I believe each person is unique. My style is interactive and nonjudgmental. I am very comfortable with prescribing medications. While I do offer appointments for medication only I prefer prescribing medications and counseling at the same time. I feel this offers more continuity of care for the client. I have also studied herbal medicines and feel very comfortable discussing alternative therapies. I have a personal interest in yoga and have become a certified yoga instructor. Another interest of mine has been meditation. I like to integrate these techniques into my work when it seems appropriate.
I have been prescribing medications since 1990 in a variety of settings. While I believe medications should be used when necessary I like to balance this by offering other alternatives if they seem appropriate. This may include CBT, herbal suggestions ,meditation techniques or various yoga breath work . Each person is unique with different needs.
Having just one approach to treating and working with clients does not take into account the unique needs of each person. Everyone one has their own story. Their individual strengths and weaknesses, success and failures. I see my role as helping the client understand accept this and even take joy in themselves