Wellness Education & Treatment is a unique part of our treatment at The Woodlands Behavioral Health & Wellness Center. We have multiple facets of assessments and treatment options to help individuals and/or families become healthier. All clients will fill out the lifestyle questionnaire, which also allows for practical and achievable goal setting. Goals are developed and are addressed through coaching and nutritional counseling with an individualized plan of assessment (if necessary) and treatment.
Many people want to be healthier- but what does this mean? Does this mean eliminating all sweets? Not drinking soda? Not eating any carbohydrates? For most, this is not attainable. We have a Nutrition Specialist who on staff who can help to narrow goals and help to implement strategies in everyday life to help obtain realistic goals.
Initial Nutritional Consultation (60 minutes):
In this session, the nutrition educator will review the Health History and Nutritional Questionnaire. They will then ask more in-depth questions about diet/health/presenting symptoms. From this information, they will discuss recommendations designed toward meeting requested goals. For those clients who are or have a picky eating child or serious eating issues, the clinician will counsel and educate about why it is important to eat a balanced diet as well as practical ways to improve the diet. A detailed report with information discussed will be provided to the patient after the session. Supplementation may be recommended when appropriate.
Follow-Up Consultations (60 minutes/30 minutes):
During follow-up sessions, the nutrition educator will follow-up on recommended changes previously discussed and will help clients reassess goals and objectives. Continued education and counseling will be given to improve goal making success.
Grocery Store Visits/Pantry Parties:
BASE charge for 1 ½ hours with client. Includes report writing time. The nutrition educator will meet the client at the grocery store of choice or home to assist with making decisions based on nutritional goals/objectives.
Supplements (Costs Vary):
We only sell pharmaceutical grade supplements. These supplements are 99% pure without additives or unnecessary substances which may cause unwanted side effects. Additionally, these supplements are more easily absorbed and metabolized in the body. Low grade supplements usually contain fillers or additives that many people are trying to take out of their diet. While it is not necessary to purchase our supplements, we strive to keep our prices as low as allowed to provide you with high quality products.
Advanced Lab Testing
Advanced Lab Testing focuses on improving balance in the client’s environmental inputs and in the body’s fundamental network of interconnected physiological processes. It involves more than just treating the symptoms of a disorder. This approach identifies core clinical imbalances that may underlie a disorder and aggravate the symptoms, and then it intervenes at multiple levels to address these imbalances and to restore a patient’s functionality and health. Advanced Lab Testing is the foundation of our integrated treatment model and can be used as an alternative treatment or back-up treatment to medication.
Research has found that 50% of the people taking multi-vitamins still present with nutritional deficiencies. Functional Intracellular Analysis offered by the Spectracell Laboratory, measures levels of selected vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients within white blood cells called lymphocytes. This testing can reveal a person’s functional nutritional status over a much longer time than conventional serum testing. The results obtained, therefore, can uncover deficiencies that standard serum tests may miss.
Food Allergy/Intolerance Testing
A true food allergy is an abnormal response to a food that is triggered by a specific reaction in the immune system and expressed by certain, often characteristic symptoms. Other kinds of reactions to foods that are not food allergies include food intolerances such as lactose or milk intolerance. An allergic child, who itches, sneezes and wheezes a lot can feel miserable and therefore sometimes misbehave have difficulty focusing or appear hyperactive. At the other extreme, children who are on anti-allergy medication (which usually causes drowsiness) may become sleepy at home or at school.
Our nutrition educator will provide nutritional counseling to clients or the parents of children with food allergies to ensure that they protect themselves from the foods that induce their allergies and replace these foods with appropriate alternatives to maintain a balanced diet and avoid nutrient deficiencies.
The nervous system is one of the most complex systems of nature and is responsible for coordinating thousands of processes from muscle contraction to crying. The center of the nervous system is the brain which contains over 100 billion specialized cells called neurons. The nervous system also contains very important chemical messengers called neurotransmitters which tell the heart to beat, lungs to breathe and stomach to digest. ADHD is a neurotransmitter disorder that involves imbalances in norepinephrine related to mental focus and dopamine related to hyperactivity.