Mental Health

Also known as: Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Care

As a comprehensive provider of behavioral health services, Providence offers many options for people of all ages who need treatment. All doors are open to whole-person care at Providence. We are here for you – whether you need services in a primary care clinic, a psychiatry clinic, or an outpatient or inpatient setting. We promise to know you, care for you and ease your way no matter what your needs may be.

At Providence, behavioral health services are provided by licensed therapists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and psychiatrists who work in outpatient and inpatient settings.

For your well-being

During times of anxiety and stress, we want to help you get the mental and emotional support you may need. Here are some resources for supporting your wellness.

  • Providence mental health resources: Explore insights and resources to guide your mental wellness journey.
  • Work2BeWell: For teens, schools and parents, Work2BeWell offers helpful resources and tools for improving mental health.
  • NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a guide to information and links to resources.

If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal, please go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital or call 911.

We use individualized assessments to create the most effective course of treatment for your mental health. We take into consideration your psychiatric history and current life circumstances as well as any relevant medical problems that may be affecting your mental health.

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Concentration problems
  • Excessive fears or worries
  • Withdrawal from friends or activities
  • Sleeping problems
  • Delusions and hallucinations
  • Inability to cope with daily activities or stress
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Sex drive changes
  • Significant changes in eating habits
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidal thoughts

On occasion, some of us need more behavioral health support. This support can take different forms, for instance, weekly visits for psychiatric stabilization or an assessment to determine the right level of care needed at that time.

Providence behavioral health psychiatry can help. Our providers – psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and licensed therapists – develop care plans, manage medications and offer therapy. Your care team may consist of:

  • Psychiatric physicians
  • Experienced psychiatric nurses
  • Psychologists, therapists
  • Case managers
  • Social workers
  • Speech therapists
  • Spiritual care providers

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, such as depression. They provide counseling and can prescribe medications to treat mental illness. Psychiatrists may further specialize in specific areas, such as addiction psychiatry, or in treating specific age groups, such as adolescents.

Through inpatient and outpatient programs, you can be certain we will provide optimal care for your mental health needs. The psychiatric treatment services we provide include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Social withdrawal
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Neuropsychological assessment and testing
  • Psychosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Grief

Doctors Specializing in Mental Health

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.