I manage my clients’ concerns through the use of integrative therapies (e.g. psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc.) to resolve issues. By doing such, I have seen more effective and longer lasting treatment outcomes. While empathy is the vehicle through which I operate, success often arrives as a result of active participation from my clients.
I was always intrigued and fascinated with people’s behaviors growing up. I soon realized that the brain was the force in guiding one’s decision and ultimately their behavior. As such, I became a learner of psychology and later, psychopharmacology. I have worked with clients in many settings including community, acute and long-term care, and as a result, I have acquired and solidified skillsets which continue to make me more proficient in mental wellness.
I place great emphasis on getting to know my clients, their stories (both struggles and triumphs), and ultimately the places they currently find themselves. I believe the past is never buried in the past. In fact, the past lives on right here in the here-and-now. Therefore, one’s past and present must merge in order for meaningful long-lasting healing to occur. During the initial evaluation, I partner up with clients to identify their chief issue(s). We decide on feasible goals mapping out a plan tailored specifically to the client’s concerns. Progresses are tracked along the way until the client’s goal(s) is/are met.
I firmly believe in the notion of learning throughout one’s life. Consequently, my management of my clients’ concerns are infused with the latest evidenced-based treatment findings. I’m particularly excited about the impact of pharmacogenetics on mental health treatment.