Blending Eastern, Western,
and Indigenous Practices
While our primary mission is enhancing access to a foundational set of tools for those in need of mental health and addiction care, equally critical is ensuring that those tools are grounded in the most effective, science-based, and culturally responsive solutions available. From our clinical work in the trenches, we know that optimizing outcomes necessitates going beyond symptoms and helping people identify and address the underlying drivers that perpetuate suffering. Doing so means honoring the different eastern, western, and indigenous paths to understanding life challenges, and the many ways in which healing can occur.
Our process always begins with the populations our programs serve, and the belief that creating innovative solutions to behavioral health challenges must be grounded in long term, collaborative relationships with clients. Together, we explore how suffering uniquely shows up in the context of a client’s shared history, culture, and traditions, and how these things influence key social determinants of health.
We talk with people with lived experience and key stakeholders to gain critical insights into how best to develop a program that will be accepted and used by those most in need. This includes appreciating the important role family plays in every community, which is why our platforms include specific interventions for helping families struggling with mental health and addiction challenges.
Our programs are never static, but dynamically adapting to the environments in which we live. Whether it’s the emergence of a pandemic, risks from new artificial intelligence technologies, or stress related to climate change, we are committed to enhancing behavioral health care for all.