Mental Health Services
The Heritage Mental Health Clinic offers diagnosis, treatment, education and consultation. We provide mental health outpatient care to families, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
Heritage Mental Health Clinic Provides the Following Services:
Psychotherapy/ Counseling is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between you and your mental health provider. A supportive and nonjudgemental environment allows you to talk openly with an objective professional who applies scientifically validated procedures to help solve the problems that bring you in. The treatment we provide is governed by psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive, behavioral and EMDR priciples. By the end of treatment, you will have changed thoughts, feelings and behaviors that have kept you from functioning your best, and you will have learned new skills to cope with challenges that arise in the future. Research demonstrates that psychotherapy provides long-term positive benefits.
Psychiatric Medication Management is accomplished by working with a psychiatrist who will perform an initial assessment of your symptoms, and your medical and psychiatric history to determine whether or not medication is a good option in the treatment of your mental health. The prescribed medication will be discussed with you, and education will be provided on the therapeutic benefits and side effects of the suggested medication options. The medication will be monitored through future appointments and changes will be made as necessary to ensure your treatment needs are met.
Behavioral Pain Management is a treatment that involves your meeting with a psychologist who will develop a specific plan and treatment to help lessen the severity of your pain, and to enhance your ability to cope with thoughts, feelings and behaviors that accompany your chronic pain. The treatment typically involves learning strategies to reduce the severity of the pain, changing unhelpful thoughts about your pain, developing a realistic activity level, building new coping skills, addressing and accompanying psycholigical problems such as depression or anxiety and restoring a sense of hope and purpose. Behavioral pain management has been shown to significantly enhance the quality of life for those individuals with chronic pain.
Neuropsychological Testing is the assessment of your brain functioning through tests that are designed to examine a variety of cognitive flexibility, organizational ability, and self-awareness. These cognitive skills are necessary for effective daily functioning. Neuropsychological testing provides valuable information about cognitive functioning and the type of treatment needed for persons suspected of having Alzheimer's or other dementias, and individuals who have experienced a concussion, transient ischemic attack, stroke or traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, multiple schlerosis and Parkinson's disease. In addition, individuals experiencing mild memory loss, personality alterations, and behavioral or mood changes, can benefit from neuropsychological evaluation to better characterize any underlying cognitive problems and to help guide diagnosis and management of treatment.
Psychological Testing involves meeting with a psychologist, usually over the course of four to eight sessions. Psychological tests are used to answer specific questions about your symptoms, behavior, coping, capabilities and personality you or your doctor may have, and to arrive at a diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan. Through psychological testing, a lot of important info is gathered in a relatively short period of time that otherwise would not be known. Psychological testing allows a psychologist to throroughly understand the nature of your problems, and to determine the best way to go about addressing them.
Workers Compensation Psychological Evaluation is completed when you are referred by either a Judge or an attorney to determine if your work injury has resulted in a psychological condition. The evaluation typically takes three to four appointments over the course of a few weeks. You will meet with a psychologist who will discuss with you relevant information related to your life and the work injury, and you will take a psychological test. A report will then be given to the Judge or attorney requesting the evaluation.
Heritage Mental Health Clinic Provides Diagnosis and Treatment for the Following Problems:
- Adjustment to Aging for the Individual and Family Members
- Adjustment to Physical and Medical Problems
- Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Problems, Panic, Social Anxiety
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Child and Adolescent Behavioral Problems
- Chronic Mental Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Coping with Infertility
- Depression and Mood Disorders
- Family Problems
- Grief and Loss
- Life Changes and Stress
- Marital Difficulty
- Managing Adoption Challenges
- Pregnancy Loss
- Psychological Impact and Difficulty Coping with Brain Injury and Other Neurological Disorders
- Psychological Problems due to Work Injury
- Problems Controlling Anger
- Problems with Daily Living
- Relationship Problems
- Schizophrenia and Disorders Involving Loss of Contact with External Reality Trauma