Brian Dixon believes everyone should have a therapist. That’s why he wants to build a giant mental health complex at Glenwood Park called Mindful at Glenwood Park. Hoefer Welker is the architect for the project.
Mindful is meant to address two things that make it difficult for people to have access to mental health care. Dixon, a doctor, said mental health clinicians have typically been relegated to the back of an office or a hospital, forcing people to navigate a maze of hallways just to get to their therapist. The physical presence in the back of a building just reinforces the stigma of mental illness, so by taking the practice of mental health care out of the shadows and into a centralized location in Fort Worth, it will put the issue in the forefront of people’s minds.
“In our society, you value what you pay for and you pay for what you value,” Dixon said.