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Integrative Psychiatry Specialist

Balanced Mental Wellness

Psychiatric Mental Health Care located in Englewood, CO

Integrative psychiatry aims to combine the most effective aspects of both traditional and complementary medicine. At Balanced Mental Wellness in Englewood, Colorado, Chelsie Monroe, PMHNP-BC, Sarah Stalder, PMHNP-BC, and the team practice integrative psychiatry that delivers optimal results for a wide range of mental health conditions. Call Balanced Mental Wellness to find out more or book an appointment online today.

Integrative Psychiatry Q&A

What is integrative psychiatry?

Integrative psychiatry combines conventional treatments with suitable complementary therapies to offer the benefit of both approaches. Neither conventional nor complementary medicine has all the answers, so combining the best aspects of both can achieve better outcomes.

The Balanced Mental Wellness team uses integrative psychiatry to promote better all-around mental and physical health. This holistic approach views your body and mind as parts of a whole that can influence each other. 

Treating a health problem without examining what else is affecting your well-being is unlikely to result in long-lasting good health. Examples of factors that integrative psychiatry considers when assessing your needs include:

  • Your age
  • General health
  • Family history 
  • Environment
  • Your work
  • Relationships
  • Diet and exercise
  • Stress levels

Examining everything that has an effect on your health enables the Balanced Mental Wellness team to develop a treatment program that is far more likely to be successful. Integrative psychiatry often helps when an individual has been following either a traditional or complementary treatment program without success. 

What conditions can integrative psychiatry treat?

The Balanced Mental Wellness team uses integrative psychiatry methods to treat a wide range of mental health issues, including:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Depression and anxiety 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar Disorder

The team also has specialist skills in treating conditions like complex PTSD and attachment trauma.

Psychiatric medications also have a place in integrative psychiatry. In fact, the Balanced Mental Wellness team excludes nothing that could be of value in restoring your health. 

What treatments are used in integrative psychiatry?

Therapies that might be in your integrative psychiatry treatment plan include:

  • CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) 
  • Experiential therapies
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Ketamine therapy
  • Medication management
  • Body-centered therapies
  • Supplements
  • Diet and nutrition counseling 
  • Group therapies and workshops
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs 
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)

The Balanced Mental Wellness team also has extensive expertise in using psychedelic-assisted therapy following the evidence-based approach used by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). 

To find out more about the benefits of integrative psychiatry or to schedule a consultation, call Balanced Mental Wellness today or book an appointment online.