Dr. Hillary Russell, PhD, a behavioral health specialist at The Everett Clinic discusses mental health. When considering mental health treatment, it is important to remember that your mental health is closely tied with your physical health. Chronic stresses can feel overwhelming and debilitation. When choosing a mental health therapist, it is important to consider their education and background, their interests and expertise, their location, as well as your comfort and trust level. Sharing personal information can be scary, but being open and honest will help build the trust level. Therapy is about coming along side the patients journey through therapy.