For decades insurance companies distinguished between mental health and physical health as if they were separate entities.  They are not.  They are interactive.  Your mind is part of your body.  Your thinking processes are biochemical interactions taking place in your brain which through some miraculous interaction you are able to consciously direct.  What science has recently discovered is that most of the neurotransmitters that make you feel good are produced in your gut and then move to your brain!  So one of the best things you can do for yourself even before you come in for your first therapy appointment is take start taking some probiotics (friendly gut bacteria).  Look for a probiotic that has the largest variety of bacteria rather than the largest quantity.  You’ll also want to take some prebiotics  or eat foods rich in fiber to feed your probiotics once they arrive in your gut.  If you are a reader, Brain Maker, by David Perlmutter, MD, is an excellent resource or check out his website: