Updated: Mar 12, 2020
As psychotherapists, we were not typically trained to ask about your body, your bowels, about what you eat, or how you sleep. How much we miss!
A big blind spot for me, as a therapist, is HORMONES. It’s common for people to seek help for feelings of depression, irritability, insomnia, or difficulty focusing. And I have ideas about all of those. However, recently my clients have been educating me about perimenopause, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and autoimmune disease and I can see how much I’ve missed with my interventions.
Incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture into your treatment program can help in ways that talk therapy can’t. TCM uses a variety of techniques including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and lifestyle/dietary recommendations to restore imbalances found in the body. Our acupuncturist, Heather Castagno, can understand how your psychological symptoms may be linked to your hormones/menstrual cycle and can support you in different ways than we shrinks can.
With all of us under one roof, we can help you in a comprehensive way. 🧡