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About Us

Vista Behavioral Health, LLC 


Vista Behavioral Health is an adult general psychiatric practice that accepts patients of the age 16 and above.  

Vista provides expert specialized treatment for:

Major Depression
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Panic Disorder
Fatigue
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Adult ADHD
Bipolar Disorder
Somatoform Disorders
Substance Dependence Induction and Treatment
Thought Disorders (ie. Schizophrenia)
Cognitive Disorders (ie. Dementia)
Individual and Couples Psychotherapy
Adolescent and Family Therapy
Individual and Group therapy for Substance Dependence

For more information on how to enhance your life please call for an assessment 860.269.3101.


The VISTA Difference

Vista takes a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing the expertise of a psychiatric physician, advanced practice nurse, licensed clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist. They practice in a collaborative team approach, sharing expertise, clinical insights and treatment goals.  In addition, Vista provides referral sources to patients requiring specific support or additional services.  

Ensuring Patient Privacy and Access To Care

Our office provides patients with greater privacy and confidentiality.  Vista utilizes an Electronic Medical Record that is HIPAA compliant and password protected.  We attempt to schedule appointments in such a way to maximize patient privacy and minimize patients in the waiting room.

To schedule an appointment, please call: +1.860.269.3101. 



Vista Behavioral Health is a provider of quality professional psychiatric services to Long Term Care facilities, Assisted Living facilities and the Community.

The highly experienced and professional staff prides itself in treating both the acute and long term care of psychiatric patients.  We are committed to creating consistency of purpose toward improved quality of care.  The staff remains dedicated to continued medical education and evidence based medical practices, without neglecting the personal touch required in the art of medicine.  Our goal is to remove barriers to treatment by concentrating on one to one patient/clinician and staff/clinician interaction to ensure quality care.


Dr. Asante K. Mendes, Psychiatrist is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and received his graduate training from University of Connecticut Medical School.  Affiliations:  American Psychiatric Association; Connecticut Psychiatric Society; American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry; National Medical Association.  Awards:  Ascher Fund Scholarship for medical education; Dr. Ruth Marguerite Easterling Award for positively impacting medically underserved populations. 

Nicholas R. Gilbert, PMHCNS, APRN is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and received his Master's of Science in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Boston University.  Mr. Gilbert has over 30 years experience in Behavioral Health and Addictions.  Affiliations: International Nurses' Society of Addiction; American Association of Christian Counselors and American Psychiatric Nurses' Association.

Verona S. Gordon-Khouri, MS, BSN, RN is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with more then 9 years experience in direct patient care. She is a graduate of the University of Hartford and received her Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of St. Joseph.