Americans understand that health is important, and a recent survey by the American Psychological Association found that 84% believe that good emotional and mental health is as important as good physical health. We are taught from a young age that there are things we can do to stay in good shape physically, but we don’t hear nearly as much about enhancing our emotional well being. Nearly half the leading causes of death can be attributed to a person’s behavior and lifestyle, and the majority of visits to general practice physicians and pediatricians relate to behavioral or emotional concerns. Psychologists in Ohio, working in a wide range of roles, in a wide variety of professional positions, improve the health and well being of the citizens of Ohio.
Here's how psychologists touch the lives of Ohio’s citizens every day...
- A psychologist in Cincinnati helps women undergoing breast cancer treatment learn how to cope with the physical, emotional and lifestyle changes associated with cancer, as well as with the pain of medical treatments.
- A psychologist in Cleveland trains Red Cross crisis workers to assist with the emotional and psychological distress of victims of trauma and provides support for rescue workers at disaster sites.
- A psychologist in Columbus provides psychological services to people in nursing homes and gives guidance to staff on how to best care for them with dignity and respect.
- A psychologist in Akron teaches cognitive and behavioral techniques to help people suffering from panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive behaviors to regain control of their lives.
- A psychologist in Cincinnati runs programs to help obese children lose weight and live more healthy lives.
- A psychologist in Lima helps people quit smoking, which reduces medical illness and extends life.
- A psychologist in Westerville helps employees of a large corporation manage stress more effectively and trains managers regarding effective handling of personnel situations and staff conflict.
- A psychologist in Springfield helps college students deal with the stresses that arise in making the transition from living at home to living away, and helps them become successful students, and responsible and independent adults.
- A psychologist in Columbus educates professionals about the issues that affect people who are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender in order to reduce stereotypes and hate crimes in Ohio.
- A psychologist in Dayton helps children who are hospitalized for serious illnesses to cope better, to manage their illnesses more effectively, and to live more productive, happier lives.
- A psychologist in Medina provides services to children and families, and consults with local and county agencies to advocate for the improvement of the health and well being of rural families.
- A psychologist in Cincinnati provides vital hospital based services for the seriously mentally ill and is an articulate voice for the potentially disenfranchised.