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A Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery 

E-book and print versions available

A Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery is for parents of adult children who struggle with a serious mental illness. Serious mental illness is complex, the mental health treatment system in the U.S. is fragmented, and you may often feel like your child's future has been overlooked. We want you to know there is hope for recovery. This guide is intended to help families get their bearings, understand the mental health system and its limitations, and build a path forward towards person-centered recovery.

What is Therapeutic Consulting?

Sometimes families need help navigating urgent or complex decisions for a loved one in need of mental health treatment. We are therapeutic consultants and offer robust support, advice, and guidance to our clients. Utilizing our 40 years of experience in the mental health field, we help our clients access the best care possible by listening to your story and empowering your decision-making process. We work with your family as short or long-term advocates and advisors, helping you to plan for and achieve sustainable recovery for your family member.

Parents and close care givers should not have to shoulder the entire burden of care. Mental illness can be long term and at times severe and we understand that even the most loving and organized parents need an objective, experienced guide from time to time. Each of our clients receives our full attention and individualized support and we are available to you 7 days a week. 

We endorse integrative, person-centered treatment focused on improving functioning and fulfillment for adults with serious mental illness. If you have a loved one who is striving for independence and stability and needs help managing an illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, major depression, major anxiety, autism, co-occurring substance abuse, or other serious emotional and mental difficulties, we can help you find a path forward.

Meet Virgil Stucker

Disclaimer: As a therapeutic consultant, Virgil advises, advocates, recommends, facilitates and empowers, but he does not treat mental illness or addiction. While offering 30+ years of mental health experience, he is not a licensed mental health professional, but will often refer clients to professionals and programs for treatment. 


Note: Virgil has no financial relationship with any of these programs, except for Houston Methodist Hospital and McLean Hospital for whom he has been a consultant. Any consultation he gives is for educational, informational and motivational purposes only and is not meant to replace professional psychiatric, psychological, programmatic, legal or financial advice the client may need for him or herself or their family member from a licensed professional. 

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