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Behavioral Health

Taking care of your behavioral health — your thoughts, feelings and actions — is important to your whole health. Chronic stress, anxiety, depression and addiction impacts both your physical health and your relationships.

PeaceHealth is committed to helping your mind and body feel better. We have a team of trained behavioral health specialists available to you that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, , social workers, therapists, mental health counselors and other specialists.

While everyone’s behavioral health needs are unique, you may want to think about seeking help if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Lack of appetite
  • Trouble coping with a new diagnosis or treatment

You can trust PeaceHealth with your most sensitive or serious behavioral health concerns.

Care that fits your needs

No two people are alike — and neither are their feelings, emotions and behaviors. PeaceHealth works closely with you to understand your unique needs and feelings and to create a treatment plan that enhances outcomes for you.

Collaborating for better care

PeaceHealth behavioral health experts work with doctors across specialties, including cardiac specialists, oncologists (cancer specialists) and neurologists. They can help you better manage and cope with chronic conditions or serious illnesses.

Here for you

Reaching out for help when you need it can be one of the most difficult steps toward healing your mind and body. Our compassionate and expert team is here for you — ready to understand your unique needs and guide you to the treatment that gives you the power to feel better.

No one has to heal alone

Behavioral health conditions — like anxiety, depression or stress — can be isolating. That’s why we take a team approach to care and invite your friends and family to support you

Conditions We Treat


Addiction is a neurological condition where a person keeps using — and abusing — substances and behaviors, despite the harmful results of their actions.

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a disease that causes:

  • Craving - a strong need to drink
  • Loss of control - not being able to stop drinking once you've started
  • Negative emotional state - feeling anxious and irritable when you are not drinking
Source: MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine.
Drug Addiction/Abuse

Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease. It causes a person to take drugs repeatedly, despite the harm they cause. Repeated drug use can change the brain and lead to addiction.

The brain changes from addiction can be lasting, so drug addiction is considered a "relapsing" disease. This means that people in recovery are at risk for taking drugs again, even after years of not taking them.

Source: MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine.

Anxious people often have lasting feelings of worry, nervousness or unease. These feelings can create physical symptoms and get in the way of daily activities.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that can cause intense mood swings:

  • Sometimes you may feel extremely "up," elated, irritable, or energized. This is called a manic episode.
  • Other times you may feel "down," sad, indifferent, or hopeless. This is called a depressive episode.
  • You may have both manic and depressive symptoms together. This is called a mixed episode.

Along with the mood swings, bipolar disorder causes changes in behavior, energy levels, and activity levels.

Bipolar disorder used to be called other names, including manic depression and manic-depressive disorder.

Source: MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine.
Brain disorders

Brain damage caused by injury, illness or aging can lead to neurological conditions. These include traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

Child development conditions

PeaceHealth works closely with families to diagnose and treat a wide range of behavioral health conditions affecting children. These include ADHD, autism and learning disorders, among others.

Chronic pain

Dealing with chronic pain can take a toll on your physical and mental health. Behavioral health support can help you cope with chronic pain caused from headaches, fibromyalgia and more.


There are many types of depression. Each type needs an expert’s understanding of symptoms and treatments.

Eating disorders

An eating disorder is a serious illness that needs expert and compassionate care. PeaceHealth treats people who are dealing with anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorders.

Obsessive compulsive disorder

This chronic mental health disorder causes uncontrollable thoughts and behaviors that a person repeats over and over.

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD causes anxiety and flashbacks after a person goes through or sees a traumatic event.


Schizophrenia interferes with how a person thinks, feels and behaves. It can cause people to lose touch with reality.

Behavioral health issues

Depression, anxiety, substance use and eating disorders.

Treatments Provided

Child and teen care
Doctors and specialists with pediatric training work closely with children to offer counseling, therapy, medicine management and coping skills for a wide range of behavioral health conditions.
Chronic or serious condition management

A health diagnosis such as cancer, chronic pain or heart disease can cause anxiety, depression and other behavioral health issues. PeaceHealth offers supportive care, medicine management and therapies to help you cope with pain, treatments and stress or anxiety.

Crisis care (Behavioral health)

When you or a loved one are facing a behavioral health emergency, you need quick access to compassionate and understanding care. The trained professionals at PeaceHealth offer support for people who are dealing with suicidal thoughts, mental health emergencies, grief or other crises

Eating disorder treatment

An eating disorder impacts a person’s physical and mental health and can affect the whole family. PeaceHealth offers complete care that includes both family and one-on-one therapies, nutrition counseling and education.

Evaluation and diagnostics
Trusted evaluation and assessments are important in helping you get started with the right treatment for you. PeaceHealth offers psychological assessments, psychiatric evaluation, evaluations for weight loss surgery and assessments for addiction and eating disorders.
Geriatric (senior) care

Specialized care for seniors can provide support for those facing challenges that may come with aging. PeaceHealth offers services including reviewing medicines and their possible side effects; providing support and coping skills for conditions or illnesses that cause confusion or memory loss; and using therapy to help with depression, isolation or grief.

Medicine management

Your treatment may include prescription or over-the-counter medicines to control your symptoms. Medicines may include pills, nasal sprays, inhalers and sinus rinses.


Neuropsychology professionals are training in understanding how the brain functions. They perform cognitive assessments to help determine the treatment and rehabilitation that’s right for you.

Psychiatric procedures

Evidence-based psychiatric procedures can help manage symptoms and treat serious mental disorders. PeaceHealth psychiatrists are trained in many psychiatric procedures, including brain stimulation.

Substance abuse program

Substance abuse is a serious mental illness that affects a person, their family members and friends and the community. PeaceHealth works closely with people who are struggling with addiction and offers a wide range of programs designed to meet their needs. Programs include detoxification, intensive therapies and one-on-one and group therapy. The experts at PeaceHealth work with teens and adults to help them manage coexisting mental health disorders.

Therapy and counseling services

Therapy is an important way to manage behavioral health challenges and conditions. PeaceHealth offers many types of counseling services, including talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapies and recreational therapies.

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