Mental Health Specialist

JEE Healthcare

Joseph E Escobar, MD

Family Medicine located in East Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Mental health is as critical to your overall well-being as physical health. Board-certified family medicine physician Joseph Escobar, MD, of JEE Healthcare in the East Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, knows this and offers comprehensive mental health services as part of the family medicine practice. To learn more about your diagnostic and treatment options, call today or use the online tool to book a consultation.

Mental Health Q & A

When should I see a doctor about mental health?

It’s normal to feel sad or anxious once in a while, especially when faced with an important event like a work presentation or big test. However, if you experience unrelenting symptoms that interfere with your quality of life, you may be dealing with a mental health disorder and need to seek a consultation. 

When left untreated, conditions like depression and anxiety can spiral and increase your risk of destructive behaviors. Without care, mental health problems can affect your long-term physical health and disrupt your work performance and social relationships. 

If you experience a persistent sense of any of these feelings, seek care:

  • Sadness
  • Feelings of guilt and hopelessness
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Excessive worry and/or nervousness
  • Unexplained weight changes
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Problems concentrating and focusing
  • Panic attacks with fast heart rate, lightheadedness, and nausea

Sometimes people close to you will mention that they notice a change in your behavior or thinking. 

What mental health services are available?

At JEE Healthcare, you receive patient-focused services that address common mental health concerns in children and adults, including anxiety disorders and depression. 

Dr. Escobar provides screenings to understand the root cause of your symptoms. He then creates a personalized treatment plan to improve and stabilize your mental health. 

While the symptoms of a mental health disorder can feel overwhelming, they’re manageable with the right care plan.

What treatments are available for mental health issues?

Mental health issues often respond to a multi-faceted treatment approach. A combination of talk therapy, behavior therapy, and medications can help you improve your outlook and handle symptoms like worry and extreme sadness. 

Dr. Escobar works closely with you to monitor the effectiveness of your treatment and learn what other resources would improve your quality of life. If you have a mental health problem that requires the help of a specialist, Dr. Escobar can refer you to one of his many colleagues in the Los Angeles community. 

If you or someone you’re close to needs mental health support, contact JEE Healthcare today. Use this website to request an appointment online, or give the office a call.