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Developmental, Behavioral & Mental Health

Modern and proven treatments and therapies in a nurturing environment

Adult Behavioral and Mental Health Services and Providers

Mental illness, behavioral issues or substance abuse hurt; they interfere with life, burden families, can be destructive, and require qualified care and attention. At UTMB Health, we understand, and we can help. Our caring mental health providers offer modern, progressive treatment and therapies in a nurturing environment. Let our professionals help you to overcome your problems and begin healing. We offer a range of services including:

  • Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Medication Management
  • Therapy

At UTMB Health, you have a choice

Mental and behavioral health services for adults are provided by different types and teams of professionals and in different settings, based on a patient's needs and circumstances. They include:

Meet the Team

Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors

UTMB psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and counselors team up to help you tackle problems and begin healing. This team offers care for the following types of conditions:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Behaviors that contribute to chronic health conditions such as obesity, asthma, diabetes, or high blood pressure
  • Bipolar disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness)
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Disruptive mood
  • Dysregulation disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • HIV/AIDS and mental health
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sleep problems
  • Substance use/abuse and mental health
  • Suicide prevention
  • Traumatic events, stressful life situations or crises, loss or grief
  • Women's mental and behavioral health
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Family Therapists and Counselors at Family Medicine Clinics

Patients at our Family Medicine clinics in Dickinson, Galveston Island East and Galveston Island West can speak to their primary care provider about seeing one of our family therapists, licensed social workers or counselors.

This team provides assistance for the following needs:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Behaviors that contribute to chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or high blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Family counseling
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress-related physical symptoms
  • Traumatic events, stressful life situations or crises, loss or grief


Women's Behavioral and Mental Health Services

With a focus on women’s health, we provide individual therapy for:

  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues/intimacy issues
  • Career issues
  • Sleep problems
  • Coping with health issues, and menopause.

If you would like to speak with someone about any of these issues, please speak with your Ob/Gyn provider about a referral to see a specialist.

You will work collaboratively with your specialist to determine a treatment plan. Your treatment may include the following evidence-based therapies: cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and motivational interviewing. The number and frequency of sessions will be determined based on individual needs.