a therapist talks to her patient about a neurobiological integration program in san diegoNeurobiological integration (NBI) is the unique treatment approach of True Life Center, where a multidisciplinary team of integrative providers, who are all focused on your health and well-being, work together not only to bring you symptom relief but also to help facilitate lifelong wellness. At the root of so many conditions of mental illness, there is dysregulation of the nervous system, which means that people feel physiological symptoms of anxiety, trauma, and depression in their body, whether that be lethargy and lack of energy, heart palpitations, chest tightness, or muscle tension and night sweats. People’s bodies take the toll and express the dis-ease of mental health conditions.

Whether you are consciously aware of it or not, there is a complex interplay between your thoughts, emotions, and physical state of being. True Life Center’s innovative treatment approach, neurobiological integration, embraces the relationship between the mind and body, understands the intricate role of the nervous system, and utilizes a multidisciplinary therapeutic model that restores the whole individual. NBI seamlessly interweaves modern neuroscience with psychotherapeutic and holistic body-based treatment modalities in a clinical practice. Our experienced team of doctors and practitioners works with you to rewire the dysfunctional stress response patterns at the root of your physical and emotional symptoms. With your psycho-neuro-immunologic system returned to balance, mental health treatment becomes more effective, and real transformation can take place.

What Does Neurobiological Integration Mean?

Neurobiological integration is an innovative approach to helping your nervous system be more regulated. Your nervous system is the conduit, constantly communicating with your mind and body. This means that instead of constantly being in fight or flight mode, the neurochemicals in your nervous system will start to be transmitting chemicals that make you feel more calm, safe, and energized.

Neurobiological integration is a clinical practice that intertwines neuroscience with psychotherapeutic and integrative body treatments. Neuroscience or neural science is the study of the human nervous system, which is at the epicenter of all mental health conditions.

The psychotherapeutic approaches that True Life incorporates into our treatment  usually include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Humanistic, insight-oriented therapy and positive psychology

How is Neurobiological Integration Accomplished?

At True Life Center, you work with a multidisciplinary team of professionals made up of doctors and integrative practitioners. Together, they work to create a comprehensive treatment plan based on each person’s specific objectives of care.

A neurobiological integration program like the one at True Life Center looks closely at how the mind and body are experiencing and expressing physiological and psychological distress. The staff takes this information and creates a completely unique and customized treatment plan for you to help rewire your brain and ultimately help you achieve balance in your mind, body, and spirit.

The neurobiological integration treatment pairs you one-on-one with practitioners who teach you how to be more aware of the sensations in your body, identify emotions that are stored in your physiology, and use them to facilitate greater healing and awareness.

Neurobiological Integration: What You Should Know About True Life Center

True Life Center is an outpatient mental health treatment facility that was founded by Dr. Krista Roybal, who developed the neurobiological integration approach and created the genuinely integrative, collaborative, and life-restoring treatment environment of True Life Center.

True Life Center is proud to offer the following programs that help people transform their lives:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Trauma-focused treatment
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • PTSD treatment
  • OCD treatment, including exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP)

True Life Center’s approach to treating addiction is to see it through the lens of mental health and find the root cause of the illness that usually preceded the patient’s maladaptive substance use behaviors.

As you enter the program at True Life, you undergo a comprehensive assessment with our admissions clinician.  The team creates a unique and customized plan for you that integrates your goals and objectives for treatment with our neurobiological approach. We are constantly fine-tuning and refining our work as we uncover the root cause of illness and help our patients better understand and express their mind, body, and spirit connection.

True Life’s neurobiological integration program is a multidisciplinary therapeutic model that focuses on restoring health to the whole mind-body.  At the end of treatment, a person should not only have a reduction in symptoms, but ultimately they should feel a greater sense of self:  their authentic embodied self.

As a client of True Life, you have access to many healing services, from art therapy to acupuncture, and DBT or CBT to neuromuscular adaptation. True Life offers luxury amenities, including its own fitness center, to help you maximize your wellness.

The staff at True Life Center provides luxury outpatient services and customized care that cost much less than a residential treatment center and offers many more hours of one-on-one treatment services. In fact, the cost of True Life is often one-quarter of what you would pay for inpatient or residential care. At True Life Center, we work with insurance companies to get patients maximum reimbursement for our out-of-network services.

To find out more about neurobiological integration and the other clinical services at True Life Center, contact us today at (858) 202-1822.

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