The Barrier Islands Philosophy

Addiction and other psychiatric disorders result from malfunction of the circuits of the brain due to genetics, adverse experiences, and distortion of purpose and connection with oneself.

The best treatment is focused on restoring normal function to these circuits through a combination of medications, therapy, and a focus on total body health. Because mental health and physical health are interconnected, treatment should be comprehensive.


  • Services Offered

    1. Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment
    2. Medication Management
    3. Group Therapy
    4. Individual Therapy
    5. Suboxone (buprenorphine) Treatment Program
    6. Alcohol Detox
    7. Benzodiazapine Detox
    8. Vivitrol (naltrexone)
    9. Pharmacogenetic Testing
    10. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    11. Spanish-speaking
    12. Referral to inpatient treatment as necessary
    13. Drug Detox
  • What We Treat

    1. Depression
    2. Anxiety Disorders
    3. Bipolar Disorder
    4. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    5. Schizophrenia
    6. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    7. Alcohol Problems
    8. Opioid (Pain Pill) Addiction
    9. Substance Abuse
    10. Nicotine Addiction
    11. Weight Problems
    12. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    13. Other psychiatric problems

Our Features

Suboxone Treatment Program​

We offer a comprehensive outpatient Buprenorphine Treatment Program for opioid (pain pill) addiction.

Group Therapy

Barrier Islands Psychiatry offers a variety groups treating mood and anxiety disorders and addiction. Our groups are led by an experienced therapist.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Group

This daily group is led by a therapist and is comprised of a small group of patients who are in various stages of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Multi-Family Addiction Group

Though you may or may not struggle with substances, you ARE affected if a loved one does.


Happy Clients

20 +

Treatments Available

Our Speciality

  • Suboxone Treatment Program
  • Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment
  • Benzodiazapine Detox
  • Individual Therapy


Connie Alexander, MD

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Todd Magro, MD

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Julia Rodriguez, APRN

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Leah Yeager, LISW-CP

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Suboxone (Buprenorphine) Treatment Program​

What makes the Barrier Islands program different?

We offer a comprehensive outpatient Buprenorphine Treatment Program for opioid (pain pill) addiction. Our program includes Suboxone induction and maintenance with close monitoring.