Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health focuses on emotions, behaviors, and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in everyday life, and their concept of self.

Our behavioral health staff includes both Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner’s (PMHNP) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Alison Kerans, PMHNP, Amber Wold, PMHNP, and Michelle Locke, LCSW offer support to adults, teens, and children seeking diagnosis, short or long-term treatment, and management of mental and emotional health challenges. Our team also offers an array of solutions to help individuals maintain a positive outlook and engage in healthy habits.

The role of a PMHNP is to assess, diagnose and provide treatment for mental health needs. These providers help patients’ by conducting psychiatric evaluations and prescribing medications (when appropriate) for patients who need care related to the following:

  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Anger and behavior disorders
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorder
  • Dissociative disorder
  • Eating Didsorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder)
  • Grief
  • OCD
  • Panic disorder
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Tic disorders
  • Trauma and stressor - related disorders

 Licensed Clinical Social Workers provide diagnoses and counseling services for: mental, behavioral, and other emotional needs. Social workers often work on a one-on-one basis with clients and use therapeutic techniques to provide patients with resources to help them move toward better lives.

Supported Needs:

  • Anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and other behavioral health diagnoses
  • Stress management
  • PTSD
  • Behavioral interventions for weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes
  • Relationship issues and/or domestic violence concerns
  • Chronic pain and pain management
  • Grief and bereavement issues
  • Caregiver burden
  • Substance misuse or abuse (or suspected)
  • Trauma
  • Somatic symptoms; Non-adherence to treatment plan
  • Mental health crisis (panic attacks, suicidal or homicidal ideation, suspected physical or mental abuse)


Contact Us

Patients are welcome to call our scheduling department at 309-647-0201 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to make an appointment.  Not referral is needed. Our scheduling department will be happy to assist you with scheduling an appointment to fit your busy schedule. 

Graham Medical Group - Canton

180 S. Main Street, Canton IL 61520