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Practitioners at the Center for Mind-Body Therapies of Frederick, Maryland recognize and embrace the interaction between mind, body, and spirit in supporting health and healing.Our focus is on integrating conventional mental health care with complementary healing modalities, such as acupuncture, therapeutic massage and bodywork.

Special emphasis is placed on teaching skills and practices that enhance awareness, relaxation, and psycho-spiritual growth. We welcome you to The Center for Mind Body Therapies.

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world and is used by one third of the world's population as a primary health care system. It is likely that more people have been treated by Chinese medicine throughout history than by any other formalized system of medicine. Because of its relatively low cost and its noninvasive nature, acupuncture has become a highly popular form of complementary health care in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed acupuncture treatment for over 40 conditions, including stress, digestive disorders, depression, allergies, sleeping disorders, addictions, headaches and menstrual disorders.

    Contact: Kate Carter, M.Ac., L.Ac.

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy and is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body .Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin, it also works on the soft tissues(the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone .Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves .Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system), improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.

    Contact: Dawn Burke, CMT

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Center practitioners draw from many theories of psychotherapy to support client growth and change. Our orientation is holistic in that transformation is most likely to occur when a person's spiritual, mental, social, and physical dimensions are supported. Our specific theories include cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and transpersonal. Clients are encouraged to participate in adjunct therapies such as aerobic exercise, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and massage. Modifications in diet and lifestyle are also encouraged to reduce stress and promote well being.

    Contact:
    Nina Anzalone, LCSW-C, PA
    Regina Flanigan, MS, LCPC
    Linda Ullom, LCSW-C
    Linda Moran, LCSW-C

  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • The Center provides individual and group treatment for anxiety disorders including panic, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, and travel related phobias. The primary treatment approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is integrated with relaxation training, interpersonal-effectiveness training, and mindfulness based coping. Exposure therapy is available for specific phobias, agoraphobia and travel related phobias.

    Contact: Regina Flanigan, MS, LCPC

  • Therapy For The Deaf Community
  • Center practitioner Dr. JoAnn Mackinson offers individual and group family therapy services for the deaf and hard of hearing community. She is fluent in American Sign Language and has worked with the deaf community for more than 20 years. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, she conducts psychological evaluations.

    Contact: Heather Hunt - (240) 575-5216

  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • The Center offers evaluation, referral, and treatment for substance abuse. Treatment begins with development of a comprehensive recovery plan which includes individual counseling, AA fellowship, health and lifestyle changes, and holistic practices. Adjunct therapies may include acupuncture, therapeutic massage, yoga, and mindfulness meditation.

    Contact: Nina Anzalone, LCSW-C, PA

  • Mind-Body Classes
  • The Center offers a variety of classes that benefit the mind, the body, and the spirit. These classes include yoga, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, pilates, and parenting education.

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  • Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
  • Operating under the assumption that your body is a repository for all life's experiences, both positive and negative, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy gently opens tensely held parts of the body so pent-up feelings, fears and resistances are revealed and transformed. This powerful, client-centered modality combines guided meditation, practitioner supported stretches, and mind-body psychology to explore sensation and feelings associated with the client's inner wisdom.Clients do not need to be flexible, or have any previous experience with yoga, meditaiton, or fitness. Clients are met "where they are," and are empowered to move at their own pace.

    Contact: Heather Whittington, CPRYPT

  • Naturopathy
  • Naturopathy or Naturopathic Medicine is a holistic (whole person) system of healing. It is based on the principle that the body has a natural ability to restore and maintain health. Naturopathy artfully blends a combination of the latest scientific research with the tradition and simplicity of the back to basics approach to wellness. A Naturopath’s goal is to discover the cause of disease and help individuals achieve the highest level of health possible. To support the healing process, we use safe, non-toxic therapies, such as herbs, nutrition, lifestyle counseling, hydrotherapy, and homeopathy. These natural therapies work in harmony with the body's natural healing ability to gently improve health. Naturopaths teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine, which are the safest, most common sense, and cost effective treatments available to you.

    Contact: Donna Acree, N.D.

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