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Dillon Euler M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 401 SE 15th Avenue, Puyallup, WA 98372
Mrs. Sandra Elizabeth Dubois LMHC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-697-8400
Clinical Interests: abuse, depression, relationship issues ... (Read more)
Mrs. Kim Lee Burrow LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-697-8400
Karen Margaret Herdzik PH.D.
Specializes in Child Psychology
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Sandra Mae Swenby MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Jean Christopher Purvis M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: E 101st Avenue, South Hill, WA 98373
Phone: 253-864-4770
Sharon Hsin Hsu PH.D.
Specializes in Counseling, Child Psychology, Family Therapy
Address: 401 SE 15th Avenue, Puyallup, WA 98372
Clinical Interests: neuropsychological testing
Fnu Deepmala M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-445-8120
Margaret C. Patterson MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Amber Fawn Gentrysouthard LICSW, M.S.W
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-697-8400
Sally M. Plumly ARNP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-697-8400
Frances J. Corn MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-697-8400
Sandi Molina Willden
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Mr. Jason Arthur Soto LMFT
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 104 W Main, Puyallup, WA 98371
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Gottman Method couples therapy ... (Read more)
Kimberly Ann Reardon LMHC, MA
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 325 E Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-697-8400
Virginia Gaskins MS, LMHCA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
Address: 1408 SE 3rd Street, Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: 253-268-3345
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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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