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  • Integrative Wellness at Rhode Island Oak Counseling & Wellness

    What is the Integrative Wellness Program at our newest location, Rhode Island Oak Counseling & Wellness?

    Wellness is about physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being. Rhode Island Oak Counseling & Wellness presents the standard of its vision of Wellness through its Integrative Wellness Program. Our Integrative Wellness Program aims for well-coordinated care among different providers under one roof, by bringing conventional and complementary wellness approaches together to care for the whole person. In addition to our popular stand-alone services: Counseling, Yoga, Acupuncture, Herbalism, Dietary Consult, and Massage Therapy, our Integrative Wellness Program provides Foundational, Enhanced, and Comprehensive levels of service to clients who wish to experience an encompassing journey on their path to wellness.

    At Rhode Island Oak Counseling and Wellness, we promote healing and growth using client-centered treatments and evidence-based interventions. We use a model of wellness that includes attending to six key points of wellness:

    Counseling: This addresses the mental and emotional side of healing. By talking with an objective, licensed professional, clients are able to gain awareness, and develop coping skills that can help reduce symptoms and improve psychological well-being.

    Client Testimonial:  “I have had the opportunity to experience multiple counselors to find the best fit. It’s helped me pull the physical health wellness into mental health and put them together to get the most benefit and more quickly. There are many layers to wellness. The difference over three months in my anxiety is an incredible improvement.”

    Client Testimonial: “ The therapist has been a life saver, I was able to establish a rapport with her quickly.   She helps me get to the root of what is bothering me and how to help myself. “

    Acupuncture: This involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body. Common benefits include reduced stress, reduced back and neck pain, relieved joint tension, reduced pain in hands and arms, headache relief, enhanced mental clarity and increased energy. It can also provide relief from insomnia, anxiety, depression and migraines.

    Client Testimonial:  “Acupuncture was something I was a little nervous about because I hadn’t done it but the acupuncturist helped me feel comfortable to get the treatment and to open up to talk about my experience with it.” 

    Client Testimonial: “Acupuncturist is a gentle soul and you feel like you are stepping into a cradle and being so comforted.”

    Massage Therapy: Massage therapy at Rhode Island Oak Counseling & Wellness is provided by licensed professionals who are trained to determine problem areas which focus on the soft tissue — the muscles, tendons and ligaments that move and support your body.

    Our integrative wellness approach uses therapeutic massage to complement other therapies you may already be receiving, or as a stand-alone therapy, to treat a particular area of your body.

    During a massage therapy session, you can expect our licensed therapists to manipulate the soft tissue of the body by using varying degrees of pressure in order to release knots and tension. After your session you will notice reduced stress, relaxation, improved circulation, released tension, and improved sleep patterns.  Of course, results will vary depending on each client.

    Client Testimonial: “The Massage Therapist is the best I have ever had.  She fixes everything.”

    Dietary Consult: Learn how proper nutrition, and consuming bioavailable food sources impacts daily life; explore how potential changes in diet can have a positive impact on physiology and psychological well-being.

    Yoga: Our bodies are meant to move. Research has demonstrated time and again the important relationship between physical activity and wellness.  We are fortunate to have an amazing Yoga Studio at our Wellness Center.  Yoga helps the physical body by increasing flexibility, muscle strength and tone, maintaining a balanced metabolism, reducing weight, aiding in cardio and circulatory health, improved athletic performance and protection from injury. A recent publication by the Harvard Medical School noted that yoga can boost your mood by lowering levels of stress hormones, increasing the production of feel-good chemicals known as endorphins, and bringing more oxygenated blood to your brain.

    Client Testimonial:  “I love the yoga classes here! They are varied and great for all levels, and the convenient sign up process and location are wonderful.”

    Client Testimonial: “A lot of the stuff that I am doing in yoga here, it is more gentle and I can even do some at home, so my mobility has increased.”  

    Herbalism: Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treating illness. In terms of its general benefits, they can be restorative, support the body and allow for a natural first port of call for minor ailments without immediately reaching for conventional drugs in a world where we are all more mindful about over use.  Methods of consumption: herbal teas, skincare routine, essential oils, herbal steam inhalation when you have a cold; Or adding particular herbs and spices to foods for their healing properties. Herbology products in wellness programs are a good way to introduce herbology into your wellbeing.


    No matter our current situation, we crave wellness.  Being Well fulfills our lives and centers and balances us in the present.  Often times, this is easier said than done but there are practices which can help us cope, and our Integrative Wellness Program has been known to do just that.  At Rhode Island Oak Counseling & Wellness, we are trained to integrate our Wellness Services together in such a way that focuses on healing, balance, and growth and sets you on a path to Wellness.  

    Client Testimonial:  “Breathing helps me be more mindful in the present moment. When I’m stressed I take a deep breath without even thinking about it. I have developed confidence in the Integrative Wellness Program treatment, and want to do it because it makes me feel better.”

    Client Testimonial: “I would love to refer others so they can get support to come up with a plan for how to get to where you want to be and have all the services in one center.”