Graduate Medical Education

Resident Wellness

 

Residency and fellowship training is one of the most exciting times in life, but it also can present a variety of challenges to personal and professional well-being. Residents often experience emotional and physical exhaustion, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, and strained personal relationships. These issues can often lead to depression, substance abuse, and even suicidal thoughts. Our resident wellness program strives to ensure that residents are both emotionally and academically successful. We provide a variety of confidential services.     

 

 

Services Provided:

  • Counseling in person, online, or via phone (free of charge to residents and fellows). To schedule a counseling appointment, please contact Dr. Neely at neelykr@uthscsa.edu or call her confidential phone line 210-450-8341.
  • Online self-screening for depression, burnout, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The screening is voluntary and completely anonymous. Visit www.uthealth.caresforyou.org to take the assessment

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  • Wellness presentations and guidance on how to implement wellness activities

 

 

Issues We Address:

  • Depression
  • Burnout
  • Anxiety
  • Work life balance
  • Anger/Stress
  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Substance abuse
  • Over all emotional wellness

 

Providers:

Kirleen Neely, PhD (Behavioral Health Consultant)

 

Dr. Neely has worked in the mental health field for over twenty years. She obtained her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Her career began in adult outpatient mental health where she worked with the severely mentally ill, crisis intervention cases, and substance abuse clients. She later transitioned to inpatient mental health and assisted children who were victims of sexual abuse and neglect.

In the last decade, she has served as the program director of Richardson Counseling Services. In this role, she managed the day to operations of the center, facilitated counselor internship training programs, and provided counseling services. She has extensive experiences providing individual, family, and marriage counseling as well as working with military families and employee assistant programs. In addition, Dr. Neely has served as adjunct professor at Webster University, where she taught graduate level counseling courses.

 

In 2014, she released her first children’s book “Straight Talk” which is a culmination of her research in the area of dominant beauty standards and the effect on self-esteem for women and girls. Dr. Neely has been privileged to appear as a guest expert on several television and radio shows and has been a sought-after public speaker. She is supported by her husband and two amazing daughters.

 

To schedule a counseling appointment, please contact Dr. Neely at neelykr@uthscsa.edu or call her confidential phone line 210-450-8341.

 

 

Min Reynolds, PhD (Academic Success Consultant)

 

Dr. Reynolds has worked in the mental health field for approximately ten years. She obtained her Master's and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.  Her career began in the school counseling system providing counseling to children, adolescents, and their family members that were required to obtain or were seeking counseling for mental health.  Later she transitioned to inpatient mental health and assisted in group, individual, and couples counseling for severely mentally ill, substance abuse, and military clients seeking treatment for substance abuse and/or PTSD.

 

While at the inpatient mental health facility, she worked with another clinician in revamping the military family curriculum for weekend groups and discussions.  She has worked extensively with military patients, including providing couples and family counseling for clients seeking reintegration with their family after several deployments.

 

In the last couple of years, she has worked as a manager for mental health admissions at an area hospital.  She oversaw the new program of tele-mental-health counseling at the hospital.  Patients who sought emergency services were provided crisis counseling and recommended for inpatient or outpatient mental health counseling.  She oversaw the placement of mental health patients from emergency rooms to an inpatient or outpatient service. 

 

She is currently working on a certification in working with individuals, couples, and families seeking treatment of sexual abuse or trauma, in particular within the military population.  Her background includes certification in Neurofeedback, Play Therapy, and Crisis Counseling.

 

 

 

 

The Wellness Bistro:

 

The Wellness Bistro is a semi-comprehensive pack of Wellness and Resilience building modules and activities. There are approximately 43 different items that can be completed by an individual or with a group. Feedback is greatly appreciated about the Wellness Bistro. If there is one that you would like to have presented or would like to learn more about please contact Dr. Min S. Reynolds by phone at 210-450-8357 or e-mail at Reynoldsms@uthscsa.edu.

 

Offerings:

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources:

  • Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide (video)
  • Symptoms/Warning Signs Check List (checklist)
  • Work Life Balance Tips for Physicians (article)

 

 

 

Mental Health Emergency Contact Numbers:

 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255

             www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

  • University Hospital Emergency Center 210-743-0024   

 

  • Deer Oak Employee Assistance Program  1-866-EAP2400

           www.deeroaks.com

 

 

 

Contact Us @ UThealthcares4u@uthscsa.edu