Integrative Mental Health

Integrative Mental Health

Integrative Mental Health
Integrative Mental Health

Mental health plays an equal role with physical health in maintaining our overall well-being and is  important at every stage in life. At Kaufman Health and Hormone Center we focus on integrative mental health where we work together to identify the underlying cause of symptoms and address what is occurring on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Can your mental health change over time?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that “a person’s mental health can change over time, depending on many factors.  When the demands placed on a person exceed their resources and coping abilities, their mental health could be impacted. For example, if someone is working long hours, caring for a relative, or experiencing economic hardship, they may experience poor mental health.” Does this sound like anyone you may know?

We are dedicated to helping others

During your visit we will review all physiological systems that relate to any symptoms you may have, stressors in your life, beliefs and feelings driving the symptoms and any spiritual issues with which you are dealing. We are dedicated to helping others to move through pain, fear, grief and obstacles to health and mental health. Together we can explore new ways of coping to replace these patterns and rediscover happiness.

Depression manifests in both mental and physical ways. This may show up as feelings of sadness, difficulty with sleep, fatigue, a loss of pleasure, sometimes difficulty concentrating. Anxiety manifests as nervousness, irritability, being on edge, muscle tension, panic, sleep disturbance and difficulty concentrating. Following a complete evaluation, we partner in creating a treatment plan that may include supplements, herbs, medications, breath work, energy work, mindfulness and lifestyle support to help you through these manifestations.

Integrative mental health self healing support strategies:

  • Guided Visualization
  • Mindfulness Practice
  • Journaling
  • Breath work
  • Focusing
  • Change Your Beliefs
  • Positive Thinking
  • Gratefulness

Additional modalities that may be recommended:

  • Supplements & Herbs
  • Medications
  • Hormone Testing
  • Methylation Issues
  • Microbiota Support
  • Counseling, CBT and many other integrative modality referrals as needed

Post-partum Depression

Postpartum depression and anxiety is often overlooked and under treated. During pregnancy and postpartum your body undergoes many physical and hormonal changes, and many of these changes may not be addressed in routine follow-ups. According to the CDC as many as 1 in 8 women experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders such as postpartum depression and anxiety.

Vanessa Fitzgerald’s integrative mental health expertise offers new and expecting mothers an opportunity to understand and cope with mood changes, fears and parenting exhaustion to help them feel like themselves again. No matter how bad or overwhelming things may feel, there is always a path forward and things will get easier. Schedule an appointment with Vanessa Fitzgerald, NP or Dr. Karen Kaufman to learn more about mental health modalities available for you.

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