NATURAL HERBAL REMEDIES
At Integrated Counseling and Wellness, we are committed to helping you achieve the healthy, happy life that you aspire to by helping you reach your mental, emotional and relational wellness goals. Herbal therapy is an empirically based, time-tested approach that has powerfully helped thousands of people increase their mental, emotional, and relational wellbeing.
I look forward to each appointment and know that I will be treated with the utmost care, respect, and professionalism. I highly recommend this facility to others.
I've seen a dramatic change in my life since beginning my treatment at Integrated Counseling, and I will be forever grateful for my time there.
I went to integrated counseling for two years for eating disorder recovery. Every week, I loved meeting with my counselor to celebrate my successes and work through the barriers that come with mental health challenges. My counselor thoroughly explained the reasons behind eating disorder behaviors, showed empathy with hard topics, and helped me overcome Issues I had dealt with for years. I looked forward to each session. I am in a healthier state of mind and in a better place in life because of the thoughtfulness, kindness, and professionalism that my counselor showed me
I am a 56 year old woman who has struggled with disordered eating for the past 42 years of my life. It wasn’t until I found my counselor with Integrated Counseling, that I started to reverse all the ill effects of dieting, issues around controlling all my food and letting go of my fat phobia. The program that my counselor guided me through was an awesome mix of self compassion, intuitive eating and movement, being present in all aspects of life and stopping judgement towards myself and others. I am convinced that I would not be nearly as far along in my healing process were it not for my counselor. She was gentle yet firm, patient and incredibly understanding. I am left with all the tools I need to proceed through life on my continued recovery journey.
As a young woman who has struggled with body image and a relationship with food for most of my life, receiving counseling for my eating disorder was the only way I could finally see light at the end of my dark tunnel. My anorexia had consumed me to a point where food, exercise, and the way I perceived my body controlled my thoughts and feelings every hour of the day. It wasn't until I sought out counseling and had a desire to recover that I am finally healing. These past three years receiving professional help have truly saved my life. I am now the healthiest I have ever been. Without a shadow of a doubt, I would encourage any person who is struggling with an eating disorder to not be afraid to reach out and trust that you can finally learn to love yourself.
I went to integrated counseling for two years for eating disorder recovery. Every week, I loved meeting with my counselor to celebrate my successes and work through the barriers that come with mental health challenges. My counselor thoroughly explained the reasons behind eating disorder behaviors, showed empathy with hard topics, and helped me overcome Issues I had dealt with for years. I looked forward to each session. I am in a healthier state of mind and in a better place in life because of the thoughtfulness, kindness, and professionalism that my counselor showed me.
I had Annie as my therapist and she’s one of the best therapists I’ve ever had. She’s great at listening to what I need and making sure I’m comfortable no matter what. I love her and it’s because of her I know how to communicate and trust my therapists! Thank you!
This place changed my life. I haven’t been there in about 4 years now, but I was reflecting over my experience and thought they deserved a good review. I originally went to see Luke back in 2017 to deal with my depression. After visiting with him for a few months we came to the conclusion that I was dealing with undiagnosed ADHD. My life has significantly improved because of Luke and my diagnosis. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I've gone to many Counselor places, but this seems to be the one. Excellent Service! By both the therapists and the staff! Very friendly and professional! The atmosphere is great as well! They don't take Medicaid sadly, but they have multiple kinds of professionals and services to fit your need! They also have an excellent website. They are good at communicating to you and each other, so that nothing goes wrong.
I have loved my time with Integrated Counseling and Wellness. The staff made me feel comfortable and well taken care of. My therapist, Liz, was incredible. You can tell she is professionally trained, well qualified, and truly cares for her patients. I've seen a dramatic change in my life since beginning my treatment at Integrated Counseling, and I will be forever grateful for my time there.
I have had nothing but a positive experience in my time receiving counseling at Integrated Counseling and Wellness. The staff is incredibly friendly and professional and the environment is conducive to peace and calm. I have made and continue to make great strides in improving my mental health thanks to my time here.
LouAnn Stermer is an excellent counselor who cares deeply about her clients. In the past, I worked with her at 2 different times over several years. She always acted in a professional manner and with a great deal of integrity. Integrated Counseling is very lucky to have her.
