We have all had clients who come into the office in a depressed or anxious state, and yet they cannot identify just what is bothering them. Children are brought in with symptoms of ADHD, clients with addictions struggle to gain control of themselves, and others suffer with physical complaints in addition to mental health issues. It’s frustrating when traditional talk therapy is not quite enough to break through and it feels like something else is needed to meet your treatment goals.
That missing piece you’re looking for? It’s here – the mind-body connection.
Kristen Allott is a naturopathic physician specializing in alternative and nutritional approaches to mental health disorders, and she is here to help you bring this missing piece to your clients.
Imagine an increase in your client’s energy and mental clarity, allowing them to be more engaged in the therapeutic process. Simplify sessions when you readily have dozens of effective, simple strategies at your fingertips that enhance and complement your current treatment interventions. Feel your confidence improve when you identify nutritional deficiencies that contribute to anxiety, anger, depression, PTSD, or ADHD.
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Manual - Nutrition for Mental Health Disorders
Kristen Allott, ND, LAc, is a high energy and enthusiastic speaker who is passionate about integrative medicine. As a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, she has a private practice where she specializes in working with the clients of mental health professionals and is passionate about achievable results. Dr. Allott has developed a reputation for assisting clients in making simple changes in their food choices and for addressing nutritional deficiencies that contribute to the symptoms of anxiety, depression, addictions and other mental health disorders. Dr. Allott regularly presents at psychiatric nurse practitioner conventions on non-pharmaceutical interventions for mental health. Additionally, she consults with Court Improvement Training Academy (CITA) at the University of Washington to develop the Protein for all Project to optimize the brains in the high stakes environment of Juvenile and Family Court System in the State of Washington.
Dr. Allott has worked as a residential counselor for adolescents in mental health crises and advocated for the educational rights for individuals with learning disabilities. She is on the academic faculty at Bastyr University and serves as a guest lecturer for a variety of groups. As a physician and acupuncturist, she enjoys studying how daily life affects the biochemistry, physiology, and qi (energy) of the body. As a black belt in Aikido, she has studied the intimate connections between the mind, emotions, and body.
Financial: Kristen Allott is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kristen Allott references the off-label use of Nordic Naturals and Carlson’s during her presentation.
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Articulate which nutrients are beneficial for reducing symptoms of anxiety, anger, and depression.
Assess clients’ potential nutritional deficiencies that could be negatively affecting their mental health.
Communicate the potential complications of combining nutritional supplements and psychotropic medications as related to clinical treatment.
Analyze the impact of fats and proteins on clients’ mental and physical health.
Determine when and how to refer clients to Complementary and Alternative Medicine providers.
Incorporate complementary strategies to help improve your clients’ energy and mental clarity.
Identify physiological causes of fatigue, depression, and anxiety to improve treatment outcomes.
Differentiate between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances as it relates to clinical practice.
Distinguish symptoms of nutritional deficiencies to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
Integrate holistic assessment and treatment interventions to improve client level of functioning.
Assess diet, exercise, and sleep in session without shaming a client.
Evaluate how improved nutrition can improve therapeutic outcomes for clients with ADHD, anxiety, depression, addictions, and other mental health disorders.
ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT PLANNING
How Foods Affect Moods
Carbohydrates – A new way to think about cravings
Effects protein may have on depression and anxiety
Fats for mental health (depression, ADHD, bipolar)
The connection between food, depression, diabetes, & obesity
Physiological causes of fatigue, depression, and anxiety
Anxiety/anger and hypoglycemia
Simple Screening Tools to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to:
Lack of mental clarity
Other mental health concerns
Symptoms of Deficiencies and Co-Morbid Conditions
Type 2 diabetes
Anxiety or hypoglycemia?
Depressed, fatigued, or malnourished?
Referring to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Primary Care Providers
When to refer
Who to refer a client to
Where to find appropriate providers
5 Questions to ask before referring
NON-PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT STRATEGIES
Practical Tools to Boost Treatment Results, Improve Energy, and Gain Mental Clarity
Fats: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Sleep: how to go to sleep, how to stay asleep, how to wake up
Reduce night terrors
Move your body
Feed your brain
Holistic Assessment and Treatment Interventions for:
Clients who want to stop their medications
Side effects of medications
Pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms
Interventions in Action – Working Together to Learn and Role Playing
How to assess diet, exercise, and sleep without shaming a client
Diet and exercise history assessment
Improve energy and mental clarity through 3 days of protein
Protein for All program
Special concerns – vegetarian, gluten-free, or those that don’t cook
The power of movement – when is it helpful vs. too much?
Action items for discussing weight and diabetes with clients