A Passover Message from Rebecca Leslie
Members of the 40 Under 40 winners share their thoughts, inspiration, advice and encouragement as you prepare for the holiday.
Unity can be established when people in a community come together in their values, goals, purpose, and/or mission. With unity, people in a community are better able to make progress towards an objective. There is also power in numbers when it comes to making an impact on the world. When we come together as a community around certain issues, we have the ability to make a bigger impact than if we were to try to do something alone. As the saying goes, “it takes a village.”
The idea that unity creates community specifically applies to my work as a psychologist. In my work, many times I have clients that I will refer to physicians, psychiatrists, family therapists, couples’ therapists, physical therapists, or dietitians. In working with eating disorder clients, in particular, this community is crucial. A dietitian can support meal plans, a physician can monitor labs, I can provide talk therapy, and my team members can provide family therapy when appropriate.
It is through working together that we are able to unite to provide the best care for our clients. When we are all aligned in helping improve our clients’ physical and mental health, our clients can see the biggest change. I would not be able to do what I do without the amazing community of providers that I have in Atlanta.
Rebecca Leslie is a licensed psychologist and the owner of Best Within You Therapy & Wellness, a practice of psychologists and dietitians.