At Corner Canyon Health Centers, our treatment team consists of Doctoral and Masters level clinicians who understand and utilize empirically researched treatment methods. We use an integrative framework when treating clients, addressing all aspects of mind, body and spirit, and teach the value of self-worth, self-esteem, and how to create a meaningful and purposeful life.
The mental health concerns we treat include:
At Corner Canyon Health Centers our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for all mental health diagnosis. With our approach to extensive and comprehensive assessments and the variety of evidence based treatment interventions, we aim to understand the client as a whole, in order to best address core issues and develop an effective, individualized treatment plan.
Complex trauma is a type of psychological trauma that results from prolonged exposure to multiple traumatic events or experiences, such as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, or exposure to violence. Unlike a single event trauma, such as a car accident, complex trauma is ongoing and cumulative, often occurring during critical periods of development, and often perpetrated by someone close to the individual, such as a caregiver or family member.
The impact of complex trauma on mental health can be severe and long-lasting. It can lead to symptoms such as dissociation, flashbacks, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, and difficulties with interpersonal relationships. Complex trauma can also impact the development of identity, self-worth, and sense of safety and security in the world.
Evidence-based treatments for complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) include trauma-focused therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). These therapies aim to address the trauma-related symptoms by helping individuals process and make meaning of their traumatic experiences, challenging negative beliefs and perceptions related to the trauma, and reducing the intensity and frequency of trauma-related symptoms. Additionally, some individuals may benefit from pharmacological treatments, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which can be used to address symptoms of anxiety and depression. It is important to note that treatment for complex trauma may require a long-term, multidisciplinary approach that addresses the individual’s physical, emotional, and psychological needs.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by excessive and persistent fear, worry, or anxiety that interferes with daily life. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including:
Evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and benzodiazepines. CBT is a type of therapy that helps individuals identify and challenge negative or distorted thoughts and beliefs, and learn coping strategies to manage anxiety symptoms. Medications may also be prescribed to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, but they are usually used in combination with therapy.
If left untreated, anxiety disorders can have a significant impact on an individual’s mental health and daily life. Anxiety can interfere with work, school, and social relationships, and can also contribute to other health problems such as sleep disorders and depression. Anxiety disorders can also worsen over time, leading to increased symptom severity and greater difficulty in managing daily life. Therefore, seeking appropriate treatment is important for individuals who experience symptoms of anxiety disorders.
Mood disorders are a group of mental health conditions that are characterized by disturbances in mood, including depression, mania, and hypomania. There are several types of mood disorders, including:
Effective treatment modalities for mood disorders typically include psychotherapy, medications, or a combination of both. The most commonly used psychotherapeutic approach for mood disorders is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps individuals identify and challenge negative or distorted thoughts and beliefs, develop coping strategies, and learn problem-solving skills. Other types of psychotherapy, such as interpersonal therapy (IPT) and mindfulness-based therapy, may also be effective.
Medications used to treat mood disorders include antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics. Antidepressants are typically used to treat symptoms of depression, while mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder. Antipsychotics may be used to treat symptoms of mania and psychosis.
It is important to note that treatment for mood disorders may need to be individualized to the specific needs and symptoms of each individual. Additionally, it may take time and trial-and-error to find the most effective treatment for each person.
OCD stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It is a mental health disorder characterized by the presence of obsessions (unwanted, intrusive, and distressing thoughts, images, or impulses) and/or compulsions (repetitive behaviors or mental acts performed to alleviate anxiety caused by obsessions) that significantly interfere with daily life.
Obsessions can include fear of contamination, fear of harming oneself or others, or persistent doubts about whether a task has been completed correctly. Compulsions can include repetitive cleaning or checking behaviors, counting, or performing mental rituals.
Effective treatment modalities for OCD include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, or a combination of both. CBT for OCD typically involves exposure and response prevention (ERP), which involves gradually exposing the individual to feared situations or objects and preventing them from performing compulsive behaviors. Through repeated exposure, the individual learns to tolerate the anxiety and resist the urge to perform compulsions. Other types of CBT, such as cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based therapy, may also be effective.
