In April 2011, JNC Behavioral Services opened its doors to to serve the mental health needs of the Rio Grande Valley. Lead by Dr. Francisco Torres, a board certified psychiatrist who completed his studies at Cornell University and Harvard Medical School, JNC is committed to providing the highest level of mental health care to the RGV community. JNC is made up of a caring and experienced staff that, over the years, have developed the skills necessary to provide quality comprehensive care
We start with a thorough assessment of each patient then, if needed, request blood work and further testing to make an accurate diagnosis. We always discuss the different treatment options that are available with our patients . We emphasize that medications can help as long as other aspects of life stressors are addressed through therapy. We tend to be conservative on the medication approach to avoid undesirable side effects.
We believe that people can improve through basic changes to their lifestyle, such as, improving their diet, attending exercise programs, and participating in intensive individual and group psychotherapies.
At JNC, we also are committed to community education which is delivered through activities with local organizations.
We are also committed to medical education through our alliance with the University of Texas at San Antonio and University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley.