301 E Maumee St.
Angola, IN 46703
M-Th 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Closed 12:00PM – 1:00PM for Lunch
F 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Directions to Cameron Psychiatry
Directions From I-69 N
- From I-69 North, take exit 348 toward Angola
- Merge onto US-20 E/W Maumee St
- At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto E Maumee St
- Our office will be on the left
Directions From I-69 S
- From I-69 South, take exit 354 for IN-127 toward IN-727/Angola
- Turn left onto IN-127 S
- Turn right to stay on IN-127 S
- At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto E Maumee St
- Our office will be on the left
About Cameron Psychiatry
Cameron Psychiatry offers psychiatric and psychological services to adults and adolescents over the age of 15. With specialties spanning anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more, our providers work with each patient to create a personalized care plan that may involve medication management, counseling, and other types of treatment.
What is Psychiatry?
Psychiatry is a branch of medicine specifically focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders.
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Psychology itself is a multifaceted discipline that includes several sub-categories of study.
Psychiatrist vs. Psychologist: What’s the Difference?
Given the similarity in name and the fact that both of them treat mental illness, it’s easy to confuse a psychiatrist vs. a psychologist. However, it’s important to understand the distinction, so you know which can offer you the particular care you need.
At a base level, a psychiatrist is a medical doctor, whereas a psychologist is not. While psychologists usually possess a Ph.D., and are therefore a Doctor, they are typically not certified medical doctors. Let’s take a closer look at what psychiatrists and psychologists do, and treat, to better understand the difference.
What Can a Psychiatrist Treat?
- Bipolar disorder
- Severe depression
- Severe stress or anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Suicidal thoughts
- Violent outbursts
- And more
What Can a Psychologist Treat?
- Generalized anxiety
- Generalized stress
- Overcoming traumatic experiences
- Long-term anxiety
- Negative thinking
- Behavioral problems
- Organizational issues
- Learning disabilities
- And more
What Do Psychiatrists Do?
- Help manage long term mental illness
- Address urgent, sudden mental illness
- Prescribe medications, if necessary
- Order/perform psychological tests
- Perform advanced therapies like TMS and ECT
What Can a Psychologist Do?
- Assess patterns in behavior
- Develop and follow through with treatment plans
- Work with physicians as necessary
- Diagnose mental or behavioral disorders
- Help patients learn coping mechanisms
Should I See a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist?
If you’re dealing with a complex condition that is effecting your quality of life, especially if these conditions generally require medication, you may want to see a psychiatrist. On the other hand, maybe you’re dealing with generalized stress, anxiety, or depression, and want to learn more about how your behaviors and thoughts are effecting your life. A psychologist will help you learn more about those behaviors, and how you can overcome them.
While some mental health issues are best treated with a combination of psychiatry and psychology, when seeking mental health services near you, it’s important to keep the following in mind:
- Choose a provider who has experience treating your condition
- Choose a provider that makes you feel welcome and comfortable
- Choose a provider that is able to fit your schedule
Meet our Providers
Dr. Melchor Mercado
Dr. Melchor Mercado is a board-certified psychiatrist and neurologist with more than 20 years of experience in the field. He graduated from the Cebu Institute of Medicine, located in Cebu City, Philippines. Throughout his career, he has practiced primarily in Ohio, where he most recently served as medical director at the Coping Center in Defiance. As part of Cameron Medical Group, he cares for the psychological well-being of patients.
Tricia Bowerman, MS, LMHC, LMFT
Tricia Bowerman, LMHC, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor trained in EMDR, DBT, TF-CBT, play therapy and sand tray therapy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trine University and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Tricia is a passionate caregiver dedicated to helping children and their families navigate adjustments and difficult times in life.
Barbara Matchette, LCSW
Barbara Matchette, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about helping patients address and improve their social and interpersonal difficulties. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Anderson University and a master’s in social work from Indiana University. Barbara enjoys spending time on the lake with her husband, three children and friends.
Christine Yates, LCSW
Christine Yates is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist at Cameron. She graduated from Indiana University with a master’s in social work and has held many roles in the mental health field, including in community mental health, private practice and in-school care. As a member of the Cameron Psychiatry team, Christine cares for the well–being of patients ages 6 and older. When she’s not at work, she loves to cook and spend time with her family and two dogs.