Psychotherapist and Certified Nutritionist
Ian Kavanaugh, MS, LMHC, CN, is a holistic licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Nutritionist who provides traditional talk therapy as well as integrative dietary and lifestyle treatments. He has experience working with adults and adolescents treating depression and bi-polar disorders, various anxieties related conditions, trauma, ADHD, life transitions, and substance abuse. He is also trained in prolonged exposure therapy for the treatment of PTSD. At the root of his work is the relationship he builds with you. Ian provides a safe, non-judgmental, collaborative environment where you can express yourself freely and work toward your goals. He works using evidence based treatment methods such as CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused techniques.
As your Nutritionist Ian can be your personal educator and dietary assistant, helping you identify your relationship with food and what changes you can make to help optimize your mental and physical health. Whether helping to refine your food choices or making changes to your habits around what and how you eat, there are many significant ways in which improving diet can positively affect your quality of life and reduce symptoms of mental health related disorders.
“Everyone I have ever worked with presented their own unique way of experiencing and dealing with their symptoms. My job has always been to honor that individual experience and tailor my treatments and recommendations to the person sitting across from me, both as a counselor and as a nutritionist.”
Ian completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a Master of Science from Bastyr University in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology. His master’s degree was a three year program that provided the foundations to become both a Professional Mental Health Counselor and Certified Nutritionist. His education is rooted in functional medicine and getting to the root cause of an issue while at the same time providing tools to deal with and relief from daily struggles. Ian also has research background in weight loss, quality carbohydrate consumption, and their impact on mood.