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Home > Services & Specialties > Behavioral & Mental Health Services > Health Psychology
When you’re faced with a health challenge, get specialized behavioral health care that empowers you to better manage your condition and improve your quality of life. Partner with a health psychologist at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota, or Fargo, North Dakota.
Health psychology focuses on the connection between our physical health and our emotions and behavior. Health psychologists can help you develop skills, attitudes, and behaviors that improve your ability to live well.
Your doctor may refer you to a health psychologist when you need help:
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Feel confident you’ll receive effective, high-quality care. Our team of licensed psychologists have years of experience helping patients like you take an active role in improving your health and well-being.
At your first visit, your therapist will start by getting to know you. You’ll talk about your background, discuss your current health concerns, and set goals for your care. Then, you’ll work together to create a treatment plan.
In most cases, your care plan will focus on helping you gain new skills. You might learn muscle relaxation techniques, discover how to identify and change negative thinking patterns, or practice guided image therapy. Work with your psychologist to determine which techniques can help you achieve your goals. How often and for how long you see your health psychologist is up to you and your provider.
Depending on your condition and location, your health psychologist may recommend:
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You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.