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Dr. Steven Nisenbaum PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 166 Perkins, Topsfield, MA 01983
Clinical Interests: anxiety, couples therapy, personality disorders ... (Read more)
Ellen B. Katz, LICSW
Specializes in Psychiatry, Social Work
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 15 Ordway St, Georgetown, MA 01833
"I was referred to see Ellen by my PCP, who has been wonderful. Yet the minute I entered and Katz’s office, I found myself subjected to patient intimidation, a “CYA” mentality, and “punting” to other providers. She showed no concern whatsoever for my well-being, and shooed me away as quickly as possible. To a system where she knew I would wait several weeks at best to even be evaluated. And sure enough her “referral,” supposedly done two weeks ago, has yet to yield even a phone call."
December 17, 2018
Dr. Howard E. Stone Jr. MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: Ipswich, MA 01938
Shabana Mohamed, LICSW
Specializes in Psychiatry, Social Work
Address: 36 Essex Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
Ms. Pandora Lee Maclean-Hoover LICSW
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy, Social Work
Address: 15 Horton St, Newburyport, MA 01950
Clinical Interests: anxiety, couples therapy, parenting issues ... (Read more)
Dr. Kristina Harter PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
4.69 Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 225 Main, Wenham, MA 01984
Clinical Interests: depression, learning disabilities, relationship issues ... (Read more)
Cathy Goldstein Mullin LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 48 Cherry, Wenham, MA 01984
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Jennifer Delorenzo LICSW, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 225 Main St, Wenham, MA 01984
Dr. Edward Franz Schott PH.D., L.M.H.C.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: Market Street, Ipswich, MA
Dr. Jane Loiselle Cabour ED.D.
Specializes in Counseling, Child Psychology, Family Therapy
Address: 462 Boston St, Topsfield, MA 01983
Jane C. Finkelstein LICSW
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Social Work
Address: 218 Boston, Topsfield, MA 01983
Dr. Jonathan Patrick Hall PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 136 Gardner St, Hamilton, MA 01982
Dr. James A. Manganiello EDD.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 33 Conomo Point Rd, Essex, MA 01929
Dr. Robert F. Broussard DMIN
Specializes in Psychology
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 462 Boston St, Topsfield, MA 01983
April Dawn Manganiello M.S.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 33 Conomo Point Rd, Essex, MA 01929
Donna Gibson PHD
Specializes in Psychology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 49 Howlett St, Topsfield, MA 01983

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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