Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa





The goal of counselling is to allow one to communicate their overall life concerns and learn effective strategies in approaching future life concerns. Integrative counselling includes reviewing your whole-health including lifestyle, nutrition, natural therapies and hormones that may be impacting how you feel. This approach is recommended to all to achieve an overall degree of wellness.

What are the conditions that integrative counselling is effective for?

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Anxiety can improve and be eliminated with a whole-health approach including lifestyle counselling, nutrient therapy and hormone balancing.1

+Chronic Pain

Counselling helps to manage chronic pain, reduce pain intensity and oral health-related quality of life in those with TMJ, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions.2-4

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+Emotional Eating

Explore ways to reduce/eliminate emotional eating that may be linked to unresolved stressors. Supportive counselling can help build strategies for long-term resolution.5


There is a high prevalence of insomnia in a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions. Cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) may help chronic insomnia and chronic pain.6,2-4


Being at your best athletic, personal or professional performance depends on balanced emotional wellness. Integrative counselling can support your peak performance.7

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Counselling with the use of behavior modification techniques help to support the management of stress and associated conditions.8


Our Naturopathic Doctor Offers

  • Stress Management 101 Part I & II
  • Nutritional Support
  • Hormone Balancing
  • Lab Testing
  • Referral to Counselors


No referral process is required for our integrative counselling therapies.

If your life is impacted by your emotions, counselling is recommended to help you gain clarity on an issue, change old patterns, untangle complex personal issues, or embark on a journey of self-development.

In your initial visit your integrative health professional will listen to your emotional concerns and review all aspects of your health that may be related including, stressors, nutrients, hormones and neurotransmitters. At the end of this session you will be provided with initial strategies which may include further advanced lab testing. Thereafter your visits are tailored to you. Naturopathic doctors are trained in lifestyle therapies. Working with a counselor, psychotherapist, and other health professional experts is also recommended.

Integrative counselling may be covered by your extended health care insurance provider under the designated practitioner that you receive your treatment by i.e. naturopathic doctor. In some cases, injuries sustained while on the job or in a motor vehicle accident may be covered for integrative counselling under worker’s compensation or automobile insurance policies.

Most sessions with individuals are 30-60 minutes long.

The number of treatments required and reassessment visits vary depending on the severity and duration of the symptoms to be addressed. A common frequency is one treatment per week for three weeks then reduced to once a month maintenance.


Dr. Joel Villeneuve, ND



  1. Bandelow B, MD, PhD, Michaelis S, MD, Wedekind D, MD, PhD, Treatment of anxiety disorders, Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jun; 19(2):93-107Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center, Gottingen, Germany;
  2. Lawson K. Treatment options and patient perspectives in the management of fibromyalgia: future trends. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2008;4(6):1059–1071.
  3. Perry R, Leach V, Davies P, Penfold C, Ness A, Churchill R. An overview of systematic reviews of complementary and alternative therapies for fibromyalgia using both AMSTAR and ROBIS as quality assessment tools. Syst Rev. 2017;6(1):97.
  4. Fove U, Hazlett DE and Irving P, Exploring the role of emotional intelligence on disorder eating psychopathology, Eat Weight Disord. 2019; 24 (2):299-306.
  5. Pigeon WR, Treatment of adult insomnia with cognitive-behavioral therapy. J Clin Psychol. 2010 Nov;66(11):1148-60
  6. Fransen K, Boen F, Vanstenkiste M et al, The power of competence support: The impact of coaches and athlete leaders on intrinsic motivation and performance., Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2018 Feb;28(2):725-745. doi: 10.1111/sms.12950. Epub 2017 Aug 23.
  7. Herr RM, Barrech A, Riedel N et al, Long-Term Effectiveness of Stress Management at Work: Effects of the Changes in Perceived Stress Reactivity on Mental Health and Sleep Problems Seven Years Later. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Feb 3;15(2).
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