Conditions We Treat
Treating the Whole Person, Not Just a Diagnosis.
Mindful Clinicians are committed to treating the whole person, not just a diagnosis. We believe in using a collaborative approach to care, one in which patients are educated about their mental health and play an active role in shaping their treatment plan.
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Depression comes in many forms, some long lasting and others situational. Some of the common features of depression include persistent low mood (including sadness, anger, or feelings of emptiness), disturbed sleep or appetite, social withdrawal, thoughts of death, and a loss of interest in things that used to be pleasurable. There are many effective forms of treatment for depression, including exercise, psychotherapy, and medication. Patients often benefit from a mix of various treatments, and Mindful Clinicians can help determine the most effective individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Like depression, anxiety comes in different forms. Anxiety often manifests as symptoms related to irrational fear and excessive dread, and many anxious people experience distressing physical symptoms including heart palpitations or shortness of breath. Anxiety disorders often co-occur with other mental health problems or substance abuse. At Mindful Clinics, we use evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and medication to help patients reduce anxiety.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder in which patients have an uncontrollable need to perform routines or check things constantly and repeatedly. Mindful Clinicians use a combination of medication management and cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce symptoms of OCD and to help patients improve awareness of obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors and master skills for reducing them.
Also known as manic-depressive illness, Bipolar Disorder is characterized by severe shifts in mood, energy, and ability to function. Many people with bipolar disorder experience problems in relationships, work and school performance. Mindful Clinicians use a combination of various treatments including medication, psychotherapy, and coaching to help patients better understand this illness, improve mood stability, and better identify early symptoms of mood changes.
A type of anxiety disorder, PTSD or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can develop after a traumatic event (or multiple events, including abuse) that involved the threat of death or physical injury. PTSD symptoms can include disturbing memories or intrusive thoughts of the event, and efforts to avoid places or people that are reminders of the event. By using a combination of psychotherapy and medication, Mindful Clinicians help reduce symptoms of PTSD and help patients learn skills to reduce distressing symptoms and better cope with their feelings.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is common in children and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. People with ADHD often have trouble focusing, are hyperactive, and may struggle with controlling their behavior. This can cause problems functioning at school or at work. Mindful Clinicians can provide mindful awareness training, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, and medications to reduce symptoms of ADHD and help patients learn behavioral strategies to reduce the negative impact of ADHD symptoms on school and work performance.
Personality disorders begin in early adulthood and manifest as an enduring, inflexible and pervasive pattern of inner experience and behavior that cause significant impairment and distress in multiple domains. People with personality disorders often have difficulty regulating their emotions and connecting with others. Mindful Clinicians provide medications to reduce mood and anxiety symptoms associated with personality disorders and can provide therapy to help patients develop insight into maladaptive personality traits and better regulate their emotions.
THYROID HORMONE INSUFFICIENCY
People with a thyroid hormone imbalance can experience anxiety, depression, fatigue, and weight gain. Mindful Clinicians can measure thyroid hormone levels, rule out thyroid insufficiency as a trigger or exacerbating factor in depression, and treat insufficiency with thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
ADOLESCENT DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE
Due to their developmental, cognitive, and psychosocial differences from adults, adolescents have very different substance-abuse treatment needs. Their drug use can often mask or contribute to identity issues or co-occurring mental disorders. Mindful Clinicians help teens and young adults with drug and alcohol problems by providing support and education to the patient and their family, treating co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression, and addressing concerns around identity formation.
Nutrient deficiencies can develop over time when the body doesn't absorb the necessary amount of a nutrient. Deficiencies can result in a variety of health problems including fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating, and depression. Mindful Clinicians can identify nutrient deficiencies and make appropriate recommendations to address nutrient deficiency.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Substance Use Disorders, including alcoholism and drug addiction, are a complex brain disease resulting from habitual use of substances. Substance use disorders can trigger or exacerbate other co-occurring mental illnesses like anxiety and depression and can result in marked distress and dysfunction in relationships, school and work. Mindful Clinicians prescribe medications to reduce cravings, treat withdrawal symptoms, assist in detoxification and use psychotherapy to identify the triggers, thoughts and behaviors that lead to substance use.
SEX, GAMBLING, SHOPPING ADDICTIONS
People with behavioral addictions have problems with impulse control, and their addictive behavior is often triggered by unpleasant emotions or an effort to avoid them. They often have awareness that their behavior is damaging their lives, but feel powerless to stop these behaviors. Mindful Clinicians use medications to improve impulse control, treat underlying depression or anxiety, and use psychotherapy identify the triggers, thoughts and behaviors that lead to compulsive behaviors.