If you’ve been following along on our social media over the last couple of weeks, you know that we have been sharing about who we are - our mission, our purpose, and our values. Part of our Purpose statement reads:
We strive to address the needs of the whole person recognizing the biological, social, psychological, and spiritual components which make up an individual…
To sum this up - at Bethel Haven we look at our clients through a holistic lens. We believe (along with many in the mental health profession) that mental health cannot be separated from other parts of an individual. The biological, social, psychological, and spiritual parts of us are all interconnected and therefore they impact one another. We believe that ignoring this important concept would be a disservice to our clients!
So what do we mean when we say that we consider all of these factors when working with clients? Well, from the very beginning of therapy, we like to assess functioning in each of these areas. Our therapists ask questions like:
Is there a history of mental illness in your family? (Biological)
How would you describe your friendships? (Social)
What are your strengths? Your weaknesses? (Psychological)
Do you have spiritual and/or religious beliefs? If so, what does this look like in your life? (Spiritual)
Describe your marriage. (Social)
Do you have any medical problems? (Biological)
How would you describe yourself? (Psychological)
Looking at each of these parts of our clients helps us see our clients concerns in a more comprehensive way and aids us in planning treatment. We want to serve every client well and this approach helps us ensure we are giving our community the highest level of care. Have you been considering therapy? Give us a call to see if Bethel Haven is a good fit for you!
Written by our counselors to help promote your help, hope, healing