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Using Natural Oils to Help Mental Health

CBD Oil Uses How Can CBD Help Me? CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a phytocannabinoid. What does this mean in plain English? Well, CBD is a chemical derived from the cannabis plant. It's natural and even though it comes from a cannabis plant, does not contain chemicals to create a "high" effect like other marijuana product. Rather, it has many health benefits which have been observed. This makes high quality CBD oil perfect to treat a wide variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, the treatment of epilepsy, depression, pain relief, ADHD, autism, addiction, and more. Not all CBD oil is made...

TMS in the News — treat Major Depressive Disorder

For people who haven't responded well to interventions with medication or feel stuck in a current treatment plan for Major Depressive Disorder, transcranial magnetic stimulation may be a great option. Jeff Edelman at Foundations for Change is a huge proponent of FFC's NeuroStar in-house treatment system for patients when it's appropriate, but it can get old just listening to Jeff rattle off the benefits of feeling better with this non-invasive procedure and the fact that it's covered by many insurance plans. Listen to TV Channel WHO 13 in Des Moines, Iowa look at a mental health clinic there using the same treatment technology...

Feel like COVID is making you go crazy?

Do you feel like COVID-19 is making you go crazy? You might not be entirely wrong. Between public health actions like lockdowns, job related or personal stress, and social distancing, you may be very stressed and overwhelmed. You're not alone and this is actually quite common during the pandemic. So much so that even the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has even published a blog about "Coping with Stress" from COVID-19. Here are some additional tips and tricks as well; for more, visit our social media pages, or call our office for a consultation. Questions?  We’ve got answers.  Book now! To...

How can Foundations for Change help your practice?

How can Foundations for Change help your practice? Are you a clinician in Arizona?  This blog is for you!  By now you may have heard about Foundations For Change… we’re the practice in Child/Family and Adult Psychiatric Services provider in the Phoenix metro area with the adorable dogs!  Our practices features a wide variety of options to help your patients find excellent care, in a seamless transition from you to us.  We were founded by Jeff Edelman, a veteran with combat experience who has a passion for child, family, and adult psychiatric services, veteran and law-enforcement care, and specialty focuses like anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders.   Jeff...

Wellness with Infusions

So you’re a perfect candidate for Ketamine injection therapy, but you’re hesitant.  That’s ok… we’re here to answer any and all of your questions!  To make an appointment or ask questions, call (602) 399-5792 or e-mail frontdesk@foundationsforchangeaz.com Giving new hope to YOU! Struggling with mental health can make you feel like you’re all alone and the only one feeling the way you are.  Please know, that is not the case!  Jeff Edelmna, Yale trained psychiatric nurse practitioner, would love to meet you and see if Foundations for Change can be of any help.  Like the name implies, Foundations for Change is all about change… changing the way...

Why are doctors ALWAYS running late?

Have you ever been in a medical office and wondered why your appointment is running late?  So have we!  We can’t speak for other offices with multiple providers, but at Foundations for Change, Jeff Edelman, NP is the only provider.  His focus is on the highest quality patient care and making sure that each client receives the same level of undivided attention.  Sometimes means running a bit late, but we do our best to schedule accordingly.  In the offices at Foundations for Change, our staff usually does an excellent job getting patients seen on-time and without delay… we do however appreciate your patience and understanding...

The Future is Now! Feel better with magnets and NOT needles or medications!

*Please note, patients will be evaluated individually for treatment. The title of this blog is a title specifically describing the non-invasive nature of TMS; TMS therapy is not suitable for every patient, and some patients still need medication or other treatment methods in addition to or instead of TMS. What is TMS treatment?    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation sounds like something out of a science fiction space movie.  Imagine if your depression and anxiety could be cured by simply sitting in a chair, not being poked and prodded by needles or medical devices, and having your insurance pay for it… The future is now, because that’s exactly...

What is Foundations for Change?

Who We Are Thank you for visiting our blog! Foundations for Change is, most simply, the solution to help you feel better. We are a psychiatric practice based in the Phoenix central and northwest valley offering a wide variety of services to patients. Started by Jeff Edelman, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Foundations for Change believes in caring for all patients through appropriate holistic and integrated approaches. As a military veteran with over 16 years in practice as a board certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Jeff's mission is to make sure that no children, veterans, first...