Whether it’s good or bad, we all deal with our mental health on a daily basis. It encompasses every part of our psychological well-being, from emotions and behaviors to perception and social well-being. But if we all have mental health, what does it mean to provide it?
If you’ve dealt with mental or emotional distress, you’ve probably heard the term “mental health provider.” It refers to a health care professional who specializes in the mental well-being of their clients. There are many types of mental health providers that are available to Anthem Blue Cross members, including Lightfully Behavioral Health.
We’ll discuss the role of mental health providers, when you should book an appointment with one and why Lightfully is the best mental health provider option for Anthem Blue Cross members.
The important role of a mental health provider
A mental health provider is a health care professional who helps improve the mental well-being of individuals. A mental health provider will provide you with support, resources and treatment options to alleviate the behaviors, thoughts and emotions that are impacting your quality of life. There are many types of mental health providers, but the most common are licensed clinical therapists and licensed clinical psychiatrists.
A clinical therapist provides talk therapy to help you work through the issues that are impacting your mental health while developing problem-solving skills and coping mechanisms. A clinical psychiatrist can diagnose you with mental health disorders and determine potential medication and treatment programs that can help.
When to get help from a mental health provider as an Anthem Blue Cross member
If you’re an Anthem Blue Cross member, you have coverage for many mental health providers, like Lightfully Behavioral Health, that can help you work through your mental and emotional distress. But it’s not always easy to determine when you should seek out the help of a professional.
It’s OK to not be OK. Recognizing that and being aware of your mental struggles is an important first step in your mental health journey. Here are a few signs that it’s time to book an appointment with a mental health provider:
- Constantly feeling anxious or sad
- Changes in appetite or sleep patterns
- Lack of motivation or hope for the future
- Withdrawing or isolating away from others
- Struggling to deal with a situation or life change
While anyone can benefit from regular sessions with a mental health provider, they’re especially beneficial for individuals with mental health disorders, including:
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Personality disorders
- Trauma-related disorders
- Suicidality and self-harm behaviors
Why Anthem Blue Cross members should choose Lightfully as their mental health provider
Lightfully Behavioral Health is in Network with Anthem Blue Cross. At Lightfully Behavioral Health, we are here to make you feel heard and valued. Your mental health is essential to who you are. But you’re not defined by your mental health struggles, because you’re more than your diagnosis.
At Lightfully, we treat your entire being, not just your mental health disorder. In all of our levels of care, we incorporate process-based therapy. We are one of the only behavioral health clinical treatment providers to use this holistic, compassionate clinical model for mental health treatment.
PBT focuses on helping you tackle the four core processes that contribute to mental health disorders. The four core processes are difficulties with:
PBT uses integrated interventions to help these processes, such as motivational enhancement, arousal reduction and values clarification.
Lightfully Behavioral Health locations for Anthem Blue Cross members looking for mental health providers
If you want to see how Lightfully Behavioral Health is an effective mental health provider, Anthem Blue Cross members can explore our four levels of care, including: Residential Treatment, Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (vIOP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), also called our Day Treatment Program.
You can explore the mental health treatment options at our locations throughout California in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, San Jose and San Diego. We also have two Teen program locations in San Diego, including a Residential Treatment Center and a Partial Hospitalization Program/Intensive Outpatient Program.
If you’re looking for a flexible program that works with your schedule that you can complete from the comfort of your home, you can also look into the Lightfully Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program.
Change is possible. When you’re ready to take the first step toward finding a mental health provider, reach out to our Admissions Concierge Team. We’ll take the next steps together, toward the fullest, brightest version of you.