Naturopathic Mental Health Services

Dr. Jonathan Prousky, ND, MSc, MA

 Naturopathic Mental Health

My clinical focus is on the evaluation and treatment of mental health struggles. This involves, but is not limited to:

1. A mental status assessment;

2. The appropriate use of laboratory testing (see these important links - A & B);

3. Diagnosis; and 

4. A negotiated or collaborative treatment plan that often involves referrals or recommendations for additional mental health services/supports. 

The most important goal of treatment is to help a patient feel better about him/herself, and to find strategies to improve personal resilience so that life's stresses can be managed more effectively. 

My aim is to treat all patients with respect, empathy, and kindness. While I might sometimes have an off day, I do my best to make each patient experience positive. 

For me to work effectively with any patient, keep the following in mind prior to booking an appointment:

  • The work I do and provide is NOT a substitute for hospitalization, especially if the patient is acutely unwell and severely emotionally unregulated;
  • I can only work with patients that can have a fairly lucid conversation with me;
  • Patients must seriously consider stopping or significantly reducing their chronic use of cannabis, alcohol, or other substances; and
  • Patients must be willing to take complete responsibility for their health and become active participants in their wellness. 

I SUPPORT the notion that patients with mental struggles have problems managing their lives, and with lots of hard work and dedication many of their unwanted symptoms and emotional regulation problems can markedly improve. I also support the notion that good nutrition and lifestyle, as well as the judicious use of natural medicines can significantly improve quality of life.

I prefer to work with patients that share a similar philosophy, and are willing and ready to do the difficult and rewarding work of making their lives more meaningful and productive. If you are ready, I very much look forward to working with you on your mental wellness journey.