Clients with dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders struggle with more than one mental health or personality disorder simultaneously. A client with a dual diagnosis can have any combination of mental illness or personality disorder sometimes accompanied with a substance dependence. The most common being depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and trauma or PTSD. BlueSky has been at the forefront of providing treatment to clients with dual diagnoses and co-occurring disorders since its inception.
The majority of clients with dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders have underlying anxiety, depression, trauma, and a host of other possible mental health disorders. In many cases only one side of the dual diagnosis spectrum is diagnosed and treated, leaving individuals feeling like they cannot make effective change. Addressing the initial mental health symptoms are a key component, but often clients are left with a sense of intense dread, anxiety, or depression even though they have started treatment for their initial symptoms. The complexity of treating a client with a dual diagnosis requires expert treatment with qualified providers. At BlueSky Behavioral Health, LLC, we provide that treatment in a setting that is supportive, innovative, and effective.
BlueSky provides treatment that effectively treats both sides of the dual diagnosis spectrum. Through the use of treatment that includes individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, and techniques such as Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), BlueSky gets at the root causes of both the mental health and poor coping and life management aspects of a client's struggles. The BlueSky approach appreciates the complexity of how more than one mental illness can impact one another. At BlueSky, we believe that negative coping mechanisms are often the client's failed attempt to treat themselves that worked briefly, only to fail the client and trap them further into a spiral of hopelessness and anxiety. We focus more broadly on the treatment of client's dual diagnosis needs.
Effective treatment, innovative approaches, and a clear understanding of the relationship between mental illness and negative coping mechanisms makes BlueSky different. BlueSky understands the complexity of dual diagnosis treatment and the needs of our clients.