Psychological Care and Healing in Los Angeles PCH
At Psychological Care & Healing Center, we provide sophisticated mental health care in a safe and containing environment. We encourage and strengthen connections to family, work and community and support our clients to return to productive, healthy lives. PCH integrates primary and transitional models of care in a “real world” setting.
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The Benefits of Residential Treatment PCH Treatment Center
(3 days ago) One of the most critical factors in a mental health residential treatment plan is reshaping bad habits, old tendencies, and counterproductive thought patterns into a balanced daily routine. For many individuals, having a dedicated community supporting them as they hit the reset button on life can make the difference between perseverance and
Our Approach vs. Residential Mental Health Treatment
(2 days ago) Most residential mental health facilities provide a static environment where all of the individual’s daily activities are contained. Individuals often eat, sleep, work, learn, and participate in therapy sessions all in the same building. One of the downsides with this approach is that even if individuals feel they’ve made progress in a
Family Therapy Programs in LA PCH Treatment Center
(7 days ago) We promote long-term family health with individual family and multi-family groups, mentalization, family systems, relapse prevention, transition planning and self-care. We feature highly-trained family therapists with a minimum of ten years post-graduate experience.
Dissociative Identity Disorder Treatment Options PCH
(4 days ago) Any person with a history of psychological trauma or dissociation should seek help from a qualified mental health professional. When dissociative episodes are occurring with frequency, or are profound, or when a person suffers from multiple identities, intensive treatment is necessary.
The Role of Family in Mental Health Treatment
(5 days ago) However, these relationships can be negatively impacted when a loved one suffers from mental health challenges or substance misuse. This not only affects the individual but also impacts their closest relationships. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of shame and stigma associated with these conditions, making it challenging to talk about with
OCD Treatment Center in Los Angeles PCH Treatment Center
(3 days ago) What is also true is that people with mental health challenges, particularly OCD and anxiety, are vulnerable to being psychologically overwhelmed by the pandemic. At the core of OCD and anxiety is a profound experience of uncertainty and threat. This experience is manifested in a variety of ways, including existential fears about the safety of
Emotional Dysregulation Disorder Treatment PCH Treatment
(6 days ago) Emotional dysregulation is a symptom of several different emotional and cognitive states. It is often a symptom of several mislabeled and misconceptualized psychological or psychiatric disorders, as listed in the DSM-5.
Insomnia & Sleep Disorder Treatment Center PCH Treatment
(9 days ago) Sleep Disorders or insomnia should be evaluated by a mental health professional. In severe cases sleep studies may be necessary. A thorough medical history is necessary, to elicit problems related to airway obstruction (obstructive sleep apnea), or …
Why Emotional Dysregulation is Misdiagnosed as Bipolar
(9 days ago) When emotional dysregulation is mislabeled as Bipolar II, psychiatrists and physicians treating mental health problems will often medicate their clients in accordance with this diagnosis. Frequently-used medications in the misdiagnosis of Bipolar II include Lithium, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants (medications initially used for seizure
Schizophrenia Treatment Options PCH
(9 days ago) Classified by mental health clinicians as a psychotic disorder, schizophrenia can distort how an individual thinks, expresses emotions, relates to others and perceives reality. Every year in the United States, roughly 100,000 people are diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Treatment Modalities and Groups PCH Treatment Center
(1 days ago) Occupational therapy (OT) was developed in the early 1900s as a mental health treatment modality that understood that when a person has access to meaningful activities (or occupations as they were referred to at the time), the likelihood for wellness and recovery increases immeasurably. Occupational therapists contribute to the recovery process
Ketamine and Its Effects on the Brain and Mental Health
(Just Now) By the 1970s, ketamine was also popular in veterinary medicine and was added to the World Health Organization’s “Essential Medicine” list in 1985. It wasn’t until the 2000s, however, that researchers began exploring ketamine as a treatment for depression. Unfortunately, as ketamine grew in popularity, people started to use it
Psychological Assessment Clinic PCH Treatment Center
(Just Now) The more we know about a client’s mental health, the more we can help them. Our doctoral-level clinicians offer valuable perspectives and expertise using the latest tools, methodologies, and research in psychological testing. Scroll to learn more. Director of Assessment Center.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms PCH Treatment Center
(2 days ago) Obsessive Symptoms. Symptoms of obsession in an individual include obtrusive, unwanted thought patterns that repeatedly cause distress or anxiety. The individual may then try to ignore or appease those thoughts with a performative ritual or behavior. The obsessive component of obsessive-compulsive behavior often manifests itself as an
The Black Swan Movie and Psychological Illness
(6 days ago) The Black Swan and Psychological Illness. The dark drama The Black Swan is built around the psychological illness of its protagonist, Nina Sayers, beautifully and disturbingly portrayed by Natalie Portman. Nina’s disordered relationship with her roommate mother Erica, played by Barbara Hershey, sets the stage for Nina’s psychological breakdown.
