Behavioral Health

Support for Overall Good Health

How people think and feel often affects how they behave or the actions they take. Behavioral Health is the field of medicine devoted to helping people overcome or manage stresses and make positive healthy choices.

Behavioral Health includes a wide range of mental or emotional problems, such as:

  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Bipolar (sudden or frequent mood swings from extreme sadness to extreme happiness)
  • Depression (mild to extreme sadness that won't go away)
  • Phobias (extreme or unexplained fears)

Causes can include genetics, physical make-up, chemical imbalances, trauma, life experiences, environment or a combination of various factors.

Identifying these types of problems takes the skill and understanding of a trained professional. Behavioral Health providers include Psychiatrists (medical doctors), Psychologists (doctors of philosophy), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

There is hope and help for those who struggle with emotional or mental issues. Medication, counseling, special types of therapy or a combination are among the various types of treatments that can be used.

Behavioral Health at PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth Medical Group has a comprehensive system of care that serves children, adolescents, adults and seniors struggling with issues of chemical dependency and/or emotional distress. Our providers are experienced medical doctors, advance registered nurse practitioners, psychologists and social workers:

Regardless of where services are provided, our care teams use the same basic approach: help clients identify and put their goals into words, then recognize and use their strengths to work toward those goals.

Contact Us

A Child’s Place
600 Broadway, First Floor
Longview, WA  98632-3256
Phone: (360) 414-2222
Fax: (360) 414-2220

Outpatient Behavioral Health
600 Broadway
Longview, WA  98632-3256
Phone: (360) 414-2236

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