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Denver Integrative Psychiatry: A Holistic Approach To Mental Wellness

Our integrative psychiatry services offer a compassionate and holistic approach, promoting mental wellness and balance for adults and adolescents in and around Denver.

Integrative Psychiatry

Traditional psychiatry often focuses solely on prescribing medications to manage symptoms. But for many patients, this limited approach fails to provide full relief.

Integrative psychiatry takes a more holistic view of patients, looking at mind and body as interconnected systems that must be treated together. After all, something like depression could be caused by many different underlying factors, from the stress of a toxic relationship or work environment to a vitamin deficiency or an untreated illness. Integrative medicine takes all of these factors into account by looking at your mental, physical, emotional, and even spiritual health together.

By combining traditional psychiatry like medication management with evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies, integrative and holistic gives you the most comprehensive and effective care possible.

If you’ve tried conventional psychiatry alone without the relief you hoped for, integrative psychiatry may just be the more holistic, patient-centered approach you’ve been searching for.

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Combining Traditional and Holistic Medicine

At Ballen Medical & Wellness, we take an integrative approach to mental health that thoughtfully combines the best of traditional psychiatry with evidence-based holistic treatment options, natural therapies, and lifestyle interventions.

Similar to functional medicine, we go beyond just symptom relief and focus on the underlying root causes of your depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health condition to bring you long-lasting relief and optimal well-being.

Our team is fully trained in conventional methodologies like prescription medications and psychotherapy. However, we’re also well-versed in the latest evidence-based holistic and complementary modalities, including ketamine-assisted therapy.

At our center, your personalized treatment plan might include:

  • Integrative Psychiatry and Medication Management
  • Psychotherapy (Talk Therapy) and Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and trauma
  • Lab Testing
  • IV Infusion Treatments like Ketamine, NAD, Ozone Therapy
  • Nutritional Supplements to correct deficiencies linked to mood disorders
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
  • Thyroid Treatment
  • Stress Management & Sleep Hygiene Techniques
  • Lifestyle Recommendations (Meditation, Yoga, Dietary Changes)

This multi-modal approach addresses mental health from different yet complementary angles. We believe this leads to optimal mental wellness and healing, even in challenging cases like co-occurring diagnoses.

Just as importantly, however, we can make sure that your treatment plan is aligned with your preferences and values. If you’d like to focus on medication management and talk therapy, we can. And if you’d like to reduce or eliminate the need for psychiatric medication, we can tailor your plan for that as well.

Conditions we treat

At Ballen Medical & Wellness, we use integrative mental health to help alleviate a wide variety of conditions
— including co-occurring diagnoses.

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex PTSD
  • Relational Trauma
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Behavioral Addictions (gambling, technology, etc.)
  • Process Addictions (shopping, eating disorders)
  • Chronic Stress
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Grief/Loss
  • Insomnia

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See if integrative psychiatry is right for you. Schedule a free 15-minute call or zoom with us to discuss your current challenges and learn how our holistic approach can help you find relief and thrive.

Integrative Psychiatry for Depression

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Traditionally, depression has been linked to low levels of monoamine chemicals like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Conventional antidepressants aim to increase these neurotransmitters.

However, scientists now realize depression is far more complex, involving many other chemicals and systems like glutamate, GABA and BDNF. This is one of many reasons why antidepressants aren’t effective for everyone.

At Ballen Medical & Wellness, we take a more holistic view of depression that looks at the whole mind and body connection. We screen for nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, inflammation, GI issues and other root causes that may be contributing.

Our integrative approach to depression may include services and health recommendations such as:
  • Antidepressant medication when appropriate
  • Talk therapy and CBT to address psychological factors
  • Innovative ketamine infusion therapy for treatment-resistant cases, or to rapidly lift mood and address suicidal thoughts
  • Targeted supplements to correct deficiencies in vitamin D, omega-3s, B vitamins, etc.
  • Dietary changes to promote gut health and reduce inflammation
  • Bioidentical hormones like testosterone, estrogen or progesterone if levels are off
  • Stress management, exercise, sleep hygiene and other lifestyle recommendations
  • Support for co-occurring diagnoses like anxiety or PTSD accompanying your depressive symptoms
This integrative approach produces better outcomes for depression without relying on antidepressants alone. Let’s work together to help you address the root causes of your depression and find lasting relief.

Initial Assessment & Personalized Planning

At Ballen Medical & Wellness, we prioritize getting to know you as an individual and understanding your unique needs. Our initial assessment process is designed to gather all the necessary information to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your mental health concerns and goals. This includes your preferences for more traditional or holistic treatment options — or anywhere in between.
Step 1

Initial Consultation

Our team will conduct a thorough initial assessment and evaluation by discussing your medical history, current symptoms, and any previous treatments or therapies you may have tried. We believe in a patient-centered approach, which means we value your input and actively involve you in the decision-making process.

Some of the topics we may cover during the initial consult include:

  • Your goals for your care, including your unique values and treatment preferences
  • Any negative symptoms you’re experiencing
  • Current medications and response to past treatments
  • Family history of mental health conditions
  • Lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, sleep habits
  • Lab testing to uncover nutritional deficiencies or hormone imbalances
Step 2

Your Personalized Integrative Treatment Plan

Based on your evaluation, we’ll explain the different treatment options available and discuss the potential benefits and considerations of each. This is a collaborative process — we’ll work with you to find the approach that best aligns with your preferences and treatment goals.

Our goal is to get to the root causes and find the optimal combination of therapies tailored to your needs. Whether you choose a more traditional path or a more holistic one, we’ll make sure we’re not just treating your symptoms, but also addressing any underlying root causes.

Step 3

Follow-Up and On-Going Optimization

Follow-up visits may be recommended to monitor your progress and provide ongoing support. Based on your feedback, we’ll also make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Our team will be there for you every step of the way to ensure your optimal well-being and long-term success.

We pride ourselves on helping you truly get better. Many of our patients achieve longterm success without needing to necessarily see us longterm. As much as we like to have you at our clinic, our promise to you is we’ll work as hard as we can to reduce your need for us.

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Our Integrative Mental Health Team

Our team is passionate about helping you feel your best and reach your full potential, whether that means working through a crisis, deepening your understanding of yourself, or managing mood disorders like depression and anxiety.

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If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health conditions, integrative psychiatry be the answer — especially if you’ve had difficulty finding relief with standard treatment or wish to find holistic solutions that complement or replace psychiatric medications.

By addressing the root causes – not just symptoms – and customizing care to your unique needs and preferences, our compassionate integrative psychiatry and wellness team can help you achieve lasting relief and emotional well-being.

Experience Holistic Psychiatry in Denver, Englewood, and Centennial Colorado Today

Whether you’re located in Denver, Englewood, Centennial or other surrounding Colorado communities, we’re here to support you.

Take the first step toward integrative healing and schedule a free consultation today or call us to learn more at (720)222-0550. We’d be happy to answer your questions and recommend ways that integrative and holistic mental health may best help you.

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