"Most mental health issues are linked to physical manifestations elsewhere in the body. After many hundreds of hours of research and personal experience, I believe that if we give the body what it needs it will heal itself and that includes most mental issues."
--Kathleen Mills, LPC-S, CEAP, CIMHP
Allopathic vs Holistic Approaches
The medical profession took a hard-left turn in the early 1900's, banning and maligning the treatments that had worked for thousands of years in favor of toxic, chemically based pills and surgeries. That tide is turning as multitudes of people are becoming dissatisfied with the "don't ask any questions, pill-based health regimens" and seek alternative health solutions; alternatives that used to be mainstream! Let's look at some of the major differences....
|Allopathic Approach||Holistic Approach|
|Symptoms vs Cure||Interested almost exclusively in "symptom management" treatment options for the illness diagnosed. Each diagnosis from a specialist has a prescription that accompanies it.||Utilizes a model of the body as a complex system (body/mind/spirit) with the ability to fix itself by giving it what it needs.|
|Big Pharma||Influences every aspect of the allopathic industry. You have been told you have a chemical imbalance without having any tests to indicate this truth. There are no empirical data that suggest there might be a chemical imbalance.||Very little presence due to the holistic treatment model mentioned above. (No money in cures.) Psychiatric disorders are NOT medical diseases. Drugs don't cure anything they only mask perceived "symptoms".|
|Insurance Industry||Heavily influences treatment options and payment.||Largely opposed to non-allopathic treatments (primarily due to Big Pharma influence).|
|Private Practice||Most MD belong to a group practice, which belong to a hospital chain. This was mandated by the Affordable Care Act.||The majority trend amongst holistic practitioners is an independent practice business model.|
What I Believe
"I believe if you give the body what it actually needs, it has the ability to heal itself."
"I believe we have to take a look at five basic areas that affect all of us and our well being:
water, nutrition, exercise, light and sound exposures (in various forms)."
"I believe your mental health care, is your personal journey and involves a mind-body-spiritual focus
that requires your 100% participation."
"I believe you have alternative choices and options when dealing with mental health issues."
"I believe that unforgiveness can affect the body. We don't get everything we want...it's a life long battle. We need to take accountability and find ways to figure how to forgive and move forward while getting stronger as spiritual beings."
Questions You May Have
What Does This Cost?
This is a self-pay model. Since I will not give you a diagnosis, insurance will not cover this holistic approach for your care and well-being.
The fee is $120/hour for each appointment. We will strategically go through your situation in a logical, sequential manner. You will have homework and things to read and we will begin to figure out what works best for you. Typically I suggest we do a 10 session model, and then we will reassess from that point.
How Do We Get Started?
Give me a call at 972.234.6634 ext 104. When leaving a message on my confidential voice mail, let me know you're interested in possibly taking this approach to your well being. I will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have before you decide what is right for YOU!