Providing Mental Health Services for California’s Central Valley

Bio-Behavioral Medical Clinics, Inc. (BBMC) is committed to providing ethical, high-quality, cost-effective care. Our tailored approach matches clients’ needs to treatment resources with a strong emphasis on education and wellness. We utilize a multidisciplinary strategy and a range of therapeutic modalities to improve results and affordability. With a goal of supporting the health, respect, and dignity of all clients, BBMC is dedicated to continuous quality improvement.

About Us

Scope of Treatment & Specialty Areas

BBMC offers a full range of psychiatric and clinical services, both inpatient and outpatient, to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Following the medical model of psychiatry, we believe that accurate diagnosis is critical to the implementation of an appropriate treatment plan.

We offer a variety of therapeutic interventions and educational programs to assist our clients in obtaining the maximum benefit from their treatment. Our clinical staff advocates wellness by teaching awareness of the physical, psychological, and social aspects of maintaining mental health and strategies to stop problems before they start.

All of us probably experience some level of anxiety on a day-to-day basis, whether in response to a stressful situation or fear of the future. When these feelings of nervousness, fear, or apprehension become persistent in multiple facets of life and begin to degrade one’s quality of life, this is when the anxiety is considered a disorder.
Feelings of sadness are to be expected throughout our lifetime, especially after a major life event or in response to grief. Symptoms of depression may include no longer feeling interest in activities you used to enjoy, change in appetite, change in sleeping pattern, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, restlessness or moving slower than normal, feelings of worthlessness, or even thoughts of hurting yourself. Similar to anxiety, if these symptoms persist past two weeks, seeking psychiatric treatment may be the next best step.

If you or a family member are ever having thoughts of suicide, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.
Sometimes known as "manic-depressive disorder," bipolar disorder is brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity level, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Living with untreated bipolar disorder is often a challenge; one may vacillate between extreme lows (depression), to extreme highs (mania). Persons with bipolar disorder may experience crises in their relationships, employment, and even their financial well-being.
The word psychotic is one that tends to be overused in today’s society and not always in the appropriate way. Someone who is experiencing psychosis will have a loss of contact with reality, including hallucinations (sensing something that is not there) or delusions (beliefs with no basis in reality). These can range from mild to severe and can interfere with daily functioning.
Psychiatric medication may have side effects, and it is important to work with your mental health practitioner to determine your tolerance to side effects should they occur. Often, family members are the first to notice side effects and how they affect family dynamics. Loved ones are typically the most objective observers of how medications are affecting the psychiatry patient. They are encouraged to participate in meetings with the psychiatrist to provide input on the desired effects, side effects, and behavior changes attributable to psychotropic medications. After all, the goal is to make life "better" for the client, and that implies that life will also be better for those closest to the client.
Clients enter into these types of therapies with the primary goal of becoming more effective as a family unit, or to resolve issues that have resulted in unhappy, ineffective, destructive or even abusive life patterns. A trained psychotherapist can assist family units to discover and understand the root cause of problems and help them to discover avenues of change within a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Several effective theoretical approaches are employed, most of which have a "systemic" emphasis. In short, such an approach assesses and strives to alter the interactional dynamics within the family unit, to build new levels of cooperation, and instruct on more effective interaction patterns within the system. These approaches are highly research-based and are known to be highly effective.

Scope of Treatment & Specialty Areas