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Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling For Adults and Adolescents

Mental health counseling is an appropriate avenue for a wide variety of issues–everything from dealing with a life-changing event (moving to a new location, for example) to a psychological condition such as depression or anxiety. The methods most commonly used in mental health counseling are talk therapy and drug therapy. Sometimes one is sufficient, but in other cases, both may be needed to affect the kind of change necessary to help you resolve a short-term or long-standing issue. For some individuals, an alternative treatment–Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)–is the most beneficial route.

The professionals at Calabasas Behavioral Health have decades of experience and know how to determine what sort of mental health counseling is best suited to addressing the issues you are concerned about.

Forms of Mental Health Counseling at CBH

Mental health counseling can involve different forms of treatment:

  • Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, employs a variety of approaches–for example, cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Psychopharmacological therapy, also known as drug therapy, is less about delving into the triggers of anxiety or depression or learning coping strategies and more about using mood stabilizers and anti-anxiety medications.

Because these types of drugs can have mild to severe side effects, it is a good idea to try the psychotherapeutic approaches first. Often, determining the causes of a phobia or other anxiety-related issue and finding a behavioral solution can resolve or at least help you manage an issue without the need for medications.

Come and Meet the Counselors at Calabasas Behavioral Health

Calabasas Behavioral Health offers mental health therapy services for adults and adolescents throughout the Calabasas area including:  Agoura Hills, Tarzana, Encino, Calabasas, Malibu, Moorpark, San Fernando, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Ventura, and Westlake Village.

Call us at 818-921-4300 to talk to our friendly and professional staff about mental health therapy services or to set up an appointment for family counseling.