24 Apr Behavioral health services offered at clinic
Maintaining overall good health involves more than just addressing physical symptoms. It also requires looking at behavioral health and evaluating the mind-body-behavior connection. An integration of physical and behavioral health services continues to develop at Harney District Hospital (HDH) Family Care clinic, where primary care providers are joined by a behavioral health clinician, a psychotherapist, and a psychiatrist.
Just as physical health issues are addressed within the primary care setting, behavioral issues can also be addressed by providers working collaboratively with a team of behavioral health specialists. Common behavioral health challenges include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, weight gain, diabetes management, chronic pain management, stress management, alcohol and substance abuse, and tobacco use. HDH Family Care’s integrated behavioral health team is ready to help.
Behavioral Health Clinician Richard Friday joined the clinic in 2015 to provide integrated behavioral health services. Working collaboratively with primary care providers, he offers interventions to address a variety of behavioral health issues. Treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and psychoeducation.
Psychotherapist Myndi Hemphill joined HDH Family Care in 2016 and provides psychotherapy to teenagers and adults with a range of mental health concerns, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, panic, abuse and neglect, post-addiction support, grief work, as well as other issues. Treatment approaches include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic interventions.
Dr. Henry Elder has been offering telepsychiatry services through HDH Family Care since 2014.
For more information about these services, talk to your primary care provider today.