By Annette Brooks | Photo by Kenny Richard Photography
Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, an eating disorder, self-harm, grief, loss, or trauma and wondering where to turn? Award-winning Connections Wellness Group is here to help.
Serving Texas since 2018, Connections Wellness Group sets the bar for life-enhancing, personalized, cost-effective mental health solutions. Their innovative, integrated treatment model features a dynamic team of mental health professionals that includes licensed therapists and counselors, nurse practitioners, and board-certified psychiatrists, including Syed Nizami, MD, who practices in the McKinney location.
Meet Dr. Syed Nizami
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Dr. Nizami was drawn to a career in medicine because it combines two of his passions — science and working with people to help them improve their life experiences. He knew he had found his ultimate calling during a clinical rotation in psychiatry in medical school.
“Psychiatry encompasses a uniquely human side of medicine where you develop a real connection with your patients,” Dr. Nizami says. His interest in further specializing led him to complete a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship following medical school. “I realized a lot of adults seeking help had issues that started during childhood. Specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry gives me an opportunity to change the trajectory so they may live their best lives as adults.”
Dr. Nizami earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Maryland-Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago.
Moving to Dallas, Dr. Nizami was the medical director of UT-Southwestern’s Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison team at Children’s Medical Center before becoming the Medical Director of Connections Wellness Group’s Adolescent Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs.
Professional, Caring Team of Providers
Dr. Nizami praises Connection Wellness Group’s dynamic team in McKinney, highlighting that everyone works collaboratively to provide exceptional mental health care and meet the current and evolving needs of the community. “We see patients through a different lens based on our training and areas of interest, then together, we create a picture that enables us to develop a customized treatment plan for each patient.”
Start On Your Journey to
Wellness and Recovery
Call today to schedule an appointment. Connections Wellness Group is in-network with all major insurance companies and Tricare. The practice has locations run by licensed health professionals in McKinney, Arlington, Denton, Flower Mound, Frisco, Keller, Mansfield, Plano, Prosper, Rockwall, Southlake, and coming soon to Willow Park. Visit ConnectionsWellnessGroup.com for more information.
- Therapy (age three and up)
- Psychiatry (age seven and up)
- Medication management
- Nutritional wellness (age 13 and up)
- Ages 12 to 18 general mental health youth PHP and IOP
- Ages 13 to 18 trauma youth PHP and IOP
- Ages 13 to 18 MindFULL eating disorder youth PHP and IOP
- Virtual youth IOP (ages 13 to 18)
- Telehealth mental health services
* IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)
* PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program)