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Morgan Mental Health Care

Mental Health Care in Treasure Valley & Surrounding Areas

Types of Mental Health Professionals

Morgan Mental Health Care

Types of Mental Health Professionals

If you’ve decided to seek help for a mental health crisis and you’ve never seen a mental health provider before, you may not know how to find one who suits your specific needs. Here are some things to keep in mind as you search for a mental health provider.

Mental Health Professionals diagnose mental health conditions and provide treatment. Most have at least a master’s degree or more-advanced education, training and credentials. These professionals specialize in different areas of  mental health and wellness. Each type of professional plays a key role in identifying and treating psychological and psychiatric health issues, the main differences  between these professionals are in their licenses, experience, education, and approaches to treatment. Mental Health Professionals will discuss behaviors and help you to understand how these behaviors elicit unwanted results they will work with you to understand you and your life by asking questions that show your thought process. The more they know about you, the more effective their counseling is.

Counselors

Mental health counselors are highly trained professionals who specialize in counseling. They have undergone rigorous education and training in counseling and are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to help people dealing with a wide range of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional issues. They work closely with individuals, families, groups, and communities to provide support and guidance and help improve their mental well-being.

These counselors are experts in their field and utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and interventions to help individuals overcome their psychological distress. They are compassionate, understanding, and non-judgmental, and always strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for their clients to share their thoughts and feelings.

We are proud to introduce our team of mental health counselors, who are committed to helping people lead healthier, happier lives. Whatever challenges you may be facing, our counselors are here to help and support you every step of the way.

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Therapists

There is a vast and complex world of mental health treatment, and at the heart of it lies the therapist. This highly trained specialist, also known as a psychotherapist, takes on the crucial task of treating mental illnesses through the use of psychotherapeutic techniques. With a wide range of approaches and treatments at their disposal, therapists specialize in providing personalized, professional care to those in need.

The field is diverse, and professionals working as psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors are all considered to be psychotherapists. Through their specialized training and experience, these experts are able to provide invaluable insights, techniques, and support to help their clients overcome their mental health challenges and lead more fulfilling lives.

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Psychotherapists

When exploring the field of mental health, individuals may encounter a wide variety of professionals who are trained to offer guidance and support for emotional challenges. Among these professionals, psychotherapists provide an essential service to clients by helping them navigate through a range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral issues that may be affecting their daily lives. Whether an individual is struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other concerns, a psychotherapist can draw upon their specialized training, knowledge, and expertise to offer personalized strategies for healing and growth.

While the term “psychotherapist” can encompass a range of professionals from various disciplines, the common thread among these experts lies in their deep understanding of the mind and human behavior. Whether they hold degrees in psychology, psychiatry, social work, or other fields, psychotherapists all share a dedication to helping individuals, couples, groups, and families overcome emotional challenges and find greater peace and fulfillment in their lives.

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Clinical Social Workers

When individuals come across the term “social worker”, they may tend to conjure up a particular image of professionals who provide social services in hospitals and other organizational entities. However, it is essential to note that some social workers also practice psychotherapy. This type of social work practice mainly involves focusing on the person within their environment, emphasizing the connection between the individual and their immediate surroundings.

Social Workers can hold various titles that may seem like alphabet soup. These titles include LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker), LSW (Licensed Social Worker), among others, based on the type of social work practice, level of education, and area of expertise. So, social workers operate in diverse contexts, providing services tailored to meet the needs of their clients.

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Psychologists

There are a few things you should know about psychologists and their expertise in mental health. First, it’s important to recognize that psychologists hold a doctoral degree and are therefore highly trained in the field of psychology. As such, they’re usually referred to as “Dr.” and specialize in psychotherapy and mental health assessment. This means they can help you with a variety of mental health concerns, but they typically don’t prescribe medication.

When you work with a psychologist, you can expect to have weekly talk therapy sessions that last between 45 to 50 minutes. These sessions are designed to help you develop coping skills, recover from trauma, and address any other symptoms or concerns you may have. In addition to talk therapy, psychologists also conduct mental health screenings, behavioral health assessments, and mental health evaluations to evaluate your mental health status.

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