I believe in thorough and individualized care.
I believe in a holistic approach to mental health treatment. I believe that we only reach a small percentage of our recovery potential if we ignore the biopsychosocial model, which integrates biology, emotional, and social health.
I believe that every single patient should be treated as an individual, a case-by-case basis. There are no cookie-cutter boxes when it comes to mental health diagnoses or treatment plans.
I believe that by integrating patient education and decision making into the treatment options, we are more likely to see the best possible outcome and quality of life.
I believe that patients should also be held responsible for their treatment plan. Patients must practice and develop the habits and skills that they will need to maintain long-term changes for optimal mental health.
On that note, we are often told in this industry “Do not work harder than your patient.” I believe that this holds a lot of truth.
I believe in being honest. I believe in being as transparent as possible as long as it works for the good and not to the detriment of the patient/provider relationship or the patient's progress.