Addressing your mental health and seeking treatment when something isn’t right is just as important as attending to your physical health. It’s also important to understand the ways that mental health, stress, and trauma can impact and even contribute to or exacerbate physical ailments.
We offer a range of services and innovative treatments to address common mental health challenges. We will work together to create an individualized treatment plan for those who are experiencing multiple, overlapping, or co-occurring conditions. Our office is co-located with a diverse group of healthcare clinicians to provide multidisciplinary, collaborative care. With your consent, Dr. Greenwell can also reach out to your existing team of medical providers to develop a more integrated treatment plan. Many individuals have felt disempowered in the medical system, and it’s essential that every client knows their experiences and concerns are both real and valid.
Chronic Stress & Perfectionism
Stress is an incredibly common brain and body response to modern living and its challenges. When stress becomes persistent or overwhelming, it causes systemic inflammation making it harder to function and thrive, increasing risk for a range of medical conditions. We’ll help you understand triggers and learn to deal with stress more effectively. Dr. Greenwell works with individuals in high demand occupations and is intensively trained in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, two interventions designed for addressing excessive perfectionism.
Sometimes our bodies continue to experience pain years after the original injury or illness. The resulting suffering can fuel additional inflammation, fear, and more pain. When we’re limited by pain, it can be difficult to predict and pace daily activities as well as help others understand your needs and limits. CBT and ACT for Chronic Pain are offered here to help people regain a sense of vitality and control in their lives.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
After experiencing, witnessing, or learning about a traumatic event, we know that some people will go on to experience intense reactions that persist long after it’s over. Getting the right treatment for PTSD can be life-changing. Based on your trauma recovery goals, we offer evidenced based treatments for trauma, like EMDR, IFS, PE, CBT-Insomnia and CPT.
Other Grief & Trauma responses
Traumatic loss can occur to anyone at any time and can lead to both psychological and physiological challenges that are stored in the body. Treatments like EMDR, ACT, and CPT can help you overcome trauma can limit the long-term impact of these reactions.
GI Diseases & Feeding Disorders
Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBIs) and Feeding Disorders (e.g., ARFID) are becoming increasingly common among adults and children. Though not always obvious to others, conditions like GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, etc., often require frequent medical interventions, major dietary changes, and can dramatically affect quality of life. The use of empirically validated treatments like CBT, ACT, and Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy has been empirically shown to help patients to manage stress, develop new habits, and reduce reliance on medications.
OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES
Dr. Greenwell also works with clients who are coping with the impact of major health concerns, including cancer, Autoimmune Disorders, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Dysautonomia, among other conditions. Contact us to see if psychological support can complement your existing medical treatment to improve healing. We offer group and individual treatment options.