CBH Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Mental health care naturally comes with questions. The steps you need to take to start healing and living your best life may seem like a maze of confusion and frustration. At every step of your mental health journey, the health professionals at Complete Behavioral Health are more than happy to help bring you to a greater understanding of your needs and equip you with the tools to address those needs. Please take a moment to go over some of our most frequently asked inquiries and feel free to contact us today should more questions arise.
When thinking about an issue that causes great distress or interference with your life, it may be time to think about therapy. Deciding you may need therapy or counseling services often requires great consideration, but if thinking about or coping with the issue takes up at least an hour each day, the issue causes embarrassment or makes you want to avoid others, the issue has caused your quality of life to decrease, the issue has negatively affected school, work, or relationships, or you’ve made changes in your life or developed habits to cope with the issue, it may be time to seek help. The providers at Complete Behavioral Health are standing by to help give you the support and direction you need to achieve your goals.
At Complete Behavioral Health, we understand you have a choice in behavioral health, so we do everything possible to make sure we’re the best choice. Patients are more than welcome to see which of our providers may be a fit: you can read more about our providers here.
We are also happy to help choose which provider would be the best possible fit for your specific needs. When you reach out to us, we take your symptoms, age, and other factors into account, helping us match you with the provider best suited to guide you on your journey toward peace and healing.
Your first appointment (or initial intake) will take approximately one hour. During your first appointment, your provider will thoroughly assess your current mental health needs and openly discuss the goals and expectations for your treatment. Our experienced providers use proven clinical and therapeutic methods in order for patients to safely and effectively meet their health goals, improving quality of life.
Both! Complete Behavioral Health now proudly sees patients both in-person and via teletherapy. Contact us today for more information.
Complete Behavioral Health closely follows the legal, professional, and ethical guidelines of the State of Nebraska. Information about your sessions is usually not shared without express written permission, although there are some exceptions. In the case of possibility of harm to you or another person, or in cases of child or elder abuse, we are compelled to report certain information to the appropriate authorities. You can read more about our privacy practices on our Notice of Privacy Practice page.
Our providers prescribe medication carefully and on a case-by-case basis. We offer the best possible evidence-based treatment plans, and this sometimes includes medication. However, we will not simply throw prescriptions at our patients: our providers will often provide other treatments as a start and gauge their effectiveness, then later discerning if medication is needed or recommended. Mind Before Medecine!
If you need a combination of therapy and medication, our therapists are happy to help. Our psychiatrists work very closely with our therapists so that they can fully evaluate your needs and come up with an appropriate and effective treatment plan, often allowing for faster and more complete results.
Our clients usually feel connected to their providers; however, sometimes you may feel like it is simply not a fit. In such cases, we recommend you speak directly to your provider and let them know you would like to change. If this feels too difficult, please feel free to reach out to our administrative team so that we can help find a better fit.
Parents and guardians are always included in the intake process and often included in the treatment process for patients under the age of 18. Depending on the patient’s age, needs, and comfort level, parents and family members can be included. This is usually determined by the provider in conjunction with the patient.