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Dr. Janice Seward

Clinical Psychology
Great Barrington, MA
32 years experience female

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

32 East 76th Street, Apt. 1403, New York, NY, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 9:00pm
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Embody Healing Arts

Great Barrington, MA

About

Bio

Specializing in integrative psychology (homeopathy, herbs, energy medicine), family psychology, spirituality, anxiety and depression. Clinical professor of naturopathic medicine (psychology), also specializing in sound healing and the creative arts in therapy.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts, New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Candida: Great question about sugary foods and bloating. One possibility is that you have an overgrowth of yeast in your intestines, called candida. Candida ma... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Family communication: The best way to improve family relationships is to communicate. This means to share time and also thoughts, feelings, and struggles. It is not always ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Support: Standing up to an abusive parent will take a lot of strength and support. Especially if you have strong anxiety and depression you should be seeking t... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
GI issues and mood: GI issue can definitely affect mood. Depending on state of intestinal health, serious mood disturbances can develop. Allergies, leaky gut, IBS, chroni... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Unresolved grief: Losing a child is one of the hardest losses to endure. Treatment must include a screening to rule out depression subsequent to the unresolved grief. T... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Cortisol spike in am: Dear Jeremy during the night many chemicals can build up in your system. Although many people have too little cortisol in the morning, making them slu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Hypoglycemic: Make sure you've eaten some protein before exercising and perhaps even during depending on length and intensity. Also it's super important to stay hyd... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Belly bloating: If your belly bloating is from candida or food allergies then pre and probiotics will definitely help. But do see your physician to rule out any other... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Difficult families: Although the holidays have passed, there are many times we need to deal with difficult family members. Sometimes the solution is to spend as little ti... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Better health: Lower blood pressure, lower incidence of depression and anxiety, also increased sense of well-being and a positive outlook on the future.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Ignore: Let your doctor know what has changed about your mood, sleep, appetite, sex drive, or zest for life.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
YES!: Arthritis is a condition that is so possible to be helped with holistic healing. Many types of arthritis are found to be related to the immune system,... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
PCP's integrative: Most PCP's can't offer integrative medicine because it is not covered by insurance. There are many reasons for this, including that it is difficult to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
RIght Brain Exercise: The right side of your brain loves anything having to do with puzzles, art, and spatial problem solving like building things. There is no evidence tha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Love Handles: All exercise helps with love handles by increasing the muscle to fat ratios. Although there is no such thing as spot reducing, abdominal crunches and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Exercise: Deep breathing, fast walking, as well as puzzles and certain video games. You might want to look at Lumosity for different fun brain games, although t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Recovery: This is such an important question. Although depression can get better on its own, anorexia usually does not. Also, until the depression gets better, ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Depression and gut: Believe it or not we make most of the chemicals for depression in our stomachs (our gut) and not our brain. These chemicals can lead to feelings of na... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Ignore: Mindfulness meditation has been shown to greatly reduce anxiety and stress. Daily practice helps.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Pelvic Floor: Yoga exercise like Bridge Pose, Wheel Pose, and pelvic lifts all will help pelvic floor. Good luck!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Cross Dressing: Cross dressing is not a mental health issue unless it interferes with work or important relationships. For instance, if a married man cross dresses in... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Why express feelings: Relationships are best when they include sharing and trust. It's important that people in relationships can share who they truly are, and not hide or ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Great question.: Holistic health is a field the encompasses the mind, body, emotion and spirit in health prevention, wellness, quality of life - the full spectrum of b... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Marijuana: Marijuana has been shown to reduce anxiety and insomnia but you must also be careful because some types of marijuana in some people can actually incre... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Weaning off meds: It's important to wean slowly off any benzodiazapines. Ideally you would wean with a physician's guidance. You are now taking your dose every three da... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Yes possibly: Hi Carolyn would depend on the severity of your depression, if you are currently on any medication for depression, and the exact type of sleep problem... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
General anxiety: Yes, it can. Anxiety floods the brain with chemicals that disrupt thinking. You may feel confused, have cloudy or 'fuzzy' thinking, or may be hyper fo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Blood glucose: Blood glucose will definitely change as a result of exercise. Depending on your health conditions, exercise may reduce blood glucose and cause hypogly... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Anxiety in shoulders: Shoulders and neck are common places where we hold anxiety. Anxiety affects so many systems in our body, including the release of too much lactic acid... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Hypothyroid: Yes hypothyroid, which is a condition were the thyroid gland is underactive, will definitely cause a slowdown in the whole metabolic system. Symptoms ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Breathing trouble: This is a very common anxiety symptom. One thing you can try is to take regular breaths in cycles of 10 seconds: breathing in for 5 seconds and breath... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Art Therapy: I am a Creative Arts Therapist and a Psychologist so I do know something about this topic :-). Since the beginning of civilization humans have express... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
GAPS: GAPS is a very credible approach to gut disorders and behavioral disorders. In the UK there are whole programs and schools that use the GAPS diet and ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Schizophrenia health: A person with schizophrenia can absolutely marry and have normal relationships with family and friends. In fact, these relationships actually help pro... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Yes.: Spirituality is our connection to our divine nature, and to become disconnected from it can cause a great sense of loss and confusion. I believe it is... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Symptoms of anxiety: Symptoms of anxiety can include racing heart, sweating palms, flushing of face, and feelings of imminent danger or doom. Anxiety can also cause us to ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
ER for suicide: Hi Danny it is so very important that you seek help when you are feeling suicidal. There are suicide hotlines but also the ER should be equipped to as... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Sometimes: Counseling can bring up memories, thoughts and emotions that have been held in the unconscious, or hidden, part of the psyche. Counseling can also hel... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Fitness routine: Anything that boosts your daily calorie burn is good for weight loss. You can walk 20 to 30 minutes per day which is good for so many things including... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Best meds: There are several classes of medications that can be used alone or in combination. Typically these are SSR-I's, anxiolitics like benzodiazopines, and ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Yes this could be: All the symptoms you've listed are consistent with anxiety.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Ignore: Cut down on or eliminate caffeine and energy drinks as well as refined sugars. Exercise daily.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Anxiety affects body: Anxiety can feel like a tightness in neck and shoulders. A buzzing feeling can happen in head, and there can be a ringing in the ears or some trouble ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Janice Seward
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Career: Talking to a counselor will help. You can explore your current career, why you chose it (or not), and what your heart's desire is. It is so important ... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

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