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Behavioral Health Specialist

Coral Springs Medical & Dental

Primary Care, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine Specialists & Behavioral Health located in Coral Springs, FL

Mental health problems like depression and anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse disorders, and many other conditions can benefit from behavioral health interventions. The team at Coral Springs Medical & Dental in Coral Springs, Florida, provide expert behavioral health services for patients with a wide range of emotional and developmental disorders. Find the help you need to manage your problems by calling Coral Springs Medical & Dental today or book an appointment using the online form.

Behavioral Health

What is behavioral health?

Behavioral health is an approach to managing mental health problems, challenging behaviors, and difficulties in your life. The kinds of issues behavioral health services can help with include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Mood swings
  • Poor sleep quality or insomnia
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Major life changes such as bereavement or divorce
  • Behavioral conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Learning disabilities

The Coral Springs Medical & Dental team provides comprehensive behavioral health services to patients, tailored to their individual needs.

What kind of behavioral health treatment might I need?

There are numerous approaches to treating the causes and symptoms of mental health and related disorders. The Coral Springs Medical & Dental team addresses a wide variety of these problems using:

  • Individual counseling
  • Family and group psychotherapy
  • Adult ADHD assessment
  • Learning disability assessment
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Pain management techniques
  • Personality assessment
  • Addiction counseling
  • Smoking cessation
  • Diet and lifestyle changes

The type of behavioral health therapy you need depends on the nature of your problem, how severe it is, its cause, and factors like your age and other health issues.

How do behavioral health therapies work?

Behavioral health therapies use varying approaches to achieve an improvement in your condition. For instance, CBT looks at the way you view situations and events in your life and helps you reframe your thoughts in a less negative way.

One of the fundamental issues with behavior is understanding the effects your choices have on your mental and physical health. Lifestyle counseling helps you make changes like losing weight, eating a healthier diet, getting more exercise, and finding ways to relax and destress.

Pain management helps you cope with chronic problems like arthritis and fibromyalgia. Your provider at Coral Springs Medical & Dental shows you better ways to move, pace yourself, accomplish everyday tasks without causing a pain flare-up, and reduce the effects of pain by understanding it better.

You might need to combine lifestyle changes with some form of counseling or psychotherapy to achieve the best results. Your visits to the behavioral health team at Coral Springs Medical & Dental are likely to be weekly, to begin with, but your provider can increase or decrease the number of visits according to your needs.

How long does it take for behavioral health therapies to work?

There's no set length of time required for any type of behavioral health therapy to work. It's always personal to the patient and their environment.

However, to achieve optimal effects, behavioral health treatments may take months rather than weeks. Some people find they need ongoing behavioral health support. Your commitment to a behavioral health program is also vital for a successful outcome.

Find out more about the behavioral health services available at Coral Springs Medical & Dental by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.