Most individuals will experience a mental health disorder during their lifetime. Depression is a common condition. Other disorders experienced by children, adolescents and adults include anxiety, grief, school or work difficulties, substance use issues and more.
Having a mental health disorder can make individuals feel like they are alone, not understood or that their voices are not heard. But there is hope. There are effective treatment options available. At Seneca Health Services, our team of professionals care about our patients and want to help them cope with any significant problems they are experiencing. Continue reading to learn more about the treatment options available at Seneca Health Services.
We believe effective treatment is different for each individual; therefore, we personalize patient care. That is why we manage each patient’s case individually and provide support to develop the skills they need to manage their illness symptoms. Our therapists use treatment that has been proven to have results through the use of evidence-based treatment. We have therapists certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and PCIT – Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, among others.
Children, adolescents and adults can receive counseling services at Seneca Health Services. Sessions may be individual, family or group-based, as needed. A trained therapist will guide interactions in a setting that will encourage reflection, accountability, empathy and positive communication skills. Furthermore, therapy has many other benefits, including helping patients foster personal growth, build positive peer pressure, keep commitments and follow a routine. The therapist will work in conjunction with the psychiatric medical provider if medications are needed.
Excessive use of alcohol or drugs is considered a mental health disorder. Substance use disorder (SUD) is classified as a health condition that can mentally, physically and emotionally affect an individual. It is recognized as such by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
We offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to individuals in our intensive outpatient or residential programs. Patients with substance use disorders can receive treatment through proper medication. Our medical professionals are experienced with all aspects of behavioral health, and they can help treat substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders like mood or anxiety disorders.
Research proves that the combination of MAT and counseling prevents relapse and reinforces recovery. MAT can help heal the physical changes in the brain, block the euphoric effects of substances and relieve cravings – a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
It is also important to note that medications often work differently for each patient. Keep trying until you find the medication (or combination of medications) that work best for you. If you are experiencing any adverse side effects from your mediation, consult with one of our medical professionals to discuss possible changes or adjustments.
Peer Recovery Support
Individuals who receive substance use treatment may require additional after-care treatment, such as peer recovery support. We have multiple peer recovery coaches that have experienced substance use treatment. Our coaches know first hand what you are going through, and they are ready to listen to and support you. The process of recovery is personal and occurs via many pathways. It promotes a community with relationships and social networks that provide support, friendships and hope.
Our peer recovery coaches work to:
- Remove barriers and obstacles to recovery by serving as a personal guide
- Enter into an ongoing mentoring relationship that helps those who are in recovery from substance use disorders
- Help produce extraordinary results in patient’s lives
- Provide information and support
- Provide education of available treatment options
- Assist individuals in accessing preferred treatment
- Provide encouragement, hope and inspiration
- Support in meeting basic needs, developing relapse prevention plans and developing coping
We provide medical services such as psychiatric evaluation, evaluation and management services for medications to treat mental health and substance use disorders. We help individuals of all ages with behavioral health disorders. Our psychiatric medical staff specializes in mental health and substance use. The psychiatrist, physician assistant, psychiatric nurse practitioner or advanced practice nurse practitioner have chosen to work in the behavioral health field. Their passion for treating our patients influences our team and ensures the whole person approach to care. Because the medical providers are part of the Seneca staff, they interact with the other professionals such as therapists, case managers and peer recovery specialists each day.
In addition to the outpatient medical services, our medical staff serves our residential treatment programs, Crosswinds Center, a short-term residential treatment program located in Maxwelton, and Recovery Ridge, a men’s substance use residential treatment program located in Summersville.
We have compassionate and caring Community Engagement Coordinators who are familiar with the warning signs of various behavioral health challenges and can provide prevention assistance for those struggling with suicidal ideations or severe substance use disorders.
We offer crisis assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year to assist and support individuals. We also arrange and coordinate treatment services, assist with ensuring basic needs are met, encourage the use of natural supports and provide linkage to a variety of community support systems. Our highly trained behavioral health professionals are passionate about helping people find the life they want to live.
If you or someone you know is facing a mental health challenge, crisis or struggle, our qualified staff is here to listen, guide and support you. Initial crisis services are free and confidential.
We Can Help You with Your Mental Health | Seneca Health Services
At Seneca Health Services, we provide a holistic approach to substance use and mental health treatment. Our professional staff of psychiatrists, physician extenders, psychologists, therapists, nurses, case managers and other professional staff are dedicated to improving our patients’ health. People come to us for mental health assistance for many reasons, including anxiety, behavioral problems, personal tragedy, depression, difficulty dealing with stress, substance use disorders and more.
We respect diversity and offer specialized services to address the needs of our patients. At Seneca Health Services, we personalize our patients’ care so that they receive effective treatment. We listen to you, and will not provide any more or any less than what you need. Seneca Health Services is always here for you, whenever you are ready.
If you need help or have questions, do not hesitate to contact the Seneca office nearest you or use the link provided here.
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