5 Benefits of Seeking Treatment at Seneca Health Services

If you are thinking about seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, you are not alone. According to a National Survey on Drug Health and Use, 19.7 million Americans (ages 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. In that same year, 8.5 million American adults suffered from a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders.  Furthermore, nearly one in five U.S. adults (46.6 million) lived with a mental illness in 2017. The numbers of people suffering from addiction and or living with mental illness are astonishing.  

At Seneca Health Services, we are passionate about providing accessible, affordable services to adults, children and adolescents with a mental illness, a developmental disability or an addiction. Keep reading to learn more about the five benefits of seeking treatment at Seneca Health Services. 

Specialized Treatment Options

Seneca Health Services has provided quality behavioral health services for over 40 years. Many of our employees have over ten years of experience working with us and the populations we serve.  

Suppose you choose to receive treatment from Seneca Health Services. In that case, our team of psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, nurses, case managers and other professional staff will work with you to ensure the specialized treatment you receive meets your individual needs and goals.  

We offer our services through the following broad programs: 

  • Mental Health Treatment: People come to us for assistance with feelings of anxiety, depression, difficulty dealing with stress, behavioral problems, personal tragedy, substance use disorders and many other reasons. We begin each episode of treatment with an individual assessment by a qualified behavioral health clinician. Effective treatment is different for each individual, and we personalize patient care. Our patients can receive psychiatric medical and counseling services. In an emergency, we operate crisis services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. 
  • Adult Outpatient Services: Stress, anxiety, and emotional difficulties cast a shadow on everyday life. Our professionally trained staff are here to help you cope with any significant problems you are experiencing. People seek behavioral health assistance for various reasons: we serve persons who are experiencing depression, anxiety or substance use disorders. The difficulties vary, from thinking or concentrating, marriage conflicts, difficulties raising children, grief over the loss of a loved one, job stress or loss of work, sleep problems, loss of appetite, emotional challenges related to legal or financial difficulties or difficulties dealing with a loved one who has a substance use disorder.
  • Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services: We support the emotional and behavioral needs of children and adolescents. Our intervention services include treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, substance use disorders and behavioral issues. The child or adolescent may be having difficulties engaging with peers, academic struggles, poor sleep, grieving the loss of a loved one or difficulty dealing with a parent who has a substance use disorder.
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse: Our staff is experienced in assessing and counseling adolescents engaged in substance use. When necessary, we also provide referrals to inpatient facilities. The children of alcoholics and addicts suffer from unique problems, and we have resources to address these as well.
  • Adult Substance Abuse: We help adults struggling with substance use disorders get their lives back on track. Our qualified professionals provide assessment, counseling and referral services for adults and their family members, and we have resources to address substance use and co-occurring disorders.
    • Detoxification services are offered through Crosswinds Center, our short term residential treatment program. This residential treatment program located in Maxwelton, West Virginia, offers single occupancy rooms with private baths. Treatment includes daily psychiatric medical rounds, individual and or group therapy, round the clock nursing services and protective oversight by behavioral health technicians. Admission is with physician approval. Once detoxed, guests are able to enter Recovery Ridge, a residential treatment program located in Summersville, West Virginia.
  • Developmental Disabilities Treatment: Under the Waiver Title XIX Program, we use a person-centered approach to provide support services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other related conditions. The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence and self-sufficiency possible within their homes and communities. We provide many essential services under the Waiver Title XIX Program, like the following: Service Coordination, Behavior Support Specialist, Therapeutic Consultant, Person-Centered Support: Family and Agency, Respite Care, Residential ISS and Skilled Nursing Services.

Help Improve Your Quality of Life 

Getting control of addiction or treating mental illness will help improve your quality of life. Living with addiction and or a mental illness is a battle, but at Seneca Health Services, we are dedicated to improving our patients’ mental health. By getting the proper treatment, you will begin to feel better and live a successful life. We make sure to personalize our patients’ care to meet their needs and promote independence rather than dependence.

Seeking Treatment at Seneca Health Services Is Accessible

Seneca Health Services has clinics throughout southeastern West Virginia in Summersville, Maxwelton, Marlinton and Webster Springs. We have maintained offices in the small West Virginia communities of Marlinton and Webster Springs because it is essential for us to ensure that those communities have a local provider. While medical providers are not onsite every business day, our providers are available using telehealth to ensure that anyone in a crisis can be seen without delay. Our professional therapists and trained crisis staff are available onsite each business day.   

Our newest facility, Recovery Ridge, is a 12-bed short-term recovery facility located in Summersville, West Virginia. Recovery Ridge is a medically supervised facility that offers a multidisciplinary team approach to treating adult males with a substance use disorder.  We are proud to say that this facility is the first of its kind for its service area. 

Prevent Against Relapse

Relapse is a common concern for patients in recovery.  Relapse rates for addiction resemble those of other chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes and asthma. Like these chronic diseases, addiction relapses can be managed effectively through continual evaluation and modification of treatment methods. Remember, a relapse is not a treatment failure — it just means that your treatment may need to be adjusted, continued or changed. That’s why working with one of our behavioral health experts to tailor your treatment plan and continuing your treatment plan for a long enough time is vital. At Seneca Health Services, we believe in their resiliency and recovery of our patients.

Benefits of Seeking Treatment: It Can Help You Feel Safe and Supported


Many people who have battled with an addiction or have dealt with a mental illness have felt lonely, at fault or misunderstood. The stigmas surrounding addiction and mental illness make it hard to talk about and even harder to decide to get treatment.  

At Seneca Health Services, our focus is on our patients, and we are dedicated to helping each individual we treat to feel better and reach his or her potential. We strive to see every new patient within three days of initial contact. Each person is evaluated by a qualified clinician and provided with treatment options designed to address their unique needs.  

No matter what your situation is, we want you to remember that you are never alone. Seneca Health Services is here to help you with any treatment questions, concerns or needs that you may have, and let you know about the benefits of seeking treatment. Please do not hesitate to contact the Seneca office nearest you.

Greenbrier County, West Virginia: (304) 497-0500

Nicholas County, West Virginia: (304) 872-2659

Pocahontas County, West Virginia: (304) 799-6865

Webster County, West Virginia: (304) 847-5425 



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