Guest Blog Post by Paige Reohr with Whole Health Psychology
Whole Health Psychology was built with the intention of creating accessible wellness. It’s a difficult time and supportive wellness resources are limited; we are here to support this community.
We started as a blog in 2020, halfway through our PhD clinical psychology program, with the goal of bringing science to community. Science is so often disseminated for a scientific audience, published in gate kept journals, using jargon-heavy language, and requiring a hefty subscription fee to even access. We wrote about topics like pandemic stress, wellness in nature, and mindfulness, providing links to the original science and written in a way that is (hopefully) more approachable, useful, and enjoyable.
As we moved through our graduate training, we realized the overwhelming community need for behavioral health support. We both trained in primary care settings, where we facilitated solutions-focused interventions, and were running out of places to refer patients to for outpatient mental health (e.g., therapy). As therapists’ caseloads filled with high distress patients, we had nowhere to refer our patients seeking a lower-level of care, like those looking for help working toward goals or finding satisfaction in life. We realized we had something to offer in a time of high-need and we started piloting individual coaching through Whole Health Psychology.
We are not therapists at Whole Health Psychology, but bring the lens to the wellness coaching space. Our coaching work differs from therapy and the likes such that we are not focused on healing so much as we are focused on actionable, accountable growth. We work with individuals with a variety of needs and expectations, such as:
- Finding meaning, value, or purpose in life or careers
- Getting unstuck and finding motivation
- Working toward specific health and wellness goals from a holistic health model
- Having informal emotional support and accountability
While we are not treating mental illness or offering psychotherapy, we will help you identify barriers to success and feel empowered to move forward toward your goals (or help you set meaningful goals).
To learn more or schedule a free initial visit, head to www.wholehealthpsych.org/services. We are looking forward to connecting with you!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR— PAIGE REOHR
Paige Reohr, M.S. is the co-owner and coach at Whole Health Psychology. She is a predoctoral intern in primary care behavioral health and is in her last year of a clinical psychology PhD program with special interests in community wellness, multicultural psychology, and strengths-based intervention. She is a Newberg native and loves spending time with her family and two dogs, writing, and tasting wines from local vineyards. Paige can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.