Somewhere along the way the term Mental Health became much less about health and much more about mental. That’s a shame because modern therapists are much more focused on helping clients move forward in their lives and less about “treating” severely mental ill individuals. Don’t be mistaken, we still help those with extreme challenges. But the typical person who engages a therapist is mostly healthy, but they feel their life could be just a bit better in some specific area.
Clay Cutts is a Therapist who helps men and women who find themselves at a difficult crossroads in their lives. Those crossroads take many forms and often look different from person to person. As a Licensed Master Social Worker, Mr. Cutts is trained to meet people wherever they may be then to gently help them move themselves forward.
He is particularly aware that asking for help is often hard. Therefore he believes in a gentle approach focused on building up and empowering clients.
A person is not a disorder!
Our mental health system has grown to focus so much on diagnosis that people have become their diagnosis. Have you ever heard a seriously ill person be described as “schizophrenic”? No, she’s not the disease! She’s a person first who happens to have a particular combinations of symptoms that can be conveniently labeled as “Schizophrenia”.
This societal hyper-focus on diagnosis is troubling and has reinforced Clay’s commitment to see people as people and to not become bogged down in the labeling and judgment that often accompanies diagnostics.