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Mrs. Paulette Kay Trueblood L.M.F.T., M.A.
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: Plymouth, MA
Clinical Interests: anxiety, premarital counseling, couples therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Dwight G. Smith M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.72 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
Address: 225 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Dr. Juris Egils Treibergs M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 323 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Mrs. Daina L. Peirce NP
Specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
Address: 110 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Dr. John G. Cowl MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 113 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
Dr. Diana Hearst Ikeda PH.D.
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy
Address: 20 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA 02332
Clinical Interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Julie A. Johnson LMHC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 34 Main Street Extension, Plymouth, MA 02360
Mark N. Rudolph M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 225 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Mrs. Christen Noel Correira LICSW, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 118 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Mrs. Marisa L. Zucarelli M.S.
Specializes in Mental Health
Address: 118 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Dr. Russell T. Fry I PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 363 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Anne Randolph Harris PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 232 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Cynthia Jean Benton LICSW, MSW
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 50 Aldrin Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Elizabeth Eileen Loehfelm PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 71 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
Mr. Donald L. Payette Jr. MSN, RN, NP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 166 Main Street, Kingston, MA 02364
"This guy is a joke and a hack, do whatever you can not to see him."
February 8, 2019
Ms. Jennifer Trott LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 2 School Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
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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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