SERVICES WE OFFER
Here at the Life Healing Center, we believe in providing the best possible care for all of our clients, and that begins with individualized psychiatry. Our providers realize that every person is different, as are their needs and their goals; therefore we work with our clients to develop an individual plan of treatment and care that fits not only the client, but their diagnosis and their personal goals for treatment. In addition, our providers realize that continuity of care is essential to a client's treatent, and as such, our physicians offer inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services, and our office offers individual, couples, or family therapy and counseling services. This allows yours providers to work together to coordinate your care to ensure your needs are met.
Our board certified psychiatrists provides individualized, patient centered care to persons with varying degrees and severity of mental health problems. Our psychiatrists specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and education of mental health problems which affect functional performance on a short or long term basis. We provide the latest evidence based recommendations for clinical decision making and practical information for the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders. We use the latest treatment options for common and disabling psychiatric conditions.
Our therapists have a wide range of experience and specialties to cater to your individual needs. Below is a list of basic counseling services we offer.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
Mens / Womens Issues
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. This type of therapy is most appropriate for children ranging in age from 3 to 12 years old. Play therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings. Play therapy differs from regular play in that the therapist helps children to address and resolve their own problems. It builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them.
"I tried to teach my child with books,
He gave me only puzzled looks.
I tried to teach my child with words,
They passed him by often unheard.
Despairingly I turned aside
"How shall I teach this child?" I cried.
Into my hand he put the key,
"Come" he said "and play with me."
In the textbook Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, Landreth (2002) defined child-centered play therapy as:
A dynamic interpersonal relationship between a child (or person of any age) and a therapist trained in play therapy procedures who provides selected play materials and facilitates the development of a safe relationship for the child (or person of any age) to fully express and explore self (feelings, thoughts, experiences, and behaviors) through play, the child's natural medium of communication, for optimal growth and development. (p. 16)
Psychological Testing services are offered for persons six years of age and older. Psychological testing is designed to reflect a psychological construct of various subjects such as cognitive ability, aptitude, emotional functioning and personality.
Current psychological tests offered are:
ADHD Brown Scales
MMPI for children, adolescents and adults
**Please note that not all insurance plans cover psychological testing. Please check with your insurance plan about the provisions of your individual policy to ensure this service is covered.
Our psychiatrists have inpatient privileges at Eastside Medical Center, South Campus for those persons requiring inpatient assessment, stabilization, diagnosis, treatment, education and discharge planning to individuals 18 and up. During inpatient hospitalization, patients are seen on a daily basis by our psychiatrists and receive the most current and up to date treatment techniques that apply a variety of modalities including psychotherapy and psychotropic medication as well as supportive and cognitive behavioral therapies.
FOLLOW UP CARE
After discharge from the hospital, we encourage patients to receive follow up care to maintain their functionality and mental health stability. Patients may follow up with us on an outpatient basis to continue their care following discharge from the hospital.
Hypnotherapy is a research-supported therapy intervention that can be used for a
wide range of conditions. The APA (2014) defines hypnotherapy as "the use of
hypnosis in the treatment of a medical or psychological disorder or concern."
Hypnosis is defined as "a state of consciousness involving focused attention and
reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response
During hypnotherapy, your hypnotherapist guides you into a heightened state of
awareness/focus called a trance. A trance is a natural state of mind which we all frequently experience. During hypnosis, you can learn how to deliberately bring yourself into this state that your mind becomes more receptive while bypassing the more analytical parts of the brain, which is why it can be a helpful addition to typical therapy sessions.
There are five stages in the hypnotherapy process; the Interview Phase, Induction Phase, Working Phase, Healing Phase, Waking Phase. Each session will last from 60 - 90 minutes with your hypnotherapist.
Hypnotherapy can help with anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, OCD, phobias, sleep disorders, eating disorders, pain management, stress management, healing of trauma, self-esteem, and much more.
SERVICES WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE
We believe in providing the best possible care and treatment opportunities for our patients and as such we are unable to accommodate certain conditions and patients due to the inability to provide supportive resources for these patients.
Primary Services for Developmental Disabilities (i.e. Autism, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation)
Specialized care for drug and alcohol conditions (i.e. substance abuse, Suboxone, detox)
Individuals involved with legal system (i.e. Court ordered visits, Evaluations for court, Active probation or parole, Sex offenders)
Certification for FMLA, Short or Long Term Disability, or Social Security Disability