Behavioral Health

Here at Shasta Community Health, we understand that mental health is as important as physical health. That means we look at our patients’ well-being from a whole-person perspective to include body and mind. This is called behavioral health and it allows us to provide whole-person care, as well as referrals to our community partners to find solutions for all our patients.

Our Behavioral Health Consultants explore ways to provide:

  • Assessments and education
  • Information related services to help our patients consider the mental health aspects of their whole health picture
  • Supportive and evidence-based, short-term treatment to our patients in need

If you have questions, please contact your clinician and arrange a consult with one of our Behavioral Health Consultants. We are here to support you!

I can/can't do it

Our Mission Statement

Behavioral Health Consultants promote solution-focused therapy in a primary care setting to enrich the minds of our patients, and their community, in developing solutions to behavioral barriers which get in the way of their overall well-being.


Understanding Common
Mental Health Issues

The first step is education to understand these common issues.

The following information is from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). These definitions of symptoms provide a brief description of these disorders but are not complete and should not be used in place of a clinician’s diagnosis. A clinician will be able to help you assess your symptoms and help guide you.

If you feel one of them matches your symptoms, please contact your clinician for a consult to help guide you toward a care plan that works for you. 

  • Depression

    Is it serious or is it passing? 

    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Persistent Depressive Disorder
    • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
    • Depression Due to a Medical Condition

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  • Bipolar Disorder

    Sometimes I feel up and then down for no reason.

    • Bipolar l Disorder
    • Bipolar ll Disorder
    • Cyclothymia Disorder

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  • Anxiety

    Can I stop worrying all the time? 

    • Panic Disorder
    • Agoraphobia
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

    Learn more

  • Common Childhood Disorders
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Social Anxiety
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)

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  • Other Issues
    • Autism
    • Schizophrenia
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 

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Our Team


Melissa Gandy
Melissa Gandy
LMFT, National University
Paul Kannard
Paul Kannard
LMFT, Simpson University