Anxiety is an extremely unpleasant state of inner chaos that is often accompanied by nervous behavior including, pacing back and forth, physical complaints, and ruminating thoughts. Anxiety disorders affect everything from how we feel and behave, and can manifest into real physical symptoms that negatively impacts our daily lives. It is not uncommon to experience a general state of worry or fear when faced with challenging situations, but when an anxiety disorder is present it begins to interfere with a person’s ability to function on an appropriate level. Generally, anxiety occurs when a reaction is out of proportion with what may be normally expected in a given situation.
Shaker Clinic is a premier provider of psychiatric care for adults and seniors who are in need of assistance while facing emotional, cognitive, and/or behavioral concerns. Located in Shaker Heights, an eastern suburb of Ohio, Shaker Clinic has been successfully providing outpatient and community-based services for the past 12 years. With a strong emphasis placed on cultural sensitivity, our caring and compassionate staff is multilingual, allowing us to meet the needs of a vast population. With the goal of helping our clients maintain independence, avoid hospitalization, find relief from their symptoms of anxiety, and maximize their overall quality of life, the staff at Shaker Clinic currently serves over 1,000 clients and provides approximately 120 in-home visits each day. Although we can serve younger adult clients at the discretion of our medical director, the typical patient population treated at Shaker Clinic consists of senior adults, aged 65 and over. By providing comprehensive diagnoses, treatments, and follow-up care, we will help you or your loved one return to daily life with improved coping skills, conflict resolution skills, and a heightened sense of self-worth. At Shaker Clinic, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
When a loved one is stuck battling an anxiety disorder on a regular basis, it can leave you feeling helpless as you wonder what, if anything, you can do to help them. Even though are a not a mental health professional there are some things you can do to provide your loved one with some help and support. Some things you can do include:
- Suggest they seek professional help
- Get informed about anxiety
- Encourage them to continue treatment
- Do not be judgmental
- Make sure to take care of your own needs
Why Consider Treatment at Shaker Clinic
When you live with anxiety the constant worrying puts your mind and body in overdrive as you are always focusing on the “what ifs”. Chronic worrying and being over concerned can begin to interfere with your appetite, your sleep, and overall physical health. You lifestyle habits may most likely be affected, your job performance can decline, and you may have difficulties within your relationships. Some individuals can become so overwhelmed with their anxiety that they engage in harmful behaviors in an attempt to lessen their symptoms and seek some sort of relief. The problem is that when substance abuse or other unhealthy habits are added to the mix things only get worse and do not get better without proper treatment.
If you or someone you love is struggling to get through the day because of their anxiety, it is a good idea to seek outpatient treatment in order to help get your symptoms under control and get what you want out of life. An outpatient treatment program can provide you counseling sessions that will be able to determine what may trigger your anxiety and ways in which you can cope with these unsettling feelings.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Shaker Clinic, our wonderful staff is devoted to being an ever-improving care facility, consistently redefining the way that mental health care is delivered and received. It is our overall mission to set ourselves apart from our competitors by offering individualized, superior care that improves the quality of life for our patients, while also providing a reliable resource for the community. We will continue to be a leader in developing and maintaining distinct, effective mental health disease management through partnerships with physicians and other clinical professionals, as well as through the application of technology and, most importantly, through the extension of our services from our treatment center to the home. At Shaker Clinic, we are devoted to improving the lives of each and every person who entrusts us with his or her care.
Types of Treatment Offered at Shaker Clinic
At Shaker Clinic we strives to provide top-of-the-line, quality outpatient and in-home mental health services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual that we treat. We recognize that each patient that we see has unique needs that must be explored and we make sure that these needs are addressed throughout the development of one’s individualized service plan (ISP). The ISP is a written agreement between Shaker Clinic and the patient that describes, in detail, all of the services that will be provided. The implementation of the ISP allows for a collaborative process to occur between the patient and provider through the involvement of monitoring and evaluating goals, objectives, and interventions, while also showing the progress of treatment as issues are identified and treated. Additionally, the ISP assures ongoing communication between the patient and provider, while also encouraging each patient to take personal responsibility for reaching his or her own treatment goals. In order to provide all of our patients with the most comprehensive care available, Shaker Clinic offers the following services:
Mental health evaluation: In order to ensure that each and every need is addressed and met, a thorough clinical evaluation is conducted with each patient in order to determine the individual’s needs, concerns, and present level of functioning. Based on the results of this evaluation, the appropriate services and treatment recommendations will be defined and presented to the patient. The recommendations will be based on the identification of the presenting problem, the evaluation of one’s mental status, and the formulation of a diagnostic impression.
Medication management: Part of our mission is to guarantee the improved functioning of our patients, as well as to ensure the successful, consistent management and reduction of symptoms, which is why we provide ongoing medication management to all patients in need. This service provides psychiatric and medical interventions that are implemented in order to reduce, stabilize, and/or eliminate the symptoms that patients are plagued by as a result of their psychiatric struggles.
Behavioral health counseling and therapy: This component of treatment focuses on directly addressing the patient’s mental illness or emotional disturbance. Behavioral health counseling sessions mainly occur one-on-one between a patient and therapist, however, family members or guardians may be included when specified as part of the patient’s individualized service plan. These counseling services consist of a series of time-limited, structured sessions that work towards the attainment of mutually defined goals.
Community psychiatric supportive treatment (CPST): The intent of CPST is to provide specific, measurable, and individualized services to each patient. In order to do so, we focus specifically on our patients’ abilities to succeed in the community by assisting individuals in identifying and accessing needed services, guiding them as they show improvement in work functioning and family relationships, and aiding them as they integrate back into the community, once again becoming contributing members of society.
At Shaker Clinic, we take great strides to ensure that each and every patient is provided with thorough, intensive case management in order to guarantee that all needs are consistently and properly being met throughout the course of treatment. All of our highly qualified staff will work with you until your needs have been addressed, your concerns have receded, your symptoms are managed, and your treatment goals have been met. When your time with us has come to an end we will collaborate with other agencies if a different type or level of care is needed. Additionally, we will make sure that, in cases where it is necessary, appropriate placement is set up following treatment completion (e.g. nursing home or group home placement). Whatever your continuing needs may be, the staff at Shaker Clinic will do everything in our power to make sure that you are comfortable with the next step in your journey.