I believe that medications can play an important role in the treatment of mental health symptoms and mental illness for some people. Sometimes, it is even necessary. Counseling is another powerful force for change in people’s lives.
Many psychiatrists require that their patients also be in counseling. I am not qualified to answer questions about medications or side effects, and I refer clients to talk with their family doctor or psychiatrist about medication concerns. It is helpful for me to know what medications a client is prescribed.