Category: Anxiety and Depression

November 12, 2019
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Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback offers benefits for patients with a variety of conditions.  From ADHD to anxiety, migraines to traumatic brain injuries, neurofeedback training can help.  Contact Dr. Steven Rondeau to learn more and increase your quality of life, 970-221-1106.




What if you had the opportunity to retrain your brain?  A kind, gentle retraining.  Not the usual guilt, regret, control, and frustration that many of us get caught up in when negative thought patterns rule our lives.

If you have anxiety, depression, or ADHD, neurofeedback offers a chance to help find healing.  This therapy at Wholeness Center can be very beneficial for patients who haven’t been able to find relief from symptoms through other methods.

We’ve also found that patients with anger and emotional issues (outbursts, sudden mood changes, emotion regulation problems) often get results from neurofeedback training.  In fact, we’ve been able to help many children and adolescents with this therapy.

Neurofeedback / EEG Biofeedback can also help if you are experiencing symptoms related to:




Sleep Disorders



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Mood / Emotion Regulation

Seizure Disorder

Headaches / Migraines

Anger / Outbursts

You are in control of your neurofeedback training.  It’s true!  You are training your own brain to function optimally for you based on your needs.  Whether it’s healing from a traumatic brain injury or getting out of the spirals that depression can cause, each neurofeedback session supports and leads you into training your brain.

Most patients notice improvements after only 5 sessions.  After months, years, or even decades of covering up symptoms … think of it … only 5 sessions and you may find yourself on the road to healing and gaining a quality of life that you never may have thought possible.

During your neurofeedback training, we will look at how your different brain wave patterns are distributed.  We’ll then analyze the patterns to see which of them connect to the symptoms you are interested in alleviating.  At that point, we’ll come up with a custom treatment plan and help guide you as you begin to retrain your brain with our doctor’s support.

What to learn more?  Click below to watch a short presentation I’ve created about neurofeedback:

What is Neurofeedback, doctor steve rondeau, wholeness center, fort collins coloradoFor more questions about neurofeedback or any of our services at Wholeness Center, feel free to contact us 970-221-1106.  We are proud to offer a collaborative team that is here for you, to support your health and wholeness.  Our blend of conventional and holistic therapies make us one of the most integrative mental health centers in the United States.

– Dr. Steve Rondeau


Wholeness Center is in the Riverbend Office Complex in Ft. Collins.  You’ll find that we are just a short drive from the 1-25 corridor and close by if you live or work in the areas of Greeley, Loveland, Longmont, Cheyenne, Windsor, or north of the Denver Metro area.

October 4, 2019
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Our Wholeness Center in Fort Collins is a leader in IV Nutritional Therapy for the Northern Colorado area.  To quickly replenish nutritional deficiencies in your body, contact us today for more information or to book your IV Nutritional Therapy appointment.  Call  970-221-1106.




What is IV Nutritional / Nutrient Therapy?
When your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs, it can’t function at optimal levels.  That can mean everything from brain fog to nerve pain, migraines to digestive disorders, and even sports recovery time can be affected.  IV Nutritional / Nutrient Therapy is a process where you receive an IV which delivers vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream.  It’s an excellent way to assure absorption which may improve health and energy.

Why Do People Get IV Nutritional Therapy?
As we round the corner into cold and flu season, IV Nutritional Therapy is an excellent way to support your whole health.  Patients use this method of therapy to boost their immune system to ward off illness, for a faster recovery, and to manage symptoms.  When your body has the nutrients it needs, it can focus on healing.

What Other Conditions Can Be Helped by IV Nutritional / Nutrient Therapy?
Patients may notice a health benefit if suffering from:



Heart Disease


Chronic Infections


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Chronic Pain

Upper Respiratory Infections

Digestive Disorders (Crohn’s, IBS, or any disease where nutrients aren’t absorbing properly)

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

IV Nutritional / Nutrient Therapy vs. Vitamins and Supplements
When supplements, vitamins, or food passes through your stomach and digestive system, the dosage can be diluted by a number of factors.  Age, genetics, metabolism, stress, interactions with other foods, and current health can cause a wide variety of absorption levels.  There is also the issue of the way the vitamins are created.  Some absorb more easily and others take longer depending on how they were processed and / or binders, fillers, or flow agents that were used to hold the products together.  In fact, some people are even finding that they have an allergic reaction to the binders such as magnesium stearate.

Is IV Nutritional / Nutrient Therapy New?
No.  IV therapies have been used by medical practitioners for more than 100 years.  IV treatments were, at first, for saline treatments and blood transfusions.  In the 1960’s , Dr. John Myers was the first to start a vitamin and mineral IV treatment.  He created a treatment including vitamins B, C, magnesium sulphate, selenium, and calcium gluconate.

What Should I Know Before IV Nutritional / Nutrient Therapy?
We are here to answer all of your questions.  It is our job to make sure that both you and our team feel like IV Nutritional Therapy is the right fit for your health needs.  We strongly believe that IV Nutritional Therapy, when provided by a medical professional, has the potential to increase the quality of life for our patients.  Our research and results support this and it is the reason why we offer IV Nutritional Therapy at Wholeness Center.

