We found 87 mental health professionals near Anniston, AL.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
4616 Mcclellan Boulevard
Anniston, AL
 

Dr. Eddie Huggins is a psychiatrist in Anniston, AL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huggins is professionally affiliated with Birmingham VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
331 East 8th Street
Anniston, AL
 

Dr. Clarence McDanal is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry. He works in Anniston, AL. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
901 Leighton Avenue; Suite 303
Anniston, AL
 

Dr. Christopher Randolph's area of specialization is geriatric psychiatry. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Randolph takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
1302 Noble Street; Suite 3d
Anniston, AL
 

Dr. Glenn Archibald is a specialist in psychiatry. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He attended medical school at St. George's, University of London.

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Specializes in Counseling
1307 Christine Avenue
Anniston, AL
 

Specializes in Social Work, Counseling
244 Douglas Drive
Anniston, AL
 

Specializes in Counseling
1302 Noble Street; Suite 2h
Anniston, AL
 

Specializes in Counseling
1523 Leighton Avenue
Anniston, AL
 

Ms. Dorothy Wills is a counselor in Anniston, AL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Wills include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Clinical interests: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Home Health, Psychiatry
1605 Danbury Lane
Anniston, AL
 

Specializes in Psychology
1523 Leighton Avenue
Anniston, AL
 

Dr. Lucile Bodenheimer's specialty is psychology. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child Psychology
7 E 13th Street; Suite 321
Anniston, AL
 

Dr. Deborah Mohn's areas of specialization are cognitive-behavioral therapy and child psychology; she sees patients in Anniston, AL. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Social Work
901 Leighton Avenue; Suite 301
Anniston, AL
 

Ms. Janet Randall is a social worker in Anniston, AL. Ms. Randall takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Social Work
18 W 11th Street
Anniston, AL
 

Ms. Sandra Owens specializes in social work. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Counseling
215 E 20th Street
Anniston, AL
 

Specializes in Psychology
1115 Leighton Avenue; Suite 1a
Anniston, AL
 

Dr. Joseph Howell's area of specialization is psychology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Social Work
18 W 11th Street
Anniston, AL
 

Ms. Leslie Henderson's specialty is social work. Ms. Henderson takes Medicare insurance.

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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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