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Behavioral Health Services at Turning Point of Tampa

At Turning Point of Tampa, we address behavioral health issues and mental health issues using a variety of therapeutic groups to help our clients recover in a supportive environment. These groups are designed to help clients make social connections, give and receive support and develop long-term recovery relationships.

Our behavioral health groups are designed to address substance abuse as well as and co-occurring disorders.

Psychodrama Group Therapy

Psychodrama is a method of behavioral health therapy that uses spontaneous dramatization as a way to gain insight, understanding and emotional relief. This group facilitates recreations of real life situations to allow clients the opportunity to evaluate their behavior and more deeply understand themselves and their reactions to life.

Trauma Group Therapy

Our trauma group provides a safe and nurturing environment. This behavioral health group allows clients to work on sensitive issues that are more emotionally intense and powerful. This includes issues regarding physical, sexual and/or verbal abuse, grief, loss, and any other issues that are traumatic in nature.

This group is small and intimate, facilitating trust and safety for clients that have struggled to feel safe in addressing these painful issues.

Trauma group utilizes a series of modalities to meet each individual behavioral health needs which include:

  • Psychodrama
  • Role playing
  • Anger reduction

A trained mental health professional closely monitors every session and supports the client through the process.

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Mental Health and Addiction

Often, someone suffering from addiction also has other mental health or mood disorders that coincide or cause a substance use disorder. The term for this is co-occurring disorders. Some common mood disorders that occur in conjunction with substance abuse include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or other mental health problems.

Behavioral Health Counseling

Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. This can include individual or group therapy for anxiety disorders, depression, trauma or substance use disorders.

Behavioral health therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. It functions on the idea that all behaviors are learned and that unhealthy behaviors can be changed. The focus of treatment is often on current problems and how to change them.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders and severe mental illness.

Research suggests that CBT can lead to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. CBT is based on core principles, recognizing that psychological problems are based, in part, on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and learned patterns of unhelpful behavior.

Clients can use CBT to relieve symptoms through efforts to change their thinking and behavior patterns while working through what is going on in their lives currently, rather than what has happened in the past. Our CBT-trained therapists work with clients to understand the problem and establish a treatment plan.

Behavioral Health Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of behavioral health issues can vary, depending on the disorder, circumstances, and other factors. Mental illness symptoms can affect emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.

Examples of signs and symptoms of mental health concerns include:

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
  • Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  • Excessive violence, anger, or hostility
  • Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
  • Inability to cope with daily stress or problems
  • Trouble understanding and relating to people and situations
  • Problems with alcohol or drug use
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Suicidal thinking
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Behavioral Health Versus Mental Health

As a discipline, behavioral health refers to mental health, psychiatric, marriage and family counseling and addictions treatment, and it includes services provided by social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, neurologists, physicians, or a mental health professional.

According to the World Health Organization mental health is the state of well-being in which an individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

While behavioral health refers to how behaviors impact an individual’s well-being, mental health is primarily concerned with the individual’s state of being.

Types of Mental Health Disorders

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. They can be very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological, and social function.

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Depression

Depression is mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological, and social sources of distress. Increasingly, research suggests these factors may cause changes in brain function, including altered activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.

OCD and Anxiety

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to compulsive behaviors.

Intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, and feeling tired may occur.

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Therapy for Mental Health Issues

Why is Mental Wellness Important?

Wellness involves a complete and general feeling of well-being. It involves a balance of physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. Taking care of our mental health means taking stock of stress levels, emotions, feelings, and coping mechanisms. It may involve getting screened just as you would for various physical illnesses.

Individuals must fully embrace wellness to improve the mind, body, and spirit, in order to maximize the potential for them to lead a full and productive life. Wellness will also lead to prevention of mental health conditions, substance use conditions and promote societal features like greater academic achievement by our children, a solid family structure and a more productive economy.

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Getting Help for a Substance Abuse Disorders

At Turning Point of Tampa we offer a variety of recovery support services ranging from mental health care to our residential inpatient program. Our residential patient experience includes living on our campus full time with full access treatment for patients.

We know that now there are more places than ever for someone to get help. If we are not the best place for your family, we will tell you and we will help you find it. We want you to know that if you call Turning Point of Tampa, you won’t reach a call center.

When our clients arrive, they meet the person who answered the phone. They receive services that are both structured and individualized. Our services are affordable, and we are in-network with most insurance providers. From the overnight technician to the chief executive, we get to know each client and they get to know us. We will do everything we can to help every client get better.

Recovery from Addictions

From the perspective of the individual with mental illness, recovery means gaining and retaining hope, developing an understanding of one’s abilities and disabilities, engaging in an active life, and acquiring personal autonomy, social identity, a meaning and purpose in life, and a positive sense of self.

Step 12

The twelfth step of Alcoholics Anonymous states: “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.” This critical step encouraged by all who work the steps ensures that the message of recovery is shared with those who need it – with absolutely no conditions or dues.

12 Steps of AA

Bill Wilson, a former member of Alcoholics Anonymous, created the 12 Steps in 1938. During his experience, he wrote down his ideas and tips regarding sobriety. After combining these tips with a few other teaching, Wilson put the 12 Steps into action.

Getting Help for a Substance Abuse Disorders

At Turning Point of Tampa we offer a variety of recovery support services ranging from mental health care to our residential inpatient program. Our residential patient experience includes living on our campus full time with full access treatment for patients.

We know that now there are more places than ever for someone to get help. If we are not the best place for your family, we will tell you and we will help you find it. We want you to know that if you call Turning Point of Tampa, you won’t reach a call center.

When our clients arrive, they meet the person who answered the phone. They receive services that are both structured and individualized. Our services are affordable, and we are in-network with most insurance providers. From the overnight technician to the chief executive, we get to know each client and they get to know us. We will do everything we can to help every client get better.

Recovery from Addictions

From the perspective of the individual with mental illness, recovery means gaining and retaining hope, developing an understanding of one’s abilities and disabilities, engaging in an active life, and acquiring personal autonomy, social identity, a meaning and purpose in life, and a positive sense of self.

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Step 12

The twelfth step of Alcoholics Anonymous states: “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.” This critical step encouraged by all who work the steps ensures that the message of recovery is shared with those who need it – with absolutely no conditions or dues.

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12 Steps of AA

Bill Wilson, a former member of Alcoholics Anonymous, created the 12 Steps in 1938. During his experience, he wrote down his ideas and tips regarding sobriety. After combining these tips with a few other teaching, Wilson put the 12 Steps into action.

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