Does PTSD Ever Go Away
(2 days ago) Like most mental health conditions, the intensity and duration of PTSD depend on several different factors, including the type and severity of trauma that a patient experiences, how long that trauma lasted, how the patient’s brain was affected …
Michelle LoFurno, Director PCH Treatment Center
(7 days ago) For over a decade, Dr. LoFurno has obtained specialization in psychological assessment across a myriad of clinical environments, including outpatient community mental health, residential treatment centers, and inpatient psychiatric facilities, as well as court and school-based settings. Dr.
Our Approach to Treating Anxiety PCH Treatment Center
(Just Now) Anxiety is a physiological and emotional response that is out of proportion to a real stressful or potentially dangerous situation. Ultimately, anxiety diminishes a person’s overall health and well-being. It may prevent a person from achieving success in work or school; it often impacts interpersonal relationships.
Vertigo Actress Kim Novak Diagnosed with Bipolar & OCD
(6 days ago) Novak’s current art exhibit in San Francisco is a fundraiser for local arts and cultural institutions. She hopes someone from a mental health organization will be inspired to create a larger show for 2013 in which proceeds from the sale of her work will go …
What Is the Psychosocial Model
(Just Now) The psychosocial model accounts for a broader range of factors than many other models of mental well-being. By understanding an individual’s mental state in relation to social milieu, the psychosocial model works to dispel the myth that an individual’s mental distress exists exclusively in the mind, independent of context or environment.
PCH Pasadena Higher Acuity & Social Integration Treatment
(5 days ago) Each member of our treatment team is committed to honesty, integrity and mutual respect as core values critical to creating a healing environment. All treatment is provided in a superb setting with an emphasis on comfort and service so our clients can optimally focus on transforming their lives. Timothy Pylko, MD. Executive Director, PCH Pasadena.
Exercise Reduces Anxiety and Depression
(9 days ago) The positive effects of exercise on mental health and well-being are well described. Physical activity has been shown to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Conversely, physical inactivity is associated with onset and increased severity of psychological problems.
Marijuana (Cannabis) Use and Mental Illness
(1 days ago) Dr Compton is now with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. CONTEXT: A number of studies have found that the use of cannabis and other psychoactive substances is associated with an earlier onset of psychotic illness.
Our PTSD Treatment Center PCH Supports Your Well-Being
(7 days ago) These symptoms and signs should be assessed by a mental health professional. For example, a history of exposure to a traumatic event with a response that involves intense fear, helplessness or horror is pathognomonic for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Persons with trauma will report recurrent and intrusive distressing recollections of the
Mental and Behavioral Disorders Treatment in LA PCH
(Just Now) Mental and behavioral problems affect a large portion of the population with differing diagnoses and severity of symptoms. An estimated 450 million people are affected by mental health issues, but because many fail to seek help due to denial or social stigmas surrounding mental …
The Risks of Untreated Bipolar Disorder PCH Treatment Center
(5 days ago) The World Health Organization lists bipolar disorder as the sixth leading cause of disability in the world. Individuals struggling with bipolar episodes may struggle to hold a stable job or find employment if they have an inconsistent work history. Relationship Strain. Relationships are difficult.
Comprehensive Psychological Assessment & Testing PCH
(5 days ago) A comprehensive psychological assessment at PCH Assessment Center is beneficial for individuals with mental health difficulties that may be adversely affecting functioning and general well-being, including mood, attention, thought process, and interpersonal struggles.
Helen Yee, PhD
(8 days ago) Due to her commitment to community mental health and her belief in assisting underserved populations, Dr. Yee serves on the Board of the Rose City Center, a nonprofit mental health clinic dedicated to providing low fee psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She also serves as the Chair of the Training Committee for Rose City Center. ← Back to team page
Learn More About PCH Treatment Center
(Just Now) Other goals we instill in our clients are reconnecting to loved ones and family, reclaiming past educational or vocational goals, finding activities that bring joy and peace of mind, bringing together health of mind and body, learning to eat and exercise properly, learning self-care and taking control of emotional regulation and thoughts.
Kurt Garbe, Chief Marketing Officer PCH Treatment Center
(8 days ago) Kurt Garbe, MA. Marketing Consultant. Kurt Garbe is an important resource for families and clients searching for a specific treatment program. Kurt has over thirty years of experience in the chemical dependency and mental health fields. He has served as the Director of Crisis Intervention and Admissions for the A.S.A.P. Family Treatment Program
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Mental Health PCH Treatment Center
(7 days ago) In a previous post, we outlined the fundamental differences between inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment to highlight the key benefits of inpatient mental health treatment.In this post, we’ll provide a more in-depth explanation of the distinctions, and you may discover that the differences in treatment between the two aren’t as significant as you’d think.
Our Bipolar Disorder Treatment Center PCH Supports Healing
(Just Now) PCH Treatment Center realizes that those suffering from Bipolar Disorder have a lifelong condition with exacerbations and remissions. We also understand that psychosocial factors have a large impact on the well-being of persons who are suffering from Bipolar Disorder. The first step for any client entering PCH is a thorough clinical assessment.
