How does a holistic doctor, focused on counseling and functional medicine work with patients?
This is a great question, and each holistic and functional medicine doctor is unique in their approach. In my practice, I bring each new patient through a comprehensive case review process. This sets the stage creating a clear sense of direction and order as we build a strong and resilient foundation.
Before the first session, I will have you fill out an intensive form, including a comprehensive history, and upload any previous lab reports and information that could be helpful in the treatment process.
From there, in the first session, we go through a complete intake, where I ask questions that will touch on every aspect of your life experience, from the mental-emotional to the spiritual, relational and physiological. Here, we review mindset, diet, lifestyle, current and past intervention, relationships, the systems within the body and anything else that may apply. I’m also interested in what has and hasn’t worked- past and present, what brought you to this point, the specific goals that are important to you and what you would like to experience in the future.
After this first session and the reception of any additional information, I take between 2-4 hours to thoroughly review each case and create a personalized treatment that works as a roadmap moving forward. The plan consists of specific mindset, diet, lifestyle, supplement, and any other evidence based, therapeutic recommendations that can assist you in creating health and reaching your goals.
In the second session, we go over this treatment plan together to make sure it is realistic and that we are both on the same page as we dive into the next phase of our partnership. The treatment plan works as a guide yet it is a living, breathing document that evolves as your experience changes and actualization transpires.
After the case review process, we enter into the partnership phase, where the real work begins. This is where we dive into and engage the Let Go & Grow process in a more specific way, through one of our personalized programs, such as our 4 month foundations program, where we look at and learn from what’s coming up and bring in specific, fundamental tools to rewire the stress response, clear issues, and optimize health and well-being. As needed sessions are also available. Here, we work directly with perception, the stress response and other holistic tools that can support your unique journey as we build a strong and resilient foundation that becomes a springboard for more.
Throughout the entire process, we work together as partners to restore your power and align your choices with your true self, goals and desires. Here, I assist you in developing the skills that you need to master your body, mind and life as a whole so that you can go from where you are now to where you want to be. Throughout this process, we work on the relationship you have with yourself, your body, life and the people in it, and take a holistic approach in evaluating what works and what does not as we explore the challenges that life brings your way.
As my patient, I am fully committed to working with you and tailoring the treatment experience accordingly. At the end of each follow up session, I will most likely send you an email with exactly what to focus on. I will often recommend a unique combination of mindset, diet and lifestyle shifts along with helpful, natural remedies that will be able to support the healing process and facilitate the changes discussed in session. For more information on prices and logistics, check here.
Along with the personalization that comes with the in practice experience, all of my patients have access to curated Let Go & Grow resources, where I am able to interact, share and update information. It is important to me that my patients receive the best of what we have to offer and the tools to build a solid and resilient foundation for life.