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The Mendelow Psychology Project

Mind/Body

Integrative Health

In contrast to conventional health care methods that consider the mind and physical body as separate entities, integrative approaches aim to optimize total health by focusing on the whole person while addressing all levels of lifestyle, including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions.

Integrative health approaches:
bullet encourage people to be active participants in their own health care and emphasize the therapeutic relationship.
bullet are based in scientific methods and make use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
bullet have the goal of optimizing total wellness through prevention and lifestyle enhancement.
bullet are practiced by professionals who exemplify integrative principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.

As a psychologist, I am able to integrate a variety of therapeutic techniques that focus on the intersection of mind, body, and spirit to help clients address feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety. I also have extensive experience collaborating with other professionals in fields of medicine, mental health, fitness, nutrition, movement, physical therapy, and bodywork to coordinate a holistic (whole person) approach to each client's personal wellness goals.

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Integrative health approaches have moved into the mainstream due to their proven effectiveness in prevention and healing. To learn more about healing approaches that encompass mind, body, and spirit, check out Dr. Andrew Weil's website, a leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy and science of integrative medicine. Andrew Weil, M.D., is world-renowned pioneer of integrative approaches to health and wellness and his website provides a wealth of information about leading a healthy lifestyle, healthy aging, and the future of medicine and health care.

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