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Dr. Maria Ruiza Yee M.D.
Specializes in Counseling, Geriatric Psychiatry, Legal Medicine
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: West Reading, PA 19610
Dr. Zahid F. Awan MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
3.75 Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 125 5th St, Reading, PA
Kolin Diane Good M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 2201 Ridgewood Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Dr. Robert Adam Jenkins M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2200 Jefferson Ave, Lincoln Park, PA 19609
Dr. Jeffrey D. Seley M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry, Counseling, Legal Medicine
Address: 2201 Ridgewood Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
John Jen Yeang Ho MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 399 Windmill Rd, Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Dr. John Vincent Timko M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 2201 Ridgewood Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Linda M. Texter CRNP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 560 Van Reed Rd, Wyomissing, PA
Camelia Popa M.D.
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
Address: West Reading, PA 19610
Mrs. Elenore Fay Sowal LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 399 Windmill Rd, Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Clinical Interests: psychotherapy treatment, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy ... (Read more)
Robert E. Nelson M.D.
Specializes in Counseling, Psychiatry
3.79 Average rating 3.79 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 2201 Ridgewood Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Dr. Martin D. Cheatle PHD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 560 Van Reed Rd, Wyomissing, PA
Clinical Interests: peripheral neuropathy, spinal stenosis, migraine ... (Read more)
Mrs. Elizabeth Heffner LPC, M.ED
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 697 Reading Ave, West Reading, PA 19611
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), emotional abuse ... (Read more)
Ms. Mary Rebecca Buckley MHS, PA-C
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: West Reading, PA 19610
Gary Champlin PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 2032 Lincoln, Wyomissing, PA
Clinical Interests: individual therapy, elder abuse, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Dr. Hoda Z. Hanna MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 125 5th St, Reading, PA
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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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