, and digital consumption through complementary health coaching.
As a member of the Emory Healthcare Network, Breakthru Psychiatric Solutions physicians can directly access the health records of Emory patients, ensuring better continuity of care. We accept most of the major insurance providers in the area for your convenience.
Visitors to the practice can enjoy a relaxing, calm experience with valet parking, easy check-in, and complimentary hot and cold beverages. Each treatment room has luxury recliners with custom sound experiences, soft blankets, and eye masks for optimal comfort.
For more details of the exceptional services available, call Breakthru Psychiatric Solutions or request an appointment online today.