There are multiple reasons why psychiatric issues occur, including biological, hormonal, environmental and epigenetic factors, to name a few. Mental wellness may not be achieved by therapy alone, in which case medication management can be extremely helpful and often necessary to reaching your mental wellness goals. If this is recommended as part of your treatment plan, I will always give you a clear explanation of what the medications are for, their benefits, potential risks and side-effects and how they can be properly utilized for optimal symptom management.