Since graduating from Palmer Chiropractic College West in 1998 my patients continually inspire me as they participate in improving their health and engaging in life more fully. These inquisitive patients compelled me to research the Ideal Protein Doctor that had started renting space from the wellness center where I practiced.
In spring of 2010 I began as a dieter. After successfully losing 48 pounds in 4 months I knew this was something I wanted to share with my patients. Ideal Protein supplied a method and tools that worked predictably and repeatedly to achieve safe weight loss. I eagerly began Ideal Protein coaching a few months later.
In my chiropractic practice, offering healthy choices that are understood and within my patients capabilities, has always been important to me. With Ideal Protein I get to offer a choice with profound health benefits. I celebrate at my job daily; lives are transformed, and I am truly blessed.
As a full time practicing Doctor of Chiropractic since 1982, I have been witness to many changes and the evolution of health care delivery. Personally, I have enjoyed the natural approach of Chiropractic as a drugless healing art. My patients have always thrived through the process of learning how the body can heal itself through lifestyle changes, exercise, and healthy eating.
When my wife, Joan, brought her skillful counseling techniques to our facility in Springfield, although a separate practice, I saw an interesting transformation develop. We have many common patients who benefit, both mind and body, from the Chiropractic and Counseling services we offer. In 2014, Joan brought to my attention this really terrific weight loss protocol, offered through Ideal Protein.
Weight issues have a significant impact on both mind and body. Sadly our abundant culture suffers from numerous health issues directly related to a vast selection of unhealthy food we consume. What a great idea, what a great fit. Now, with Ideal Protein, we offer one more way for our patients to regain control of their health and enjoy life as they should.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Director, employs a compassionate, strength-based approach in her work with individuals, couples and families. She began working with teens and their families in 1971 as a Learning Disabilities specialist and she has extensive training and personal experience in the field of adoption.
As the adoptive mother of three children and as the survivor of the loss of a child, she will share your pain and provide compassion and guidance through difficult times in your life. Joan has been in clinical practice since 1998. She has extensive training is EMDR, Gottman Couples Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling.
She is currently Secretary of our local professional organization (Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors), is Past-President of our state organization (the Virginia Association of Clinical Counselors), and is currently serving the Department of Health Professions as a member of the Virginia Board of Counselors.