What is Mental Health Integration?
Mind and body go hand in hand. Mental health has a big effect on physical health — and vice versa. Mental Health Integration (MHI) is an approach to healthcare that focuses on both. One team — led by your Nevada primary care provider — cares for your mental and physical health needs.
You know the team. Your provider — who knows you, your family, and all your healthcare issues — leads the team to coordinate and direct mental health services. Your provider will invite other caregivers to join the team as needed. The team knows you. They respect you, listen to you, and communicate well to help you improve your whole health.
Feel the difference. Mental health is a fundamental aspect of your well-being that deserves attention and care just as much as your physical body. The goal of integrating mental health services with your primary care is to help heal this core component of your health so you can focus on living your healthiest life.
Who is on a Mental Health Integration team?
Your team is recruited based on your unique needs. The team may include the following caregivers:
- You: You’re the most important team member. You work with your primary care doctor to design the best care plan, and you take an active role in your own care. Getting better takes personal effort. We’ll help you with the process.
- Your provider: The team leader, who recommends and explains a care plan, and then manages the plan with the help of the team.
- Care manager or health advocate: A nurse or medical assistant who keeps in touch with you, connects you with resources, care providers, and helps resolve problems.
- Psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner: A doctor or nurse practitioner with special training in mental health treatment who consults on medications and complex emotional illnesses.
- Mental health provider: A psychologist or licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling and talk therapy.
How does Mental Health Integration work?
Your provider uses assessments to identify your need for mental health treatment. You, your provider, and your care team then work together to design the best treatment plan for you.
Team members communicate with each other to make sure you’re getting the care you need to support your whole health.
Now available at the following myGeneration Senior Clinics:
- Boulder Crossing myGeneration Clinic
- NEW – Cheyenne Clinic (2055 E. Cheyenne Ave.)
- Desert Heights myGeneration Clinic
- Maryland Parkway myGeneration Clinic
- Nellis myGeneration Clinic
- Pahrump myGeneration Clinic
- Rainbow myGeneration Clinic
- Siena myGeneration Clinic
- Tenaya myGeneration Clinic
- Valley myGeneration Clinic
Talk to your primary care provider about your behavioral health concerns to find out if you could benefit from mental health integration. You can also contact our mental health team by calling 702.852.9010 to schedule an appointment.
Each insurance company handles mental health services coverage differently, so check with your insurance plan for details or ask a member of your care team for assistance.
Our Behavioral Health Team
Rebekah Ambuehl, LCSW
Susan Bishop, LCSW
Susan Bishop brings 21 years of experience in the mental health field to her position with Intermountain Health. Mrs. Bishop enjoys working with elderly patients because she feels she gains a lot from listening to their life stories and validating... Read More >
Mrs. Bishop enjoys working with elderly patients because she feels she gains a lot from listening to their life stories and validating their feelings and experiences. Growing up in Southern California, she was a fan of the TV show “Growing Pains,” which influenced her to take up a profession where she could help people.
Her professional journey began as a mental health worker in California, and she moved on to become a social worker at a hospital in California, and a mental health therapist at Pacific Clinics in California. She worked in Oregon for a time as a mental health specialist, and then moved back to California to serve as lead clinical therapist and later clinical supervisor at Tri City Mental Health Center in Pomona, where her responsibilities included ensuring delivery of quality care.
Mrs. Bishop holds a BA in social work from California State University, Long Beach, and an MA in social work from California State University, Los Angeles. She is currently licensed in Nevada as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Dawn Hahn, LCSW
Dawn Hahn joined Intermountain Health as a way to share her 17 years of social work knowledge and experience. Before joining Intermountain Health, Mrs. Hahn worked as an inpatient psychiatric social worker and a school social worker in Florida, where... Read More >
Before joining Intermountain Health, Mrs. Hahn worked as an inpatient psychiatric social worker at Trinity Medical Center in New Port Richey, Florida, where she led therapy groups. She also worked as a school social worker in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, where she did family and group counseling to help students succeed academically and addressed topics including suicide awareness and prevention, bullying, child abuse, and substance abuse. In Las Vegas, she worked as a clinical supervisor and therapist for adult mental health agency/agencies, where she managed all aspects of clinical services and provided individual, family, and group therapies.
Mrs. Hahn has wanted to be a social worker since high school, and it’s noted in her yearbook. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Social Work from Saint Leo University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and was voted “Social Worker of the Year” in 2014 by her peers and colleagues.
Elona Halili, LCSW
Ansy John, NP-C
Ansy John grew up in India. Nursing has always been her choice of career and she presently has 11 years of experience as a nurse practitioner. Before joining Intermountain Health, Ms. John worked as a psychiatric practitioner; as an RN... Read More >
Ms. John grew up in India. Nursing has always been her choice of career and she presently has 11 years of experience in direct patient care. She prefers to follow evidence-based guidelines combined with his clinical experience, personal observations, and intuition to find the right course of treatment for his patients.
Before joining Intermountain Health, Ms. John worked as an RN in an intensive coronary care unit in India; as an RN in a renal care unit in Saudi Arabia; as an RN at Desert Springs Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, and University Medical Center in Las Vegas; as an NP at Nevada Nephrology Consultants; and as a psychiatric nurse at Mind Body Solutions and Desert Psychiatry.
Ms. John earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2012. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner and psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Janina Lupoy, NP
LaTeisha Morgan, LCSW
LaTeisha Morgan joined Intermountain Health because she wanted to be part of a leading team in her field of practice. Ms. Morgan found working with youth in foster care so rewarding that she decided to pursue a career in social... Read More >
Ms. Morgan found working with youth in foster care so rewarding that she decided to pursue a career in social work. She honed her skills by holding numerous positions with social work organizations in Las Vegas since 2007, starting as a family service specialist with the Clark County Department of Family Services, case manager supervisor at Eagle Quest of Nevada, social worker with the State of Nevada Elder Protective Services, director of operations with Exalt Family Services, LCSW with Behavioral Bilingual Services and SMART Choices, specialty court specialist with Clark County 8th Judicial District, and behavioral care manager with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
She holds a Master of Social Work from UNLV and a degree in criminal justice from the University of Mississippi. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nevada.
Sarah Roney, LCSW
Sarah Roney enjoys providing patients with individualized therapy and working with clients who are motivated to make changes through receiving treatment. Through her involvement with local churches and non-profit organizations, she became interested in helping and serving others, which she... Read More >
Ms. Roney was born in Minnesota but moved to Las Vegas at the age of seven. Through her involvement with local churches and non-profit organizations, she became interested in helping and serving others. Throughout her career, Ms. Roney has always chosen roles that allowed her to help people, including serving as a teacher, a nanny, and working for non-profits. She decided to pursue a career in social work because it presented her with an opportunity to work in a variety of roles with many different populations.
In her spare time, Ms. Roney enjoys hiking to connect with nature and refresh her spirit. She has tried sky diving and bungee jumping. She also has a knack for working on do-it-yourself projects around her home.