Our therapists believe a balanced state of mental health is more than the absence of symptoms associated with mental illness. Rather, it includes the ability to regulate one's psychological challenges in an adaptive manner. Patients learn how to cope effectively with stressors, as well as how to exercise physiological and psychological resilience to adverse events. Some individuals have greater mental wellness than others, depending on stressors and various factors.

The CCNM Integrated Healthcare Centre helps patients to achieve optimal mental health through naturopathic medicine and psychotherapy.

Naturopathic Approach

Our naturopathic doctors help patients find relief from mental health challenges by identifying underlying triggers and factors that may be influencing, or exacerbating, psychological distress. We also identify avenues of treatment and support that can improve a patient’s capacity to handle stress in their lives.

Some common underlying factors investigated include: insufficient micronutrient intake, suboptimal lifestyle habits, use and/or abuse of substances, side effects from prescription drugs and psychoactive medications, and the presence of medical conditions and diseases.

Successful treatment always depends on a healthy doctor-patient relationship built on trust, honesty, and open communication. Naturopathic treatment options include nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle modifications, botanical medicines, among many others.

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Psychotherapy Approach

Our psychotherapist helps people heal, and discover constructive ways of dealing with problems and issues within their lives. Psychotherapy can be supportive and beneficial when someone is experiencing a difficult period of increased stress. This may be related to struggling with a life, relationship, or work issue. It could also be due to mental health concerns causing a great deal of pain and upset for longer than a few days.

Here at the CCNM Integrated Healthcare Centre, we believe a patient-centered, individualized approach is essential in fostering meaningful life changes and growth. Each patient is valued as an expert in their own lives. A patient’s ideas, preferences and goals are always integrated into their therapy process. Drawing upon Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), this gentle approach emphasizes the health benefits associated with cultivating deeper awareness in the present moment through grounding and meditative exercises. Above all, our approach to psychotherapy is inspired by neuroplasticity and the potential it holds for learning and transformation in us all.

Youth, adults, couples and families, are welcome for short-term or long-term psychotherapy.

Most commonly treated conditions:

  • Attention and emotion regulation difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harm and suicidal behaviours
  • Grief and loss
  • Fears and phobias
  • Disordered eating patterns
  • Career and lifestyle transitions
  • Chronic pain
  • Infectious illnesses

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