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Mental Health Treatment in Sacramento
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 1 in 5 U.S. adults struggle with their mental health. Many people struggle in silence and never seek help for their mental health, primarily due to fear of judgment.
However, if you are struggling with mental health, you don’t have to take on this burden alone – help is available through our Sacramento mental health services. SequoiaMD is a direct primary care and addiction treatment center committed to helping patients receive personalized, quality patient care. We offer mental health treatment in Sacramento as part of our larger primary care services, providing a range of comprehensive treatment services from mental health care to addiction treatment, and more so you receive the best possible care for your needs.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you on your road to recovery.
Every individual deserves to live a healthy, happy life; a big part of that is having a trustworthy, qualified primary care physician. Primary care doctors in Sacramento should be trustworthy individuals to whom you can turn for all of your mental and physical wellness needs.
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What We Do
Why Mental Healthcare Is Essential?
At SequoioaMD, we offer treatment for psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD that can significantly impact a person’s mental and emotional well-being and overall quality of life.
Psychiatric disorders can impair a person's ability to function effectively in various areas of life, including work, relationships, and self-care. Treatment can help individuals regain their ability to perform daily tasks and engage in fulfilling activities.
Long-Term Reduction in Symptoms
Many psychiatric conditions are chronic in nature. Medical treatment and care can provide individuals with the tools and coping-strategies to manage their symptoms over the long term, promoting stability and preventing relapse.
Accessible and effective mental healthcare helps reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. More than half of individuals struggling with mental health never seek treatment or help, and fear of judgment and prejudice is a significant reason why. The stigma associated with mental health disorders can be a self-stigma, or internalized, or something someone experiences through the prejudice of others.
Stigma occurs when a person's mental health condition is viewed to be either dangerous or untreatable. It is essential to understand that psychiatric disorders are treatable and that a person with a mental health disorder is more likely to be the victim of a violent crime than to commit a violent crime.
We can reduce the stigma associated with adverse mental health conditions and seeking treatment by combating misinformation surrounding mental health disorders and embracing treatment in an accepting, non-judgemental environment.
Improving Physical Health
Mental health is closely connected to physical health. Depression and anxiety can negatively impact our physical health, potentially leading to chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. Treating mental health concerns can improve overall health outcomes.
Our Individualized Treatment Approach
At SequoiaMD, we provide personalized treatment options so patients can receive the best possible care to support their needs. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to mental health or addiction treatment, which is why we use a direct, personalized care approach to ensure you receive the exact care you need to best overcome addiction, better manage your mental health symptoms, and live a happier and healthier quality of life.
Our Sacramento mental health treatment services are here to help you better manage your mental health symptoms.
There are many definitions of what primary care is. We think of it as a long-term relationship with a doctor you trust, who is there for you when you need it. Someone who is “almost a part of the family.”
Primary care for most people will cover most of their needs.
Comprehensive Mental Health Services
There is no one-fits-all approach when it comes to treating mental health and addiction. That’s why we offer an extensive range of mental health care services and addiction treatment options so patients can receive the best possible treatment around their unique recovery needs. At SequoiaMD, we offer several pillars of treatment, including individual therapy, group therapy, and medication-assisted treatment, depending on your unique needs.
- Assessment and Diagnosis: At SequoiaMD, we begin by conducting a thorough assessment to understand the individual’s mental health status, including a diagnosis if necessary. From there, we can ensure we are building a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses all necessary factors.
- Therapy and Counseling: Mental health treatment can involve various forms of psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT), talk therapy, and more. We work with individuals to address their specific mental health issues and develop coping strategies.
- Medication Management: We may prescribe and monitor medications when necessary to manage conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.
- Group Therapy: Group therapy sessions allow patients with similar concerns to share experiences, provide support, and learn from each other under the guidance of a trained therapist.
- Education and Psychoeducation: Educating patients and their families about their conditions, treatment options, and coping strategies is an essential part of comprehensive care.
- Case Management: Case managers may assist individuals in coordinating various aspects of their care, including connecting them with community resources and social services.
- Preventive and Wellness Services: Comprehensive mental healthcare should also include efforts to promote mental well-being and prevent mental health issues through lifestyle changes, stress management, and other wellness approaches.
Direct Care (Direct Primary Care) is a direct relationship between you and the team that helps get well and stay healthy. The idea is really simply: we provide you the care that you need, and you pay us a monthly fee. Think of it like a gym membership, but instead of lifting weights, you get a team of professionals.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment Options
Many patients who struggle with addiction also have underlying mental health problems. Dual diagnosis refers to overlapping conditions, most commonly a substance use disorder and mental health condition.
From anxiety and depression, to PTSD and Bipolar Disorder, studies have shown that adverse mental health conditions have a significant impact on the start and severity of substance abuse. Many patients with mental health problems may start abusing drugs or alcohol as a means to cope with their mental health. While abusing drugs and alcohol may temporarily relieve some mental health symptoms, it will only worsen our overall well-being over time. Despite certain substances temporarily reducing anxiety or depression, the more these substances are abused, the higher the likelihood a person will form an addiction.
Research also indicates that individuals with a substance use disorder are more likely to develop certain mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, anxiety or mood disorders. This is due to the way in which drugs and alcohol affect the brain, changing brain chemistry and function, which can trigger the development of psychiatric disorders.
Regardless of whether addiction has caused mental health issues, or a psychiatric disorder has led someone to abuse drugs or alcohol, dual diagnosis treatment is vital. Failure to address either mental health concerns or substance abuse issues during treatment will only lower the chance of long-term recovery. If an individual leaves treatment only addressing one concern, they are more likely to relapse or have recurring adverse mental health effects.
Although it may not be best for everyone, medication-assisted treatment can offer a safe and effective way to aid your recovery journey and reduce your risk of relapsing. We offer several options for medication-assisted treatment, including the use of Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, acamprosate, SUBLOCADE, SUBOXONE, Vivitrol, and disulfiram, which can help assist you along your recovery journey.
SequoiaMD Can Help Improve Your Mental Well-Being
SequoiaMD’s Mental Health Treatment Programs are built on understanding and empowerment; no one should feel their mental health is preventing them from living a fulfilling life. By focusing on stigma reduction, coping strategies, and improving our overall health, we can overcome mental health challenges and get a fresh start on life.
Our direct primary care optimizes patient care so we can spend more time and energy on delivering the highest quality of patient care, not on things like paperwork and red tape.
Ready to start your recovery journey? Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you on your road to recovery.
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5025 J St #206,
Sacramento, CA 95819