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Mental Health Matters

The idea of going to therapy for the first time can be overwhelming.

Balance Wellness Center, strives to create an open, trusting, and supportive therapy environment where your comfort and health are a priority. Drs. Margo and Cierra treat a full range of mental health conditions, including eating disorders, trauma, and issues facing women, along with overall stress and anxiety.

They provide both individual and group psychotherapy which affords their clients the option to choose which modality works best. They offer flexible hours including both evening and weekend availability. Individual therapy provides a safe space for a person to be vulnerable with their emotions in a non-judgmental environment.

The Balance Wellness Center approach includes long-term, insight-oriented treatment that helps clients reach their goals. While therapy can include many things, Balance Wellness Center places the therapeutic relationship as the most important aspect of treatment success.

In addition to individual therapy, they also offer monthly group therapy sessions. The pandemic created an enormous sense of loneliness and group therapy can provide the missing connections. Their group sessions are completely confidential which means that your information will not be shared outside of the group therapy setting. This confidentiality provides people with an opportunity to connect with others and can often be a very empowering experience. Common topics of conversations are assertiveness, resilience, self-care, boundary setting, and soon-to-offer eating disorders.

In addition, Balance Wellness offers many other services in combination with therapy to heal both the mind and the body. They offer guided meditation classes two nights a week which provides an opportunity to focus on the present moment, quiet the mind, and relax the body. Studies have proven that a daily meditation practice can improve sleep quality, reduce depression, and improve overall happiness as well as many other benefits.

Their infrared sauna is another modality that can complement therapy. Infrared saunas have been shown to optimize the production and reception of the natural antidepressants in our brain—dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. It's also been shown they help to lower the level of cortisol in the body, the chemical associated with stress and tension. Sauna use elicits a multitude of beneficial health effects, including improved sleep and mood-boosting benefits.

Acupuncture is another modality that they offer that is often used in conjunction with therapy. The stress-relieving elements of acupuncture help to improve emotional regulation, overall mood, and boost overall feelings of wellbeing.Acupuncture stimulates the body's natural feel-good hormones and reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol. Studies show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for anxiety, with fewer side effects than medications. Acupuncture is also used in conjunction with chiropractic care by way of stimulating the nervous system and removing any musculoskeletal interference resulting in a healthier mind and body.

In today’s world, the amount of stress that is experienced daily has put most people in a state of fight or flight. Addressing the mental health crisis is a priority. Balance Wellness has all the tools required to support you mentally, physically, and spiritually. Stay Balanced

Please refer to their website for more information or to see their group therapy schedule. Located at 1999 Route 88, Brick, NJ.

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