man getting support in behavioral health programMany people do not realize working on their mental health is just as important as working on their physical health. Mental health and wellness affect people’s decision making and the ability to function normally in daily activities such as work or family involvement. Thus, part of being a healthy person is seeing to your mental health requirements. Individuals may have issues that need addressing or they may simply be looking to keep their emotional health positive. No matter which, Sunlight Medical Services offers a behavioral health program to help.

Behavioral health means addressing mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Sunlight Medical Services offers a comprehensive behavioral health program designed to help individuals strengthen and improve their mental health.

Treatment in our Behavioral Health Program

Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues facing individuals across the country. Every year people from all walks of life struggle with depressive disorders. Depression like all mental health issues does not discriminate and can affect individuals of any age. Similarly, anxiety disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can appear in anyone at any time. Thus, it’s vital to see your mental health in the same degree you would your physical health.

Sunlight Medical Services can also help individuals struggling with process addictions like gambling or intimacy issues all require professional help to overcome. It is vital for those struggling to receive comprehensive treatment. For instance, some of the programs we offer include:

  • Individual Counseling: This is one-on-one talk therapy with a counselor or therapist. In this kind of therapy, individuals work through their issues in a private and intimate setting where they are free to explore and express themselves.
  • Group Counseling: Sometimes individuals need to know they are not alone in experiencing mental health issues. When this occurs, group therapy is an excellent option. Here individuals can learn how others dealt with or cope with their issues and they can offer support for others. Also, this is an excellent way to begin to build a supportive community.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program: In an intensive outpatient program or IOP, individuals come to our facility for treatment on a fixed schedule arranged with their counselors and therapists and then return home or work. It is a means to get individuals the therapy they need and want without disrupting their daily routine and responsibilities.
  • Behavioral Intervention for Pain: Using a variety of therapeutic practices individuals who struggle with chronic pain are treated so that they can move beyond or avoid medications or prescriptions.

For those patients who are struggling with an addiction, we can refer patients to other support groups like NA (Narcotics Anonymous) or SMART Recovery.

Types of Counseling Services You Can Expect

Our counseling services incorporate evidence-based therapies like motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy, which help patients identify problematic thinking and behavior patterns, and then develop more effective ways of thinking, behaving, and approaching their lives. Our counselors utilize a solution-focused, strengths-based, and culturally competent approach in providing therapeutic services.

With individual counseling, our patients are able to explore triggers and ineffective thought processes associated with it. Alongside their counselor or therapist, they develop recovery plans addressing these areas while building on the person’s strengths. Individual counseling also provides psychoeducation about mental health issues and helps patients develop coping skills to better manage mental health symptoms. Issues of motivation, behavior change, insight development, and self-care are all part of the focus of individual counseling. A person-centered plan is developed collaboratively between the counselor and patient following a thorough biopsychosocial assessment identifying current treatment needs.

Sunlight Medical Services

You have the power you need to control your life, but sometimes you need help channeling your power to make a change. Sunlight Medical Services offers not just patient-center treatment but an intimate, calm environment in which to get the help needed. With a primary physician on-site every week, our treatment programs and counseling services allow patients flexibility combined with quality care. No matter the mental health issue patients are dealing with, we have the expertise and therapeutic options to help.

These programs, combined with our primary care and other outpatient options, help patients recover and get back to living their best life. So contact us today at 855.920.1104 to learn how we can help you or a loved one.