Dr Neal Houston
Behavioral Health, Doctor, and Integrative Health in Pennsylvania
My name is Dr. Neal Houston and I would like to introduce myself : I am an Adult Behavioral/Integrative Health Specialist working primarily with people with serious mental illness or mental disorder who have associated significant levels of disturbance and psycho-social disability due to their illness or disorder.
Also working with people for optimal mental wellness. This is the goal, not just the absence of disease. It’s not enough to be “not depressed” or “not anxious.” Why do we think this is a good enough place to stop? Happiness, fulfillment and joy in everyday life should be the bar we set. The body, mind and environment operate as a whole. You can not treat symptoms without understanding the context in which those symptoms arose. Why are you feeling anxious? What is happening in your life, your work, your relationships, your body? All of these factors must be understood and addressed.
* Adult Behavioral Health Specialist working primarily with people with serious mental illness or mental disorder who have associated significant levels of disturbance and psycho-social disability due to their illness or disorder. Commonly the people I work with have a diagnosis of a major mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, I also work with people with other conditions such as severe personality disorder, severe anxiety disorder, or those who present in situational crisis that may lead to self-harm or inappropriate behavior towards others. I work in various levels of severity of the disturbance and impairment. I also work with patients that have more than one disorder, they may be struggling with drug and alcohol related disorders (dual diagnosis).
* Trained to work with diverse individuals in complex situations - By listening, observing, assessing skills, making plans, and help clients rethink their options, envisioning more satisfying futures.
* Creating solutions, helping clients resolve issues that are blocking their success and happiness. Even in cases of resistance or fear, and help clients understand how to re-frame and diminish their problems.
* Teaching new skills, and guide clients toward greater independence. Individuals learn the value of listening to their inner self, gain a greater appreciation for their own abilities, and increase their self-confidence. They begin to see how behavioral changes result in new opportunities.
Dr. Neal Houston
(Integrative Behavioral Health Specialist)