Journey Home East Welcomes New Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Finch, MD
Journey Home East, a transitional living program for females ages 16-21 in Asheville, NC, is excited to welcome Dr. Michael Finch, MD as their new psychiatrist. Dr. Finch is embarking on this new role at Journey Home East and its sister program, Solstice East. Dr. Finch joins these two Solstice Programs with nearly 20 years of experience working as a psychiatrist for children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Finch’s approach includes a robust psychodynamic understanding of the individual while considering their family and community. He believes that envisioning a better future is achievable by understanding one’s own life journey. “I strive to get to know each student individually and within the context of their family in order to best help them on their journey,” explains Dr. Finch. “This may often, but not always, include utilizing medications, which I strive to use judiciously. At the end of their journey at Solstice East and Journey Home East, I hope everyone who continues on medications will feel knowledgeable and in control, rather than feeling that medications control them.” Dr. Finch also stresses the importance of good health and well-being, such as practicing yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and exercise.
Dr. Finch relocated to Western North Carolina about seven years ago, where he worked at Mission Hospital on the child and adolescent inpatient units. He then opened a private practice. Journey Home East and Solstice East are pleased to have Dr. Finch as a member of their teams.
About Journey Home East
Journey Home East is a transitional living program serving females ages 16-21 in the artistic semi-urban community of downtown Asheville, NC. We provide around the clock structure and support for young women learning everyday skills in preparation for real-world living. Our residential program, led by a team of experienced and compassionate professionals, assists residents with all aspects of daily life including budgeting and financial planning; managing free time and electronic device consumption; relationship building and growing boundaries; health, hygiene, and personal safety; applying for jobs; school studies; shopping for groceries and cooking meals; and more. Clients enrolling at Journey Home East have had previous therapeutic placement and require transitional housing prior to independence. We provide all residents with continued therapeutic support to assist them on their life journey.