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Edie B. Pourciau NP
Specializes in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
Address: 124 Main, New Iberia, LA
Dr. Henry Jay Lagarde PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 217 French St, New Iberia, LA
Mrs. Vickie Ann Simon LAC, AND, RN
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 611 Admiral Doyle Dr, New Iberia, LA
Ms. Ellen H. Deaton L.C.S.W.
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 611 Admiral Doyle Dr, New Iberia, LA
Michael Sinclair Blue M.D.
Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry
Address: 124 Main St, New Iberia, LA
Miss Michele Renee Vincent LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1003 Admiral Doyle Dr, New Iberia, LA
Clinical Interests: eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
Mr. Johnathan A. Seghorn PMHNP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 806 Jefferson Ter, New Iberia, LA
Simone Johnson LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 611 Admiral Doyle Dr, New Iberia, LA
Mr. William Floyd Dockett II LAC, SAP, CCGC, MA
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 716 Field St, New Iberia, LA
Edmond X. Bergeron III M.P.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 806 Jefferson Ter, New Iberia, LA
Ms. Phyllis Theresa Babineaux MSW, LCSW, GSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 203 Main St, New Iberia, LA
Mr. Alan B. Hayes LPC
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 219 Weeks St, New Iberia, LA
Mr. Ralph J. Melancon Jr. LAC, CCS, SAP
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 132 Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA
Mr. Steven James Hargrave LPC, LMFT, NCC, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 203 Main St, New Iberia, LA
Mrs. Jeannine Fitch Morris ACSW, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 112 Church Alley, New Iberia, LA 70563
Mrs. Cindy C. Hayes LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 219 Weeks St, New Iberia, LA
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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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