This post is a critique of mainstream mental health and what can be done to improve it.
Apologies upfront; this is a soapbox rant. I’ve worked in the mainstream mental health field and it’s appallingly bad. I’ll tell you why.
First it might be helpful if you know a bit about me.
I worked for thirteen years at the Behavioral Health Clinic of our local hospital until 2013 when I retired. Actually the new CEO made hospital-wide cutbacks – and I was one of them. But I was 69 years old and it was time to leave.
Now I could relax into the home based counseling practice my wife Amy and I now have.
I have no degrees and no university training, except for one psychology semester, which explained to me why this field was rotten to the core.