Mental Health Counseling & Treatment
When you’re struggling with a mental illness, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn. Mental health disorders can take many different shapes and forms; it isn’t always as simple as someone being consumed by anger or sadness. There are over 200 classified forms of mental illness, with an estimated 54 million Americans suffering from some type of mental disorder each year.
Recovery Centers of America at Devon is here to help during this physically and emotionally trying time. As lead providers in the drug and alcohol addiction treatment industry, our clinicians treat mental health disorders for patients with or without a substance use disorder. We also accept most major insurances, so you can trust you’re getting affordable, outstanding care.
We understand the toll mental health problems can cause on a person and their family – especially when it comes to deciding if it’s the right time for treatment. At RCA at Devon, mental illness is fully treatable through our Outpatient program in PHP, IOP, and GOP levels.
Our team treats the following (but not limited to):
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar and related disorders
- Depressive disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Other Mental Disorders
How Will RCA Treat my Mental Health Disorder?
Only 44% of people who suffer from mental health issues seek treatment – possibly due to the stigma attached to mental health issues. But it’s important to seek help when struggling with mental illness because treatment can reduce symptoms and help you live a healthier, happy life.
Good mental health has a positive impact on an individual’s physical and spiritual health, yet many people feel stigmatized if they need to seek treatment for their mental health. At RCA, we’ll treat you with dignity and respect, and help restore you to a happier, more meaningful life,” says RCA’s Director of Family Services Trish Caldwell.
The goal of therapy is to help you navigate through life in a more productive, fulfilling way. With the guidance of our mental health clinicians, we’ll create skills and strategies to combat your mental health disorder, minimizing its effects on your day-to-day life. You’ll participate in one-on-one counseling, where each session will be tailored to your needs. For example, if you’re feeling depressed, you likely aren’t getting the most out of relationships with the people in your life who matter the most – no matter how much you want those relationships to be fluid and valued. This robs your interactions of enjoyment and can spill into everyday life. Going to therapy can help you turn that around. You’ll find our Devon facility is a safe place to talk with therapists who will give you the tools you need to manage your symptoms and get a refreshed look at life.
Essential Mental Health Outpatient Treatment From the Comfort of Your Home via Telehealth
We’ve converted RCA’s Outpatient services from our offices to live, high definition audio/video telehealth due to COVID-19. We’ve watched patients thrive with our services from the comfort and safety of their homes. While we continue to offer all of our Outpatient services via telehealth, we want you to know: You can still receive the same evidence-based treatment RCA is known for – just from your home. Learn more about our telehealth services here.
Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
Like other diseases, mental illnesses can present with physical, mental, and/or emotional symptoms. Here are a few to keep an eye out:
- Confusing thinking
- Prolonged depression (sadness or irritability)
- Feelings of extreme highs and lows
- Excessive fears, worries, and anxieties
- Social withdrawal
- Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
- Strong feelings of anger
- Strange thoughts or delusions
- Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
- Suicidal thoughts
- Numerous unexplained physical ailments
- Substance use
What Causes Mental Illness?
There isn’t always a cause behind the development of mental illness; however, specific factors like work, diet, drugs, or lack of sleep can have a heavy hand in mental health. What’s important to remember is that certain events or things affect people differently. So, while one event may trigger a mental illness for one person, that same event might not affect another person.
For example, experiencing trauma, abuse, loneliness, losing someone close to you, long-term stress, drug or alcohol misuse, bullying, domestic violence, or a physical health condition can all contribute to mental health disorders.
Does Mental Illness Run in Families?
According to research, some mental health problems may run in families – like schizophrenia. While research does show a child of a parent with schizophrenia is more likely to develop it themselves, there’s no research that proves genes are to blame. Other factors, like the environment in which you grew up in or the ways of thinking you learned from your parents could influence this.
You don’t have to live with mental illness consuming every moment of your life. Seeking treatment for mental illness can put you on the path to happiness. Help is here; we understand and support what you’re going through. Questions? Recovery Centers of America is always available. Call 1-800-RECOVERY.