Find a Mental Health Professional
Who is a mental health professional?
- Someone who can help people get relief from mental health conditions, and find ways to improve mental wellness and resiliency.
- They may be a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, marriage and family therapist, psychiatric nurse, or counselor with mental health training.
- You may find these professionals in emergency departments, hospitals, clinics, schools, community and religious centers, and in private practices.
How can a mental health professional help?
- If you feel unhappy, depressed, anxious, fearful, moody, or in need of emotional help, a mental health professional can help you to understand your problems and to feel better.
- They have specialized training to identify and understand problems that may be causing you discomfort or putting you at risk.
- They also have specialized training in helping people with a variety of mental disorders.
- If you need it, they can prescribe medicine, or can connect you with someone who can determine whether you need medication.
- They are trained to offer an objective, independent viewpoint.
- They can help you to connect with other professionals and specialists, if needed.
How do I find mental health care?
Ask your primary care physician, pediatrician or ob-gyn for a referral. Students can also refer to on-campus counseling centers or health centers, even a guidance counselor. Additional mental health professionals may be found in emergency departments, hospitals, clinics, community centers and private practices.▲ Back to Top