Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health services offered in McKinney, TX

Mental health concerns, including depression and anxiety, can dramatically impact your quality of life and lead to complications when not addressed. At Grace Vitale Wellness in McKinney, Texas, primary care and family nurse practitioner Katherine Epps, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, offers an array of effective mental health treatments to restore your well-being. Schedule an evaluation at Grace Vitale Wellness by phone or online today.

What is mental health care?

Your mental health includes your emotions, thoughts, moods, and behavior patterns. Mental health care addresses common mental health conditions that negatively affect your life. Grace Vitale Wellness offers medication management, counseling and other referrals, and more to improve your mental well-being.

What are common mental health conditions?

The most common mental health conditions that Grace Vitale Wellness helps treat include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral health issues
  • Autism
  • Developmental delays in children
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorder

Katherine has a wealth of expertise, but provides exceptional referrals to counselors and psychiatrists in the area for complex mental health conditions.

Grace Vitale Wellness provides a streamlined patient registration process that allows you to stay at work while awaiting your appointment time.

What are the symptoms of mental health conditions?

The hallmark symptoms of mental health concerns include:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleeping problems
  • Sadness
  • Anxiousness, worry, or fear
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Substance misuse
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Appetite changes
  • Loss of interest in once enjoyable activities
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Social awkwardness
  • Having few or no friends
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessions
  • Compulsions

You or your child’s symptoms may be mild or severe, sometimes crippling. 

What happens during mental health evaluations?

During mental health screenings, Katherine gets to know you by discussing your moods, emotions, thoughts, behaviors, medical history, medications, and more. She also asks about your lifestyle habits and desired outcome.

If you have any physical health issues, she addresses them in addition to mental health disorders.

How are mental health issues treated?

The most common treatments for mental health conditions include taking medications, making lifestyle changes, and seeing a therapist for counseling. Katherine helps children with autism or other conditions feel comfortable and at ease. She helps you or your child properly manage any medications to optimize your mood. 

It’s also important to eat nutritious foods, practice stress-reduction techniques, get regular exercise, and sleep enough. If you struggle with being overweight or obese, she helps you move toward an ideal body weight.

Katherine follows up with you to ensure your treatment plan is effective and is always available to address concerns and questions.

Schedule an appointment at Grace Vitale Wellness by phone or online today to take advantage of mental health services.