Psychosis Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Jennifer E Klingler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
With 25+ years providing mental health services in a variety of settings, I have the experience and flexibility to meet clients needs, even those with challenging situations/illness. I have a special interest working with adults who are experiencing a first episode of mental illness, as with early expert care and connection to available supportive services, recovery and quality of life are maximized. I am knowledgeable about Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and Hoarding. I have an interest working to maximize clients' health across dimensions (physical, social, relationships) as these all contribute to wellness.
With 25+ years providing mental health services in a variety of settings, I have the experience and flexibility to meet clients needs, even those with challenging situations/illness. I have a special interest working with adults who are experiencing a first episode of mental illness, as with early expert care and connection to available supportive services, recovery and quality of life are maximized. I am knowledgeable about Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and Hoarding. I have an interest working to maximize clients' health across dimensions (physical, social, relationships) as these all contribute to wellness.
(443) 552-0528 View (443) 552-0528
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Danielle Strobeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples across the lifespan. I have worked in multiple settings with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, BPD, PTSD, ADHD, autism, psychosis, addiction, and non-suicidal self-injury. I have the privilege of serving in the mental health field for just over 15 years. As a parent and active member in the autism community, my passion is working with individuals and families on the spectrum.
I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples across the lifespan. I have worked in multiple settings with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, BPD, PTSD, ADHD, autism, psychosis, addiction, and non-suicidal self-injury. I have the privilege of serving in the mental health field for just over 15 years. As a parent and active member in the autism community, my passion is working with individuals and families on the spectrum.
(410) 541-1402 View (410) 541-1402
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Cara Baltimore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21208  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MD, VA, & DC) specializing in children, adolescents, and families. I have a passion for helping others reach their highest self and offer a safe, comfortable, and culturally competent atmosphere. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, mood, psychosis, adjustment, and personality disorders. I also have worked with individuals impacted by co-occurring conditions. I also have extensive knowledge of MD Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and The Joint Commission.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MD, VA, & DC) specializing in children, adolescents, and families. I have a passion for helping others reach their highest self and offer a safe, comfortable, and culturally competent atmosphere. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, mood, psychosis, adjustment, and personality disorders. I also have worked with individuals impacted by co-occurring conditions. I also have extensive knowledge of MD Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and The Joint Commission.
(443) 218-9647 View (443) 218-9647
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Rhonda Gaines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CDWF-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Not accepting new clients
Eclectic provider- (CBT, Trauma Informed Care, Daring Way TM, Crisis Management, Diagnostics, Person Centered, Harm Reduction, Forensics, et al) to address a wide range of concerns- (Mood disorders, Trauma, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, OCD, Addictions, Low Esteem, Psychosocial Stress, et al.
In a world of disconnection, I make therapy a place for safety, exploration, revelation, and healing. I offer positive regard, acceptance, and trustworthiness. As a client, you have the right and obligation to find your right fit. A great therapeutic relationship will provide a comforting and confidential place to feel, heal, and deal with whatever life throws your way.
Eclectic provider- (CBT, Trauma Informed Care, Daring Way TM, Crisis Management, Diagnostics, Person Centered, Harm Reduction, Forensics, et al) to address a wide range of concerns- (Mood disorders, Trauma, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, OCD, Addictions, Low Esteem, Psychosocial Stress, et al.
In a world of disconnection, I make therapy a place for safety, exploration, revelation, and healing. I offer positive regard, acceptance, and trustworthiness. As a client, you have the right and obligation to find your right fit. A great therapeutic relationship will provide a comforting and confidential place to feel, heal, and deal with whatever life throws your way.
(443) 234-0723 View (443) 234-0723
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John Magee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21212
I am a Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 10 years. I work mainly with adults experiencing including anxiety and mood disorders, trauma (including PTSD), psychosis, substance abuse, or more general life and relational stressors. I believe in a person-centered approach, providing a non-judgmental, safe space to work on identifying root causes of maladaptive thoughts and behaviors and to develop an awareness into a healthier, more integrative sense of self and of the world.
I am a Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 10 years. I work mainly with adults experiencing including anxiety and mood disorders, trauma (including PTSD), psychosis, substance abuse, or more general life and relational stressors. I believe in a person-centered approach, providing a non-judgmental, safe space to work on identifying root causes of maladaptive thoughts and behaviors and to develop an awareness into a healthier, more integrative sense of self and of the world.
(410) 936-7259 View (410) 936-7259
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Quality of Life Therapy Practice, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21229  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am not accepting new clients! Welcome; I am so glad you are here and decided to take the first step. I know change can be scary and unsure, but that does not mean you have to do it by yourself. I believe in meeting the client where they are and fostering their strengths. In my practice, I offer a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering atmosphere where clients will achieve their full potential. I guide and support clients through a strength-focused CBT approach. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults that struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, psychosis, and bipolar disorder.
I am not accepting new clients! Welcome; I am so glad you are here and decided to take the first step. I know change can be scary and unsure, but that does not mean you have to do it by yourself. I believe in meeting the client where they are and fostering their strengths. In my practice, I offer a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering atmosphere where clients will achieve their full potential. I guide and support clients through a strength-focused CBT approach. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults that struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, psychosis, and bipolar disorder.
(410) 936-4483 View (410) 936-4483
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Dr. Meredith McHugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
With this knowledge, I have worked extensively with youth and adult survivors of significant trauma, and those suffering through anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, and psychosis.
Therapy with me will provide a safe, warm, nonjudgmental, identity-affirming space where you will feel fully heard and understood. Within an anti-oppressive, trauma-centered framework we will explore how past and present experiences have shaped the distress, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness you may be carrying. We will identify the ways you have adapted to these experiences and how this may be contributing to the stress/trauma held in your brain and body and carried into your relationships. I will support and challenge you to grow and heal from this.
