I am passionate about promoting access to mental health sevices. Paradoxically, quality mental health services are diminishing as demand grows rapidly. An increase in human longevity, unprecedented scientific strides & vast technological advances although positive have also created many new mental health challenges. Rising rates of chronic medical illness related to maladaptive behaviors including overeating & sedentary lifestyles that in turn are linked to increasing rates of depression & anxiety represent just one example of the complexity of modern multidimensional mental health issues that must become a national health priority
Individual treatment addresses the whole person & includes physical, emotional, cultural, & spiritual strategies. My approach includes simultaneous management of psychiatric/ physical/medical symptoms, education, coping skills training; family involvement, cognitive behavioral tx & any combination of modalities that motivate symptom improvement and recovery.
I provide advocacy & education across a variety of services & agencies including schools, primary care and other non psychiatric services. My goal is to educate the public about mental health problems, to destigmatize and normalize services so that mental health care becomes mainstream and symptoms dont have to become extreme in order to mobilize services.
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