Santiam Hospital and the Santiam Medical Clinics have integrated a behavioral health consultant also known as a behaviorist to work with you and your medical team. A behaviorist will meet with you on a short term basis, to help you achieve healthy lifestyle changes and goals in order to improve your quality of life; behaviorally, physically, and emotionally.
Our behaviorists will help patients that are struggling with managing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, chronic pain, COPD, and much more. A behaviorist will also work with patients to help them achieve their personal goals. The behaviorist team can help patients strive to increase their motivation to lose weight, quit smoking, start exercising, decrease stress levels, and much more. Your behaviorist can also help patients that are in need of long term counseling and finding resources that fit appropriately in an individual's life.