Although similar results can come from regular exercise and a well balanced diet, we are aware that doing both consistently is a challenge in today’s world. IV Nutritional Therapy can be the much needed boost to get your health back on track.  There’s nothing wrong with getting a little help now and again!

To learn more about IV Nutritional Therapy, contact our office to speak with Dr. Mary Rondeau or Dr. Nicole Lewis. Our doctors would be happy to answer your questions and discuss how IV Nutritional therapy can compliment your other treatment services.   Call us today, you deserve your best health and we can help!

Wholeness Center is located in the Riverbend Office Complex in Fort Collins.  We are only 10 minutes west of I-25.  We’re easy to find if you are coming from the areas of  Windsor, Wellington, Longmont, Loveland, Greeley, and Cheyenne.  Wholeness Center offers treatments for chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, chronic stress, and more.

August 22, 2019
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At the Wholeness Center, we provide therapy and treatment plans for patients experiencing anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), etc.  Contact us today to learn more about our options including natural alternatives to anxiety medications, 970-221-1106.

Anxiety has become a normal state of being for many people.  Our demanding schedules, ever-present technology, and pressures from a variety of sources have placed the majority of us into a state of chronic anxiety.  Sometimes the anxiety attacks seem to come out of nowhere.  Other times, an event can trigger an attack.   Even a small event, unnoticed by others, can bring on a debilitating anxiety attack.

Symptoms from anxiety can include:

  • feelings of  worry
  • tension
  • fear
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • migraine headaches
  • irritability
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • shaking / sweating
  • heart palpitations

Causes can be complicated and difficult to pin point or remove.  Often, the symptoms experienced are out of proportion to the trigger that seems to be causing them.  And trying to track down what triggers your anxiety can cause more anxiety creating a cycle!

Relief from anxiety is possible, and our Wholeness Center team is here to support your journey.

Why We’re Different
We go beyond identifying anxiety triggers and trying to avoid them.  Our methods involve strengthening your mind and body so that you are more resilient to anxiety and stress altogether.  We work to help you achieve relief from anxiety with a variety of therapies including deep breathing techniques, biofeedback,  mindfulness, and looking for the root cause of anxiety.  Some atypical causes of anxiety may include food sensitivities, recent infection, nutrient deficiencies or abnormal brain patterns. A few simple laboratory tests can help rule out these as causes for your anxiety.

Dr. Mary Rondeau

Dr. Nicole Lewis

Is Anxiety Normal?

Stress and anxiety have their place in our lives.  When we need to run or fight in a dangerous situation, our bodies have an amazing system that goes into effect to help us survive an attack.  More acid releases into our stomachs to quickly digest food, leaving more energy for fight/flight.  Our senses sharpen, our mind focuses, our adrenaline boosts, our blood thickens.  It’s an excellent system for momentary, emergency needs.

However, most of us are living our lives in a constant state of stress and anxiety.  This chronic spilling of acid, adrenaline, and other emergency responses can cause chronic anxiety, inflammation, and illness.  It takes a lot of work to get out of these learned patterns and to heal.  But, it can be done, and we are proud to be a part of that healing process for our patients.

Healing from Chronic Anxiety
If you are ready to leave behind your chronic anxiety patterns, we’re here to give you all of the support you need.  Don’t let anxiety continue to rule your life.  You deserve more!  Let’s get you on track to fully live each moment with peace, perspective, and joy.  We understand that living with chronic anxiety is debilitating and we’re here to help you get your life back.  It IS possible.  Call us today for your free consultation to learn more.

Wholeness Center is located in Fort Collins just 10 minutes west of I-25.  If you work or live in the areas of Windsor, Wellington, Longmont, Greeley, or Cheyenne, we are near you.

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December 20, 2017
Ketamine for Depression

Announcing a New Service: Ketamine for Depression

The Wholeness Center is pleased to offer ketamine treatment options to Northern Colorado. This innovative treatment has seen an explosion of interest over the last few years. After a few years of training and study, Craig Heacock MD and Scott Shannon MD are now accepting patients for evaluation and treatment with ketamine for depression.

Ketamine is a generic medication in worldwide use in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Pain Medicine and Veterinary Medicine since the 1960’s. In 2006 Carlos Zarate, a researcher at NIMH documented the value of ketamine in providing relief for treatment resistant depression (failed at least three prior treatments). Since then, a wide range of studies has documented robust response rates not only in severe depression, but also for suicidal ideation and bipolar depression. Recent reports find benefit for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well. The response occurs either immediately or within a few hours, quite unusual for psychiatry as most medicines take weeks to show a response. The biggest struggle for ketamine with depression has been finding maintenance schedules that make the response enduring.

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August 24, 2017

what is biofeedback therapyHave you ever wished you could simply will your symptoms to disappear? With biofeedback you may be able to do just that by using the power of your mind to reduce stress and help improve your health.

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a type of mind-body therapy that enables you — in a mind-over-matter approach — to use your thoughts and mind to control and influence your body. Biofeedback is based on the scientifically confirmed idea that individuals have the ability to regulate several body processes that were previously thought to be purely automatic in the body.