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.
The SLRC provides a range of services and innovative treatments to address common mental health challenges. We work to create an individualized treatment plan for those who are experiencing multiple, overlapping, or co-occurring conditions. The SLRC office is co-located with a diverse group of healthcare clinicians to offer the option of multidisciplinary, collaborative care. Alternatively, we will also reach out to your existing team of medical providers to develop a more integrated treatment plan.
At the SLRC, we also assess the impact of chronic stress and trauma to your body and help you find ways to address common mental health concerns that impact millions of people’s daily life. Your experiences with trauma, stress, and mental health challenges are unique to you, and we’ll work to find ways to help you overcome them. Our goal is to approach treatment in a practical and non-judgmental way, so every client knows their experiences and concerns are valid, and also feels confident to move toward their goals of living a healthy, happy, fulfilling life.
Our approach is designed to help you not only live better with your mental health condition or physical condition but also learn to thrive as you overcome the things that have been holding you back.
Feeling anxious is normal sometimes, but when anxiety becomes debilitating and impacts your quality of life, we can help you learn how to recognize it, actively manage, and overcome it.
Major depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the U.S., and without treatment it can affect your ability to experience a fulfilling and enjoyable life.
Losing something or someone you love or care about is hard, and grief can involve a disorienting set of intense emotions that can become overwhelming. We help you learn how to deal with losses in life and eventually find worthwhile ways to move forward.
After experiencing, witnessing, or learning about a traumatic event, you may have intense thoughts and feelings that persist long after it’s over. PTSD treatment can help you address these things.
Other Trauma & Chronic Pain
Traumatic events 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.
Stress is an emotional and physical response to perceived threats or challenges. When stress becomes persistent or overwhelming, it causes systemic inflammation making it harder to function and thrive. We’ll help you understand triggers and learn to deal with stress more effectively.
Coping with Autoimmune Disorders
When our body’s natural defenses (immune system) are over or underactive, the physical and psychological effects can spill over into all aspects of living. With your medical treatment team, we work to help you cope with the resulting stress and other psychosocial impacts of common autoimmune diseases like Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, and other chronic illnesses.
Coping with GI Diseases
Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DGBIs) are becoming increasingly common. Though not always obvious to others, GI conditions (e.g., GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, etc.) often require frequent medical interventions and can dramatically limit quality of life. Using empirically validated treatments like CBT and hypnotherapy can help you better mange the resulting stress, reduce reliance on medications, and get back to what matters most.