Integrative Psychology

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At Nature's Oak Wellness Center we promote an Integrative Mental Health approach which incorporates traditional and holistic methods to health.  Optimal emotional health must include living life with a mindful awareness and attention to over-all health. There are many ways that nature can be used to improve health; therefore, we provide a natural setting for people to connect, and avail themselves of their own internal resources.  We believe we are taught to look out side of ourselves to feel better when the answers are right within us.  We need to become aware, tap into, and use what we already possess.  Dr. Susan integrates a mind, body, spiritual, and social approach to mental health, including couple and family problems, such as:  Anxiety, Depression, Alcohol Abuse, Bi-Polar Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other stress related problems.  Dr. Susan often sees the need to utilize multiple fields of medicine and nutritional sciences where necessary. 

 

Our clients regain mental wellness through the use of an individualized, comprehensive plan that may include consulting our Functional Nutritionist for metabolic testing, nutritional therapies, dietary interventions, life style changes, meditation, rehabilitative massage, medicinal gardening, yoga,  essential oils, hypnosis, mindfulness, and qigong  ( https://youtu.be/Y7y_BMYaCGM)


Combing these methods with psychotherapy leads to ULTIMATE emotional health, and Dr. Susans' mission is to improve the treatment of mental health problems utilizing this expanded model of care, which prompted her to hand pick like-minded practitioners from a variety of disciplines.  


Relevant laboratory analysis may be recommended to evaluate, and treat, underlying biomedical issues which may include:  nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, infections, toxicities, and genetic disorders.  By focusing on an individual's unique genetic, biochemical, and nutritional status, customized treatment plans can be implemented to provide better wellness outcomes.

All of our practitioners have advanced education in the medical, educational, mental health fields. In addition, everyone has years of professional experience using the traditional medical model.  "We have all realized that although the medical model plays a significant role for healing, it leaves a huge gap in prevention and using natural healing powers that we all have within us and around us in nature, for prolonged health and happiness."


This is not a new concept, just a concept that most of us were not raised with in Modern Culture.

Dr. Susan will help you get to the root of barriers that interfere with living a fulfilling  and satisfying life while integrating all aspects of the mind-body connection.  She collaborates with her team, as well as outside practitioners when necessary, to provide you with complete integrative care for optimal Mental Health.


OITS Program: The Optimal Intensive Therapy Program (OITS) was created for people who are ambitious about feeling better, thus willing to make the steps necessary for the ultimate quality of life.  Feel better, live longer, look better - enjoy life and invest in yourself for a richer future! 

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