Talking to a therapist about your problems can be a welcome release, but at the Center for Integrated Therapies, the experts believe they offer something beyond talk. To achieve real results for its patients, the center harnesses a number of cutting-edge techniques. One such tool is neurofeedback, a method designed to help the mind learn to adjust its own brainwaves and ease issues ranging from insomnia to ADHD. In hypnotherapy sessions, clients slip into a trance-like state where their enhanced creativity, focus, and desire to cluck like a chicken can help therapists hone in on psychological problems. The center also offers intensive programs for common problems, such as substance abuse, the issues that arise with adoption, and marital conflicts.
The team at Wellness and Life Solutions takes a multifaceted approach to awakening and balancing the body's innate capacity for healing. Certified hypnotist Shana Rosenthal assists people with their weight-loss or smoking-cessation goals, and stress-management expert Marc Rosenthal uses techniques such as neurolinguistic programming to help people improve their ability to socialize, negotiate, and manifest more legible thought bubbles. To unblock bodily energy and address pain or illness, guests turn to licensed psychologist and acupuncturist Maritza Kerekes, while Cindy Heard, a licensed massage therapist and certified reflexologist, restores clients' physical homeostasis.
While some hypnotherapists work by conditioning the psyche to reject bad habits, Andrea Crouch prefers to open the psyche to its power of choice. Her affirming intonations dissolve feelings of obligation and frustration, replacing them with a sense of agency and self-worth. She believes that people who "love themselves fully" are less likely to find solace in addictions, unhealthy diets, and snuggling with grizzly bears. Andrea also directs her mesmeric voice toward helping people enjoy exercise and excel in the workplace; in addition, she teaches mothers self-hypnosis techniques to ease natural childbirth.
An integral part of Andrea's support team, Maryanne Everett, certified hypnotist and holistic health coach, helps clients attain their weight loss goals or assuages aches with pain management therapy. Maryanne's ability to unfurl tension through licensed massage therapy complements her hypnotherapy background, which includes 400-plus hours of training she completed at Florida's first official licensed hypnotherapy institute. She applies her knowledge by conducting hypnosis for pain-management treatments as well as holistic coaching hypnosis sessions.
There are many paths to self improvement. The Laser and Cosmetic Center recognizes both internal and external routes to perfection. Hypnotherapist Maureen draws on experience accumulated at Temple, Barry, and Harvard universities to help patrons use their own hidden inner strengths to quit smoking, lose weight, or improve their general mindsets.
Dr. A. Valdes, the resident physician at the center, helps work on the surface to work towards beauty. He isn't fond of scalpels, preferring to rejuvenate his clients' faces without surgery, smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume with dermal injections. He administers injections of Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and other fillers, targeting areas such as crow's feet and smile lines. He can even perform non-surgical face-lifts and lessen double chins without hiding one beneath a Victorian ruff.
The center's expert staff also performs a variety of other cosmetic treatments. Their Candela laser removes unwanted body hair, as do electrolysis sessions. Facials, microdermabrasion, and clinical peels help to clarify complexions, while permanent makeup lends definition to eyebrows and lips. There's a Harvard-educated hypnotherapist on staff as well, who strives to curb bad habits and addictions.
Gardens Acupuncture and Wellness Center nurtures the natural healing abilities of each client by combining massage, acupuncture, and herbal remedies into personalized treatment packages. During each aromatherapy Swedish massage, a licensed and certified massage therapist mollifies stress-laden muscles with strokes of medium-to-strong pressure and various essential oils by Young Living, depending on the needs of each client. By working with the connection between the sense of smell and the brain's emotional receptors, the therapists aim to invoke wellness and reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and stress. In addition to helping to improve circulation, the massage promotes balance and emotional well being by unleashing holistic Dobermans to patrol the body's valleys in search of negative-energy intrusions.