Birch Wellness Center Services

Working independently, yet collaboratively, the members of the Birch Wellness Center provide excellent care to their clients. The opportunity to meet together for consultation, referral, and support enhances the independent practices of the professionals working at the Birch Wellness Center. Clients of the Birch Wellness Center have access to a best-practices collaborative professional group that facilitates and promotes overall wellness, mental health, and personal growth.

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Addiction is a medical condition characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, that involves pricking the skin or tissues with thin needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions.

ADHD …….

Anger Managementis the process of learning to recognize signs that you’re becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way.

Attachment Disorder is defined as the condition in which individuals have difficulty forming lasting relationships. They often show nearly a complete lack of ability to be genuinely affectionate with others. They typically fail to develop a conscience and do not learn to trust.

Autism ……..

Bipolar Disorder – formerly manic depression, is a mental disorder with periods of depression and periods of elevated mood.  The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania, depending on its severity, or whether symptoms of psychosis are present. During mania an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy or irritable.  Individuals often make poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences. The need for sleep is usually reduced during manic phases.  During periods of depression there may be crying, a negative outlook on life, and poor eye contact with others.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression.

Coping Skills to invest own conscious effort, to solve personal and interpersonal problems, in order to try to master, minimize or tolerate stress and conflict. The psychological coping mechanisms are commonly termed coping strategies or coping skills. … That is strategies which reduce stress.

Chronic Pain is pain that lasts a long time. In medicine, the distinction between acute and chronic pain is sometimes determined by an arbitrary interval of time since onset; the two most commonly used markers being 3 months and 6 months since onset, though some theorists and researchers have placed the transition from acute to chronic pain at 12 months. Others apply acute to pain that lasts less than 30 days, chronic to pain of more than six months duration, and subacute to pain that lasts from one to six months.  A popular alternative definition of chronic pain, involving no arbitrarily fixed duration, is “pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing”.

Cultural Identity ………

Depression is not a passing blue mood but rather persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities.

Dialectical Behaviour TherapyDialectical Behaviour Therapy is a treatment developed by a psychologist named Marsha Linehan. This is a treatment that focuses on your goals, skills, and the future that you want to build. This treatment was developed to help clients who struggle with regulating intense emotions, anger, impulsivity, addiction, eating disordered behaviours, self-destructive and suicidal behaviour, trauma, and/or borderline personality disorder.

Divorce (or dissolution of marriage) is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling and/or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country, state and/or province.

Dual Diagnosis is the term used to describe patients with both severe mental illness (mainly psychotic disorders) and problematic drug and/or alcohol use. Personality disorder may also co-exist with psychiatric illness and/or substance misuse.

Eating Disorders The three major eating disorders—anorexia, or voluntary starvation; bulimia, marked by bouts of bingeing followed by compensatory behavior such as purging; and binge-eating, marked by episodes of out-of control gorging—are common but complex conditions and often accompanied by depression and perfectionism.

EMDR Therapy Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro that emphasizes disturbing memories as the cause of psychopathology. It is used to help with the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Emotional Disturbance means a condition exhibiting one or more of the  following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that  adversely affects a child’s educational performance:  A.  An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors;   B.  An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers;   C.  Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances;   D.  A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression; or   E.  A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems. The term includes schizophrenia.  The term does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance (ED). 

Family Conflict – Any conflicts that occur within a family–between husbands and wives, parents and children, between siblings, or with extended families (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.)

Family Dynamics – …………

Gender Identity is defined as a personal conception of oneself as male or female (or rarely, both or neither). This concept is intimately related to the concept of gender role, which is defined as the outward manifestations of personality that reflect the gender identity.

Grief, Loss & Bereavement is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.

Inner Adjustment refers to the behavioural process of balancing conflicting needs, or needs against obstacles in the environment.

Inner Child Work is our childlike aspect. It includes all that we learned and experienced as children, before puberty. The inner child denotes a semi-independent entity subordinate to the waking conscious mind.

Massage Therapist a person trained in manipulation of the soft tissues of the body by rubbing, stroking, kneading, etc. for therapeutic or healing purposes, and to enhance a person’s health and well-being.

Mental Health a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.

Multicultural Therapy …..

Naturopathic Medicine is a form of alternative medicine employing a wide array of “natural” modalities, including homeopathy, herbalism, and acupuncture, as well as diet and lifestyle counseling.

Nutrition the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).

Relationship Issues – are situations and difficulties that have a negative effect on the short and long term success of an intimate relationship.

Sexual Abuse also referred to as molestation, is usually undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another.

Sexuality capacity for sexual feelings.

Transformational & Organizational Management is how advise clients as to how to organize their personal/ financial situations and to provide a clear and stable structure to reduce stress.

Trauma emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis.

Unfinished Business in Relationships

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