Behavioral & Mental Health Services

Treatment for Behavioral Disorders & Addiction

Mental health is one of the most neglected medical services in the United States. People have the unfortunate tendency to blame feelings of depression, anxiety, and addiction on themselves, but the truth is that these are medical issues that are often impossible to overcome alone. The behavioral and mental health services department at Central Valley Medical Center provides compassionate counseling and treatment which helps patients reshape their thinking to live happier, healthier lives.

How do I Know if I Need Behavioral Health Services?

Self-diagnosing an addiction or mental health disorder is not always easy. It can also be difficult identifying these conditions in your children or a loved one. There are a broad range of behavioral health issues, but essentially, anyone who is having trouble maintaining psychological, emotional, and/or social wellbeing can benefit from these services.

Signs that you or a loved one could benefit from behavioral counseling:

  • Depression that lasts for longer than a few weeks
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Sudden aversion to social activities
  • Addiction to substances, activities, or even work
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Social anxiety
  • Dwelling on a recent traumatic event
  • Using substances or activities to drown out other thoughts
  • Unexplainable bouts of anger

Behavioral health services can help patients overcome these and other issues through a combination of counseling and medication. The true goal of these services is not to help someone feel “normal”, but to help them learn new ways of addressing their feelings and feel more comfortable in mind and body.

We Are Here to Help

Our compassionate staff of counselors and medical professionals listen to patients and develop relationships built on mutual trust. We know that just convincing yourself to see a doctor for these issues can be difficult, but we are here to work with you. Behavioral health services are a collaborative effort between the health care professional and patient in an effort to identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote good behavior changes, and optimal mental health.