Thank you Marion Polk Medical Society!

A big thank you to Marion Polk Medical Society and Heather Rayhorn for writing about us in the article Taking Health Care Out of the Box published in December 2018. Medical practices vary and the article mentioned how medicine work best as an integrative model, called complimentary medicine. From the magazine Chart Notes, it highlights […]

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Rosie the Nosy Alpaca

Last Friday evening we had a special guest appearance- Rosie the Nosy Alpaca! One of our patients brought in their adorable alpaca for us. Rosie’s age wasn’t specified, but she is a teenager at the moment. Fun fact about Rosie: when she is mad, she likes to stomp her hooves to express her anger.

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Counseling vs Psychiatry

Psychological counseling and psychiatry are overlapping professions. Practitioners in both are mental health professionals– their area of expertise is the mind and the way it affects behavior and well-being. But there are differences between them, people sometimes find those differences confusing, especially when they are looking for help. Click on the link to read and […]

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Welcome Tom Stuck!

Recently, we welcomed Tom Stuck as our newest staff member here at Lilac Wellness and Counseling. He previously worked at Kaiser Permanente as a clinical supervisor for alcohol and drug services for 22 years before retiring in 2008, for the first time. After realizing that he needs for fulfillment than just being in fun activities, […]

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Relieve of Pain Through Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used in to treat many conditions and relieve pain. Traditional Chinese acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin at specific “acupoints”; this relieves pain by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals. This practice is generally quite safe. The advent of single-use, sealed needle packages has all but eliminated […]

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❤ Valentine’s Day Massage & Acupuncture Special ❤

Looking for a relaxing gift for yourself or significant other? We are offering a gift certificate that includes 1 hour of massage or acupuncture for $50 per session. This may be purchased through phone call or in person. This offer must be bought before February 14 and it’s valid up to 1 year. Happy Valentine’s […]

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Acupuncture and Carpal Tunnel

A great recent study found that those who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may find pain relief from acupuncture!  Amazingly, the research from Harvard University is showing acupuncture has the potential to remap the brain and improve functionality and symptoms such as pain, numbness, and tingling. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause the slowdown of nerve […]

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What is Counseling?

Counseling is a therapeutic relationship between two people that helps resolve personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties. As a counselor, I endeavor to help people identify and achieve their personal growth goals. These are often things like reduced mental health symptoms, a better marriage, reduced substance use, better emotional boundaries, or increased coping skills. […]

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Congratulations, Jenna!

Congratulations to our counselor, Jenna, for advancing from Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor I (CADC I) to CADC III. Level III is considered the highest level for the certification! Jenna’s other focuses include individual counseling, couples counseling, and co-dependency counseling.

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