Counseling Support for Overall Good Health
How people think and feel 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.
Examples of behavioral health issues include:
- 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 of these and other disorders can include genetics, physical make-up, chemical imbalances, trauma, life experiences, environment or a combination of various factors.
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.
You can contact behavioral health specialists directly or you can ask your primary-care provider for a referral.
Behavioral Health at PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth Medical Group's counseling professionals are dedicated to helping people get through difficult times in their lives and then get back to enjoying life. More advanced conditions such as mental illness, bipolar disorder, phobias, eating disorders, congenital and genetic disorders are also treated by our licensed and credentialed counseling staff.
Our counseling service provides assistance for a variety of issues including specialized programs for persons suffering from chronic mental illness and short-term, solution-focused therapy for persons with mild emotional difficulties. A sliding fee scale is available.
We also provide the Healthy Start program, a free parent education program that teaches healthy parenting skills to first-time parents of western Lane County.