Psychiatric Services

Services done via telehealth or in person at our office in Coral Gables, FL or Saco, ME

Dr. Nicolas Sikaczowski Dr. Ashley Shaw

Child and Adolecent Psychiatry

Child and adolescent psychiatry is a specialized branch of psychiatry that focuses on the mental health and emotional well-being of children and adolescents, typically from birth through the age of 18 or sometimes even up to 21 years old. It’s a field of medicine that deals with the unique psychological and developmental challenges that young people face during their formative years.

Medication Management

Medication Management

These are regularly scheduled appointments to assure the optimal dosage and medication regimen. 

Care is taken to treat patients as individuals regarding specific diagnosis, wants and needs, and ongoing treatment planning.


Comprehensive Diagnostic Intake / Psychological Evaluation

This is a 90 minute initial appointment. We take time to completely understand your concerns and to work together to find the treatment strategy  that best fits your needs and preferences. 

All psychiatric intakes include diagnostic feedback, treatment recommendations, and prescriptions (if warranted).

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Weekly individual therapy involves 45-minute weekly sessions, in which we check in about your mood, progress toward goals, and teach and practice new coping skills.

For youth under 18, weekly individual therapy also involves checking in with parents during most sessions and some parent-only and/or family sessions.

Student Mental Health

Student Mental Health

Student mental health refers to the psychological well-being and emotional state of students, whether they are in primary and secondary schools, colleges, or universities. It encompasses the mental and emotional aspects of a student’s life, including their overall mental health, emotional resilience, and the ability to cope with stress, academic pressures, and life transitions. Student mental health is vital.

couples therapy


Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships is an essential part of overall well-being, and Peace Behavior Health can provide guidance and support to help you improve your interpersonal connections.

LGBTQ Safe Therapy

LGBTQ+ and Mental Health

It’s essential to remember that your feelings and experiences are valid, and seeking help and guidance is a positive step. Peace Behavioral Health provides a safe and non -judgmental place where you can access mental health support regarding Identity and Self-Exploration.

LGBTQ Safe Therapy
CBT Near Me

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely used and evidence-based therapeutic approach that focuses on the connection between a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It was developed by Dr. Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s and has since become one of the most popular and effective forms of psychotherapy. CBT is used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.

DBT Neat Me

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a specialized and evidence-based form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was originally developed by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan in the late 1980s. DBT is designed to help individuals who struggle with emotional dysregulation, impulsive behavior, and difficulty in managing interpersonal relationships. It has been particularly effective in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD), but it is also used for various other mental health issues, including mood disorders, self-harm, and substance abuse.

Additional Services


Therapy intensives

  • Certain anxiety disorders, such as specific phobias, agoraphobia, and panic disorder can be effectively treated in intensive formats. In this case we offer the option to start intensive services during a break from work or school (i.e., summer, winter, or spring break) to set up for success when returning back to a normal schedule. Contact us to discuss options if you or a loved one is suffering from a Specific Phobia, Panic Disorder, or Agoraphobia.

Second Opinions

If you currently do not feel like your current treatment is optimal, feel like another provider did not take the time to fully understand your situation, or simply would like a second opinion before deciding on a treatment we are happy to assist in providing diagnostic clarification.  


Dr. Shaw has experience doing trainings and consultation for a wide range of mental health professionals (i.e., psychologists, social workers, students) on evidence-based treatments and practices (i.e., suicide risk assessment and outcome monitoring). If you are looking to expand the use of evidence-based practices for anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders for youth or adults into your private practice, community mental health center, hospital, university clinic, or school, Dr. Shaw offers personalized consultation, based on your needs.


Dr. Shaw has provided group and individual supervision on child and adult therapy to doctoral students in training at University of Miami and Florida International University. Dr. Shaw is currently a clinical supervisor for doctoral and master’s level clinical psychology students at Florida International University, where she conducts individual and group-based supervision on individual and group therapy (Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents). She also currently supervises doctoral students on individual therapy at University of Miami.

She is comfortable supervising therapy services for children and adults with a range of presenting problems (i.e., depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, borderline personality disorder, PTSD) and treatments (i.e., cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, dialectical behavior therapy). If you are seeking an additional supervisor for students in training at your practice/university or are seeking supervision in between graduation and licensure, Dr. Shaw offers individual and group supervision services

What Our Patients Say and Community Feedback

Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Services

“Absolutely the most liberating experience i’ve ever had with a Psychiatrist , I felt heard, I felt seen, I have seen countless of Psychiatrists and I had never truly felt like someone was actually listening, analyzing and trying to ACTUALLY find a solution rather than just pick what was the easiest pick medication wise . Highly recommend 10/10”


“Dr. Sikaczowski is very easy to contact and accessible.  He is kind, caring and very easy to talk to”


Dr. Shaw was the ideal therapist for me, as someone close to the mental health field! She delivered evidence-based care with integrity, and our work empowered me to reclaim parts of my life I didn’t think I could! The way we established clear goals and tracked my progress was very helpful, and she brought care and intention to every session. This was the kind of therapy I had been wanting for years!