what we offer
A menu of our clinical services
Individual and Group Therapy
Medication Evaluation, Assessment & Management
Health & Wellness Coaching
Mental and Emotional Health
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Our office provides traditional mental health services for our clients and families. Traditional mental health services generally comprise evaluation and management of symptoms within the context of pharmacology and psychotherapy. Our practitioners work within an interdisciplinary team of health care providers to provide the more robust and comprehensive services for our clients.
Integrative mental health care emphasizes a person-centered approach to mental health by taking into account the personal needs, preferences and circumstances of each patient. Such an approach focuses on treating symptoms, not disorders. An integrative mental health approach combines psychotherapy, prescription medications (when necessary), and a range of evidence-based therapies that treat both body and mind as an integrated whole.
We provide evidence-based approaches and sustainable strategies to best support the overall wellness, health, and well-being of our clients. We coach our clients to achieve their goals by working with an individual's strengths and values in creating plans for a long-term wellness strategy. Our approach is often described as inspiring, empowering and a motivating experience. True collaboration between the coach and the client is expected.
Yoga and Qi gong Programs
Our therapeutic movement programs provide safe and non-judgmental approaches to supports a variety of health and personal growth goals. Our programs included guided movement and free expression to release tension and invite self-discovery. As a physical activity this type of movement has benefits that include cardiovascular, balance, strength, joint mobility and agility. The class is introduced with an emphasis on listening your own bodies – to participate in a way that feels good and is appropriate for their physical condition. In this way group members don’t feel pressured to ‘get it right’.
There are important benefits of emotional and mental health as well. Physical exercise has been proven to be one of the most significant components in treating depression. The concept of ‘self-care’ is an entirely new concept for many people. Participants have an experience of giving themselves attention and care – and learning how that supports other aspects of their lives beyond their physical health.
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing awareness to present moment with as little judgement as possible. Mindfulness has been shown an effective approach to support the mental health in addressing symptoms associated with stress-related, mood, anxiety and pain-based disorders. Our office offers a variety of mindfulness-based training's and classes for individuals, caregivers, parents, and groups.
Mind-Body Skills Groups
Mind-Body Skills Groups help individuals in developing awareness around the mind-body connection. Group members will build skills for self care and stress reduction. Participants can expect to engage in mindfulness, movement-based practice, and nutrition as ways of attuning and attending to the mind-body connection. Mind-Body skills practice is known to support individuals who experience chronic stress, exposure to trauma and adverse events, and chronic health conditions increase self-care, quality of life, and improve health-care outcomes.
Heart-Rate Biofeedback Training
What is Heart Rate Variability? It is a measure of the beat-to-beat variations in heart rate. HRV is a form of Biofeedback Training Therapy that involves feeding back beat by beat heart rate data during slow breathing so that the breathing matches heart rate patterns. A biofeedback device shows the patient when they have maximized this interaction on a computer monitor. This affects the activation and calming of our nervous system.
While the rhythmic beating of the heart at rest was once believed to be consistent and regular, we now know that the rhythm of a healthy heart under resting conditions is varies greatly. HRV is an important indicator of both physiological resiliency and behavioral flexibility, reflecting an individual’s capacity to adapt effectively to stress and environmental demands. Both a large degree of variability and too little variation can be related to chronic pain, anxiety, and depression as well as numerous other symptoms.
HRV Training uses an ear sensor to detect the variations in heart rate and presents a display on a computer monitor. By controlling your breathing pattern and intentionally shifting to a positive emotion, such as appreciation, care, or compassion, your heart rhythms and breathing become synchronized and create a healthier emotional state. This shift in heart rhythms creates a favorable cascade of neuronal, hormonal, and biochemical events that benefit the entire body. Levels in both blood pressure and stress hormones drop. The immune system is strengthened, and clarity, calmness and relative control of mind and body can be more greatly experienced.
HRV Biofeedback is effective approach to treating:
Medical Massage Therapy
Medical massage therapy is used to help treat specific illnesses, injuries, and ailments. Medical massage focuses on a specific area; for example, it may be used as part of the healing regimen after a patient suffers from a back injury. It is often used as part of a whole-body treatment regimen. Our medical massage therapy can be integrated in your treatment plan to address symptoms associated with stress related disorders including anxiety, depression, pain, and sleep disturbances.