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We believe that everyone can benefit from mental health counseling. To that end, we have established an evidence-based treatment therapy that is extremely effective.

If you have grown weary of “just talking” and are wondering where your therapy is going, we may have what you need. We have therapeutic modalities and tools that very few people have. We have the experience that very few therapists have. We are goal-oriented and driven to help get you where you want to be as quickly and efficiently as possible. We enjoy the challenge of working with the "hard-to-treat" symptoms as much as we enjoy helping a couple work through a difficult time in their relationship.

We believe that there is an answer for whatever it is that is keeping you from being the person you strive or desire to be. We would love to talk with you to see how we can help you get where you want to go.

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LMHC, Neurotherapist, C.Ht., PhD

Dr. Curtis Schindeler

Treating the Effects of Trauma:

I believe that most of the "hard to treat" mental health illnesses are caused by trauma. Trauma comes in many forms ranging from one horrible incident such as an auto accident, to an ongoing series of traumatic events such as physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse.

For various reasons we all have different levels of resiliency.  Resiliency is what allows one victim of the same horrible trauma to move forward through life without maladaptive behaviors, while another victim who might have been standing alongside the first victim, turns to alcohol, drugs, anger issues, self-harming behaviors and suicidal ideation.

The research has shown that talk therapy is not very effective with trauma resolution due to several factors. One is the possibility of retraumatization by talking about it over and over again, while another is that the trauma is stored in the brain differently than most issues because of the level of fight/flight.  The brain is on high alert for any trigger so as to be in prime position to protect the person.  This also explains the flashbacks and revivification that occurs in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder victims (PTSD).  I am trained in several modalities that focus on and are very effective for trauma resolution and if you make a commitment to treatment, I guarantee it. There is no one else in this profession guaranteeing their services.

Treating Anxiety:

I believe that anxiety or chronic stress is a huge problem in our society today.  Anxiety releases enzymes that suppress the immune system and we see the manifestations daily in G.I. (stomach) issues, ulcers, cancers, heart disease, obesity and depression.  The solutions that are generally offered usually involve medications such as benzodiazepines e.g. Valium and Xanax.  I am currently solving this problem for upwards of 95% of my clients that want to live anxiety free (without drugs).

A Comprehensive Approach to Couples' Therapy

I believe that the divorce rate would decrease dramatically if couples were proactive about their relationship.  All relationships are difficult to maintain successfully and we are only willing to do the work if we care about one another.  Time and time again, I meet couples that have left their relationship unattended for too long.  Couples do not generally seek counseling help until one of them wants out of the relationship. Do the work up front, and on a regular basis and enjoy a long and fruitful relationship as you deserve.

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A Multifaceted Approach to Mental Health and Wellness

Dr. Ann Taylor

As the Clinical Director and Supervisor at the Center for Integrated Therapies since 2013, Dr. Ann brings a wealth of experience and a diverse skill set to her practice. She is renowned for her critical thinking and complex problem-solving abilities, essential in treatment planning and therapeutic intervention.

Specializations and Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): Dr. Ann utilizes DBT to teach skills for emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness.

  • Psychotherapy: With extensive training in psychotherapy, she adeptly handles individual and group therapy sessions.

  • Neurotherapy: Specialized in neurotherapy, she offers innovative treatment for trauma and bipolar disorder.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: As a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS), Dr. Ann conducts autism assessments and creates personalized treatment plans.

  • Functional Medicine and Mental Health: Her intensive study in this area integrates physical health with mental wellbeing, offering a holistic approach to treatment.

Dr. Ann's doctoral dissertation on Trauma Resolution Therapies further underscores her expertise in this critical area of mental health.

Personal Journey and Philosophy:

Dr. Ann's approach is also shaped by her focus on development, comfortably working with clients ranging from children to adults. Since 2015, she has been providing clinical supervision, mentoring the next generation of mental health professionals with her deep knowledge and compassionate approach.

Life Beyond the Clinic:

In her free time, Dr. Ann is an avid lover of the water, enjoying sailing, swimming, and beach outings with her family. A practitioner of yoga and meditation, she maintains a strong faith practice, underscoring the importance of spiritual balance in overall health. Her love for creative expression is evident in her hobbies, which include gardening, drawing, painting, and creating.

Dr. Ann believes in the transformative power of connecting with others. She invites you and your family to join her in a journey towards mental wellness, offering a blend of professional expertise and personal understanding that resonates with people from all walks of life.

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