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Elizabeth Ann Otterson LICSW, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: W Washington Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Clinical Interests: hospice (end-of-life care)
Dr. Vance E. Sherman MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1415 Kincaid St, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Dr. Ronnie B. Burns DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 1415 East Kincaid Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Dr. Dennis Warren Gaither M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1100 S 2nd Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Alison Nicole Lorenz Forbes ARNP
Specializes in Psychiatry, Psychology
Address: 1010 E College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Mark H. Backlund MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.86 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 1103 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Mrs. Paige Maureen Watson M.S.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 320 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Brianna Longwell LMHC, BCBA/LBA
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 233 Thompson Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Clinical Interests: abuse, depression, eating disorders ... (Read more)
Jeanne K. Lanphere ATA
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 1100 S 2nd Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Diann Elizabeth Duvenez
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling
Address: 320 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Clinical Interests: group therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dissociative disorders ... (Read more)
Rozina Lakhani MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.61 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 1103 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Dr. Deborah Lynn Dunphy PH.D.
Specializes in Counseling, Group Therapy, Psychology
Address: 406-410 S 1st Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Dr. Brian E. Waiblinger MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1415 East Kincaid Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Elga Kinnear PSY.D
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1621 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Mrs. Tara Kathleen Brown
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 1100 S 2nd Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Susan Patricia Gardner L.I.C.S.W.
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 404 South 1st Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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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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