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Our professional staff includes clinicians who are trained in the fields of psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, and nutrition services. Our counselors also hold certifications in addictions counseling, speaking, training, and coaching. The broad extent of our therapists' training and experience allows us to offer a wide range of services to our clients.
Our staff meets with groups, and holds classes and seminars, at our Ankeny and West Des Moines, Iowa, locations. We are also available to bring our seminars and classes to your group or organization. We invite you to contact us for details or to schedule an event.
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January 2024 | Wellness Connections By Linda Wilcox “What we think, feel, and believe about the physical body informs how we live in and through the body.”-Cultivate Well This time of year, the promises of quick fixes and fad diets are plenty and seem to come and go as quickly as our New Year’s Resolutions.…
As a substance abuse counselor, I’ve heard it all. I’ve heard every excuse and defense under the sun in defense of an addictive behavior or that someone is not addicted to something, or someone. What I have learned in my career so far, and in my own journey of recovery, is that people find something that helps them feel good or better, and whether it is healthy or not, they will use it repeatedly and will be reluctant to ever admit that they may be addicted to it.
Food and supplements can play a major role in managing the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Research shows that diets that include a variety of foods from all food groups and are limited in sugar and processed foods can help improve symptoms of ADHD. Food can also help medications work more efficiently. Since food can lay a foundation for overall good health, here are some basic dietary recommendations for adults and children who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.