Counseling is something many people are lucky enough to experience in their lifetimes. At NCIM we are lucky to have Heidi Kaseweter, a Canadian Certified Counselor, available to see patients. Heidi sees counseling as a collaborative effort; it involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship. Counselors act as facilitators in helping clients understand feelings, behaviors, relationships with others, situations, choices and decisions.(Counselors offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Heidi’s theoretical framework includes techniques based on cognitive and behavioral, narrative, solution-focused and feminist approaches. Counseling services can provide information and help instill new skills in a variety of situations, such as stress management, time management, life skills coaching, goal setting, relaxation techniques, weight management, smoking cessation, drug and alcohol treatment, relationship or social networking, and motivation building. Counseling topics can include depression or anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, emotional eating, self-esteem, body image issues, sleep disorders, critical incidents or trauma, addictions, and grief and loss.
A thorough assessment with logical solutions
Many people who suffer from anxiety and depression have visited one or more practitioners, have been prescribed medication, have dealt with undesirable side effects, have stopped taking that medication, perhaps tried a different medication, and so the cycle continues…. By now, we know that basing a mental health treatment on symptoms alone (conventional medicine) will not provide the information needed to address underlying brain imbalances. A typical visit to a family doctor or practitioner’s office for anxiety or depression begins with a patient telling their practitioner how they have been feeling emotionally, and ends with them leaving the office with a prescription without ever having any conclusive laboratory evidence to determine what is causing their symptoms. The patient, who is all the while suffering from disrupted brain chemistry, also leaves their doctor’s office without a concrete plan for permanent change.
It’s about time for a useful assessment. New tests are now available to evaluate neurotransmitter imbalances using a urine or blood sample. This provides a baseline assessment of your neurotransmitter levels, and is useful in determining the root causes of many diseases and illnesses.
Laboratory analysis can now provide precise information on brain neurotransmitter deficiencies or overloads, as well as detect hormonal and nutrient co-factor imbalances which influence neurotransmitter production. Individuals require individual solutions. Testing helps to determine exactly which neurotransmitter levels are out of balance and helps to determine which therapies are needed in an individualized treatment plan. It also helps in monitoring the effectiveness of an individual’s treatment. With this information, we can tailor treatments entirely to a person’s brain chemistry without any guesswork.
Let us offer you logical solutions. To find a permanent solution to these imbalances, Dr. Boomhower and Dr. Boxtart use amino acid and vitamin therapies, Intravenous therapy including amino acids, vitamins, and minerals as well as dietary modification to achieve dramatic and lasting changes in brain chemistry.
We also use auricular acupuncture called N.A.D.A. Two in-office treatments that patients use on a drop-in basis are Biofeedback and the alpha stress-control-system or alpha SCS. All of the above are thoroughly researched and effective science-based therapies.
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