Depression & Anxiety

Conditions We Treat - Depression & Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety have the potential to wreak havoc on one’s life. Depression often stems from a feeling of a lack of purpose, and Anxiety stems from overactivation in the fear centers of the brain. Both conditions often coexist, which has the potential to make daily tasks very difficult. We help both those struggling with Anxiety and Depression (children and adults) and treat the conditions by gaining a deeper understanding of what is at the root cause of their situation. Through a systematic assessment process, we are able to identify areas of the brain that are out of balance. Based on our findings, like all conditions we treat, we recommend natural solutions to bring the brain back into a state of balance, helping to alleviate symptoms of Anxiety and Depression.

ADD/ADHD

ADD and ADHD are typically categorized by a person having difficulty sustaining attention for prolonged periods of time. For children, these conditions can make it very hard to learn effectively in school, negatively impacting their grades. When parents take their children into the doctor to seek guidance, oftentimes the proposed solution is to go on medication (adults too). Medication may help alleviate certain symptoms, but there are typically side effects associated with this treatment option. We specialize in taking a holistic view of ADD/ADHD by evaluating where there may be imbalances present in the brain. Based on our findings, we recommend a treatment plan consisting of lifestyle changes that include nutrition, exercise, routine, Herbal Medicine, and more to help balance the brain.

Conditions We Treat - ADD/ADHD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Conditions We Treat - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD, also known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is often categorized by obsessive thought patterns followed by compulsive behaviors that alleviate these thoughts. The Anterior Cingulate Gyrus (ACG) is the part of the brain that is responsible for switching from one thought to the next. Research shows that this part of the brain is overactive in people that have OCD tendencies. We take a comprehensive look at brain function, as well as a variety of other physiological factors to create a customized plan that is able to calm the ACG and help to alleviate symptoms of OCD.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

ODD, also known as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, is often categorized by a child that exhibits oppositional behavior towards authority figures (parents and teachers mostly). Certain children may be more difficult than others for a variety of different reasons. Each child has a unique situation that may be the cause of them acting out in an oppositional and rebellious fashion. This is oftentimes a reaction from a child when they have needs that are not being met from their perspective, so they act out in a defiant manner to gain attention. We help families to take a holistic view of their child’s behavior and evaluate the potential environmental factors as well as imbalances in the brain that are contributing to this behavior. We develop a plan to address potential imbalances in the brain and foster an environment for continued growth with all members of the family.

Conditions We Treat - Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Conditions We Treat - PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) arises when an individual experiences acute trauma (physical or emotional) that has a prolonged effect on one’s quality of life. Common examples of events that cause PTSD include war, physical and sexual abuse, a near death experience, and more. At the time somebody experiences a traumatic event, their brain is overwhelmed and unable to process it completely. As a result, it stores the memory and all emotions associated with the event in a different part of the brain than traditional memories. Certain triggers can activate this portion of the brain causing a person to relive the event (due to the strong emotional response) in the present moment. This sequence of events can significantly affect quality of life for those living with trauma. We conduct a Comprehensive Brain Scan (QEEG) to identify areas of the brain that are out of balance, and put together a brain training protocol (Neurofeedback) that can help to alleviate symptoms of PTSD.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is typically categorized by a person experiencing drastic mood swings from feeling low (Depression) to feeling high and filled with energy (Mania). These drastic mood swings have the potential to cause erratic behavior. Due to the nature of this condition, medication is oftentimes the first line of defense. We work with families to evaluate the brain function of the client who is affected by Bipolar Disorder to gain a deeper understanding of where imbalances are present. Based on our findings, like all the conditions we treat, we create a holistic treatment plan that may be helpful in creating stability emotionally, guiding the client to live a life of purpose and meaning.

Bipolar Disorder

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs where there is acute physical trauma that causes brain damage. This often results from playing contact sports (basketball, football, soccer), auto accidents, and other high risk activities. The nature of a TBI is typically dependent upon the severity of the traumatic event as well as the part of the head that was injured. TBI’s result in structural damage to the brain causing a particular set of symptoms that has a significant impact on one’s quality of life. Treatment for TBI varies drastically based upon symptomology and the area of the brain that is damaged. We are able to do a Brain Scan (QEEG) that displays areas of abnormal brain activity. Based upon findings, we are able to recommend a custom tailored treatment plan that can help to promote healing naturally within the brain.