Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects thinking, feelings, and actions. Mental health also impacts how stress is handled, relationships, and the ability to make healthy choices.
Psychotherapy, sometimes called talk therapy, is a treatment that involves a talking relationship between a therapist and a patient. It can be used to treat various mental disorders and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy aims to eliminate or control disabling or troubling symptoms so the patient can function better. Depending on the extent of the problem, treatment may take just a few sessions over a week or two or many sessions over the years.
After completing thorough evaluations, medication(s) may be prescribed to help treat mental disorders. Medications change chemical signaling and communication within the brain, which may reduce some symptoms. Patients on long-term medication treatment will need to meet with their psychiatrist periodically to monitor the effectiveness of the medication and any potential side effects.
Psychotherapy is often used in combination with medication to treat mental health conditions. Medication may be indicated in some circumstances, and psychotherapy may be the best option in others. For many, combined medication and psychotherapy treatment can be more beneficial than alone. Healthy lifestyle improvements, such as healthy nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate sleep, can support recovery and overall wellness.
We are proud to offer a multi-faceted approach to health and wellness. Our Nurse Practitioner providers are here to help you maintain, improve, or recover your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.
Call 911 if you’re having a mental health emergency!
Text HOME to 741–741 if you’re in emotional distress and need immediate support!
Call 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline!