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Mental Health Specialist

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Greenbelt, MD

Without good mental health, your physical health can also fail. At Akachi Primary and Urgent Care in Greenbelt, Maryland, the team of dedicated providers led by Mercy Eseme-Efobi, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, and Clement Efobi, PMHNP, MSN, MPH, understands the importance of your mental health and whole-body wellness, so they’re here to help with both. Call the office or use the online scheduler for evaluations, medication management, and customized mental health care now.

Mental Health Q & A

When do I need help with my mental health?

It can sometimes be difficult to realize when something changes with your mental health. Mental health issues may develop gradually, so it can be helpful to consider whether you've had any major changes in your life recently, such as:

  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Change in eating habits
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Withdrawal from your usual interests
  • Avoiding friends and family
  • Feeling excessively sad or anxious
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Thoughts of self-harm or hurting others
  • Angry outbursts
  • Magical thinking — believing that your behaviors influence unrelated things
  • Difficulty completing your normal work and household activities
  • Using alcohol or drugs to excess

If you have any of these issues, it's time to consider a mental health evaluation at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care. If you don’t treat mental health issues, your physical health could soon suffer as well. 

What are the most common mental health issues?

The most common mental health disorders are depressive disorders (including major depression and other forms of depression) and anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety and other forms of anxiety). Other common mental health conditions include:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating disorders 
  • Drug addiction

At Akachi Primary and Urgent Care, the experienced team specializes in mental health support and solutions for all of these conditions. 

How does mental health treatment work?

At Akachi Primary and Urgent Care, the team starts with a comprehensive mental health evaluation to identify the problems you’re facing and determine your diagnosis.

The team offers both in-office care and online mental health counseling. The team has wide-ranging experience in therapy methods such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and other highly effective techniques. 

The ultimate goal of mental health counseling is to help you identify and conquer the roadblocks disrupting your mental wellness. You learn new coping skills and overcome difficulties with ease because the team gives you the personalized support and tools you need. 

In some cases, mental health treatment requires medication. You may need antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antianxiety medication, or other types of medications in combination with mental health counseling as you pursue optimal mental and physical health, and the Akachi Primary and Urgent Care team provides everything you need. 

They offer ongoing medication management services to help you not only achieve but also maintain your best mental health in the long run.

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care provides compassionate, nonjudgmental care to help you navigate the difficulties you're facing. For the best in individual, early childhood, couple, family, and group counseling, call the office or click on the scheduling link now.