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Behavioral Health Services

Mercy Behavioral Health Services allows for more integrated mental and behavioral health services to children and adults. Licensed therapists and counselors work hand-in-hand with patients’ primary care physicians, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners to care for the whole person. Patients are guided to discover their own unique identities and navigate life’s challenges in a comforting, encouraging, faith-based environment.

Our services include the following:

  • Traditional individual, family and marriage counseling

  • School-based counseling

  • Play therapy

  • Group therapy

  • Psychiatric services

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • EMDR

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

  • Christian-based counseling

Additionally, our Behavioral Health staff strive to empower clients through mentoring, advocacy, referrals and direction within the community.

Mercy's Mental Health Therapy Program
The therapists in Mercy Behavioral Health Services are responsible for the coordination and provision of therapeutic services for clients and their families. These responsibilities include:

  • Offering individual, family and group therapy for identified mental health needs

  • Participating in provider treatment team decision-making regarding other treatment needs and modalities

  • Providing consultation to other providers and staff

  • Assisting clients in gaining access to other treatment services as needed

Psychiatric Services
Our Psychiatric Services were developed to enhance the quality of excellence in assessment, diagnosis, medication administration, evaluation and professional education to our patients. Currently, Mercy employs a board-certified psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioners who work with the rest of the Behavioral Health Services team, as well our primary care providers, to provide a quality team approach to mental health services.

Integrated Care
Integrated care acknowledges the relationship between physical health and mental health and works to provide same-day services that treat the whole person. At Mercy, patients are given the opportunity to receive both medical and behavioral health care from a single point of service to assist clients with needs ranging from management of diabetes symptoms to coping with anxiety. Patients are able to access behavioral health services, such as therapy and psychiatry, when they come in for a medical visit by connecting with a Behavioral Health Consultant who will meet with them at that time or schedule an appointment for a future date.

School-Based Counseling Program
Mercy Behavioral Health Services is collaborating with 31 schools from Williamson and Marshall counties during the 2019-2020 school year. Children and adolescents are dealing with identity crises, moral conflicts, broken families, pressures to conform and many other elements that, combined, lead to great struggles in their lives. By having clinicians on-site at these schools, they are able to address these needs by providing a collaborative approach with educators. We currently provide one-on-one therapy, group therapy, educational lectures to parents/educators, educational guidance and crisis management to students.

Learn more about our School-Based Counseling Program by watching the video below.

 
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Mercy Behavioral Health Services is licensed by the State of Tennessee.