Schantz specializes in treating addiction, severe mental illness, acute psychosis, acute crises such as suicidal or homicidal behaviors, and more. He holds a certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute and fully believes that mental health care requires both medicine and therapy.
Schantz believes medication is a valuable tool to use during the treatment process; many diagnoses should primarily be treated with therapy and medication is used as an adjunctive treatment. He adopts a fully holistic approach and applies aspects of the mind, body, and spirit to each of her sessions.
Schantz received his undergraduate degree in nursing from Henderson State University and his master’s of nursing science degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing.
What would I say to someone considering therapy or counseling for the first time?
Therapy and seeking treatment for our mental health is scary, it can also be hard for many to initiate, but it can be so rewarding for you in the long run. It’s ok to take that step, it’s ok to be uncomfortable and scared. Together we will try to make this as painless as possible!