Our therapists bring a combined 75 years of experience to serving Guernsey County in the assessment and treatment of many mental health disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression and personality disorders. Our mental health services also extend to those at risk of self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts or tendencies, as well as those with drug and alcohol problems or relationship issues.
Your first session with People to People will be spent completing an assessment, which typically lasts one-to-two hours and consists of asking and answering questions about your personal history and the nature of your duress. This mental health assessment allows your therapist to:
- Make a diagnosis and educate you on that assessment.
- Educate you on the services People to People offers.
- Give you information on the mental health services available to you from other agencies.
- Work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
- When possible, introduce you to and make an appointment with the provider of your choice.
People to People utilizes an assessment to determine your unique needs. Questions will cover topics such as demographic information and personal history, but your therapist will also ask questions about your mental and physical health needs and goals, such as:
- What symptoms or events have lead you to seek mental health services
- How do you know it is a problem?
- Who does it affect and why?
- How will you know this issue is resolved?
Mental Health Disorders
Our team of therapists have a wide range of experience in the treatment of mental health disorders, and an even wider network of partners to serve your needs. Some of the most common disorders they serve include:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Generalized anxiety is characterized by a general feeling of dread or unease that colors your whole life – worrying that is excessive, intrusive, persistent and/or debilitating.
- Depression: More than just sadness, symptoms of depression can include feelings of hopelessness, loss of interest in daily activities, irritability, self-loathing and concentration problems.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): ADHD impairs the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors, collectively referred to as “executive functioning skills.” These include important functions such as attention, concentration, memory, motivation and effort, learning from mistakes, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization, and social skills.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that is defined by impaired development in social interactions, verbal and non-verbal communication and unusual, repetitive/limited activities and interests.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A type of anxiety disorder, PTSD is triggered by a traumatic event that induces helplessness, intense fear and/or horror. For those suffering from PTSD, the trauma can have long-lasting and life-changing ramifications.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): OCD is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.
- Personality Disorders: A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people.