Who We Are
Not very long ago mental health took a turn towards a more medicalized treatment approach involving psychopharmacology. As a licensed mental health counselor, I align with professionals who treat mental health from a wellness perspective. I do not rely on psychopharmacology as the first measure initiated. It is my opinion that most mental health disorders arise from an unbalanced lifestyle.
While I believe there is a place for medication in mental health treatment, I also believe it is over utilized. I also think self-care often is sacrificed to meet the busyness of life resulting in poorer physical health, compromised mental health and depleted emotional and spiritual states. While our society may press for greater productivity with fewer resources, it comes at great cost – our health.