At PCH, we recognize that everyone has their own individual experience, and while we can’t help but operate within a systemically hateful and oppressive society, we can continue to focus our time and care into understanding the needs of every one of our clients.
While we have put human rights at the forefront of our clinical and work culture at PCH, we are now working to further implement that vision in the creation of a PCH Social Justice and Human Rights Initiative.
At PCH, we know recovery is possible because we’ve witnessed it personally. Even for a diagnosis as challenging as schizophrenia, there’s always hope. Here’s a firsthand account written by Tracey Higgins, reflecting on her full recovery from schizophrenia. Sharing our...
So, the question arises, why can’t we reduce our experience of threat or “dial back” our level of anxiety given how hard we are trying? Certainly, situational factors play a role; that is, we are in the midst of a true crisis. However, there is something going on beyond the crisis we all face.
How has ketamine, a drug that was previously used on battlefields and in operating rooms become a potential solution for treating depression and suicidality? How does it work, what effects does it have on the brain, and what, if any, risks are involved in its use?
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs reports that about 8 million people suffer from PTSD in any given year. With such a large number of people affected, it’s important to know what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is, how it’s treated, and if it ever goes away.
Darcy Lubbers Somatic, Group and Art Therapist at PCH discusses art therapy and it’s role in treating trauma and helping manage psychological disorders.
Dr. David Burston discusses his journey to becoming a Group Therapist at PCH and how he uses his experience to help clients heal from psychological disorders.
Dr. Michelle LoFurno discusses her role as the Director of the PCH Assessment Center and the process she uses to help clients start their healing journey.
Dr. Tarlow, director of the OCD program at PCH discusses ERP and its role in overcoming compulsions and treating obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety.