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Paul E. Nicholas, MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Psychiatry
Address: 2026 26th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
Dr. Jerry Henry Gelbart MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Psychiatry
3.4 Average rating 3.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 11 Moraga Wy, Orinda, CA 94563
Clinical Interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness
Gertrudes Aquino Hernandez PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1600 Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, group therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Dr. Petra Heike Steinbuchel MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
3.5 Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 8601 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605
Ariati S. Rakic PHD
Specializes in Neuropsychology
Address: 799 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Clinical Interests: neuropsychological testing, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), learning disabilities ... (Read more)
Ms. Anne Patterson Harmon M.F.T.
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 1200 Mt Diablo, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Clinical Interests: anxiety, couples therapy, eclectic therapy ... (Read more)
Mr. Kip Leake
Specializes in Family Therapy
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 3468 Mt. Diablo Bd, Lafayette, CA 94549
Clinical Interests: anxiety, couples therapy, family therapy services ... (Read more)
Ms. Meredith Holcomb Reddoch-Ho MFT, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 1250 Pine, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Clinical Interests: depression, crisis intervention, personal growth and development ... (Read more)
Dr. Susan J. O'Grady PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1700 Main, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, group therapy services, infertility ... (Read more)
Karen Elizabeth Sprinkel MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 3511 Monterey Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602
Clinical Interests: complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), dissociative disorders, grief ... (Read more)
Mrs. Mey Siow Saephan LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
4.2 Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 1425 Leimert Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602
Clinical Interests: depression, crisis intervention, personal growth and development ... (Read more)
Mrs. Christiane A. Stach MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 2071 Antioch Court, Oakland, CA 94611
Joan Davidson
Specializes in Psychology
Address: Oakland, CA 94563
Clinical Interests: anxiety, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Susan Merrill Berger M.F.T.
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 1415 Oakland Bd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Clinical Interests: consultation, object relations therapy, clinical supervision ... (Read more)
Paul August Ginocchio LMFT
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 37 Quail Ct, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy treatment ... (Read more)
Lynn Y. Martin MS, CS, PMH, RN, NP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 61 Avenida de Orinda , Orinda, CA 94563
Clinical Interests: depression, stress management, phobias ... (Read more)
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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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