Best therapeutic outcomes start with NOMS’ highly skilled Behavioral Health Team. Our specialties include: Psychiatry, Counseling and Licensed Clinical Social Work.
Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
Psychiatrists are physicians, qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.
People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing "voices." Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift, or problems functioning - causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control.
Psychiatrists can order or perform a full range of medical and psychological tests which, combined with discussions with patients, help provide a picture of a patient's physical and mental state. Their education and training equip them to understand the complex relationship between emotional and other medical illnesses and the relationships with genetics and family history, to evaluate, diagnose and create a solid treatment plan.
Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments – including various forms of psychotherapy, medications, psychosocial interventions and other treatments depending on the needs of each patient. Most medications are used by psychiatrists in much the same way that medications are used to treat high blood pressure or diabetes.
Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Through talk therapy, professional counselors help clients of all ages identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and, promote behavior change and optimal mental health. Ideally, counseling is terminated when the problem is more manageable or resolved.
NOMS counselors offer individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, and parenting counseling to children, adults and the elderly.
Reasons to seek relief from a counselor include: stress or anger management; anxiety; depression; mood disorder; trauma; sexual abuse; domestic violence; grief; ADHD; and, coping skills.
Licensed Clinical Social Work deals with issues involving patients’ mental and emotional health. The goal of social work is to help individuals improve the quality of their lives and well-being. Problems addressed may include financial, behavioral, health, and social issues.
Licensed independent social workers are available to work with all different types of people including: children, adults, and the elderly, from all social, financial, and ethnic classes. Most often social workers assist those experiencing difficult junctures or crises in their lives. Examples include poverty, medical problems and mental health issues.