true north health clinic

Psychiatric and substance abuse Services

Call: 540-523-8080 Option 1


  • Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Assessments

  • Medication Management and Outpatient Detoxification Services

  • Brief Psychotherapy

  • Individual and Group Counseling

  • Substance Abuse Case Management Services

  • Referrals to Additional Support Services

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True North Health Clinic is excited to announce that we now offer Tele-Psych services throughout the state. This allows more individuals the opportunity to benefit from our services no matter where they live.

When you choose Intercept Health's True North Health Clinic, you can be comforted to know you will be served by highly trained professionals who offer a full continuum of care. True North offers an integrated approach to care; looking at you as a whole person and not an illness.​ True North Health Clinic continues to evolve through collaboration with healthcare professionals and community partners to create innovative service offerings.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care to all individuals with mental health needs and to transform lives impacted by addiction through a comprehensive, structured therapeutic program. 

True North offers psychiatric services for individuals ages 5 and older.​ True North offers substance abuse services for individuals ages 12 and older. No referral is necessary. 


  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder

  • Opposition Defiance Disorder

  • Major Depressive Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Substance Abuse Disorders

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Insurances Accepted

  • Private

    • Self-Pay​

    • FAPT/CSA Funds

    • Anthem

    • Aetna

    • Cigna

    • Optima

    • United Healthcare

  • MCO's (Medicaid)

    • Magellan​

    • Virginia Premier

    • Anthem Health Keepers Plus

    • Optima

    • United Healthcare



Dr. Joseph W. Iskandar

Medical Director

Dr. Joseph W. Iskandar was born in Egypt and studied at Cairo University before relocating to the United States in 2000.   He graduated from New Jersey City University with a B.S. cum laude in 2005. Dr. Iskandar received his D.O. from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 with honors.  Dr. Iskandar then began a general psychiatry residency at Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine (VTC), followed by a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.  He received multiple award including Top Hat Award from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Practice Based Learning Award and Fellow of the Year Award from VTC.

Dr. Iskandar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as  board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Iskander specializes in medication management of children, adolescents and adults who suffer from mental illness.  He views medication management as a collaborative process with the patient, parents, psychotherapist and professionals.  He believes in systematic and careful follow up to allow for the optimization of treatment.

Denise T. Yopp
Director of Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services

Denise graduated from Radford University with a Master of Science in Counselor Education in May 2014.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia, as well as being licensed in North Carolina and Maryland.  She is also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.  Over the course of her career, she has helped medical and counseling practices grow in the number of clients they were able to provide services to and successfully serve high risk populations.


Denise has worked in the field of addiction since 1991, ranging from criminal justice to residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment.   She has provided both individual counseling and group services.  She also has experience in psychiatric hospitalization and treatment, as well as managing psychiatric medicine services in the corrections population.

Denise has specialized in providing services to underserved and high-risk populations, including those with addiction and criminal justice clients.    She offers a holistic, trauma-informed approach in working with clients.

  • Traketa Dillard, LPC 

  • James Terry, LCSW

  • Amy Pierce, CSAC Supervisor 

  • Hope Brown, CSAC Supervisee/Case Manager 

Contact Us

True North Health Clinic 

5673 Airport Road 

Roanoke, VA 24012

Phone: 540-523-8080

Fax: 540-512-9775

Medical Staff

  • Susan Albanowski, PA-C

  • Jenna Crozier, PA-C

  • Megan Thorn, PA-C

  • Bruce Williams, PharmD, PA-C 

Counseling Staff

  • James Terry, LCSW

  • Amy Pierce, Resident in Counseling, CSAC Supervisor

  • Breanna Dominy, CSAC

  • Hope Hairston, CSAC Supervisee/Case Manager

  • Ariel Holmes, CSAC Supervisee/Case Manager

DaRee Ellis 
Office Manager

DaRee has worked in the mental health field since 2006 and has been with Intercept Health’s True North Health Clinic since 2016. DaRee, manages a team of Administrative Assistants and is directly involved with billing as well as credentialing for True North Health Clinic staff.

Administrative Assistants:

  • Susan Vandergrift 

  • Kathleen Moriarty 

  • Stefanie Martin 

  • Elizabeth Whitacre