My Approach to Helping
Are you are experiencing a time in your life where you just don't "feel yourself"? That your sense of well being is altered and life stressors are affecting you emotionally and physically? Has this distress become a burden on your daily life? If so, it may be time to visit with a medical professional.
As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I have been trained to assess and treat a variety of illnesses. Very often the "family doctor" is the first stop on a healing journey away from emotional distress. I am able to offer medication management along with integrative techniques for improved symptom management.
Along with my experience in Internal Medicine, I come to this practice after completing a two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona. I have a strong conviction that addressing the client's mind, body and spirit is essential for wellness.
More Info About My Practice
Jackson Counseling Services where our goal is to empower hearts and minds. We provide a warm safe environment to express your feelings. Our services are designed to be an asset rather than additional stress in your life. We are caring and effective clinicians who would enjoy the opportunity to help you navigate your journey of life. Our goal is to help you work through the initial reason why you sought out help as well as work on any other issues that have become of concern in your life.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
The principles of integrative medicine:
- A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
- Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response
- Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness, and disease, including mind, spirit, and community as well as body
- A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically
- Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
- Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
- Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease
- Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development.