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We offer innovative integrative healthcare solutions for:

  • Sadness and depression
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Family Conflict
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • School Problems
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention, Concentration and Learning issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Marital Problems
  • Childhood Behavioral Issues
  • Food, Eating, Diet and Weight Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) /PANS ( Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome)

Each of our programs is highly individualized based on you or your child’s needs. Contact our office to set up your individualized program. A 15 minute “meet and greet” consultation can be arranged with our naturopathic doctors and therapists, which can be applied to your full intake visit fee if you choose to schedule one.

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What is Integrative Psychiatry? It is the field of medicine that combines the best of conventional and holistic modalities to offer patients better mental health care. We evaluate the whole person/child: body-mind-spirit. We incorporate safe, effective treatments that most psychiatrists have not been trained in: nutrition, acupuncture, herbs, mind-body approaches, meditation, supplements, spirituality etc. As pioneers in this field, our psychiatrists use medications in a more cautious manner, trying to maximize benefit and safety. We are firm believers in family centered care and a collaborative model that puts you at the center of all treatment decisions. In addition, both of our psychiatrists are trained as general psychiatrists and as child/adolescent psychiatrists. You may also collaborate with a psychiatric nurse specialist, who is trained in integrative psychiatry and is also able to prescribe psychiatric medications.

Wholeness Center is pleased to announce the availability of ketamine treatment for severe depression and persistent suicidal ideation. This innovative treatment makes use of a well-known medicine that is used for anesthesia and pain control. Ketamine has been in wide use for over 50 years with an excellent safety record. This treatment is given by injection or IV in the clinic and for the majority of people the response is almost immediate.

Over the last ten years a wide range of studies evaluating ketamine has demonstrated a positive response. The main challenge involves the endurance of the effect. Now, we are employing oral lozenges that prolong the effect. Dr. Heacock and Dr. Shannon at Wholeness Center have been studying and training in this innovative mood modality for over two years.

A variety of modalities are priced from $250- $300.

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The naturopathic doctors of Wholeness Center are highly trained in functional medicine. They treat people, not disease, based on the philosophy that the body has its own ability to heal itself given the right environment. By using safe and effective treatments, our patients are given the best possible healthcare with the least possible side effects. Working along with the Wholeness Center team, our naturopathic doctors are able to minimize need for medication and uncover the imbalances which we call disease. We offer many evidence based options including IV therapy, botanical medicine, ayurvedic therapies, and nutritional medicine, to name a few. In addition, we also provide biomedical therapies for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Through the harmony of conventional and natural medicine our aim is to restore hope and long-term health.

We are also the first clinic in the area to offer home-based neurofeedback sessions. We provide an extensive coaching process to ensure effective training in both home or office.

Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback, neurotherapy, or neurobiofeedback is a form of biofeedback that utilizes sophisticated computer equipment to measure brainwave activity while teaching the person to control his or her own brain activity. This non-invasive and completely painless therapy has been shown to be effective with many conditions over a series of sessions which are supervised here in our office by a BCIA-EEG certified doctor. 

Each highly personalized therapy session is guided by an EEG evaluation, commonly called “brain-maps” or QEEGs. This activity from the brain is then fed to a computer that converts this information into a game-like or video display that is controlled by the person’s brainwave activity. Over time, this training, much like exercise, produces lasting positive results in the symptoms that are controlled by brain waves such as learning, language, social interaction, emotional regulation, and focus to name a few. Research has shown neurofeedback to be helpful with the symptoms of several disorders including epilepsy, attention deficit disorders, anxiety, learning disorders, stroke, addictions, cerebral palsy, depression, OCD, tourrette’s syndrome, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autism, among others applications including peak performance training for athletes.

See our website Synergy Neurofeedback for more information.

Biofeedback is a form of therapy that monitors physiological information from a person’s body and teaches them to use signals from their body to control those activities. In that sense biofeedback is less of a treatment and more of an educational process in self-regulation. Sophisticated biofeedback instrumentation may be used to measure a number of physiological activities. This non-invasive measurement is then fed to a computer that analyzes the activity and produces a graphical image, game or video that a person can control by measurably adjusting their physiological activity in their body. Muscle tension may be measured in a patient with tension headaches, blood flow in a person with frequent cold hands, breathing rate in a person with anxiety, and temperature in a person with chronic stress to give a few examples. Through practice, we can learn to recognize physiological activities and control them in various situations such as under stress. “Biofeedback is performed by a BCIA board certified biofeedback therapist.

