Meridian, Idaho 83646

Morgan Mental Health Care

Mental Health Care for the Treasure Valley & Surrounding Areas

Psychologists Team

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behavior. All aspects of thoughts, feelings and emotions that motivate our actions are scientifically evaluated through various assessments and tests. Psychological knowledge is applied to understanding and solving problems in different spheres of human activity, and is also used in the assessment and treatment of mental health issues.

Our Psychologists Team

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A psychologist specializes in the study of behaviors and mental processes. This includes emotional and cognitive processes, how people interact with their environments, and how they interact with other people.

Psychologists help people learn to understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues. They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Psychologists may provide treatment for chronic problems or acute problems, and they can do so in an individual, family, or group setting. The most common type of treatment used by psychologists is psychotherapy, or talk therapy.

Psychologists help patients handle stressful events, beat addictions, or manage illnesses. People may seek counseling or treatments from psychologists for things such as traumatic experiences, a death in the family, or long-term anxiety.
Psychologists hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or another specialty such as counseling or education. They do not have a medical degree and are not trained in general medicine or in prescribing medications.

Psychologist Services

Psychologists are trained to evaluate a person’s mental health using clinical interviews, psychological evaluations and testing. They can make diagnoses and provide individual and group therapy. Some may have training in specific forms of therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and other behavioral therapy interventions. Psychologists use scientific methods to study the factors that influence people’s thoughts, perceptions, emotions, and actions.

They use evidence-based strategies and interventions to help people overcome challenges and cope with life issues such as

  • Relationship problems
  • Parenting issues
  • Challenges in adolescence
  • Lifestyle effects on health
  • Chronic illness

Psychologists use their clinical skills to work with people who have mental health issues like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, panic disorder and substance abuse.