Justin Bethoney, NP
Justin has dedicated himself to learning more about the roots of psychiatric symptoms, functional medicine, and ancestral nutrition. He has developed and refined a functional medicine approach to common psychiatric problems that sees each patient as a unique individual with unique talents, aptitudes, and perspectives.
Justin is excited to join the team at Naturopathic Wellness Center!
He is joining the practice with years of experience treating children and adults with psychiatric illness. Justin is well versed in conventional medical treatment with psychiatric medications and therapy, but is seeking to expand his practice with a more holistic approach at NWC.
Over the past few years, Justin has dedicated himself to learning more about the roots of psychiatric symptoms, functional medicine, and ancestral nutrition. He has developed and refined a functional medicine approach to common psychiatric problems that sees each patient as a unique individual.
Justin earned his Master’s in Nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, in Boston, MA. In starting out as a prescriber of psychiatric medications, Justin witnessed some of the merits of psychiatric medications, especially for those suffering from more severe psychiatric illness. However, for many patients treated with medications, the results had been underwhelming and recovery was incomplete. This drove Justin to learn more about the brain, it’s connection with the body, and about the massive influence of the mind on mental and emotional well-being.
Through review of countless scientific journal articles and additional educational seminars, Justin has added to what most psychiatric prescribers typically offer patients. Recently, he completed Chris Kresser ADAPT Level One training program, and he seeks to implement all that he has learned about the interconnectedness of the body and mind in treating patients at NWC.
The overall clinical approach involves in-depth but targeted assessment and step-wise treatment protocols that create dramatic improvement, but do not overwhelm patients. He feels the best way to improve symptoms is to keep in mind that each person possesses unique talents, aptitudes, and perspectives. Although most will meet Justin when they are feeling at their worst, the focus will always be about finding ways to help patients resolve symptoms so that they can reach their full potential in life.