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Maria C. Raciti PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
Dr. John G. Phocas III MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 17579 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23603
Ms. Laura Lee Bronstein LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
Mrs. Emily Ann Anderson LPC, CSAC, NCC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 17579 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23603
Susanna McRainey Horner LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
Dr. Portia Deneen Rawles PSY.D
Specializes in Psychology
2.45 Average rating 2.45 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: Providence Rd, Gloucester Point, VA
Mrs. Barbara McNamara Cubby LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 1002 Wormley Creek Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692
Gwendolyn Marie Walthes
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 123 Brightwood Terrace, Yorktown, VA 23690
Mrs. Jessica Carol Walters Houston LPC, NCC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 17579 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23603
Karen C. Lewis LCSW, LMFT
Specializes in Social Work, Family Therapy
Address: 160 160 Main Rd, 1, VA 23691
Ms. Sharon Ann Mee LPC, LSATP, LMFT
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 17579 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23603
Dr. Franklin Peter Knill Jr. PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 17579 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23603
Mr. Mark A. Potts LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 17579 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23603
Ms. Cheryl Ann Hilsman LCSW, CSAC
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, Social Work
Address: 17579 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23603
Benjamin Sean Newman LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 17579 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23603
Draa Stephen Thompson LPC, LMFT, ED.S.
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23690
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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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