With this knowledge, I have worked extensively with youth and adult survivors of significant trauma, and those suffering through anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, and psychosis.
Therapy with me will provide a safe, warm, nonjudgmental, identity-affirming space where you will feel fully heard and understood. Within an anti-oppressive, trauma-centered framework we will explore how past and present experiences have shaped the distress, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness you may be carrying. We will identify the ways you have adapted to these experiences and how this may be contributing to the stress/trauma held in your brain and body and carried into your relationships. I will support and challenge you to grow and heal from this.
(443) 552-5179 View (443) 552-5179
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Family Intervention Partners
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MD, LCPC, PMHNP, LCSW-C, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21213
Our practice consists of a team of licensed Drs, therapists, and social workers working together to provide the best mental healthcare services to our patients. We provide comprehensive Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatric treatment, and psychotherapy in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment. Our practitioners provide Assessments, Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management, and Psychotherapy for all ages. We treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Emotional Disorders, and Behavior Problems. WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
Our practice consists of a team of licensed Drs, therapists, and social workers working together to provide the best mental healthcare services to our patients. We provide comprehensive Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatric treatment, and psychotherapy in a non-judgmental, patient-centered environment. Our practitioners provide Assessments, Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management, and Psychotherapy for all ages. We treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Emotional Disorders, and Behavior Problems. WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.
(410) 291-1753 View (410) 291-1753
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Colleen Gormanly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Colleen and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland. I have my MSW from the University of Maryland- Baltimore and have been practicing social work since 2015. I have experience working with adults with substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and others. I assist people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental illnesses with acceptance, treatment, and pursuing their goals. I can also assist you if are feeling overwhelmed by worries about the past or future.
Hello! My name is Colleen and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland. I have my MSW from the University of Maryland- Baltimore and have been practicing social work since 2015. I have experience working with adults with substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and others. I assist people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious mental illnesses with acceptance, treatment, and pursuing their goals. I can also assist you if are feeling overwhelmed by worries about the past or future.
(410) 670-8662 View (410) 670-8662
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Sara B Samedi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21239  (Online Only)
Sara has extensive training and experience in supporting children and adults encountering difficult feelings, behaviors, traumas, and transitions. Sara has experience supporting children and families involved in the child welfare system, working with adolescents in residential and community settings, and supporting children and families in schools. Sara also served as Psychiatric Therapist for adults at Johns Hopkins Hospital and received training and experience with CBT, supporting individuals with complex mental health diagnosis and psychosis.
Sara has extensive training and experience in supporting children and adults encountering difficult feelings, behaviors, traumas, and transitions. Sara has experience supporting children and families involved in the child welfare system, working with adolescents in residential and community settings, and supporting children and families in schools. Sara also served as Psychiatric Therapist for adults at Johns Hopkins Hospital and received training and experience with CBT, supporting individuals with complex mental health diagnosis and psychosis.
(410) 705-0402 View (410) 705-0402
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Liza Brlansky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21205  (Online Only)
I am licensed in both Washington DC and Maryland and can see clients in both locations. I want for clients to have a safe and non-judgmental space to heal and explore their experiences to find meaning. My interest and experience is with queer topics and populations, trauma and trauma related disorders, substance abuse, psychosis and mood disorders. Every person has the internal structures to heal from trauma and stress. Together we can work towards your therapy goals (or define them) and promote emotional management and improved mental health and well-being.
I am licensed in both Washington DC and Maryland and can see clients in both locations. I want for clients to have a safe and non-judgmental space to heal and explore their experiences to find meaning. My interest and experience is with queer topics and populations, trauma and trauma related disorders, substance abuse, psychosis and mood disorders. Every person has the internal structures to heal from trauma and stress. Together we can work towards your therapy goals (or define them) and promote emotional management and improved mental health and well-being.
(888) 893-9863 View (888) 893-9863
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Shakira M Ramsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents, focusing on anxiety, depression, trauma, spiritual psychosis, and difficult transitions.
Do you believe you can overcome your relationship obstacles? Specializing in couples overcoming multi-cultural issues, differences in spiritual beliefs, and relationships in recovery, I am here to help you create radical changes both as individuals and together as a couple.
I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents, focusing on anxiety, depression, trauma, spiritual psychosis, and difficult transitions.
Do you believe you can overcome your relationship obstacles? Specializing in couples overcoming multi-cultural issues, differences in spiritual beliefs, and relationships in recovery, I am here to help you create radical changes both as individuals and together as a couple.
(240) 410-5747 View (240) 410-5747
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Healing Minds and Hearts Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21251  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We work with individuals living with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Relationship, Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorders, Self-Esteem, Life, and Parenting/Teen issues and other issues.
YOUR HEALING BEGINS NOW! YOU DON'T HAVE TO SUFFER ALONE! We are here to support you. We believe in the ideals of building mental & emotional well-belling through self-empowerment of the mind, body, & spirit providing a relatable approach with realistic insight. We utilize a compassionate & innovative care approach in a non-judgmental environment. We are dedicated and enjoy providing mental health treatment to those that come for support and resolve in dealing with life issues. We are focused on providing services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & we will do all we can to meet your expectations.
We work with individuals living with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Relationship, Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorders, Self-Esteem, Life, and Parenting/Teen issues and other issues.
YOUR HEALING BEGINS NOW! YOU DON'T HAVE TO SUFFER ALONE! We are here to support you. We believe in the ideals of building mental & emotional well-belling through self-empowerment of the mind, body, & spirit providing a relatable approach with realistic insight. We utilize a compassionate & innovative care approach in a non-judgmental environment. We are dedicated and enjoy providing mental health treatment to those that come for support and resolve in dealing with life issues. We are focused on providing services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & we will do all we can to meet your expectations.
(301) 965-1925 View (301) 965-1925
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Nicole Twaalfhoven
