After earning a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology, Dr. Jewel
Sommerville had intended to move forward and receive her PhD. However, she was starting to become discouraged with the state of healthcare. At the time, Medicare and HMOs were taking over, limiting her time with patients. Most of her patients were suffering from severe mental illness and being approved for only 15-minute sessions.
“The reason I went into psychology was
my desire to help the whole person,” she
says. “Having such little time with patients
limited my ability to help them heal.” Read article ...