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Our world can be a joyous place but sometimes it can contribute to the disruption of our information processing which can lead to an inability to maintain mental wellness. We’re here for you every step of the way

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What we treat

A short list of what we treat. If you’re looking help with something not on this list, contact us.

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Panic

  • ADHD

  • Mood Disorders

  • PTSD

  • Sleep related disturbances

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What is Depression?

Depression can occur as a response to the loss of a loved one, or be a chronic mood disorder. Many times those with depression experience a loss of interest in activities they used to love, weight loss, and an overall decline in awareness. This can all lead to a negative impact on one’s mental and physical health. Fortunately, this disorder is treatable. We are here for you to explore your options to find the best solution for you.

Watch How We Treat Depression

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety can feel crippling and debilitating at times. You might start off feeling edgy, tense, fatigued, heart racing. This can escalate into fear, sweating, times of panic and even having GI issues. When anxiety begins, you are experiencing the “fight or flight” response. This can begin a cascade of inflammation in your body that can affect you emotionally and physiologically. We can help you recognize and understand what is happening so you can begin a journey towards healing. Anxiety spectrum disorders include generalized anxiety, OCD, panic and PTSD.

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Our treatment methods

Using a holistic approach and alternative treatment methods, we help you overcome your psychiatric diseases and live a clearer and happier life.

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Lifestyle
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Holistic Approach
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Hi, I’m Carolyn!

I’m honored to take care of hundreds of people just like you in Crystal Lake

A little bit about me:

  • Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University / Niehoff School of Nursing in Chicago in 2004

  • Nurse for over 26 years

  • Skilled in treating endocrine, hormone disorders

  • utilizing cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

  • Board Certified in Women’s Health

  • Treating mood, hormone related disorders

  • Nutrition guidance

  • Certified Diplomat with the AntiAging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine (FAAMFM) Fellowship through A4M/MMI.

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Start your journey to a healthier you

We are here to listen and walk with you on your journey, exploring evidence-based solutions related to your experiences to help you heal. We all have a story to tell and desire to be acknowledged, validated and understood in a compassionate and safe environment. Welcome to Serenity.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We are able to treat most cases with a holistic approach using a combination of medication (when needed), exercise, diet, and coping strategies. There are some extreme cases that may fall outside the scope of our office. If you're unsure, be sure to reach out for an initial consultation. You can get started here.

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We work alongside your primary care provider to combine medicine, exercise, diet, and lifestyle to find healing and experience lasting joy.

While we are not a primary care provider, we like to think of ourselves as a crucial part of your health journey. If you have questions on what services we offer, don't hesitate to contact us.

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We accept most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and offer a cash model if you are currently uninsured. We can even provide you with a super bill to submit to your insurance provider if you are out of network. To learn more about insurance and payment options contact us before your appointment.

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You're embarking on a journey for your health. We can't say exactly how long it will take to reach your desired health goals but we can guarantee you'll start seeing improvement within 4-6 weeks of starting your journey.

Along your journey of healing, we'll explore all your options together to find the perfect balance of medication, diet, exercise, hormone replacement, and lifestyle. This is a long term commitment while we partner in bringing you healing and lasting joy.

Not what you’re looking for?

Try one of our other services

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Women's Health

Hormone balancing, Lifestyle support, wellness exams, and personal care.

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Functional Medicine

An integrative approach that helps your whole person.

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Hormone Optimization

Using the BioTe method of hormone replacement to balance your hormones.

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Lifestyle Support

Sleep habits, proper diets, and custom plan to keep your lifestyle healthy.

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IV Therapy

Infuse your body with vitamins and nutrients to feel rejuvenated.