Behavioral health is just as important as your physical health. Yet far too often, it seems mental health takes a backseat. There can be many reasons people don’t seek behavioral health care.
Stigma, challenges finding services, and not believing services will help, are all reasons cited for not seeking care. At Lamprey Health Care, we use a team approach to care for the whole you.
Integrated Behavioral Health Care
Lamprey Health Care’s approach to behavioral health has been to integrate these services into the primary care setting. What does this mean? During a visit with your primary care provider, issues may be identified where our Behavioral Health Team can provide support. Your primary care provider may consult with the behavioral health team or invite you to meet them as part of your visit. This allows patients to address issues immediately. Patients can schedule additional follow up appointments with the behavioral health team and have their needs met in the comfort of their primary care office.
A Team Approach
Our behavioral health team has been growing and growing….and growing. We are so excited to introduce our new team members.
Ms. Costopulos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a clinical area of focus on eating disorders.
Ms. LaRose is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Masters Level Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is serving as the agency’s Substance Use Disorder Manager. Her clinical area of focus is in the treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorder.
Ms. Bartlett is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a clinical area of focus in dealing with traumatic experiences.
Dr. Mitchell is a Psychiatrist who works with both adults and children using psychotherapy and medication, and with facing substance use disorder.
They join Kim-Mary Cardinal, MS, LCMHC, at our Raymond center and Sherly Winkler, LCMHC, at our Nashua center on our behavioral health team.
Expanding our Services
Lamprey Health Care will be expanding our Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Program for patients with substance use disorder. The MAT program uses medications such as Suboxone and Vivitrol, in concert with behavioral health counseling services to assist patients on their path of recovery. In the next few months, our Nashua and Raymond centers will join our Newmarket center in offering this service.
Our Newmarket center recently began facilitating a Recovery Group for patients who are currently dealing with or have a history with substance use disorder. The group meets every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Recovery Group is free, and you do not need an appointment to attend. Simply check-in at the front desk.
If you or someone you know is dealing with a behavioral health issue, help is available. Call any of our health centers for more information. Our behavioral health team is here to help.