Counselor, LCPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for your interest in my profile! I work with clients who need support, a clearer understanding of themselves and their environment, and are ready for change. Clients struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, PTSD, grief, schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders, as well as relationships, career support, aging, and other life issues are great candidates for therapy with me. I see individual clients of any age (however under the age of 16, parent/caregiver collaboration is required), families, and couples. I offer a kind, supportive approach, with plenty structure and self-empowerment.
Thank you for your interest in my profile! I work with clients who need support, a clearer understanding of themselves and their environment, and are ready for change. Clients struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, PTSD, grief, schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders, as well as relationships, career support, aging, and other life issues are great candidates for therapy with me. I see individual clients of any age (however under the age of 16, parent/caregiver collaboration is required), families, and couples. I offer a kind, supportive approach, with plenty structure and self-empowerment.
(240) 201-2371 View (240) 201-2371
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Sara J leven
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21282
I have experience in working with people whose struggles include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress.
I am a mental health therapist who can help you feel your absolute best. I embrace a relaxed, non-threatening style of therapy that can help you focus on your needs and take care of yourself. If you experience difficulty managing moods, dealing with stress, relating to others, or if you are struggling with work, school, or relationships I can help.
I have experience in working with people whose struggles include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress.
I am a mental health therapist who can help you feel your absolute best. I embrace a relaxed, non-threatening style of therapy that can help you focus on your needs and take care of yourself. If you experience difficulty managing moods, dealing with stress, relating to others, or if you are struggling with work, school, or relationships I can help.
(443) 341-5086 View (443) 341-5086
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Dr. Brian Peacock
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230
My ideal clients are adolescents or adults needing evaluation after experiencing sudden emergence of mental health symptoms or hospitalization. They or their loved ones seek clarity in understanding their condition and charting a path toward healing. I also provide adult ADHD evaluations and pre-evaluations for clients considering psychedelic-assisted therapies. Finally, I provide short-term therapy for those experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal trouble, or otherwise seeking a better way of relating to life.
My ideal clients are adolescents or adults needing evaluation after experiencing sudden emergence of mental health symptoms or hospitalization. They or their loved ones seek clarity in understanding their condition and charting a path toward healing. I also provide adult ADHD evaluations and pre-evaluations for clients considering psychedelic-assisted therapies. Finally, I provide short-term therapy for those experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal trouble, or otherwise seeking a better way of relating to life.
(443) 565-6468 View (443) 565-6468
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Adam J. Freitag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
There comes a time when all of us need help finding the path forward. Sometimes we need a "reality check." Sometimes we just need someone to listen without judgment. Regardless of what therapist you decide on, you deserve nothing less than the latest treatment models backed by rigorous research. For years, I have helped clients from all walks of life bringing a wide range of challenges, including difficulties with productivity, impulsivity, extreme mood changes, anxiety, marriage/relationship problems, and more. I treat adults, couples, and families, and maintain a safe space to openly discuss gender identity and sexual orientation.
There comes a time when all of us need help finding the path forward. Sometimes we need a "reality check." Sometimes we just need someone to listen without judgment. Regardless of what therapist you decide on, you deserve nothing less than the latest treatment models backed by rigorous research. For years, I have helped clients from all walks of life bringing a wide range of challenges, including difficulties with productivity, impulsivity, extreme mood changes, anxiety, marriage/relationship problems, and more. I treat adults, couples, and families, and maintain a safe space to openly discuss gender identity and sexual orientation.
(667) 206-3815 View (667) 206-3815
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Jeff Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I’m glad you’re here! Finding a therapist is hard, but you’ve taken a very important step by looking. Whether you’re suffering, or just want to understand more about yourself, I encourage you to read further; we might be a good fit. As a social worker psychotherapist, I have been trained to address not just your immediate symptoms, but also the various other factors that may be involved—family structure, spirituality, bodily health, and systemic issues, to name a few. These pieces of you are important and deserve to be acknowledged!
I’m glad you’re here! Finding a therapist is hard, but you’ve taken a very important step by looking. Whether you’re suffering, or just want to understand more about yourself, I encourage you to read further; we might be a good fit. As a social worker psychotherapist, I have been trained to address not just your immediate symptoms, but also the various other factors that may be involved—family structure, spirituality, bodily health, and systemic issues, to name a few. These pieces of you are important and deserve to be acknowledged!
(667) 222-1578 View (667) 222-1578
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Della Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues? Are you stressed out in your romantic relationships? Is your teenager starting to struggle to balance school, home, and friends? At Brighter Future Counseling, I use evidenced based strategies with teens, adults, and couples to combat anxiety and depression in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment. If you're feeling stuck, unhappy, or like life is in chaos, give me a call today and we can begin the journey to realizing your strength!
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues? Are you stressed out in your romantic relationships? Is your teenager starting to struggle to balance school, home, and friends? At Brighter Future Counseling, I use evidenced based strategies with teens, adults, and couples to combat anxiety and depression in a friendly, nonjudgmental environment. If you're feeling stuck, unhappy, or like life is in chaos, give me a call today and we can begin the journey to realizing your strength!
(443) 249-8702 View (443) 249-8702
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AMA Transitional Services, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21239  (Online Only)
We are a group of telehealth therapist. All clinician's are Master's level educated with experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. We specialize in working with young adults and adults experiencing difficulties transitioning from one area of life into another area of life i.e. high school to work world, changing jobs, anxiety, working through stress, grief and loss, depression, substance abuse issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, motivation, trauma, domestic violence, co-occurring, and family issues. Independent supervision available for substance abuse certificate holders, LGPC, LGADC, LGPAT, LGMFT.
We are a group of telehealth therapist. All clinician's are Master's level educated with experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. We specialize in working with young adults and adults experiencing difficulties transitioning from one area of life into another area of life i.e. high school to work world, changing jobs, anxiety, working through stress, grief and loss, depression, substance abuse issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, motivation, trauma, domestic violence, co-occurring, and family issues. Independent supervision available for substance abuse certificate holders, LGPC, LGADC, LGPAT, LGMFT.
(443) 402-3200 View (443) 402-3200
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Psychosis Therapists

