Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinics
Types of Behavioral Health Professionals
There are different types of behavioral health professionals who can help you reach your recovery goals and offer you support along the way. They may work in hospitals like emergency departments, access centers, and inpatient psychiatric units. They can also be in outpatient locations like specialty or primary care clinics.
It’s very helpful to build a relationship and establish trust with your treatment team. If you feel unsure about a treatment plan or do not feel comfortable with a provider, please talk with your team to find a plan that is right for you.
There are different types of providers for different types of behavioral health needs. Some people benefit from a team of providers that can give them medication, therapy, and other recovery supports.
Prescribe and Monitor Medication
- Psychiatric or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Primary Care Physician
- Family Nurse Practitioner
Provide Assessment and Therapy
- Master-Level Therapist
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Clinical Mental Health counselor (CMHC)
- Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
- Substance Use Disorder Counselors (SUDC)
- Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS)
- Certified Social Worker (CSW)