Mental Health Spotlight: Dr. Argie Allen Wilson

Mental Health providers may not be thanked often, portrayed in movies as superhuman or wear capes to work but make no mistake, they’re heroes.

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Dr. Argie Allen Wilson (Photo Courtesy of Connections Matter, LLC)

You are an accomplished leader in the field of psychology, who can mend relationships and repair the confidence of your patients. What are some of your guiding principles?

I have been committed for over 20 years as a mental health professional to helping families heal one relationship at a time. I always start with the basic principle that my clients are the experts in their lives and have the ability to heal from the inside out.

Advising C-Suites can be difficult at times. Talk about how you manage “Type A” personalities and those in leadership positions who aren’t used to being challenged in professional settings. Do you ever get push back?

There is always push back when you’re working with talented “Type A” personalities.

My job is to expand their thoughts about how everyone under their leadership can thrive, not just survive, and ultimately, people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

The CEO of a top company must always consider this in order to sustain and maintain continued growth by instituting a technique I developed called the C.R.E.W. (Connecting Relationships for Epic Wins).

Those who struggle with stress and anxiety at work often carry this into their personal relationships. What are some strategies for building a work-life balance and insulating your family from these daily burdens?

Skills and strategies I teach to combat the negative outcomes of work related stress and anxiety are as followed:

  1. Commit to protecting family time (focus on the quality of your time with loved ones vs. quantity).
  2. Engage in healthy lifestyle changes like yoga, meditation and exercise.
  3. Bracket discussions about the workplace at home so that your home environment becomes more of a respite from work vs. a continuation of work related tasks and commentary.
  4. Employ work-free zones (times of the day, weekends, dates etc.) where there is no conversation about work.
  5. Keep their familial engagements light and fun.
  6. Commit to saying no to unreasonable requests and protect their home life from work related tasks.

Why do you love what you do?

I love what I do because I get to help transform individuals, couples and corporations one courageous conversation at a time.

Doing this very important clinical work is my gift to humanity while I’m here on this planet.

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Helping patients with anxiety and depression feel better faster with NeuroFlow. CEO at NeuroFlow. West Point grad. Wharton MBA grad. Former Army officer.

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