Luke Einerson is amazing! I always had the hardest time falling asleep, and with one visit, Luke made the perfect herbal mixture that has made all the difference! He was very knowledgeable and caring! Highly recommend him if you are looking for a more natural Herbal alternative!
I have witnessed Luke's work with clients and can attest to his passion, compassion, and skill at delivering client-specific care. Luke really cares about the people he works with, and he is talented at seeing their potential to creatively help them realize that for themselves.
Luke is an Executive Coach with a solid entrepreneurial experience and deep understanding of the healthcare ecosystem. This combined with his strong listening skills and “out of the box” thinking approach, brings a unique edge to his coaching practice.
I have experienced incredible growth with the help of my counselor here. Best counseling I have ever had!
WHAT IS HERBAL THERAPY?
At Integrated Counseling and Wellness, we are NOT anti-medication—we are simply pro-wellness. We appreciate the ways both modern medications and herbal therapies can help you reach your wellness goals. Research indicates that these approaches should not be mutually exclusive. Dr. Christopher Hobbs said, ‘Since herbalists are trained in health and the use of gentle natural remedies and the physician in pathology or disease, both practitioners working together give patients many more options.’
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE NATURAL REMEDIES USED FOR?
By increasing wellness and enhancing each client’s stress response, our herbalist can influence wellness issues including:
- Digestion problems such as Crohns’ disease and colitis
- Fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, menopause, hormone imbalances and PMS
- Persistent colds and flu
- Childhood sicknesses and allergies
- Lung problems including chronic bronchitis
- Stress, anxiety, fatigue, low energy, depression, and tension
- Skin problems
- Reducing the side effects of your medication
- Feelings of nervousness
- Being blue or feeling down
- Sexual dysfunction
- Helping with addictive behaviors
Sleeping difficulties and more!
TOP 10 NATURAL REMEDIES USED IN HERBAL TREATMENTS
Natural remedies have been used throughout human history for many purposes. Today herbalism is being noticed as a focus on wellness and prevention. Always see an herbalist for guidance when using natural remedies. Some of the most well-known and used herbs include the following:
-Ginseng – This is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world. The root of ginseng can be used as a stimulant and headache remedy. It can also be an herbal treatment for infertility, fever, reducing stress, help with weight loss, sexual dysfunction, improving lung function, lower blood sugar levels, boost immune systems, reduce inflammation and indigestion. Ginseng is available in dried, powdered, tea, capsules and tablet forms.
-Raw Garlic – Consuming cooked or raw garlic can help treat diabetes, fight inflammation, boost the immune system, regulate blood pressure, fight cardiovascular disease, relieve allergies, fight fungal and viral infections, and improve hair loss.
-Ginger – Ginger is known to be one of the most widely used dietary condiments in the world today. The therapeutic benefits of ginger come from the root and act as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. There are many ways to use ginger as a natural remedy. It can be eaten raw, taken in powder or supplement form, consumed in liquid like a tea, or in oil form.
-Turmeric – Benefits of turmeric include its ability to slow and prevent blood clotting, fight depression, reduce inflammation, relieve arthritis pain, manage diabetes, treat gastrointestinal issues, regulate cholesterol, and fight cancer.
-Milk Thistle – This herb comes from the seed of the plant which can increase immunity, act as an anti-inflammatory, help digestive function, increase bile production, boost skin health, fight the appearance of aging, lower cholesterol levels, help detoxify the body and slow oxidative stress.
– Feverfew – This pain easing herb can be used for fevers, headaches, migraines, stomachaches, toothaches, insect bites, preventing dizziness, relieving allergies, reducing arthritis pain, preventing blood clots, infertility, and problems with menstruation and labor during childbirth. Feverfew is available in capsule form, tablets and liquid extract.
–St. John’s Wort – This medicinal herb is known for its antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can relieve PMS symptoms, improve mood during menopause, inflammation, skin irritations and improve symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
–Ginkgo Biloba – Benefits include improving concentration, memory, reducing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, fighting anxiety and depression, helping maintain vision and eye health, relieving ADHD symptoms, improving libido and fighting fibromyalgia. Available in capsule, tablet, liquid extract and dried leaf forms.
–Saw Palmetto – known to fight inflammation, boost immune function, treat respiratory conditions and promote relaxation.
