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Lifetime Achievement Award to be Presented to Local Psychiatrist

Libertyville, Illinois, October 24, 2023 — Geode Health proudly announces that Dr. Paul Berkowitz, a distinguished double board-certified psychiatrist, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Acadia Sierra Tucson Gratitude Celebration. This event, organized by the parent company Acadia Healthcare, will take place on November 3, 2023, in Wheeling, Illinois and is dedicated to recognizing outstanding professionals in the Chicago area for their exceptional contributions to our community.

Who is Dr. Berkowitz?

Dr. Paul Berkowitz, with over 23 years of experience in providing psychiatric care in both outpatient and inpatient settings, has been nominated for this distinguished award by Kylie Sanko, Community Outreach Representative at Geode Health. Dr. Berkowitz’s unwavering dedication and outstanding contributions to mental health care have set a new standard for compassionate, innovative, and community-driven care.

“I was not expecting this, and was completely surprised when I found out,” said Berkowitz upon learning the news. “Not only do I look forward to the event itself, but it will be a perfect day to receive this great honor since I’ll be celebrating my birthday that day as well!”

Throughout his career, Dr. Berkowitz has consistently demonstrated an unmatched level of empathy and understanding when working with individuals facing mental health challenges. His unique ability to connect with patients has impacted many in the communities he has served. His innovative approach to therapy and counseling has not only transformed individual lives but has also significantly contributed to the broader mental health community. Dr. Berkowitz’s advocacy work and community engagement have underscored the importance of compassion in mental health treatment, sparking meaningful conversations and driving positive change.

Dr. Berkowitz has been known to go above and beyond the call of duty, often working long hours and making himself available to patients in crisis. His willingness to listen, support, and offer a caring presence in times of distress has saved lives and provided solace to many.

One of Dr. Berkowitz’s most significant contributions is his relentless dedication to destigmatizing mental health issues within our community. Through public speaking engagements and community outreach programs, he has tirelessly worked to raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health challenges. By doing so, Dr. Berkowitz has created an environment in which individuals feel more comfortable seeking help and support.

Dr. Berkowitz, Regional Medical Director for Geode Health, currently practices out of the Libertyville, Illinois location. His therapeutic approach is characterized by its innovation and effectiveness. He has developed programs within Geode Health that are tailored to the unique needs of our community, ensuring that mental health care is accessible and relevant to diverse populations. His ability to adapt and customize treatments has resulted in positive outcomes for numerous patients. His areas of interest include treatment resistant mood disorders and psychiatric issues associated with various medical conditions.

Furthermore, Dr. Berkowitz has been instrumental in establishing crucial support networks for individuals struggling with mental health issues. He has played a pivotal role in launching local support groups, a crisis stabilization unit, and community-driven initiatives aimed at providing a safety net for those in need. His collaborative spirit and willingness to partner with local organizations have significantly bolstered the mental health infrastructure in the community.

More about The Gratitude Celebration

The Gratitude Celebration awards are based on various criteria, and Dr. Berkowitz is the recipient of the Gratitude Recognition, which honors a professional for Lifetime Achievement. The other award categories include Compassion Recognition, Hope Recognition, Humility Recognition, and Spirit Recognition, all aimed at recognizing professionals who have made substantial contributions to the wellness, prevention, advocacy, and specialty areas within behavioral and mental health.

Limited tickets are available at until October 27, 2023. For more information about Geode Health, please visit

About Geode Health:
Geode Health is a leading provider of mental health and wellness services, dedicated to delivering compassionate, innovative, and community-driven care. With a commitment to reducing the stigma associated with mental health, Geode Health has played a pivotal role in transforming the mental health landscape and fostering positive change within our communities.

About Acadia Healthcare:
Acadia Healthcare is the parent company of Sierra Tucson and is a prominent provider of behavioral healthcare services. With a network of treatment facilities across the United States, the company is dedicated to offering exceptional care for individuals in need of mental health and addiction treatment.