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Welcome to our website, your "OASIS" for mental health and substance abuse services. As the name OASIS implies, we want to provide our clients with "a welcome relief from life's difficulties".

At OASIS, you'll find a peaceful and quiet setting. A place to come and be heard. You'll be provided with the opportunity to begin a healing journey to better management of feelings and behaviors, and a healthier level of functioning and satisfaction in your life. Our approach is gentle, nurturing, compassionate, and results-oriented. We want to provide a useful, practical pathway toward accomplishing your behavioral health goals.

If you want to learn how any of this is possible, please read on. We believe it's hard enough to ask for help. It shouldn't be hard to get it. So if you're hurting or just want to improve your life, we'd like the opportunity and privilege to help.

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JOB OPENING

Oasis Behavioral Health Services now has an opening for a Licensed Psychologist. The position involves providing therapy and psychological testing. Send resume to:

William B. Webb, Ph.D., Director
Oasis Behavioral Health Services
PO Box 219
Barboursville, WV 25504
Phone 304-733-3331
Fax 304-733-3334
email bill.webb@psychoasis.com

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LEARNING TO CONTROL EMOTIONS
•Get the facts. Make sure you understand the situation. Don’t jump to conclusions.
•Talk it out with others who are sympathetic and objective.
•Avoid mood-altering substances, including caffeine and alcohol.
•Make sure you’re not hungry, angry, lonely, or tired (H.A.L.T. – an acronym from Alcoholics Anonymous).
•Don’t let ANTS (automatic negative thoughts) run away with you.
•Detach. Step back and watch yourself. Go into observer mode.
•Sit with the thought or feeling. Use mindfulness to observe it. Perhaps it isn’t what you thought at first. Some emotions are more than one layer. Something different might be seen underneath if you observe carefully.
•Remind yourself of your core values. Don’t do something that’s going to make you feel guilty or ashamed later. Don’t do something that’s going to hurt people you love.
•Resist emotional behavior. Impulsive, emotional behavior maintains or heightens the unwanted emotion and usually leads to adverse consequences. Doing nothing is usually better than doing something stupid.
•Counter physiological arousal. (If too excited, scared, or angry, use relaxation exercises to calm down. If too lethargic, bored, or detached, do something like exercise or listen to loud music.)
•Refocus attention. Distract yourself from upsetting emotions through physical or mental activity. “Move a muscle, change a thought.”
•Do something useful. Accomplish something else. Do something that is of value to you and is not related to the upsetting emotion.

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The “Adapted” Serenity Prayer
“God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change,
the courage to change those people I can,
and the wisdom to know that person is me.”

…Anonymous (2011)



CONTACT INFORMATION
William B. Webb, PhD , L.I.C.S.W.
689 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 219
Barboursville, WV 25504-0219
Phone: (304) 733-3331



OFFICE HOURS
Available therapy hours* are as follows:
Monday - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday - 9:00am to 12:00pm

*Each provider has the option to schedule special-care cases at their own discretion.



APPOINTMENT TRIAGE
We make every effort to see patients in a timely fashion according to need. In the event of an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please seek help at your local mental health facility or emergency room.




American Society of Addiction Medicine
Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership
National Alliance on Mental Illness


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THE STORY OF OASIS

In the summer of 1996, Bill Webb, Ph.D., the founder, owner and director of OASIS Behavioral Health Services was completing his 20th year of service in a Huntington, WV based private psychiatric practice. While his time there was enjoyable and productive, he wanted to pursue his dream of creating his own business built upon the best practices from his past experiences, while adding some new dimensions with the purpose of improving efficiencies of operation and emphasizing a model which supports compassionate patient-care.

The name OAS read more...
GROWING BETTER, NOT OLDER

By: William B. Webb, Ph. D., LICSW, MAC
"People don't grow old. When they stop growing, they become old."
- Anonymous

In this new age of quantum healing and the latest neuroscience research, more and more Americans are beginning to understand the difference between the process of aging and the process of illness. A quick survey of a sample of the general population would likely reveal long standing beliefs in misconceptions about aging. One of which is that illness and disease are an inevitable aspect of aging. In fact, many pe read more...
EIGHT STEPS........

Eight Steps to Processing and Releasing Emotional Toxins
By: William B. Webb, LICSW, MAC

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."
- James Branch Cabell, 1929

The relatively new field of science called Psychoneuroirnmunology (PNI) is the study of the interactions between and among the mind (which includes personality, cognition, behavior, and mood), the nervous system, and the immune system. I mention this because PNI is supplying much of the  read more...
TREATING A.D.H.D.

By: Shawn R. Cade, M.A., L.P.C., C.A.C., N.C.C.

Several years ago I was doing an assessment on a young boy, Johnny. His mother described him as "constantly on the go" and "won't follow directions". In my office at the time was a phone that was a hotline for physician's use only. The young man started to pick up the phone when his mother instructed him to stop and come sit by her. I explained that it was a special phone and that we could not play with it. Within seconds Johnny was up and had the phone in his hand. When his mother called read more...
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PO Box 219
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