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Dr. Robert William Lopresti PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 569 River Rd, Fair Haven, NJ
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, personality disorders ... (Read more)
Specializes in Mental Health, Social Work
Address: 9 Village Ct, Hazlet, NJ 07730
Dr. Michele Cohen Rabinowitz PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
2.19 Average rating 2.19 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 225 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Clinical Interests: infertility, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), feminist therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Margaret M. Lundrigan PSY. D, LCSW
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 130 Maple Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Clinical Interests: mindfulness, family therapy services, emotional abuse ... (Read more)
Francis L. Cancellieri M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1 Riverview Pl, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Dr. Alan Bryan Zwerdling PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
4.29 Average rating 4.29 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 170 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Clinical Interests: religious/spiritual issues, anxiety, couples therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Elizabeth J. Ginn-Scott M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 270 35 Sh, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Delfin George C Ibanez MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
3.42 Average rating 3.42 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 270 35 State Highway, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Hansa Van Hove M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
1.25 Average rating 1.25 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 145 Hillyer Cir, Middletown, NJ 07748
Dr. Charles D. Katz PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 43 Front St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Specializes in Counseling, Mental Health
Address: 9 Village Ct, Hazlet, NJ
Dr. Lane Gruber Rose MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 11 Sheraton Ln, Rumson, NJ
Dr. Robert C. Bransfield M. D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
4.17 Average rating 4.17 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
Address: 225 35 Sh, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Dr. Peter John Litwin MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 14 Church St, Keansburg, NJ 07734
Dr. Deirdre Waters PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 253 Main St, Matawan, NJ
Clinical Interests: group therapy services, individual therapy, anxiety ... (Read more)
Dr. Sahar M. Shafey M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 1 Bethany Rd, Hazlet, NJ

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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