Medications used to treat OCD include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). These medications can help reduce the severity of obsessions and compulsions, but they may take several weeks to take effect.
It is important to note that treatment for OCD may need to be individualized to the specific needs and symptoms of each individual.
Personality disorders are a group of mental health conditions that affect a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, leading to difficulty functioning in social, personal, or occupational settings. These disorders are characterized by patterns of behavior that are inflexible, long-standing, and maladaptive, causing significant distress to the individual and others around them.
There are several different types of personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, among others. Each disorder has its own unique set of symptoms, but they all involve difficulty in interpersonal relationships, emotional regulation, and impulse control.
Personality disorders can impact a client’s daily life in many ways, including difficulty forming and maintaining relationships, impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, and a negative self-image. Clients with personality disorders may also struggle with substance abuse, self-harm, or suicidal ideation.
Psychotherapy is the primary treatment modality for personality disorders. The most effective psychotherapy approaches for personality disorders are typically long-term and focused on addressing maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are two common types of psychotherapy used to treat personality disorders.
CBT focuses on identifying and changing negative patterns of thinking and behavior, while DBT combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies to help clients regulate emotions and develop interpersonal skills. Other types of therapy, such as schema therapy and psychodynamic therapy, may also be used to treat personality disorders, depending on the specific needs of the client.
Overall, psychotherapy can help clients with personality disorders develop more adaptive patterns of thinking and behavior, improve emotional regulation and interpersonal relationships, and enhance their overall quality of life.
Effective treatment options for an individual who is suicidal or has suicidal ideation may include a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Medications, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, may help reduce symptoms of depression or anxiety that can contribute to suicidal thoughts.
Psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), or interpersonal therapy (IPT), can help individuals learn coping strategies, problem-solving skills, and communication skills. These therapies can also help individuals develop a safety plan to manage suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
In addition to medication and psychotherapy, there are several other interventions that can help individuals who are suicidal or have suicidal ideation, such as crisis hotlines, support groups, and hospitalization if necessary.
It is important for individuals who are experiencing suicidality to seek immediate help from a mental health professional, crisis hotline, or emergency medical services. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors are a medical emergency and require prompt attention and treatment.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by alternating episodes of mania or hypomania and depression. There are several different types of bipolar disorder, including:
Effective psychotherapy modalities used to treat bipolar disorder typically include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and family-focused therapy (FFT).
CBT for bipolar disorder typically involves identifying and challenging negative thoughts and beliefs, developing coping strategies, and learning problem-solving skills. IPT for bipolar disorder focuses on improving social relationships and communication skills, and can help individuals manage interpersonal conflicts that may trigger episodes of mania or depression. FFT for bipolar disorder involves working with family members to improve communication and problem-solving skills, and can help reduce the risk of relapse.
Dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders, refers to the presence of both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder in an individual. This can include any combination of mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or personality disorders, along with substance use disorders, such as alcoholism or drug addiction.
Effective treatment options for dual diagnosis typically involve integrated treatment that addresses both the mental health disorder and substance use disorder simultaneously. This may include a combination of medication, individual and group therapy, and support groups.
Medication can be used to help manage symptoms of the mental health disorder and reduce cravings for drugs or alcohol. Therapy can help individuals develop coping skills, improve self-awareness, and learn healthy behaviors to manage symptoms of both disorders.
Integrated treatment programs may also offer support groups or peer support to help individuals connect with others who are going through similar experiences and provide additional support.
It is important for individuals with dual diagnosis to seek treatment from a healthcare provider who is experienced in treating co-occurring disorders, as these conditions can be complex and require specialized treatment approaches. Treatment for dual diagnosis may be a long-term process, and it is important for individuals to stay committed to their treatment plan and work closely with their healthcare provider to ensure that they are receiving the best possible care.