After just a year since its founding, Florida’s Clarity Health Solutions, one of America’s fastest expanding mental health practices, has brought out an exciting new initiative: it is striving to generate a culture of patients bragging about going to psychotherapy.
Located at the first-class Jupiter Medical Center Outpatient Surgery Center, Jennifer Hoskins-Tomko, LCSW, the founder and lead therapist, who has dedicated fourteen years to helping others through the use of CBT, trauma work, and EMDR, stated that: “Our clients are dedicated to growth and putting energy into being their best selves. They are making a sound investment for their future. Clients choosing therapy are amazing people. I am proud to work with them”. Speaking about how proud she is to work with her patients, she says that: “They are making a sound investment for their future”.
This statement is very true, as suffers who just leave things, and do not have the drive or get up and go to take positive action, miss out on this essential professional help which can turn their lives around and give them the support they need. The old adage, “A man is not an island,” is very apt, as everyone of us goes through peaks and troughs in our lives, and sometimes, if our issues get really bad, then they can remain that way, and affect us at our very core, surely and systematically chipping away, and taking our health right down to basement level, as things get harder and harder to cope with, and our joy for living gets all washed up.
Creating an Innovative New Culture
Longing to see everyone shouting out about the huge benefits of psychotherapy, and how it is doing so much for them, Hoskins-Tomko said that her viewpoint is that clients who go for therapy are incredible people. The unusual approach used by Clarity encompasses a number of enticing factors: firstly, patients are greeted with a creative and inviting waiting area which offers a warm peaceful surrounding for those who are going through a mega stressful time. And there are fresh flowers and lots of coffee on the go, so people feel it is just like going to someone’s home.
In addition, there is also a TV which streams uplifting videos and quotes – many of which will resonate with patients and will stay in their mind. And if anyone is in a philosophical frame of mind, then they can jot down their own quotes, and put them in a box for others to enjoy. – This is particularly beneficial, as they come from a real fellow patient who is also trying to get over the hurdles that life has place in their way.
Hoskins-Tomko notes: “We want to spread positivity in any way we can.”
Therapy is now more than just treatment for mental illnesses, it is a way of life. There are so many things that stand in our way of our goals. Those things are polluting our paths to a better self”. This could be residual hurt from when we were children, negativity from others, over thinking, and other mind pollutants.