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Richard Joseph Dinapoli ED.D.
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology, Family Therapy
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Address: 5 Hartmann Pl, Exeter, NH
Clinical Interests: anxiety, couples therapy, parenting issues ... (Read more)
Dr. Cheryl Lynne Withka PSY.D.
Specializes in Child Psychology
Address: 49 Main St, Epping, NH
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, group therapy services, psychotherapy treatment ... (Read more)
Ms. Ashley Davis Bush LCSW
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy, Social Work
Address: 11 Harvey Ln, Epping, NH
Clinical Interests: cognitive therapy, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), rape ... (Read more)
Dr. Danielle K. Palmer PSY. D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 58 27 State Rte, Raymond, NH 03077
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, psychotherapy treatment, employee assistance program ... (Read more)
Kenneth M. Brown MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 117 North Rd, Brentwood, NH
Mr. Michael Anthony Crocco LCMHC, M.ED, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 539 Calef, Epping, NH
Clinical Interests: depression, perfectionism, reality therapy ... (Read more)
Mr. Robert O. Kelley M.ED.
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 225 Lee Hook Rd, Lee, NH
Dr. Denise Clara Lamothe PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 49 Main St, Epping, NH
Mrs. Susan Leigh Curtis LCMHC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 539 Calef Hwy, Epping, NH
Ms. Eva M. Skelley-Peters LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 322 Pleasant St, Epping, NH
Louise V. Barry LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 153 Pickpocket Rd, Brentwood, NH
Dr. Kaye Gravelie Bowles D.MIN
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 50 Langs Ln, Newmarket, NH
Christine M. McKenna MLADC
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 133 Epping Rd, Exeter, NH
William Demars
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 36 Evelyn Avenue, Raymond, NH 03042
Sarah Anne Kelley LMHC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 14 Scrabble Rd, Brentwood, NH
Leigh Marie Kayes LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 910 Main St, Fremont, NH

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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