If you're experiencing emotional and/or behavioral struggles that interfere with your work or academic performance, negatively affecting your relationships, or just not "going away on its own," meeting with a therapist or psychologist can be greatly beneficial. You might also just be feeling stuck about certain issues or circumstances in your life. Acknowledging your struggle and receiving professional help can help heal and propel you toward your greatest potential.
Receiving a psychiatric medical evaluation from a licensed prescriber (primary care physician, psychiatrist, or nurse practitioner) can assist you to discover if medical treatment would help provide relief from your symptoms. This recommendation is only made if the benefits outweigh the risks to take medications for the targeted issues. Attending a medical appointment does not always lead to obtaining a medication prescription.
Illness and dysfunction are an unfortunate reality we experience because of the broken nature of the world we live in. Our human bodies aren’t exempt from this reality. Just like any other part of the body can experience sickness, the brain can become dysfunctional as well. We are not designed to face our struggle on our own, and God provides help through community, mental health professionals, and medications.
Faith often starts with our recognition that we can’t do it on our own and that we need help. Faith in Jesus requires us to accept our condition first so that we come to him for help and receive his healing. Our faith is not determined by our efforts, whether we struggle or not with distressing symptoms, or whether life is going well for us or not. Seeking medical assistance when we need it is one of the way in which we recognize our condition and get help. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics are all instruments through which Jesus, our Great Physician, will touch our bodies and minds. Faith focuses on Jesus who said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Our clinical providers at Fully Health approach therapy from the perspective that struggles of the human mind are multi-dimensional and influenced by biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual aspects of life. During the client sessions, evidence-based psychotherapy and/or medication management sessions are conducted while also helping the client to better understand God’s love and grace which nurtures hope and whole healing.
As Christians, we are on a life journey of repentance, faith, healing, and growing more into the person God has created us to be. Becoming fully healed is God’s promised end goal for us. What this journey is about is gaining assurance that you are FULLY loved, FULLY forgiven, FULLY accepted, FULLY understood, and FULLY free in spirit; where your problems, pains, and challenges become places of strength, and you gain unshakeable power, hope, and courage in this life because you’ll experience the unrelenting and unconditional love of Jesus.