Ketogenic diets for mental health with Nicole Laurent

This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Nicole Laurent, a Licensed Mental Health Counsellor who helps her clients use ketogenic dietary therapy as a treatment for mental illness and neurological issues. Nicole talks about her own personal health history, first with the chronic pain condition Trigeminal neuralgia, then the lasting negative impacts of pain medication long after she was of it that severely impacted her quality of life. She subsequently found the ketogenic diet was able to  fix the mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunction. Mikki and Nicole discuss the path Nicole took to learning more about this to be able to help her clients.

Nicole is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that helps people use ketogenic dietary therapy as a treatment for mental illness and neurological issues.  She uses a variety of nutritional and functional methods of treatment in her work and provide evidence-based psychotherapy modalities in adult client populations.In addition to specialized training in clinical skills including Behavior Therapy (BT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), she is trained in nutritional therapies for mental health.
Nicole is one of seven pioneers of Metabolic Psychiatry recognized by the Baszucki Brain Research Fund and the Milken Institute with the Metabolic Mind Award in 2022 and Brainz CREA Global Award winner (2023) and recognized for accomplishments in the area of mental health.

Nicole has also created CEU for Nonprescribing mental health types like psychologists, social workers, counselors, etc. 

The CEU is titled "Metabolic Psychiatry for Nonprescribers: Full Competency for Psychologists, Therapists, and Other Allied Health Professionals."

This comprehensive training will provide an in-depth understanding of metabolic psychiatry, ketogenic diets, and their role in mental health. It's designed to equip non-prescribing professionals like us with the knowledge and skills to support clients using ketogenic diets therapeutically. Importantly, the course will also provide a review of the latest research findings in this emerging field.

The online training is scheduled for October 27, 2023, and offers 7 NBCC-certified CE hours. You can find more details and register here:

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