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A Healthy Mind Starts Here

Practical Psychiatry For Children And Adults
 

Meet Ardith Conway

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Plateau Behavioral Health is a Nurse Practitioner owned psychiatric practice that uses evidence based practice to improve the quality of life of our clients. I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with experience in both outpatient and acute inpatient Psychiatric care. My background includes multiple years of working as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Urgent Care and Geriatrics. I have worked in the community of Enumclaw since 2017 as a Hospitalist at St. Elizabeths Hospital.  Over the years, I’ve grown to love this area and through my work here, have recognized the need for accessible Psychiatric care.  

I provide holistic care to patients based on individual needs and in accordance with safety standards and best practices guidelines. I incorporate collaboration, respect, and empathy into my work with patients. I consider myself to be an attentive listener who is genuinely interested in you and am open to your experiences.

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Benefits of Psychiatry

Removing the Stigma

The state of our nation when it comes to mental health issues is a bit precarious.  While the country has made greater strides within the past 50 years in terms of how we perceive individuals with mental health challenges, as well as investing in better treatments and methods of discovery, there is still much to be addressed. There are still numerous stigmas associated with having mental health issues, especially in places such as the average workplace, the military and other venues. On the other hand, the good news is that awareness is growing, and there are strong pushes to get a better balance with our mental health in our lives, and receive the treatment we need to live a well-rounded life.

So when it comes to mental health treatment, what makes psychiatry so important? The ability to have access to proper mental health care is increasingly critical, and has been highlighted by the growing number of children, adolescents, adults and seniors who are struggling with particular behavioral health issues or mental health conditions in this country. We are seeing an increasing number of addictions on the rise, such as opiate use, alcohol and other drug abuse. Depression rates have continued increasing as well, and there is a serious issue within our military, as the suicide rate has skyrocketed.

Part of the solution is to help fight against stigmas associated with having mental health conditions, and making sure that men and women are able to get the help that they need to treat their conditions. Psychiatry is beneficial in this way, by:

Helping to Make a Significant Personal Change

Psychiatry helps give an individual the power to make major changes in their life, and to help target the exact issues relating to their mental or behavioral health challenges. The guidance and support an individual receives is usually a key aspect of being able to diagnose, address and help put specific plans into motion in order to heal and alleviate symptoms.

To Pinpoint the Specific Issues

Sometimes mental health issues are directly related to an individual’s emotional state, their previous experiences and the challenges that they have faced in their life. At other times, it can stem from more psychological issues, or potentially even biological challenges. Sometimes it is difficult to identify until one is able to be examined in detail by a mental health professional, psychiatrist or doctor.

Improving Your Quality of Life

Mental health or behavioral health conditions can really interrupt an individual’s personal life at times, especially in severe cases. Having the ability to be free from depression, anxiety, addictive tendencies or other psychiatric illnesses can free one to live the life they were meant to live.

Psychiatry continues to play an incredibly important role in our society more than ever. For those who may be suffering from mental health challenges, or who have a friend or family member who is struggling, it is never too late to start getting the help that you or they might need. Reach out to your local mental health professional and begin to improve your life in ways you never thought possible before.

Testimonials

“I enthusiastically recommend Ardith Conway as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. In my time working with her, I have found her easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable. I am pleased with her ability to treat the whole person, including often missed medical health challenges. She makes a special connection with her patients and excels as a provider. I feel very fortunate to have worked with her.”

— R.C.

Take The First Step Toward Your Journey
To Recovery Today

Our Washington-based mental health care and behavioral treatment practice provides therapy and services

to support children, adolescents, adults, and elders in our urban and rural communities.

Contact us to learn how we can best serve you and your needs.

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