At Ancora Wellness, you do not need a diagnosis to receive the mental health care you deserve. Our counselors are available for telehealth and in-person appointments to meet your needs wherever you are. We offer a trauma-informed approach to help adults reclaim their strength and autonomy. And as a fully inclusive practice, we also offer gender-affirming care.
Rather than only addressing symptoms, our naturopathic physician focuses on uncovering the root causes of disorders, discomfort, and dis-ease. Using many tools in their holistic approach to health and wellness, they help patients recover their best function. Naturopathic treatment can be your primary source of medical support or work in conjunction with traditional Western care.
A gentle, hands on therapy, cranial sacral gives the nervous system the opportunity to relax and re-regulate. It's the perfect option to help with stress, anxiety, depression, migraines, insomnia, and more!
Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. This gentle, relaxing modality uses tiny needles at specific points on your body to address imbalances and blockages in your system. Acupuncture can help with a variety of aches and pains like headaches, sports injuries, or backaches. It's also helpful for digestion issues and even allergies.
Nutrition support is part of any holistic wellness plan. How you fuel your body will impact your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our nutritionist works with clients to develop strategies and plans that include nutrient-dense foods to support the whole body. Their expertise can help you meet a range of goals from overcoming a difficult relationship with food to navigating life with food allergies.
“It’s like there’s a little girl inside me I’ve been trying to quiet all of my life.”
“I can hardly look at myself in the shower.”
Gender-affirming care assessments can be stand-alone experiences, or can be conducted during the course of therapy or over some follow-up sessions. There is NO expectation or rule regarding being in counseling for 6-12 months prior to this assessment. There are many barriers to gender-affirming care and Ancora will not be one of them.
When working with teens (16 and older, please), Kara values sharing information with guardians or caregivers whenever possible and safe, to help families feel supported through this sometimes-challenging process.
Our time together will result in a treatment recommendation, which sometimes is an immediate referral to a medical provider, and sometimes includes counseling, family involvement, completing other goals, or more planning prior to or concurrently with a referral. In rare circumstances, we may decide together that medical care is not appropriate at this time, and we will help plan for alternative ways to meet your needs.
Note that in order to send letters to insurance companies and medical providers, Kara will be required to include a diagnosis of gender dysphoria. This diagnosis does not fit everyone’s experience, and she is happy to discuss how to navigate these requirements while honoring your experience and identity.