We treat the cause, not the symptoms.
The outdated (and common) approach to treating mental health issues is to treat symptoms with medications. For example, if you are depressed, you will likely receive a prescription for an antidepressant medication. We believe that this approach misses the boat and have found that by performing an extensive medical and lifestyle evaluation, we frequently find that mental health symptoms are actually due to medical causes, psychological issues, medication side-effects, vitamin deficiencies, food sensitivities, and other issues. By providing treatments for these underlying causes of mental health issues, we can many times avoid the need for using psychiatric medications.
You Won’t Need Us Forever
The old model of mental healthcare is based on the idea that once you are diagnosed with a mental illness, you will need psychiatric treatment for the rest of your life. We believe that this approach leads to a life of chronic disability. Our approach is to actually determine the underlying reasons why you are experiencing symptoms, treat them effectively, and then equip you with the tools to never need to see a psychiatrist again. While this approach can be more expensive and time-consuming upfront, it saves time and money in the long-term. In addition, if you no longer need medications or other psychiatric treatments, you will be able to lead a more fulfilled and satisfying life.