Behavioral Health Specialist

You may pay attention to your physical health, but how often are you aware of your mental health and the effects it has on your overall well-being? HAPPI Provider team and the expert team at HAPPI Health provide patients with a comprehensive treatment plan to address behavioral health issues. They integrate individual and family counseling, in partnership with WellStone, to provide in-house counseling services for issues such as depression, grief, and stress management. Call the office in Huntsville, Alabama, today to take advantage of these behavioral health services or use the online tool to make an appointment.

What is behavioral health?

Behavioral health refers to mental health, marriage and family counseling, and addiction treatment. 

At HAPPI Health, you can benefit from behavioral health services to address:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family counseling
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Discuss your personal concerns with Dr. Andrews, and she can advise you as to whether an in-house counselor is right for you or if you should be referred to a specialist.

With the behavioral health services at HAPPI Health, you receive both preventive care, treatments, and recovery services to optimize your mental and physical health.

When should I seek help for anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are mental health conditions that can exist independently or together.

Everyone feels sad or blue sometimes, but when you have an overwhelming sense of sadness that persists with no clear cause, you may be suffering from depression.

Anxiety is a natural reaction to stress, but when you have persistent anxiety without a triggering, stressful event, it is clinically significant.

Symptoms that suggest you should seek behavioral health support include:

  • Lack of interest in things that once brought you joy
  • Severe fatigue
  • Changes in your level of physical movement
  • Insomnia or sleep disruptions
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
  • Extreme worry
  • Excessive fear of certain situations, activities, or objects
  • Repeating specific, compulsive tasks
  • Fears that never seem to ease
  • Overwhelming concern about your health or cleanliness
  • Anxiety linked to a traumatic event

If you notice these changes in yourself or a loved one, seek help from the team at HAPPI Health. Counseling, medications, and lifestyle changes can help you shift your thinking and manage your mental health.

How do behavioral health services help patients overcome grief, stress, and ADHD?

When you or a loved one is grieving, the opportunity to talk through your emotions with a neutral, compassionate person can be quite healing. At HAPPI Health, the team provides the social support necessary for your recovery.

Behavioral health can also help you manage stress by giving you space to process and work through stressful thoughts. Counseling can help you put them in perspective and create ways to manage your tasks, emotions, and habits more effectively. 

For patients with ADHD, the practice offers a comprehensive evaluation, an inclusive treatment plan, provider collaboration, and the utilization of the Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Rating Scale to assess children ages 6-12.

To learn more about the comprehensive behavioral health services, call the office or book an appointment online.