In order to treat mental health, you must treat the whole self. Since conducting research in her doctoral program, Dr. Spiegelhoff has studied holistic wellness and integrative mental health. In counseling, Dr. Spiegelhoff and clients will explore their overall wellness and discuss how diet, exercise, supplements, sleep, illness, mindfulness, medical care, and more will complement the work being done in counseling.
All integrative health discussions, including but not limited to, physical health, diet and nutrition, exercise, and integrative-care are for psychoeducation and support. These are not prescriptive treatments and not intended to provide medical advice or take the place of treatment from a personal physician. Clients are responsible for consulting with a physician before beginning any nutrition, supplement, or lifestyle program.
Through her work in individual and family counseling, as well as college counseling, Dr. Spiegelhoff has 15 years of experience working with teens and young adults. Some of her doctoral research specifically looked factors that contribute to young adult mental health and wellness, including identity development.
Dr. Spiegelhoff often works with teens and young adults from West Genesee School District, Marcellus School District, Skaneateles School District, Baldwinsville School District, Auburn School District, as well as local and state universities include Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, SUNY Oswego, University at Buffalo, SUNY Brockport, and Russel Sage College.
While completing her master’s degree in counseling, Dr. Spiegelhoff received additional training Structural Family Therapy. Through marriage counseling and family counseling, clients improve relationships, develop better communication, and create healthy boundaries. A sub-specialty of Dr. Spiegelhoff’s is working with parents with mental illness. This work is outlines in a co-authored article in the peer-review journal, The Family Journal.