In our work with our clients, Pacific Street Psychotherapy Associates looks at each person as a unique individual, not just someone with a diagnosis. This means that we address the problems of the whole person, not just alleviation of symptoms. We make every effort to assist the person in the fuller understanding of who they are and what assets they have to bring to solution of their problems.
We can perform psychological assessment and assessments of chemical dependency which can be of considerable help in moving treatment along. When medication may be helpful, we have psychiatrists we work with and communicate with on a regular basis. We also try to communicate with the person's primary care provider when that seems appropriate. We may include family members when their input could be helpful.
Consistent with our treatment philosophy, we do not hold to the position that all emotional illnesses are simply biological in origin. This is not, in our view, supported by research or clinical experience. We do have a professional commitment to make our services "evidenced based" which means we make every effort to keep abreast of the research literature in mental health.