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Specializes in Psychology
642 S Alaska Street; Suite 218
Palmer, AK
 

Dr. Grace Long's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Dr. Long accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
2250 S Woodworth Loop; Suite 202
Palmer, AK
 

Dr. Ellen Halverson works as a psychiatrist in Palmer, AK. She studied medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Halverson accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
2151 Hemmer Road
Palmer, AK
 

Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
2151 Hemmer Road
Palmer, AK
 

Specializes in Counseling
642 S Alaska Street; Suite 207
Palmer, AK
 

Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
2250 S Woodworth Loop; Suite 202
Palmer, AK
 

Ms. Amanda Wolfe's areas of specialization are counseling and addiction therapy; she sees patients in Palmer, AK. Clinical interests for Ms. Wolfe include substance abuse, counselor education, and mental health agency services.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
425 E Dahlia Avenue; Ste Mb
Palmer, AK
 

Ms. Kathleen Hammaker's specialty is psychiatry. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Social Work
2250 S Woodworth Loop; Suite 202
Palmer, AK
 

Mr. Justin Shipowick works as a social worker. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Psychiatry
16720 E Maud Road
Palmer, AK
 

Ms. Caryn Gonzales specializes in family medicine and psychiatry and practices in Palmer, AK. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
2250 S Woodworth Loop; Suite 202
Palmer, AK
 

Mr. Zan Whitman specializes in psychiatry. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
2250 S Woodworth Loop; Suite 202
Palmer, AK
 

Ms. Jennifer Byers is a psychiatrist. Ms. Byers takes Medicare insurance.

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Bobbi OKelley, MS
Specializes in Counseling
642 S. Alaska Street; Suite 204a, Office 1
Palmer, AK
 

Ms. Bobbi O'Kelley works as a counselor. Ms. O'Kelley's areas of expertise include anger management, person-centered therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

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Specializes in Psychiatry
2250 S Woodworth Loop; Suite 202
Palmer, AK
 

Ms. Gabriele Gerteisen's area of specialization is psychiatry. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
634 S Bailey Street; Suite 207
Palmer, AK
 

Ms. Tracy Freer practices psychiatry. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Neuropsychology
634 S Bailey Street; Suite 106
Palmer, AK
 

Dr. William Kerst is a neuropsychologist in Palmer, AK. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Social Work
349 E. Cottonwood Avenue
Palmer, AK
 

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What is Mental Health Care?

Mental health care refers to a broad group of professionals who work to keep people mentally well. Just as physical illness can cause unwanted aches and pains, mental illness can cause unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Even people who are not dealing with a mental illness can suffer from the effects of a stressful situation and find it difficult to cope. Mental health care workers seek to improve the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of their clients, usually through therapy.

There are many kinds of mental health care providers. Some examples include psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, substance abuse professionals, and social workers. Mental health workers treat patients at all stages of life and through many common problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and several others.

Some of the symptoms that occur with mental health issues and may cause a person to seek treatment include:
  • Changes in eating or sleeping
  • Decreased energy, fatigue
  • Numbness or a lack of interest in life
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Recurrent, persistent thoughts
  • Feeling unusually anxious, sad, angry, worried, or on edge
  • An inability to care for one’s self or perform daily tasks

Patients seeking mental health treatment have several options. The most widely used treatment is psychotherapy, also called talk therapy or simply ‘therapy’. In therapy, mental health workers guide patients as they talk about issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make positive, healthy changes. Some patients also take medication to treat mental illness. Medications are especially effective at treating the chemical imbalances behind more severe cases of depression, anxiety, and illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Many mental illnesses are treated with a combination of both medication and therapy. For example, in substance abuse care, medications to ease withdrawal symptoms are commonly used together with a specific kind of therapy called behavior therapy, which teaches patients how to handle challenging situations without drugs or alcohol. Mental health workers may also consult with physicians or use community resources to help patients function at their best.
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