Mental Health Management & Treatment


Our Approach to Mental Health Management & Treatment

If you’re facing an issue with mental health and substance use addiction, we’re here to help. Mercy’s behavioral health team, which includes psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, physicians, and nurses, provides the tools and support necessary to diagnose, treat and manage various mental health issues. We understand your problems and can tailor personalized treatments to your needs.

Types of Mental Health Treatment at Mercy

At Mercy, we prioritize your mental well-being as profoundly as your physical health. Our comprehensive mental and behavioral health treatments encompass advanced management and therapeutic options tailored to individual needs.

Our diverse treatment options are provided in outpatient and inpatient settings for children, teens & adults. Whether you're facing mild behavioral concerns or complex mental health disorders, our compassionate team stands ready to guide you toward healing and resilience. Your journey to mental wellness begins here.

Mercy provides confidential evaluations for anyone concerned about psychiatric health, behavioral health, or addiction. These evaluations are available daily during regular business hours in our Mercy clinics.

Additionally, Mercy offers 24/7 support for mental health crises through our emergency departments. Through virtual care, we can deliver more immediate, specialized care even in areas with limited in-person physician coverage, such as rural communities. We provide virtual ER mental health assessments, allowing remote patient monitoring and consultations. 

Mercy offers psychological testing that licensed psychologists and other specialized mental health professionals provide. These tests may help your provider determine the best treatment for your mental health issue. The psychological tests may include clinical interviews, Intellectual Functioning (IQ) assessments, personality assessments, and behavioral assessments.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps you identify negative thinking and find strategies to cope with those thoughts healthily. This type of therapy is centered around personal goals that you and your therapist set, and it’s usually a short-term therapy.

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is based on the idea that relationships can strongly influence mental health, so this therapy focuses solely on relationships with other people. It can identify unhealthy relationships or resolve conflict between yourself and those in your life.

Family Therapy

This therapy also focuses on relationships as an essential aspect of psychological health. While IPT focuses on you and your relationships, family therapy focuses on family problems. Often, family therapy is short-term and may be used alongside other types of treatment.

Adolescent Group Therapy

Adolescent group therapy is a valuable therapy for youths with mental health issues. Groups typically consist of adolescents around the same age with a mental health diagnosis. This therapy provides interactions between peers and their therapist in a safe, healing environment.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) involves a brief electrical stimulation of the brain while you’re under anesthesia. A trained medical professional team typically administers it, including a psychiatrist, an anesthesiologist, and a nurse or physician assistant. ECT is usually done as an outpatient procedure and is highly effective in relieving major depression. It’s also used for severe mental illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Mercy offers a variety of Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs) for substance use and other behavioral health disorders. Not all chemical dependency programs are available in every community, but your Mercy behavioral health professional can help connect you with the best program for your situation and location.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

Intensive outpatient programs IOPs can be a good option for patients who want to live at home and don’t require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision. IOPs let you continue with your daily life. IOPs typically involve 15-25 hours weekly of individual or group therapy. 

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)

Participants in Mercy partial hospitalization programs live at home but commute five days a week to a treatment center. PHP is recommended for those who may still need some detoxification services, especially if they take medication to detoxify. Detoxification services often require staff supervision and guidance.

Mercy offers mental health support groups in many communities based on needs and availability. You might find it helpful also to pursue programs and resources offered through reputable mental health agencies such as:

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