When a person chooses Sierra Tucson, he or she benefits from the latest advances in clinical neuroscience, as well as receiving safe and effective complementary therapies.
Since we first opened our doors in 1983, Sierra Tucson has been a leader in the development of integrative approaches to mental healthcare. We have also led the way to integrate recent advances in clinical neuroscience with effective and compassionate complementary therapies.
What are Integrative Therapies?
The word ‘integrative’ in integrative therapies refers to creating a whole, cohesive treatment plan, and bringing together the cognitive, behavioral, and physiological systems within an individual. Integration suggests that the therapeutic elements are part of one combined approach to theory and practice.
An integrative approach to therapy looks at the whole person, and combines mainstream therapies with complementary and alternative therapies to bring healing to all areas of one’s life.
What are the Benefits of Integrative Therapies?
In conjunction with traditional treatment methods, integrative therapies enhance a resident’s treatment and recovery experience. Integrative therapy techniques are proven to advance the process of treatment.
An individualized, integrated approach to therapy promotes wellness in all areas of life – physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. Through integrated therapies, residents work on overcoming habitual, self-defeating behaviors and begin to take positive steps toward optimal health. Additional benefits include:
- Lowering of blood pressure
- Promoting restful sleep
- Reduction in anxiety
- Stress management and reduction
What is Integrative Psychiatry?
Sierra Tucson also embraces the integrative philosophy as it applies to our psychiatric services.
The term “integrative psychiatry” describes an evidence-guided approach that incorporates appropriate and effective conventional and complementary therapeutic modalities to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems.
Key Elements of the Integrative Psychiatry Philosophy
The resident and healthcare practitioner are partners in the healing process. All factors that influence mental health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, body, spirit, community, and the environment.
The development of integrative psychiatric practices should be based on a rigorous evidence-based approach. Integrative psychiatry is organized around an interdisciplinary team model that respects and recognizes the contribution of practitioners from different disciplines. Practitioners of integrative psychiatry should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration, self-healing, and self-development.
In addition to treating mental health, integrative psychiatry recognizes the importance of supporting physiological and psychological resiliency and the enhancement of positive psychological factors.