I’m not a traditional psychotherapist. I lament the routinely wretched treatment of mental patients throughout the world. Instead of drugs and chains of the old traditional system, I offer a loving innovative system of support and deep process healing.
I value humanity. And I act as a fellow human and traveler to those who seek help to heal.
In my sessions, I drink coffee, walk and talk, with clients in normal life-spaces. Only a few times do I see clients in a confined cubicle or fixed office space. Mostly, I’d rather bring life recovery to a therapeutic space where client and I process while we “soak in humanity” around us.
For me, this is most effective and humane than psychiatric incarceration, forced hospital or facility confinement. It’s least costly. The hurting person is freed from the zombie-like effects of brain drugs. And it’s based on empowerment of family responsibility/support as well as faith of the individual.
Working with his parents and sister, I once delivered intensive psychotherapy services to Mark into their family home. He’s 25 with a history of manic depressive episodes, depression, and severe dependency to psychiatric drugs, who might otherwise be institutionalized.
Echoing themes of my revolutionary psychotherapy, I bypassed traditional mental health approaches and invited the family, including Mark, to see me first in a coffee shop. Having been into brain drugs and in and out of facilities for years, it’s his family’s last-ditch effort to get through Mark’s hard-core.
The personalized direct involvement of the therapy hour in a casual space proved effective for Mark. It did him a lot more good and a lot less harm. He shared he felt “normal.” The nontraditional, non-invasive intervention calmed both Mark and his family.
For the first time, unencumbered by psychiatric institutional red tape, ideology, and pharmacy, Mark expressed how he felt differently. It avoided unnecessarily humiliating him and his family. He functioned better enough to think through his deeper issues without the medication.
Revolution in psychotherapy!
Time for change.
No more drugs. No more forced hospital/facility incarceration. No to dehumanization. No to shame. No to incomplete, invasive treatment. No to abrogation of family responsibility and connection.
We say “Yes!” to the Total Person deep process. Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual. Natural mental health. Drug-free. Brain Health. Going to the roots, not mere fruits. Family and community.