Massage Therapy for Depression & Anxiety

People often ask me if massage or bodywork can help with depression or anxiety. The short answer to that question is yes! In fact, I routinely see clients with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain in my practice. "These conditions [...]

Kolton’s Story: Slow Down and Listen

Kolton is a young and energetic achiever who has taken several notable adventures off the beaten path. After graduating from college, he thru-hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, stretching from Georgia to Maine. He completed the hike in 100 days, averaging 22 miles a day. [...]

15 Ways to Heal Depression Naturally

For years, many people have believed that depression requires medication. Most people who take anti-depressants resign themselves to years, or maybe even a lifetime, of medication dependence. While standard medication has its undeniable place in stabilizing moods, we know that there are many natural ways [...]

Solving the Crisis of Chronic Suffering in America

The United States is in the midst of a major psychiatric crisis. We now average 129 suicides per day, with many of the victims being veterans who take their lives in VA parking lots. Globally, the United States ranks almost last in the number [...]

Mary’s Story: Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Mary’s voice was trembling on the other end of the phone. “Hi,” she said. “I’m just calling because I saw a guy on the news earlier who was talking about your clinic.” “That’s great!” I answered, “What can I do for you?” “I need some [...]

How Does Ketamine Help With Mood Disorders?

Let’s think of the brain as a complex network of creeks and rivers. When there is a drought all the river beds turn to dry ground, the creeks become parched and dusty, and the foliage that once existed begins dying off. Much like water running [...]

Letting Go of Control

It takes courage to be vulnerable and share your story. When it comes to mental health there is an added barrier, an invisible pressure, to overcome the societal stigma that often accompanies mental illness. Have you ever wondered why this stigma exists? Humanity has a [...]

5 Practical Tips for Living a Grateful Life

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” - Norman Vincent Peale When I was little, I used to spend hours outside; exploring the creeks, trees, and plants throughout my neighborhood. I would carry a magnifying glass in my pocket on my outdoor adventures, pulling it [...]

Every 40 Seconds

Approximately one million people commit suicide every year, averaging one suicide every 40 seconds. Suicide kills a friend every forty seconds, a father every forty seconds, a mother every forty seconds, a son or a daughter every forty seconds. Suicide kills people of all races [...]

Celebrating National CRNA Week

Happy CRNA week to my fellow CRNAs! There are many reasons to celebrate our profession. We all seek to make a difference in our patients' lives, striving to relieve the anxiety and pain that accompany the surgical experience. Recently, a number of us have stepped [...]

10 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

Oh, the holidays. Ready or not, here they come! There is an unspoken expectation of happiness that surrounds us this time of year. Sometimes we place this expectation upon ourselves, and at others we feel pressure from our local culture or through the media. We [...]

Six Things to do Before Starting Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Beginning ketamine infusion therapy might seem like an overwhelming or daunting process. It’s a potentially life-changing investment, so we want you to be as well-prepared as possible. We’ve come up with a short “to-do” list of tasks that will help you feel ready to go! [...]

So, what do you mean by “Dissociative?”

Everyone wants to know what it’s actually like during an infusion. The most common descriptor by patients is best summed up by a single word: “weird.” To give you a better picture, think about your TV. With modern day technology you can control many aspects of your [...]

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