Medication in conjunction with counseling can be a useful tool in addressing mental health concerns. New Leaf works with a network of psychiatrists to meet the medication needs of our clients. While medication may help alleviate symptoms, we feel that the best approach involves working with a counselor in combination with medication. If you are interested in medication, please speak with your therapist to explore that as an option.
- The National Institute for Mental Health provides and excellent overview of mental health medications [link to webpage]
- The linked article, Just Say ‘No’ to Drugs as a First Treatment for Child Problems, provides a look at how medications have emerged as the first line of treatment of children and adolescents and urge informed decisions when considering medication as a treatment option [PDF link]