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Bodywork Massage Therapist, Andie Devynck, Joins Practice

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Andie Devynck has been a bodyworker in private practice for 23 years in the metro DC area, specializing in deep tissue work in the forms of ashiatsu oriental bar therapy (ashi) and thai massage.  She has found a new home and community in moving her practice to Frederick and joining CIH.  She is looking forward to expanding her work to include somatic psychotherapy as she completes her Masters degree in counseling psychology. For appointments call 301-346-5716.

Depression

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Definition and characteristics Depression is a frightening label for some people. A Mental Health Professional can help you feel more normal when explaining that depression is a medical condition.  In order to qualify for a diagnosis of Major Depression 5 of the following symptoms must be present in your life for two weeks or longer: First of all you need to have a persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood Then you need 5 or more of the following symptoms for at least two weeks: Feelings of intense hopelessness, worthlessness or guilt Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities…

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Center Blooms Under New Management

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The Center for Integrative Healthcare (CIH) has been a stalwart presence in the community since 1992, providing conscience care for mind and body. For 23 years, social worker, Ted Cmarada built a solid private practice that strove to integrate modern psychotherapy with body-oriented  therapies like massage, yoga and meditation.  In 2010, Dr. Ethan Bliss joined the group as a lead clinician, providing therapy for children, couples, families, and individuals. Infusing new energy and therapeutic vision into CIH, Dr. Bliss took over the practice in 2015 when Cmarada stepped down as Director. “My hope is to continue to offer the exceptional…

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