Naturopathic Mental Health
Anxiety and depression are normal emotions that happen to every person at some point in life. The ability to experience these emotions, but not become stuck in these emotions is called emotional freedom and reflects a balanced mental-emotional state of the body as well as the philosophy of Dr Woodall.
Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, and ADD/ADHD are just a few of the conditions that Dr. Woodall sees in his clinical practice. Dr. Woodall can prescribe, but chooses not to prescribe any anti-depressant/anxiolytic/anti-psychotic medications to patients and believes that if patient are on such medications that a psychiatrist be part of their integrative team. Dr. Woodall works closely with non-prescribing mental health professionals as he strongly believes in the power of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR and other forms of psychology.
Dr. Woodall works with the patient in three unique ways. First lifestyle and nutritional strategies are developed with the patient to optimize neurotransmitters, hormones, and balance inflammation. Second, testing blood, stool and urine, if needed, is utilized to assess for micronutrient requirements, inflammation, stealth infections, and other aspects of metabolism that relate to physical and mental health. Finally biofeedback and other mind-body therapies such as PMR, meditation, or auto-genics are shared with the patient to reconnect the mind-body pathways.