-Aloe Vera – benefits include its ability to soothe rashes and skin irritations; treat burns and cold sores; moisturize the skin, hair, and scalp; provide antioxidants, and reduce inflammation.
WHAT IS PHYTOTHERAPY?
Phytotherapy is a form of herbal therapy and literally means ‘plant therapy.’ Our phytotherapists rely on modern research, but are informed by and respect the experiences of herbalists’ dating back thousands of years. We use this approach to increase the wellness of various systems of the body with the goal of increasing overall wellness.
OUR HEALING PHILOSOPHY ABOUT HERBAL THERAPY
Our basic healing philosophy is to offer you the support needed to restore your ability to experience balance and harmony in your personal and relational health. Our health assessment focuses on identifying patterns of strength and weakness.
Using this information and depending on your wishes, our clinical herbalist will make recommendations that may include nutrition, herbs, supplements, natural remedies, yoga, counseling, skill-building exercises, and lifestyle changes. Recommendations may also include suggestions for creating physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual balance if these are related to your wellness goals.
IS HERBAL THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
We encourage you to consider our herbal therapy options if you are interested in:
- Increasing medication compliance for yourself or a loved one.
- Getting off your current medications completely (while being authorized and supervised by your doctor).
- Reducing your use of medications (while being authorized and supervised by your doctor).
- Supplementing your current medications with the goal of getting a better response than you are currently getting from medication alone (while being authorized and supervised by your doctor).
- Finding an option that reduces the side effects of your medication naturally (while being authorized and supervised by your doctor).
- Finding an effective wellness option that is all natural, kind to your body and mind, and approved by your doctor.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NATURAL REMEDIES?
There are three main benefits to herbal treatment. You should see an herbalist before trying any of the methods on your own, so you can gain knowledge of the products and their uses. The three benefits include:
Affordable Treatment – Herbal remedies are more cost-efficient than pharmaceuticals. One reason why trying herbal treatments with an herbalist has become so popular is because people simply cannot afford to pay for their medication. Seeing an herbalist doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be able to stop your monthly medication. We will work closely with you to reduce your medication when it is safe to do so.
Easier to Obtain than Prescription Medication – Herbs are only classified as ‘dietary supplements’, so they are over the counter items like herbal extracts, essential oils, and herbal teas. These items can be purchased at most health food or grocery stores. Make sure to read the labels carefully before using any herbal supplements.
Have Healing Properties – Herbs can be used for both chronic and acute conditions. Some of these conditions include cardiovascular disease, prostate problems, depression, inflammation and a weakened immune system.
IS THERE AN EFFECTIVE HERBAL TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY & DEPRESSION?
There may be for you. Everyone is different but research indicates there are numerous herbs that can complement the treatment of anxiety and depression. A summary of the effectiveness of these herbs, their safety profile, and additional information can be found in our free mini reference guides.
By providing your information below you may download a copy of our Herbs for Anxiety & Depression Mini References Guide to use with your doctor:
NATURAL REMEDIES CAN WORK WITH MEDICATIONS
When combining all the available research on herbal therapy, the findings indicate that herbal therapies increase clients’ compliance with taking synthetic medications, help people get off or reduce medications, support and enhance the positive effects of medications, address some negative side effects of medications and provide an additional option to those who do not respond to medications or do not wish to take medications. When this approach is combined with proper supplementation and a balanced lifestyle, the results can be exciting!
ARE NATURAL REMEDIES RIGHT FOR ME?
Herbal therapy is not a cure-all, nor is it a ‘Band-Aid’ approach to wellness either. While herbal formulas can help you address many of your symptoms—often quite rapidly—the main focus of herbalism is addressing the underlying wellness issues that cause these symptoms to manifest. Examples of some ailments herbal therapies are well suited to address are:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Mild to moderate anxiety not caused by a medical condition
- Mild to moderate depression not caused by a medical condition
- Some cases of sexual dysfunction not caused by a medical condition
- Mild to moderate insomnia not caused by a medical condition
- Excessive fatigue not caused by a medical condition
CONTACT A CERTIFIED HERBALIST NEAR YOU
If you have struggled with, or are currently struggling with any of these issues or ailments, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a certified herbalist today.