Reply To: Medication Adherence


I love to see the importance of relationship being discussed here. I have one client in particular who is very inconsistent with their medication and there is a very obvious correlation with their symptoms and when they are not taking their medication. With this client I ask about medication in no different way than I would their sleeping, substance use, or other factor. Encouraging the client to take stock of what is working and what is not is helpful in having them feel as though they are independent, advocating for themselves, and be able to have a clear picture of what is going on. Through relationship we can open up the conversation of what their hesitancy around medication is, if they so choose to have that conversation. I always tell my clients they have enough people telling them what to do in their life and I am not here to be another one. I am here to help them explore options and advocate for the best course of treatment to align with their goals.