Mission and Philosophy
Our mission is to provide a comprehensive approach to the treatment of mental disorders for our nation’s veterans. Through dynamic treatment, compassion, and a caring environment, we seek to help heal our country’s wounded.
Our vision is to be the number one provider of mental health treatment and to set the standard for long-term outcomes through our innovative modalities.
Our Program Philosophy
We believe that everyone should be the very best version of her or himself. And we believe that those who suffer from mental illness can become their best selves through expert treatment from passionate, caring professionals in a highly comfortable healing environment.
Our Philosophy on Psychiatric Medications
While there is considerable controversy surrounding psychiatric medications, our experience and outcomes indicate that medication can be a vital component of successful treatment for mental illness. That being said, many veterans arrive at our Mental Health Center with multiple, compounding, and even contra-indicated prescribed medications that can actually create more problems than they relieve. Therefore, it is imperative that we evaluate and manage every veteran’s prescriptions. This often involves removing medications that are excessive, inappropriate or ineffective. After we obtain a clear understanding of the veteran’s needs, we may prescribe superior medications in the proper dosages. Once medication management is successfully accomplished, the veteran invariably functions at a considerably higher level. This enables her or him to focus on other effective treatment options like psycho-therapy, education, and lifestyle modifications. These factors can be as effective as medication, and can often remove the need for prescriptions.
Our Philosophy on Treatment Modalities
At Solara Mental Health we provide a broad spectrum of therapeutic treatment modalities including traditional, second- and third-wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapies like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction. We also provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as well as others cutting edge treatments.
Our Mental Health Facility complements these first-line evidence-based treatments with psychodynamic therapy, educational therapy, and sensory-motor therapy.
We also utilize creative therapies, like drumming, music, drawing, painting, knitting, and more. Our physical and body therapies include yoga, meditation, and mindfulness which we combine with exercise and nutrition. Solara believes that providing veterans a breadth of therapeutic options and activities allows them to respond and progress with the therapies that ‘speak’ to them. This allows us to promote maximum healing and wellness and introduce patients to resources that they can continue to develop over time.