A healthy relationship with food is a crucial step to ensure life long health. Food nourishes our bodies, mind and soul and it is important to understand the relationship between how we feel and what we eat. Nutrition covers far more than what we put in our mouths. This encompasses everything from the essential vitamins and minerals to understanding that how we eat and when we eat affect our overall health status.

Biomedical Nutritional Assessments can determine if you or your child is getting the right proportions of the right kind of essential nutrients and help guide you in making more sound nutritional choices for your individual needs. Dietary restrictions or specialty diets including gluten free, gluten-free casein free, specific carbohydrate/GAPS, ketogenic or low glycemic diets can make eating challenging. The Wholeness Center Nutrition Team is dedicated to helping make any dietary education or adjustments easier for the whole family. Our goal is to teach what you need to know about nutrition to help you achieve your health goals.

Biomedical research driven interventions are aimed at recovery from childhood developmental disorders including autism and similar disorders. They are based on the concept that neurological symptoms can be worsened or even be the direct result of physical illness. When physical ailments are properly identified and treated, the neurological symptoms will improve. These therapies can involve dietary, nutritional, behavioral and medical interventions working synergistically to support and restore normal body functions. No single therapy will serve a magic bullet to recovery, but rather a methodical and systematic approach based on experience, research, laboratory testing, and highly individualization of protocols. Although biomedical therapies are commonly thought of in relation to autism, when the principals are applied properly, they can help many neurological and developmental conditions to improve dramatically. Today 1 in 6 children suffers with a developmental disorder. We hold firm to the belief that biomedical therapies provide answers to complex questions, relief from pain that so many of our children suffer from, but most of all they provide hope that there is a cure and a bright future ahead.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is simply defined as the medical use of oxygen at a pressure higher than that of atmospheric pressure. Initially, this therapy was used to treat decompression sickness for divers and also for pilots. Much new research is now showing promising effects for many other conditions. HBOT is thought to have several mechanisms of action but the main principal of the therapy is that the increased pressure of oxygen is able to infuse tissues at a much greater level than normal room pressure as well as increased ability to carry oxygen in the bloodstream to the body organs. Soft chamber HBOT is now used worldwide for many conditions both acute and chronic. HBOT was recently brought to the medical attention when a clinical trial was done on a group of autistic children showing promising results. The therapy consists of a series of sessions or “dives” over the course of a month typically, each lasting about 1 hour. When used appropriately, HBOT can have great results for many conditions including stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, autism, mitochondrial dysfunction, brain injury and disorders involving muscle spasticity.

We pride ourselves on a collaborative and integrative model that helps the whole child/adolescent develop in an emotionally, socially, and academically healthy manner. This approach considers your beliefs, values, diet and lifestyle in the individualized treatment planning of supplements and therapies. In addition to biochemical support, we provide psychosocial support which gives you lifelong skills and positive coping strategies known to reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance happiness, peace, calm, and well-being.

We offer individual, child/adolescent/ and couples therapy, including the following modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy
  • Addictions Counseling

We pride ourselves on a collaborative and integrative model that helps the whole child/adolescent develop in an emotionally, socially, and academically healthy manner. This approach considers your beliefs, values, diet and lifestyle in the individualized treatment planning of supplements and therapies. In addition to biochemical support, we provide psychosocial support which gives you lifelong skills and positive coping strategies known to reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance happiness, peace, calm, and well-being.

There are many forms and styles of meditation, so if you are interested, it is likely you will find one that you like. The practice of meditation has been a part of people’s lives and traditions across the history of the world. A variety of classes will be offered at Wholeness Center.

The heart of the stress reduction course is mindfulness meditation, but many strategies and techniques to prevent, manage, and reduce stress in your life are covered. Every parent may worry, but it is extra stressful if there is something amiss in the health or well-being of your child. This course gives you the ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations, increases your ability to relax, reduces anxiety, and gives you greater energy and enthusiasm for life. We aim to support you in caring for yourself as you care for your child.

When addressing family issues, our therapists are a strong supporter of working together in order to be united and on the same page. Instead of splitting into different rooms and talking behind each other’s back, we come together and create ways to share what’s going on and figure out unity in confronting these issues. Children and adolescents are no longer blamed, parents are not the ‘bad guys’, and we all figure out ways to get along better! Once communication and mutual respect between family members improve, families are better able to function as a whole, as each member is more invested in supporting others and benefiting the family.

