Your Mental Health Matters
At The Portland Clinic, we believe that treating an individual is more than just treating physical symptoms. Your overall health consists of many areas that require ongoing attention and nurturing including your body, your mind, and your spirit. While we have always offered medical services to our patients, we are now also offering behavioral health services. By doing so, we are telling our patients that feeling better not only includes medical exams, labs, or prescriptive care. It involves paying attention to your emotional health, which can make symptoms worsen, or slow down recovery, or even make you vulnerable to illness and accidents. If you have good emotional health, it can speed up recovery and boost your immune system.
Depression and anxiety, two of the most common emotional forms of distress are highly treatable and should be included in your treatment plan. If you feel you are suffering from either of these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor about them. Sometimes, your depression can have a slow onset and be present without you fully realizing the extent that it is influencing your quality of life. For this reason, The Portland Clinic has instituted a Depression Screening questionnaire that is given to all patients periodically. It allows your doctor to assess whether depression is a contributing factor to your health concerns. If there is concern, your doctor may refer you for counseling. For your convenience, we offer this service at The Portland Clinic with a licensed psychologist. You may also choose to access these services on your own and we would be happy to provide you with a referral. Research demonstrates that improving your emotional health improves your physical health … so, be sure to take care of your BODY, your MIND, and your SPIRIT!
We offer adult individual therapy for:
- Relationship problems
- Low self-esteem
- Job stress
- Living with a disability
- Relocation & transition difficulties
- Grief & loss
- Post traumatic stress
- Parenting issues
- Adult children of alcoholic / drug-addicted families
- Fear of intimacy
- Chronic pain
- Managing chronic mental illness