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Intergative Medicine & Nutrition
Abused or Neglected Children
Psychological First Aid
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Counseling services as unique as the individual.
Intergrative Medicine and Nutrition
Integrative medicine & nutrition for mental health is a blend of traditional nutrition therapy with other approaches, looking beyond symptoms to investigate the root cause. It considers psychological, physiological, and environmental factors that might be contributing to your health. It employs an array of evidence-based therapies that can include herbal remedies, mind-body therapy, nutrition, and supplements as an alternative or complement to conventional mental health treatment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a short-term form of psychotherapy directed at current issues and based on the idea that how an individual thinks and feels affects the way he or she behaves. The goal of CBT therapy is to change clients' thought patterns, which in turn changes their responses to difficult situations.
CBT is appropriate for children, adolescents, and adults and for individuals, families, and couples. It has been found to be effective in the treatment of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, general stress, anger issues, panic disorders, agoraphobia, social phobia, eating disorders, marital difficulties, obsessive-compulsive disorder, childhood anxiety and depressive disorders.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT skills can help people who wish to improve their ability to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and negative emotion, be mindful and present in the given moment, as well as communicate and interact effectively with others.
DBT treats borderline personality disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder, and substance abuse.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. There has been so much research on EMDR therapy that it is now recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense. Given the worldwide recognition as an effective treatment of trauma, you can easily see how EMDR therapy would be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy.
EMDR treats PTSD and other anxiety related disorders.
Person-centered therapy uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. I encourage and support the client to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery. Person-centered therapy is ideal for anyone who wants more self-confidence, a stronger sense of identity, the ability to build healthy interpersonal relationships, and to trust his or her own decisions. EMDR treats PTSD, Anxiety disorders including but not limited to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
TFCBT addresses the emotional and mental health needs of children, adolescents, adult survivors, and families who are struggling to overcome the destructive effects of early trauma. TFCBT is especially sensitive to the unique issues of youth with post-traumatic stress and mood disorders resulting from abuse, violence, or grief. When the client is a child, TFCBT often brings non-offending parents or other caregivers into treatment.