Parenting after a divorce or separation poses many challenges. To address this, we have created a unique curriculum for our Level I class called “Parenting After Divorce/Separation.” In this three-hour educational course, we provide you with up-to-date, practical information as well as useful exercises that help you to continue to grow as a parent..

At Wholeness Center, we decided early on that developing a medical home where patients could have all of their health care needs meet was our priority. Therefore, we have set up an on-site pharmacy and medical apothecary where our patients can get common medications and physician grade supplements on the same day as their office visits. As a result, our patients are able to start the healing process the very day they visit our office. In addition, we do not contract with any single company or distributor. Therefore, we have no biases of opinion, only that we provide our patients with the best possible products without the guesswork and time of shopping around. At Wholeness Center, we deal in large volumes so we are able to keep our costs down and provide you with the best possible medicine at a reduced cost. We only choose the products that are of the highest quality and most effective, without unnecessary fillers, allergens or colorings. In addition we provide several prescription medications that can be filled right in our office. Please note, supplement sales begin at 9AM, Monday through Friday.

There is an option to auto refill mostly to reduce time reordering, same physician grade supplements as carried in the office.

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Our state of the art electronic health records has valuable tools that can be utilized not only by your care team, but also by you! From the comfort of your home, you will be given an access code that allows you to review such things as treatment plans, informational handouts given during your visit, educational material, lab records, and other useful information without having to wait days or weeks to get copies. This information will be available to you as long as you are a patient at Wholeness Center, 24 hours a day, at no additional cost. In addition, this powerful tool will allow you and your care team to track symptoms and treatment outcomes while leaving the guesswork behind.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging clients to challenge distorted thoughts and change destructive patterns of behavior.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on improving mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. DBT is an evidence-based practice for treating borderline personality disorder and suicidality, among other conditions.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a form of talk therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies combined with commitment and behavior-change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. The objective of ACT is not elimination of difficult feelings; rather, it is to be present with what life brings us and move towards valued behavior.

Existential Psychotherapy is a unique form of therapy that focuses on concepts that are universally applicable to the human experience including death, freedom, responsibility, and the meaning of life.

Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy is a type of therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. Using these tools, clients are taught how to break away from negative thought patterns so they become able to fight off depression and anxiety before they take hold.

Constitutional hydrotherapy is a full body treatment that uses water to deliver heat and cold to specific areas of the body. The contrasting temperatures promotes circulation and moves immune cells, blood, lymph, oxygen and nutrients to where they are needed in the body.  Low level sine-wave electrical stimulation is used to facilitate these actions.

Because of its ability to improve the overall nutrition of the individual and boost the immune system, constitutional hydrotherapy is useful in almost any condition. However, it has been found to be particularly suited to digestive tract problems (dyspepsia, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis), respiratory problems (chronic asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy), infectious disease (colds, flu, lymphangitis), female reproductive problems (PMS, dysmenorrhea, infertility), immune deficiency problems (environmental hypersensitivity), circulatory problems(varicose veins, hemorrhoids, Raynaud’s disease, mild hypertension) and other ailments such as arthritis, diabetes, depression, obesity and psoriasis.

The naturopathic doctors of Wholeness Center are highly trained in functional medicine. They treat people, not disease, based on the philosophy that the body has its own ability to heal itself given the right environment. By using safe and effective treatments, our patients are given the best possible healthcare with the least possible side effects. Working along with the Wholeness Center team, our naturopathic doctors are able to minimize need for medication and uncover the imbalances which we call disease. We offer many evidence based options including IV therapy, botanical medicine, ayurvedic therapies, and nutritional medicine, to name a few. In addition, we also provide biomedical therapies for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Through the harmony of conventional and natural medicine our aim is to restore hope and long-term health.

CBD (more formally known as cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating component of the hemp or cannabis plant. CBD works in the body’s own endocannabinoid system and regulates a wide range of biochemical actions. In the last five years we have witnessed explosive growth in CBD research and also widespread public interest. The anti-inflammatory effect is well documented and it also appears to help modulate pain control pathways.

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IV therapy is the intravenous administration of a concentrated form of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and other nutrients. It is a very quick and nearly painless way to get high dose minerals and vitamins directly to the cell to promote optimal healing. One benefit of IV therapy is that it bypasses the digestive system which allows more of the nutrients to go directly to the cells. This floods the cells repeatedly with these high dose nutrients, and therefore it is one of the fastest ways to replenish any nutritional deficiencies that may be present. All of our formulations as custom made per individual based on history, laboratory findings and condition being treated.

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