BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Behavioral Health Services are provided at our Long Valley Health Center medical clinic in Laytonville.

Behavioral Health Services

Long Valley Health Center offers Behavioral Health Services virtually and in the primary care setting. This service is offered in order to address the health care needs of community members who come in for primary medical care and may also be suffering from a mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks or other health concerns that affect their overall health and wellbeing.

 

In 2019, Long Valley Health Center became the first Patient-Centered Medical Home clinic in the nation to be recognized by National Committee for Quality Assurance for the integration of Medical and Behavioral Health Services.

 

The goal for the integration of Medical and Behavioral Health Services is to improve overall health of patients through a team approach of both your medical provider and your behavioral health counselor in order to treat the physical problems while decreasing the mental health load at the same time. This can be done through lifestyle changes such as dealing with chronic pain conditions, parenting issues, family stresses, and illnesses that may be causing stress that in turn is also causing physical illness such as digestion issues and insomnia.

 

Behavioral Health Services have been found to decrease the number of stress-related medical care issues and help provide patients with better coping skills for dealing with the problems they are facing, whether the Behavioral Health Services is accompanied by treatment with medications or not. Behavioral Health Services includes assessments, education, and solution-focused/cognitive behavioral interventions. There is a heavy reliance on motivational interviewing and stages of change when providing these interventions.

 

Long Valley Health Center has licensed clinical social workers who work closely with primary care providers help coordinate complete care for our patients. Additionally, Psychiatric Care is available through Telemedicine.

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Common Behavioral Health Conditions include:

  • Anxiety Disorders (includes PTSD)

  • Mood Disorders (e.g., Depression)

  • Substance Use Disorder 

Behavioral Health Services include:

  • Couples’ Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Individual Therapy

  • Substance Use/Recovery

  • Support Groups

Support Groups include:

  • Art Therapy

  • Chronic Pain

  • Diabetes Education

  • Moms and Dads

  • Vaping