PCH-Connected: Telehealth Mental Health PCH Treatment Center
(1 days ago) PCH offers tele-health treatment groups for our OCD clients. Groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals with a specialization in OCD and related disorders. Our groups combine Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) skills training with Exposure and Response Prevention.
Treatment Philosophy and Mission PCH Treatment Center
(1 days ago) PCH is a primary mental health treatment center, not a drug and alcohol center that “also treats” psychological problems. PCH is owned and managed by clinicians and features a highly qualified and experienced clinical team that expertly manages moderate to severe mental health problems. We have over 50 doctoral and masters level therapists
Hoarding Disorder Treatment in LA PCH Treatment Center
(1 days ago) Co-occurring mental health conditions are often found alongside hoarding, such as OCD and depression. Approximately one third of patients with OCD show hoarding behavior and 60% of hoarders meet the diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder. Weight issues additionally are thought to co-occur with hoarding, and studies show that hoarders
Glenn Close Talks Family History of Mental Illness
(1 days ago) Three years ago, actress Glenn Close founded Change 2 Mind, a non-profit group dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental illness. Now, as part of her organization’s ongoing mission, and to mark May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the Oscar-nominated actress is speaking out about how mental illness has affected close members of her own family.
Psychological Trauma Treatment Center in LA PCH Treatment
(3 days ago) Emotional trauma or abuse is often devastating to a person’s psychological health, because it can harm an individual’s sense of self and self-esteem. Trauma also has the power to disrupt close current or future interpersonal relationships. The intrusive re-experiencing of trauma can negatively impact a person throughout their life.
Client Testimonials and Stories PCH Treatment Center
(2 days ago) PCH is a remarkable program. It helped me to save my life. I had searched for years to find treatment that focused on mental health but still addressed alcoholism. However, few to none really exist. The staff as a whole went above and beyond their roles.
Psychological Disorders & Treatments PCH Treatment Center
(2 days ago) Psychotic States. PCH Treatment Center specializes in working with clients suffering from what is commonly referred to as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, thought disorders and other more severe psychological and psychiatric problems. While we question the clinical utility and accuracy of these psychiatric labels, we offer a specialized
Christine Hanna, MSW, LCSW PCH Treatment Center
(9 days ago) Christine Hanna, MSW, LCSW. OCD Client Program Director. Hello. As a therapist committed to strengthening relationships and fostering emotional, mental, and spiritual health, I look forward to serving you. I am a psychotherapist in private practice, And a licensed clinical social worker.
Cedars Sinai Closes Inpatient & Outpatient Services
(7 days ago) A major overhaul of the way California deals with mental health is underway, partly in response to safety issues at mental hospitals, partly in response to Department of Justice oversight, in anticipation of federal health care reform and because of a major realignment shifting management and funding for many mental health services from the
PCH Social Justice and Human Rights Initiative PCH Treatment
(6 days ago) Examining racial issues in the mental health system. For example, people of color are overly represented in our community mental health system and in carrying more severe psychiatric diagnoses but are under-represented in access to mental health services.
Phobia Treatment & Therapy in LA PCH Treatment Center
(8 days ago) The philosophy at PCH Treatment Center is to focus on mind body healing with holistic therapies and minimal medication usage. Our expertise in psychopharmacology aligns closely with our philosophy. At PCH Treatment Center we offer yoga, mindfulness meditation, art therapy, acupuncture and massage, to help Clients maximize the healing process.
Tim Pylko, MD on PCH Pasadena PCH Treatment Center
(8 days ago) Executive Director Dr. Tim Pylko discusses the PCH Pasadena Program and how it is uniquely positioned to help individuals deal with complex psychological disorders and serious mental illnesses within an attractive and contained healing environment.
Low Self Esteem Treatment in LA PCH Treatment Center
(8 days ago) Low self-esteem originates in childhood. Adverse childhood experiences such as a home life lacking in safety or love, excessive criticism, problems with physical appearance or health, physical or sexual abuse, or other traumatic events can lead to low self-esteem as an adult. Adverse experiences as an adult can also cause low self-esteem, such as unemployment, marital difficulties or divorce
Mental Health Problems in the Military
(8 days ago) Mental health problems in the Military. The United States Defense Department’s Medical Surveillance report states that the most common reason for male military personnel to visit the hospital is a mental health issue. In women, it is the second most common cause. Post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol
How Does Bipolar Affect a Person’s Everyday Life
(3 days ago) Whether you’re trying to connect clinical bipolar symptoms with everyday life or understand if you may be dealing with bipolar mood patterns, it’s helpful to look beyond diagnostic labels. Let’s take a peek behind the curtain and explore how it affects a person’s everyday life. How Bipolar Disorder Affects Everyday Life. While you can begin to understand how bipolar disorder works by
Thomas Gifford, Admissions Coordinator PCH Treatment
(9 days ago) Originally from the U.K, Thomas began his career in healthcare working for the U.K National Health Service (NHS) for over 15 years. Thomas began his studies in the field of Adult Nursing with the University of Hertfordshire followed by the University of Lincoln leading to a clinical role as part of a school nurse service delivering psychological care and talking therapies to children