Mental Health

Mental Health located in Frederick, MD

Mental Health

At least 20% of Americans face mental health difficulties today. Kema Health Services’ board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Josyane Kengni, PMHNP, and the other specialists want you to know you’re not alone and that mental health problems are treatable. In the Frederick, Maryland, office and via telehealth, the practice creates a personalized mental health care plan for your needs. Walk-ins are available, or you can book your appointment online or call the office for help today.

How common are mental health problems?

Mental health problems are growing more common, with at least one in five Americans struggling with mental health issues today. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health disorders cross age boundaries, affecting children, teenagers, adults, and older adults in increasing numbers. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone.

When should I be concerned about my mental health?

It’s normal to experience sadness, frustration, anger, and other negative emotions occasionally, but it can sometimes be hard to know when those feelings cross the line, becoming something more serious like a mental health disorder. A few of the signs that you could be experiencing mental health issues include:

  • Lack of joy in your life, including loss of interest in the things you once loved
  • Nervousness that persists even when anxiety-causing situations pass
  • More intense emotions than usual
  • Increased crying
  • Feelings of overwhelming guilt
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Emotional outbursts that you can’t control
  • Unwanted appetite and weight changes
  • Sleep pattern changes
  • Avoiding your friends and family
  • Unreasonable fear and apprehension around normally harmless things
  • Lack of energy
  • Periods of euphoria and high energy followed by periods of low mood
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Increase in risky behaviors, like alcohol and illicit drug use

Even if your mental health state isn’t affecting your daily life at this time, it’s important to recognize when it’s not improving. Reaching out for mental health care when you first notice negative changes can help you avoid months or years of overwhelming symptoms.

What can I expect from mental health care?

Kema Health Services provides mental health care based on your personal needs. The practice recognizes that every patient is an individual, meaning not every treatment plan will look the same. Its specialists provide inclusive treatment that addresses your issues from several angles, often including the following:


In psychotherapy, psychiatry field experts work closely with you to delve into the causes of your mental health challenges. They help you pinpoint problematic thought patterns, develop better responses to stress, and build healthy new thought and behavior patterns. 


Medication can work on the brain neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) to help decrease harmful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The practice provides medication management, allowing them to monitor your progress for any side effects or changes. 

Call Kema Health Services or book your appointment online today.