Terry Krekorian on the PCH Approach
Terry Krekorian, President and Founder of PCH Treatment Center discusses our unique approach to treating mental health problems and how that approach sets us apart from other programs you might find at other facilities.
I think where PCH really stands out in the world of psychology and psychiatry is our effective approach to treating mental health problems and that approach involves a lot of different qualities. The first being that we use a non pathologizing approach so we don’t label people.
The second is we utilize medication management in a different way from most facilities and that would be minimizing medication usage, letting a person who is in our container of psychological care, psychiatric care, and medical care, really use the resources that we provide to get better.
There is obviously a lot of people who need medications to stabilize their mood or other issues and we fully support that but we also support getting them off addictive substances, teaching them what the downside of taking recreational drugs and teach them skills as far as getting proper sleep, minimizing stress levels in their household, finding a job that is a supportive environment for them, and providing them with a skill-set so when they run into problems they know how to deal with it without relying on medications or ineffective behavior patterns they have used in the past.
The other part of PCH is we are a real world model and so clients are not sequestered up in a house up in the hills, or kept in a hospital, or kept in a room where all of the treatment is done onsite. We are in a vibrant neighborhood, clients are depending on where they are at in their treatment are allowed as much autonomy as they are able to handle and they run into real world situations that our clinical team can help them evaluate and figure out whether they have handled it in the best way possible or how to handle it the next time and I think that’s also a big differentiator of PCH from a lot of other programs.
Terry Krekorian, MD, President and Founder
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