What’s the most effective treatment for psychosis?

The most effective treatment for psychosis is coordinated specialty care. In this model, a team of professionals works with a patient to address all aspects of the underlying disorder. This approach incorporates individual or group therapy, employment and education support, family support and education, medication management (which often involves low doses of antipsychotics), and case management to facilitate problem-solving as needed.

When should people seek treatment for psychosis?

People should seek immediate treatment at the earliest indication of psychosis. Symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized or blocked speech, and agitated body movements. Early signs that a person may be developing a disorder that will lead to psychosis include suspiciousness of others, memory problems and distractibility, an inability to think clearly, rapid or nonsensical speech, withdrawal from friends or family, aggression toward others, and sensitivity to bright lights or noises.

What if psychosis is left untreated?

Without treatment, psychosis can have significant repercussions, including injuries, job loss, homelessness, financial or legal trouble, ruptured relationships, and suffering for the person and their family. While early treatment for psychosis often yields the best results, there is no point past which it becomes useless to seek treatment. At any point, treatment can make a difference.

How do I get someone else to seek treatment for psychosis?

It’s extremely difficult to watch a loved one suffer from hallucinations, delusions, and other elements of psychosis—sometimes exacerbated by their fears of treatment. Have a conversation with them in a quiet space and maintain a calm, supportive tone. Share your concerns about behaviors you’ve observed, suggest treatment, and explain the potential benefits. Listen carefully to their responses. The person may not be ready after one conversation, but with time, they may come around.