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Merit Resources: (509) 837-7700

Substance Use or Mental Health Crisis Line: 988

Serving Central Washington for Over 40 Years

Behavioral Health Counseling

Substance use and mental health disorders commonly occur together. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA), behavioral health issues impact 1 in 5 adults and continue to grow in prevalence and severity among adolescents. Many people go without help due to a shortage of providers. MERIT understands the importance of bridging this gap, integrating behavioral health counseling as part of essential treatment for substance use disorders to meet your multifaceted needs.

Behavioral Health Evaluation, Assessment, and Integration

A multidisciplinary approach that addresses physical and mental health needs alongside foundational needs like food and shelter is critical to a lasting recovery. When receiving behavioral health treatment at MERIT, your primary care team and behavioral clinicians, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, will work together to create a comprehensive plan based on your particular substance abuse disorder diagnosis, modifying it as your needs change. We offer behavioral health treatment for a full range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, and more. These treatments will coincide with individual and group therapy options, alongside necessary detox, pharmacological treatment, suicide prevention, and other essential support.

Behavioral Health Services Treatment Benefits

Behavioral health treatment ensures management of both your physical and mental recovery therapy needs, promoting whole-person care. It offers immediate short- and long-term benefits, including:

Understanding how your habits impact your physical and mental health
Changing thinking and behavior patterns
Reducing symptoms of mental health disorders so you feel more in control
Decreasing self-harm risk and increasing positive health outcomes and patient satisfaction
Lessening or eliminating your reliance on drugs and alcohol
Putting you on a smoother path to finding a permanent job and housing
Helping you achieve a better quality of life with improved physical health and restored relationships

Start the Path to a Fuller, More Meaningful Life

Multidisciplinary care ensures better management of substance use disorders. Get the addiction support you need with behavioral health counseling services at MERIT. Contact us at 877-789-3344 to schedule a consultation at our Ellensburg, Kennewick, Pasco, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wapato, or Yakima rehabilitation center today.