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Morgan Health Centers

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Focused on Adults, Teens, Kids & Families

Morgan Health Centers provides a wide range of services for people of all ages, from children to older adults.
Specialists in your age group work with you to determine what therapy approach will best meet your needs.

Morgan Health Centers is proud to be your local source for counseling services and educational development in Meridian and the Boise and Treasure Valley area. Our experienced team is focused on helping children, teens, families, and adults grow and acquire new skills.

Our counselors and psychologists work with kids, teens, adults and their families to promote good, healthy development. When working with children, our goal is to help them grow emotionally and psychologically mature.

Regardless of age, our staff works alongside those with difficulties in anxiety, mood issues, anger, depression, behavioral concerns, and those unique students with ADHD and other neurobiological differences. And a whole lot more! Feel free to reach out to our office today to learn more about our counseling, assessment & treatment services.

Morgan Health Centers » Mental, Physical & Nutritional Health & Wellness

Child Therapy​​

We all want the best for our kids. If our child breaks their arm, we go right to the hospital, but if our child expresses anxiety or seems depressed many of us aren’t quite sure what to do. All kids have emotional ups and downs, moodiness, trouble with friends, changes in grades. Some moodiness, anxiety, social and school difficulties are to be expected. How do you know if your child is struggling with something more serious? When should you seek professional help? It is important to remember that you know your child best. If something doesn’t feel right, trust your instincts. Don’t be afraid to talk about getting help with your child. You may be surprised by how willing they are to get extra help. Just like adults, children go through difficult times where they need help, guidance or someone to just listen. Your child may be experiencing school stress, bullying, friend drama, grief or many other situations, sometimes they are embarrassed or scared to tell mom or dad what is wrong.  There is help for children of all ages and no parent should feel alone when it comes to your child’s mental health. Whether it is just a bit of help with day to day challenges or something a bit more serious, seeking help can make life easier and happier for you all.  Here are some signs that your child may benefit from talking with a therapist:
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Engages in destructive, regressive or negative behaviors
  • Extreme feelings of sadness, helplessness or worry
  • Social Isolation from family, friends & activities
  • Problems in multiple areas such as family, school, fun & friends
  • Self-confidence
  • Increased physical complaints
  • Talks about engaging in self-harm or suicide
The following life changes could be situations when a therapist could help your child. Many adults go to therapy during these same situations, so it makes sense that a child could be sad, confused, frustrated or not know the proper coping skills and simply need someone to talk to who is not their parent:
  • Serious, acute, or chronic illness
  • Divorce
  • New sibling
  • Moving or changing schools
  • Death of a family member or a close friend
  • Sexual, physical, or emotional abuse or other traumatic events

Adolescent/Teen Therapy​​

It can be hard to tell if your teen is having serious problems or their actions are just “normal teenage behavior”. Warning signs of a troubled teen: Rapid changes in personality, falling grades, persistent sadness, anxiety, or sleep problems could indicate depression, bullying, or another emotional health issue. You can start by asking yourself:

  • Does my teen have friends?
  • How is my teen doing in school?
  • Does my teen tell me what going on in his/her life?

If there has been changes or you have concerns, its always best to err on the side of caution and talk to a therapist or your teen’s doctor. A trained professional can provide guidance about how you can best help your teen. Here are some warning signs of troubled teen behavior you should be on the lookout for. 

These signs are likely to get worse without professional help.

  • Depression or excessive worry
  • Participating in illegal activities or drug use
  • School performance
  • Sexual acting out
  • Self-harm/cutting
  • Social changes in friends or activities
  • Eating problems
  • Inappropriate anger or increasing defiance
  • Significant changes in mood or behavior
  • Talking about death or thinking about it often

Adult Therapy​​

Mental health issues are common. Untreated mental health issues often get worse and may have other negative effects. They could also lead to:
  • Inability to work or go to school
  • Difficulty in relationships or taking care of children
  • Increased risk of health issues
  • Hospitalization
  • Suicide
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people in the United States between the ages of 10 and 34. About 90% of people who die by suicide in the U.S. lived with a mental health condition. The American Psychological Association suggests considering therapy when something causes distress and interferes with some part of life, particularly when:
  • Thinking about or coping with the issue takes up at least an hour each day
  • The issue causes embarrassment or makes you want to avoid others
  • The issue has caused your quality of life to decrease
  • The issue has negatively affected school, work, or relationships
  • You’ve made changes in your life or developed habits to cope with the issue
If you experience any of the following emotions or feelings to the extent that they interfere with life, therapy may help you reduce their effects. It’s especially important to consider getting help if you feel controlled by symptoms or if they could cause harm to yourself or others.
  • Overwhelm – You might feel like you have too many things to do or too many issues to cope with. You might feel like you can’t rest or even breathe. Stress and overwhelm can lead to serious physical health concerns.
  • Fatigue – This physical symptom often results from or accompanies mental health issues. It can indicate depression. Fatigue can cause you to sleep more than usual or have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
  • Disproportionate rage, anger, or resentment  –  Everyone feels angry at times. Even passing rage isn’t necessarily harmful. Seeking support to deal with these feelings may be a good idea when they don’t pass, are extreme compared to the situation, or if they lead you to take violent or potentially harmful actions.
  • Agoraphobia –  People with agoraphobia fear being in places where they might experience panic attacks or become trapped. Some people may become unable to leave their houses.
  • Anxious or intrusive thoughts – It’s normal to worry about things from time to time, but when worry takes up a significant part of your day or causes physical symptoms, therapy can help you deal with it.
  • Apathy – Losing interest in usual activities, the world around you, or life in general can indicate mental health issues like depression or anxiety.
  • Hopelessness – Losing hope or motivation, or feeling as if you have no future, can indicate depression or another mental health condition. Feeling hopeless from time to time, especially after a period of difficulty, isn’t uncommon. But when it persists, it may lead to thoughts of suicide.
  • Social withdrawal – Many people feel better when they’re able to spend at least some time alone. Introverted people may need even more time alone than others. But if you feel distressed around others or fear being with other people, therapy can help you understand and deal with these feelings.

Elder Therapy - Aging & Geriatric Issues​​

As we get older, we may go through a lot of changes—death of loved ones, retirement, stressful life events, or medical problems. It’s normal to feel uneasy, stressed, or sad about these changes. After adjusting, many older adults feel well again. Aging is a natural process that may present challenges for some individuals and their families. 

Although many older adults look forward to moving from middle age into their later years, it may be difficult for others to adjust. All adults may experience health issues and stress as they approach and pass middle age, and the support of a therapist or other mental health professional may help ease the transition. Most older adults will experience some changes in cognition, but this is a normal part of the aging process. Researchers have found that healthy older adults often experience mild decline in the areas of:

  • Visual and verbal memory
  • Visuospatial abilities
  • Immediate memory, or the ability to name objects
  • Hearing and vision
  • Bodily strength
  • Appetite and energy level.

Older adults often experience mild mental decline as they grow older, but some adults may be affected by dementia, which can lead to significant impairment in function and may influence the development of conditions such as depression, paranoia, and anxiety. 

  • Anxiety
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep problems
  • Depression
  • Behavioral concerns
  • High suicide rates
  • Alcohol and substance dependency

Let's Get To Work

Morgan Health Centers is staffed with experienced, licensed mental health professionals including, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and nurse practitioners.

One of the most important elements of effective therapy is a safe and trusting relationship through the developing alliance between therapist and patient and through this bond, a new way of interacting with self and others will be born.