Welcome to the Medicine With The Medals Podcast! In this episode, we had an insightful conversation with Yessica Avancena, a marriage and family therapist who specializes in treating people with various types of mental health difficulties, including families, couples, kids, and individuals. Yessica's private practice focuses on this area of work, and she has helped develop Aspire Behavioral Health, a California-based facility with a significantly larger clientele that provides extensive outpatient care and partial hospitalization for groups with more serious mental health difficulties.
During this episode, Yessica shares with us how she became interested in plant medicine and how it complements her work as a therapist. As a therapist, Yessica has seen firsthand the limitations of traditional Western medicine in treating mental health issues. She shares her journey of exploring alternative treatments, which eventually led her to discover the healing potential of plant medicines. Yessica discusses how plant medicines have helped her clients achieve breakthroughs in their therapy and how they can be a powerful tool for healing mental health issues.
In addition, Yessica talks about her decision to offer retreats for people who need treatment for mental health using plant medicine. She explains what inspired her to create this type of experience for her clients and how it differs from traditional therapy sessions. Yessica shares some of the benefits of participating in a plant medicine retreat and what participants can expect from the experience.
Overall, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in exploring alternative treatments for mental health issues and learning more about the healing potential of plant medicines. So, tune in now to hear Yessica's story and insights!
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