"an approach which helps clients to heal by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration for assessment and treatment purposes.*
Hello, my name is Candice Chaloupka and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I approach care by putting the client first and addressing the the full spectrum of physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual factors that affect a person’s health. A holistic approach to wellness produces the best and lasting benefits. Holistic counseling can be defined as:
Research has shown that exercise and nutrition directly impact our mental health. What we eat, whether we move or are sedentary, our thinking and attitudes all play a role in our mental health. In addition to traditional mental health treatment, I incorporate Dr. Sears' LEAN Principles: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition. By using evidence-based approaches we may lessen symptoms of depression/anxiety by using nutrition or lifestyle changes, exercise and/or learning stress reducing techniques. Ultimately, each therapy experience is unique to each individual and guided by you as the client.
I am EMDR Certified and work with the following mental health issues:
In addition to mental health specific issues, I also work with individuals who struggle with unhealthy eating patterns but do not have an eating disorder. Having a history of unhealthy eating and lifestyle may contribute to the development of medical issues including Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. It is common for an individual diagnosed with a health condition to have lifestyle changes recommended to reduce worsening of condition or to reduce need for medication. I help clients understand underlying issues that may contribute to unhealthy lifestyle and eating choices that hinder efforts to make healthy changes.
Symptoms of unhealthy eating include:
I accept the following insurance plans at this time:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network
When you have scheduled an appointment, please download, fill out and bring the following forms to your session. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your session to go over paperwork.
"The body of evidence linking diet and mental health is growing at a rapid pace. As well as its impact on short and long-term mental health, the evidence indicates that food plays an important contributing role in the development, management and prevention of specific mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease."
Mental Health Foundation
Candice Chaloupka LMHC, MCHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Master Certified Health Coach
Inspiring and empowering others
to live with purpose!