BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
We look forward to serving your health care needs at Washington Health Institute.
Washington Health Institute is pleased to offer behavioral health services for people experiencing depression, anxiety, COVID-19 related stress, difficulty coping with chronic health conditions or other life challenges. Participating in therapy consists of meeting with one of our licensed therapists to discuss issues and feelings that might be troubling you.
Taking the steps to begin therapy can be difficult. Our therapists will collaborate with you to establish personalized goals and assist you in determining the steps to reach them. Working with a therapist can help you uncover your strengths and learn new skills in coping with complicated challenges. By engaging in the therapeutic process, it is our goal to help you feel understood and better prepared to face stressors in life. We would be honored to walk with you on the journey to healing and fulfillment.
WHI is in-network with Carefirst BCBS, Aetna, United Healthcare, and Medicare for behavioral health services. An income-based sliding fee scale is also available for individuals who qualify. Please check back for updates as we expand our insurance network. WHI currently offers both in-person and telehealth appointments. All our therapists have been vaccinated for COVID-19. For out-of-network insurances, we can provide a superbill for you to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.
What Is Behavioral Health?
Behavioral health and mental health are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Mental health focuses solely on a person’s psychological state, whereas behavioral health includes both physical and mental struggles. It is defined as the connection between behaviors and the health and well-being of the body, mind and spirit.
Behavioral health encompasses many aspects of a person, including:
- Mental health
- Coping with chronic disease(s)
- Behavior modification
- Identifying and expanding coping mechanisms
Who Benefits from Behavioral Health Services?
Many people are struggling with issues that fall under the behavioral health category. There is research suggesting that mental health and physical health are closely related. Sixty-eight percent of adults with mental health disorders also struggle with medical conditions. Some of these conditions are chronic. Managing a patient’s physical health with an underlying behavioral issue is much more difficult than that of a patient without these challenges.
Behavioral health services can benefit people with a wide range of challenges. People most commonly seek behavioral health service to treat:
- Depression & Anxiety
- Panic disorders
- Anger issues
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
What to expect?
Taking steps to begin therapy can be difficult. Participating in therapy consists of meeting with one of our licensed therapists to discuss issues and feelings that might be troubling you.
Our therapists will collaborate with you to establish personalized goals and help you determine the steps to reach them. Working with a therapist can help you uncover your strengths and learn new skills in coping with complicated challenges.
Your first visit with a therapist:
- Time for you to get to know one another
- Share your background
- Discuss challenges you are facing
- Share some details about your life
- Complete some preliminary assessments