Functional psychiatry and medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.
Our mental health nurse practitioner and dietitian takes a thorough history of the patient’s current mental health issues and presenting symptoms along with a complete medical, psychiatric, nutrition, and social history. Our objective is to develop an appropriate and personalized treatment plan that addresses and treats the root cause of our patients' symptoms, and not to merely medicate symptoms away.
Just to paint the picture, I am a successful person with LD, ADHD, OCD and Periodic Depression. Over the years I have had to leave jobs and have had times that cost opportunities in my life and have been restricted by the conditions. My philosophy has been, it is a brain function thing ..maybe along with a problem with my birth and genes. I have looked for someone like Ashley for years to work with me on just those factors. We have been working for a year and last week I had a 40 year old brain (in a 60 plus body)! Things have drastically changed over the last year. Just a few things, I don’t have to return to my office every time I leave to check the doors. I can accept invitations at the last minute, dress and go without feeling totally out of place, visit without feeling like I have to leave, no more night terrors and have escaped constant obsessive worry. This is due to Ashley’s compassion, knowledge and clinical ability and I will be forever grateful to her. Last year was the best of my life and this year is wrapping up that way too! I highly recommend her as the person at the top of your list of medical collaborators and clinicians, you can only count on more of everything in your life. Many thanks for your professional guidance, solutions and steady care. Today all of my life exceeds my expectations, let’s see what happens next year!
I really enjoy working with Ashley Mannell. She is very collaborative and is not afraid to get feedback, thoughts and suggestions from other professionals regarding diagnosis and treatment planning. She is filling in a much needed gap in psychiatric care today due to her very thorough evaluation, integration of nutritional factors, and general holistic approach.
I have been a client with Ashley Mannell for over three years. Immediately, I felt that I was important, not just another depressed person. After four previous medical providers, Ashley was the first to address me, as a woman with different needs; totally in Mind, Body and Spirit. I am so grateful to have found Ashley. She has given me the opportunity for new practices like DNA testing for antidepressant efficacy and Functional Medicine alternatives. More than my medical advisor, I feel my relationship with Ashley is based on her deep sense of compassion and mutual respect. Thank you, Ashley.
Ashley Mannell is one of the most talented mental health providers I have met. She is highly educated and on the cutting-edge in her approach to diagnosis and treatment. I am constantly impressed by her integrative approach to mental health, combining diet, genetics, and traditional psychology and psychiatric treatment. Ashley also cares deeply about her work and her patients. I absolutely recommend her with no hesitations!
The only difference between my years as a conventional psychiatric patient and my months as Ashley Mannell’s patient is: More answers were provided during my first visit with Ashley than hundreds of appointments with past psychiatric specialists, and her answers were my answers, not a standardized protocol allotted to all patients. She will champion your recovery because she discerns you as a person, not a body of symptoms.
Two years ago, Providence led me to Ashley Mannell, when my PCP no longer wanted to prescribe treatment for my Season Affective Disorder. Rather than go to a psychiatrist for anti-depressants, I chose Ashley because of her great interest, education, and experience in the relationship of “food and mood”. In recent months, Ashley made a breakthrough in having me tested for the MTHFR gene mutation. The resulting treatment she prescribed has resulted in a virtual cure of my S.A.D. (which I’ve had for 60+ years). Ashley is so easy to work with and, instead of being satisfied with current treatments, is continually informing herself about new health discoveries in the world that may help her patients. IPNS has so positively impacted my health and well-being that I enthusiastically recommend them to everyone.