Mental Health Services in Woodland Hills & Los Angeles, CA

What Is Mental Health?

It’s easy to walk through life without thinking about your mental health and how it affects your overall wellness. However, it’s vital to understand mental health and the role it plays in your ability to make wise decisions, maintain healthy relationships, and more.

Mental health encompasses our psychological, emotional and social well-being. Poor mental health can negatively affect how we think, feel, and act which has an impact on how we handle stress, relate to others, and navigate life.

Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the U.S.–one in five Americans (52 million people) will experience a mental illness in a given year. While there is no single cause, many factors can put someone at greater risk for mental illness:

  • Trauma or abuse in early life
  • Chemical imbalances in the brain
  • Feelings of isolation or loneliness
  • Use of alcohol or drugs

Mental illness affects people from all backgrounds. It is not a moral failing. If you are experiencing mental, behavioral, or emotional problems that are severely interfering with how you show up for work, school, or at home, you may have a treatable mental disorder.

Oftentimes someone suffering from a mental illness can also suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD), or vice versa, which is referred to as a co-occurring disorder (aka dual diagnosis).

What Are the 4 Types of Mental Health Services?

Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling

If you’re looking for mental health services in Woodland Hills and the surrounding areas, you may have already considered counseling as a possible treatment option. Many mental health services in Los Angeles County for adults provide individual psychotherapy. So, what is individual counseling, and what should you expect from it?

In general, individual counseling involves one-on-one meetings with a therapist. These meetings are intended to help you work through issues and gain the tools you need to overcome obstacles in your life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is similar to individual counseling with one key difference — it involves multiple participants. In a group therapy session, several individuals meet with a counselor together and work through issues as a group.

Medication Management

Medication is another type of mental health service that is often paired with therapy and other forms of treatment. Different medications are formulated to help with the symptoms of mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder.

Medical Supervision

Medical supervision is a mental health treatment option that involves an inpatient stay at a clinic. During a period of medical supervision, you can receive specialized care and get the support you need to recover.

What We Treat

We offer mental health services in Woodland Hills to help you find freedom from struggles with mental health, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, and prescription medication addiction. To learn more about getting mental health treatment in Woodland Hills with us, visit our programs page.

Mental Health

At our Los Angeles behavioral health center, we offer treatment for a wide array of mental health conditions, including:

If you or a loved one are struggling with one of these issues, our mental health treatment facility in Los Angeles can be a place of healing and freedom for you.

Alcohol Addiction

Our mental health services in Woodland Hills also include treatment for alcohol addiction. If you’re looking for Los Angeles mental health services to help you break free from dependency on alcohol, we want to help.

Drug Addiction

At Profound Treatment, we are also proud to help people struggling with drug addiction. If you or a loved one need help finding freedom from drugs, we have the resources to support you.

At our Los Angeles drug rehab center, we offer treatment for a wide array of addictions, including:

Prescription Medication Addiction

Coming off Adderall addiction or a dependency on prescription painkillers can be incredibly difficult on your own. When you have support from our team, you’re better equipped to recover from prescription drug addiction and find a fresh start.

We offer prescription drug addiction treatment for the following types of medication, along with many others:

Common Co-Occurring Disorders with Substance Use Disorders

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder (BPD)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality and mood disorders
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders

Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities. Almost half of all people who suffer from a mental illness will develop a substance use disorder in their life. It is sometimes hard to tell which came first, and the combination of them can make each condition worse. Some possibilities as to why they occur are common risk factors, like genetics, stress, and trauma. Co-occurring disorders are more common than people think.

  • 9.2 million people have both a substance use disorder and a mental illness.
  • People with severe mental illnesses are 4x more likely to be heavy alcohol users.
  • People addicted to drugs are twice as likely to have a mood or anxiety disorder.

One of the most common effects of having a co-occurring disorder is self-medication, which many do in an attempt to regulate emotions. However, self-medication can make an underlying condition even worse, or even make an addict develop one. Some examples of self-medication are:

  • Drinking alcohol to feel less anxious in social situations
  • Taking excessive amounts of Benzodiazepines (like Xanax or Valium) to ebb an oncoming panic attack
  • Using marijuana to numb the emotional pain from trauma or grief
  • Smoking or injecting stimulants like cocaine or methamphetamine to increase energy and motivation to complete daily tasks

Integrated Treatment at Profound

Integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders has been found to be superior to separate treatment of each diagnosis. Integrated treatment leads to better outcomes and improved quality of life, including:

  • Reduced or discontinued substance use
  • Improvement in psychiatric symptoms and functioning
  • Increased chance for recovery from both disorders
  • Decreased hospitalization
  • Reduced medication interactions

If you or someone you know is suffering from a co-occurring disorder, integrated treatment can be the best option. From Profound’s detox program to our inpatient rehab program to our intensive outpatient program and sober living, we can help guide you through each stage of your recovery.

Having a dual diagnosis requires that both disorders be treated, not one or the other, and while many treatment facilities can only offer one or the other, Profound can provide integrated treatment for both. Our expert clinical team will craft a treatment plan specifically suited to your needs, as no two cases are the same. We offer a safe, inclusive, and non judgemental environment that will allow you the space to heal at your own pace and return to balance.


When to Seek Mental Health Treatment for Substance Abuse

Do you find yourself turning to substances over and over again, even when you no longer want to? Do you feel trapped in a cycle of addiction?

If that’s where you’re at, there’s hope. We encourage you to click the “Get Help Now” button below and explore our Los Angeles mental health services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Substance abuse is recognized as both a complex brain disorder and a form of mental illness. It’s also considered a chronic, relapsing disorder that causes compulsive behavior.

You may hear people ask questions like, “why are alcoholics so angry?” You might even ask those questions yourself if a loved one abuses alcohol and says unkind things to you often. The truth is that alcohol can alter a person’s behavior, making them more aggressive.


While you may want to try to “fix” a loved one whose behavior has been altered by alcohol, they have to make the decision to get help themselves.

Like alcohol, drugs can also affect mental health dramatically when they are used incorrectly. An addiction to a drug, whether it be a prescription medication or an illegal narcotic, can alter the way a person thinks, making them more impulsive, erratic, and self-centered.


As is the case with alcoholism, a person dealing with drug addiction is the only one who can make the choice to get help and start the path to recovery. While others can help along the way, the addicted person must initiate the process.

Getting mental health treatment can vary in cost. Insurance also plays an integral role in how many people pay for the treatment they need. In general, before insurance, services like counseling cost between $65 and $200 hourly.


However, many mental health services can potentially be partially or fully covered by insurance, including counseling and medication.


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