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Counseling Psychology

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Counseling psychology is a field contained within applied psychology that utilizes not only psychology principles but incorporates the behavioral sciences, human resources techniques, clinical, and school psychology as well.  Counseling is primarily considered a service provided by a professional with special qualifications that uses psychological and behavioral science to improve the lives of clients by focusing on the decisions they …

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Herbal Medicine

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Herbal Medicine or Phytotherapy is the study of the use of extracts of natural origin as medicines or health-promoting agents. Herbal medicines differ from plant-derived medicines in standard pharmacology. Where standard pharmacology isolates an active compound from a given plant, phytotherapy aims to preserve the complexity of substances from a given plant with relatively less processing. Herbal Medicine is distinct from homeopathy …

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Hypnotherapy

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Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation with a trained therapist to achieve a heightened level of focus and concentration to address specific issues or habits.  Hypnosis is usually considered an aid to psychotherapy counseling or therapy, because the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. In addition, hypnosis enables people …

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Ayurvedic Medicine

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Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems. Its concepts about health and disease promote the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and other unique health practices. India’s government and other institutes throughout the world support clinical and …

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Naturopathic Medicine

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Naturopathic Medicine is a medical system that has evolved from a combination of traditional practices and health care approaches popular in Europe during the 19th century. People visit naturopathic practitioners for various health-related purposes, including primary care, overall well-being, and treatment of illnesses.  In the United States, naturopathic medicine is practiced by naturopathic physicians, traditional naturopaths, and other health care providers …

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Psychotherapy

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Psychotherapy which is sometimes referred to as talk therapy is a variety of treatment techniques that aim to help a person identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Most psychotherapy takes place with a licensed and trained mental health care professional and a patient meeting one on one or with other patients in a group setting.  Psychotherapy can help …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Eastern Medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine is a system of health care that has been constantly evolving over the last 3000 years.  This health care system is a unique, holistic way of approaching healthcare that incorporates the universal concepts contained in the spiritual concepts of Daoism.  The results of this practice are a sophisticated, well rounded, set of practices that …

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Psychology

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Psychologists are trained professionals that have a doctorate level degree who conduct research, perform testing, and evaluate and treat a full range of emotional and psychological issues.  Psychologists utilize either individual sessions or group therapy and can work with patients of any age.  Some of the more common types of issues addressed are depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and helping students …

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Acupuncture

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Acupuncture (from Latin, acus (needle) and punctura (to puncture)) is a form of alternative or complimentary medicine and a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is a 5,000 year-old Chinese therapy.   Formerly known as Zhenjiu, it is based on the theory that dysfunction or illness is a result of barriers in the network of meridian pathways that extend throughout the body.   These obstructions cause disparities in the …

Dr. Kerri Vacher

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 ND Dr. Kerri Vacher is board certified at the national level and licensed to practice Naturopathic Medicine in the state of Maine. She received her Doctorate of Natural Medicine from the Nation’s leading Naturopathic Medical Institution- Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She completed a residency in a multidisciplinary primary care facility working with Naturopaths, as well as, Doctors of Chiropractic …