After a thorough assessment, your clinician can make a diagnosis based on a particular pattern of symptoms and help you consider decisions about the best treatment for these symptoms and their underlying causes. Treatment can involve psychotherapy, medication, counseling or various supports in the community.
For psychotherapy, our mental health professionals use evidenced-based treatment to address the symptoms and underlying concerns and discusse new ways of thinking about and managing them.
Medical research shows that many mental illnesses can be associated with changes in our brain chemistry. Medications help the brain to restore its usual chemical balance, so that the symptoms are reduced or even eliminated. Some people are helped by medication for a brief period of time. Others may need it on an ongoing basis. If your clinician feels you would benefit from medication, our psychiatrist will explain the benefits and possible side-effects of medication before it is prescribed.
JTL’s Case Managers are especially important for people with ongoing symptoms or who have a psychiatric disability. Their support may include accommodation information, help finding work, training and education, referrals for psychosocial rehabilitation or inpatient care, and helping to find support groups.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness that needs treatment should be able to receive a range of clinical services delivered right in their own homes, schools, and community. At JTL, clinical treatment generally takes place in the community or through telehealth, rather than in an office.