Treatment Center / Clinic in Longview, WA

Peace Health Medical Group

Peace Health Medical Group | Treatment Center / Clinic photo
Behavioral Health
Support for Overall Good Health

How people think and feel often affects how they behave or the actions they take. Behavioral Health is the field of medicine devoted to helping people overcome or manage stresses and make positive healthy choices.

Behavioral Health includes a wide range of mental or emotional problems, such as:

Addiction to drugs or alcohol
Bipolar (sudden or frequent mood swings from extreme sadness to extreme happiness)
Depression (mild to extreme sadness that won't go away)
Phobias (extreme or unexplained fears)
Causes can include genetics, physical make-up, chemical imbalances, trauma, life experiences, environment or a combination of various factors.

Identifying these types of problems takes the skill and understanding of a trained professional. Behavioral Health providers include Psychiatrists (medical doctors), Psychologists (doctors of philosophy), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

There is hope and help for those who struggle with emotional or mental issues. Medication, counseling, special types of therapy or a combination are among the various types of treatments that can be used.

Behavioral Health at PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth Medical Group has a comprehensive system of care that serves children, adolescents, adults and seniors struggling with issues of chemical dependency and/or emotional distress. Our providers are experienced medical doctors, advance registered nurse practitioners, psychologists and social workers:

Robert C. Axelrod, MD
Anca Balasu, MD
Marcia L. Bentley, ARNP
Brent A. Francisco, ARNP, PMHNP
Susan Mejo, ARNP, PsyD
Norine Meyer-Weekly, LICSW
Ramona Sherman, ARNP
Gayle Tate, LICSW
Tanya Martin, LICSW
Laura Wagner, ARNP
Jared Shoemaker, MD
Regardless of where services are provided, our care teams use the same basic approach: help clients identify and put their goals into words, then recognize and use their strengths to work toward those goals.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy  Herpes and STD Counseling
 Addiction  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Men's Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Children's Counseling  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Psychopharmacology
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self-Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Domestic Violence  Sexual Dysfunction
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues