Alternative Mental Health Solution
Uncovering the Root Causes, Healing Naturally
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Alternative Mental Health Solution.
I’m so happy you are here.
If you’ve found my page and this community, it’s likely you’ve been though a lot already with your mental health journey.
You have probably been in therapy and tried meds….almost everyone that finds me has.
But, I bet you are still suffering with painful symptoms such as sadness, anxiety, panic attacks, attention issues, fear, low energy, anger or other issues.
Maybe you have even been told that medication and therapy are the only things that really help with mental health symptoms….that’s usually what people hear from their therapists and doctors.
I am here to tell you, that’s just not true.
How do I know?
Well, I have had my own journey through depression and anxiety that has involved therapy and medication and much more.
Though I personally would not be a fully functioning person if it wasn’t for therapy (more than ten years of it) and see its power every day, I also know there are many people who need more to achieve mental wellness than meds and therapy alone.
In my own personal journey, I’ve had amazing mood benefits from my years of yoga practice, significantly changing my diet, amino acid therapy and using functional medicine testing to really find the root physical cause of my mental health symptoms, which for me involved multiple food allergies, bad bugs in my gut and significant adrenal fatigue to name a few.
My experiences of healing led me to become a psychologist, which I have been practicing for more than two decades. This work has been such a gift, granting me permission to step into people’s lives in such tender and healing ways.
I love being a therapist, and it’s let me peak behind the curtain to see how many people just don’t get the help they need in our traditional mental health system.
And what I see sometimes just breaks my heart.
While I have seen many people get better with some combination of therapy and medication, what keeps me up at night are all the people just barely getting by, still depressed, anxious, sleepless, and being told that this is the best they can expect.
Maybe you are one of the thousands and thousands of people who have been told they have a “treatment resistant” mental health condition.
That term just makes me mad.
It assumes that if medication and therapy don’t work, nothing will.
What my decades of experience and study have shown me is that there really is so much more to healing the root causes of mental health symptoms than the allopathic mental health system has to offer.
Experiencing the limitations of this model has pushed me to be an advocate for every single one of you who has not gotten their mental health needs-all of you who have tried everything “the system” has to offer but are still waking up every day feeling stuck in your symptoms.
First, I am here to tell you that there is hope!
And second, I will work tirelessly to help you find what you need to heal.
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Dr. Josh Friedman earned his doctorate in Psychology from New York University and did post-doctoral training in Psychoanalysis from the Training and Research Institute for Self Psychology (TRISP) in New York City.
After working in the field for a few years, he realized that something was missing from traditional mental health treatment.
Curiosity and a chance meeting led him to discover the world of Nutritional Psychology, which teaches that many psychological issues are caused or made worse by underlying biochemical/nutritional deficiencies.
Along the way he became certified as a yoga teacher, incorporating the emphasis on breathing techniques, meditation and movement into his work, as essential tools for working with mental health at the deepest levels.
To enhance his effectiveness in helping people heal and grow, he became certified as a Holistic Health Counselor at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and went on to earn a Diploma of Comprehensive Nutrition (Dip.CN) from Huntington College of Health Sciences.
He has been lead to go deeper into the biochemistry of mental health by becoming a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) practitioner and studying with mental health nutrition greats such as Julia Ross, MA, Dr. Charles Gant, MD, and Dr. William Walsh, Ph.D.
Dr. Josh started Alternative Mental Health Solution to help people find and fix the ROOT cause of their mental health struggles.