What Is a Mental Health Therapist?

What Is a Mental Health Therapist?

Living with a mental health condition can present many challenges, affecting relationships, employment, physical well-being and more. And leaving mental health conditions untreated can cause these challenges to snowball, which is why it is so important to find a mental health therapist who can help you work through your concerns and offer treatment plans to get you back to living your best life.

But what is a mental health therapist? What do they do and what treatment options can they offer? Find out more about these mental health services and how Davis Behavioral Health can provide the right person for your mental health needs.

What Does a Mental Health Therapist Do?

People who seek mental health therapy are often experiencing distressing emotions, thoughts or actions. Therapists can evaluate and provide guidance on these types of symptoms to assess the best method of treatment and serve as an outlet for someone who needs a listening ear.

Using evidence-based practices, mental health therapists can offer different types of therapy, usually based on their educational background. This may include one or more of the following:

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Holistic therapy

Often, therapists work alongside medical providers who can prescribe medication when necessary. A therapist may recommend that a patient begin a medication regimen to a doctor who can then write the prescription and assist in monitoring for side effects and effectiveness.

Who Needs To See a Mental Health Therapist?

Anyone who is struggling emotionally, mentally and even spiritually can benefit from talking to a mental health therapist. Those with a history of mental health disorders will often see a therapist regularly, but anyone experiencing loss, grief, depression, anxiety or any kind of emotional distress may find relief and assistance from therapy.

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Therapy services are available for patients of all ages, from children and teens to adults and even seniors. Finding a therapist who specializes in a specific age range may be helpful to those who want more individualized treatment options.

Mental Health Therapy Services for Children

At Davis Behavioral Health, we offer mental health services for children. The mental health stresses that children face and their reactions to them are not always the same as adults, making it essential to provide different types of therapy and treatments. We have specialized providers who are trained to work with children and adolescents to address their needs in a way that is both comfortable and successful.

If you or a loved one are struggling, do not hesitate to reach out for help. Davis Behavioral Health’s mental health therapists are here to provide support and treatment to give you relief and guide you toward better mental, emotional and overall well-being, no matter your age, your condition or your diagnosis. Please contact us today for more information about the metal health therapy services we provide.