Does that term frighten or embarrass you? You’re not alone. Some very famous people have suffered from depression—one of the most common mental health issues.
Many comedians grapple with clinical depression as well. The ability to make others laugh may hide a daily struggle with exhaustion, feelings of worthlessness and other symptoms. John Adams—our second president—struggled with bouts of major depressive disorder for most of his 90-year life.
Fortunately, there’s help today that wasn’t available to Adams. An encouraging outcome is often possible through counseling alone. When this isn’t feasible, there are more effective medications available today than ever before.
You don’t have to live with anxiety, depression, bipolar or cyclothymic mood swings, hallucinations, or eating disorders. Discover the genuine, workable solutions that can become the foundation to a happier, more fulfilling life.
Our wide range of approaches at Associated Behavioral Health focus on finding the service that best suits your needs, and then providing it within a safe and nurturing environment. We begin with diagnosis.
- ADD/ADHD evaluations
- Psychological and neuropsychological assessments
Our therapeutic approach includes treatment options for:
- Married Couples
- Family Therapy
Our clinician specialties include:
- Women’s Mental Health
- Men’s Wellness
- Grief and Loss
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) treatment
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)
- Acculturation Difficulties
- Divorce and Parenting Issues
Our team is experienced with using dietary, holistic, and alternative treatments. We’ll explore these options with you. Our goal is to help you live a medication-free life if possible.
You’ll also find our team has a wealth of cross-cultural experience. We understand the challenges you may face if you belong to a minority group. We’ll help you sweep away all opposition to your goal of achieving vigorous mental health.
Are You Ready for Transformation? Call us today at (800) 858-6702.
The Associate Behavioral Heath Approach to Mental Health
Associated Behavioral Health takes an integrative approach to mental health assessment and treatment. We welcome clients with a wide spectrum of diagnoses including:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Adjustment Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Body Image
We also help our clients work through complications caused by these issues, such as:
- Domestic Abuse
- Substance Abuse
- Chronic Pain Management
- Anger Management
- Tobacco Cessation
How We Begin Your Journey to Improved Mental Health
The doorway into one of these services is an intake appointment. This is an information gathering session with one of our clinicians—usually the person who will partner with you to reach your goals.
In this first meeting, you and your clinician begin to develop a relationship. He or she will take the time to hear your personal history and current life situations. You’ll share why you were referred and/or chose to come to this appointment. The more forthcoming you are the more accurate the evaluation of your current mental health status. It’s important for your counselor to understand how life circumstances, life experience, and family history affect your personal perspective and your world.
Your Options at Associated Behavioral Health
We offer the following:
- Day and evening appointments
- Female/Male clinicians
- Preferred provider for most insurance plans
- Multiple payment options
- Four locations
Let’s Get Started.
Call the office at (800) 858-6702 to schedule an intake appointment with one of our mental health clinicians.
*Please have your insurance card and credit card available to confirm the appointment.
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We use a research-validated approach to all drug and alcohol evaluations.
Whatever the reason motivating your interest in an assessment, the process of obtaining a diagnostic evaluation consists of a thorough and comprehensive bio-psycho-social interview. During the consultation, one of our certified Chemical Dependency Professionals evaluates your alcohol and/or drug usage by administering a series of three tests.
These are standardized tests with guidelines established through the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-V) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria for the treatment of substance-related disorders.
The tests we use:
- Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST)
- Drug Abuse Screen Test (DAST)
- Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)
If your evaluation has been ordered due to an arrest, we may request the following items:
- 5-year DOL driving abstact Click Here
- DCH (Defendant Criminal History)
- Police Report
- Collateral Information from friends and family
- Urinalysis testing
What Outcomes Should I Expect After My Drug and Alcohol Assessment?
Our Chemical Dependency professional evaluates your test results against standardized criteria. Our goal is to eliminate as much bias as possible. Most people fall within one of three groups:
- Chemically Dependent – Entry into a rehabilitation program at a certified treatment facility is our typical recommendation.
- Abuse or Potential Abuse Present – We recommend a range of therapy options personalized to your level of risk.
- Insufficient Evidence of Abuse – We usually recommend a one day alcohol and drug school class.
Our recommendations are based upon proven statistics. Our goal is to direct you to a treatment plan where your identifiable strengths aren’t ignored. We seek to connect you with the tools and strategies that will work best for you. Our locations around the Puget Sound offer drug and alcohol treatment programs, as well as ADIS classes and courses (Alcohol Drug Information School), to support each individual’s unique needs.
Call (800) 858-6702 today to schedule an assessment.