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Meet The Team

Our Multi-Disciplinary Team

Our multi-disciplinary team of holistic and medical practitioners, coaches, nutritionists, and therapists are on board to support you through this positive change and your growth.

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Having treated thousands of patients with addictions in various capacities, the difference in benzo-dependent patients was startlingly clear. Dr. Madhava made it her mission to change the way the medical profession treats benzo dependency, using a functional medicine approach in order to help them achieve a full recovery and ongoing wellness. Since 2017 she has dedicated her career to learning more about the effect of the drug on the body and brain and devising alternate, evidence-based approaches to treating benzo dependency, becoming a prolific benzo withdrawal doctor in the New York/Connecticut area. Dr Madhava is also the leading physician at BrainBodyMedical which treats long term drug and alcohol use and addiction. On the personal side, Dr. Madhava spends much of her free time exercising, exploring spirituality, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Valsa Madhava MD

TAPERING PHYSICIAN

Dr. Madhava has developed her unique and comprehensive outpatient treatment program for those wishing to taper off of benzodiazepines, using a functional medicine approach looking at root causes.

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Sanders has a lot of experience in mental health and patient advocacy. He will be supporting your journey with us and will also be one of the team members doing the Wheel of life assessment to guide you through your long-term journey with us. His mental health coaching background and years of experience have gravitated to how an integrated, systemic approach to treatment can encourage healing, decrease healthcare costs and promote life-long wellness.

Steven Sanders

MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT

Steven's role as a mental health consultant will be to support your journey toward a rewarding and nourishing life beyond benzos.

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Anne is known for her resiliency and problem-solving ability. She is looking forward to helping you on your journey to optimal health and will be available to answer all your questions and help address any issues you may have regarding the services offered in the program. Anne comes to us with a variety of past experiences, having worked as a staff nurse, a medical representative and has run an online business, she is here to help you on your journey to becoming benzo-free.

Khristine Anne Garcia

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Anne will be available to support you with all administrative-related tasks. She is looking forward to helping you on your journey to optimal health.

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Salvatore Di Liello is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Doctor with a concentration in Homeopathic Medicine and Board-Certified American Association of Drugless Practitioners. He is the founder of Naturale Solutions a holistic center providing health consultations, lectures, Biomagnetism, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Reiki sessions. Salvatore is a Certified Addiction Recovery Nutrition Coach Level 2 from the Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition. He is currently working with a non-profit organization in North Eastern Ohio offering Nutrition Assisted Treatment (N.A.T.) emphasizing proper nutrition, amino acids therapy, and other natural supplements for clients in recovery.

Salvatore Di Liello, N.D.

NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

Dr. Salvatore will bring his vast skill set and knowledge to address anxiety and sleep issues. He is well-versed in the use of amino acids for neurotransmitter balancing and will also use homeopathic and herbal remedies.

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Karole has also been a benzodiazepine warrior. Right now, she is experienced in working with patients with withdrawal symptoms. She will be joining our team to help patients with the use of nutrition and rest balance.

Karole Romeril

NUTRITION COACH

Karole will help patients with the right nutrition and balanced diet as you go along with the tapering. 

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Katie will help determine whether brain retraining would be helpful to you or not. She will provide basic nervous system/limbic system/polyvagal theory education to help you understand the role it plays in chronic health issues like anxiety and insomnia and how/why brain retraining is helpful.

Katie Nickerson

BRAIN RETRAINING COACH

Katie will do a patient assessment and interview to determine whether the root of the symptoms is related to a limbic system impairment.

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She provides treatments for a wide variety of disorders using yogic techniques, acupressure, diet plan, naturopathy, meditation, etc., to eradicate the root cause of diseases.

Anita Madhava

CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Ms. Anita is a yoga instructor at Nirmala Yoga, an elite institute of Yoga for holistic health.

Direct physician access

Physician access is one of the greatest benefits of this practice. Dr Valsa Madhava is committed to providing you with complete and ongoing support throughout the taper process. You will have Dr. Madhava’s cell phone number and will be able to easily communicate with her.

Limbic System Assessment Coach

Determine whether the root of the symptoms is related to a limbic system impairment and whether brain retraining would be helpful to the patient or not. Provide basic nervous system/limbic system/polyvagal theory education to help the patient understand the role it plays in chronic health issues like anxiety and insomnia and how/why brain retraining is helpful.

Nutritionists

Early and continuing nutritional change is the key to not only a safe and effective benzo taper, but also needed for repairing the brain via dietary changes and the use of supplements that can potentially alleviate the many symptoms you are experiencing, even while still taking your benzos, preparing for the taper, throughout the taper and for years after cessation of benzo use.

Psychological evaluation

Psychological evaluation: The specialist, as a clinically licensed mental health professional, will conduct a mental health assessment to identify areas that may need higher levels of assessments and/or treatments are required outside the team's scope of services/expertise

 

Life coach

The life coach will do assessments of a variety of life domains, such as social connectedness, lifestyle behaviors, stress and resilience, emotional health, physical health, meaning and purpose, sense of self, finances.

 

Mindfulness Coach

Specializes in mindfulness and meditation coaching, offering guidance to patients in meditation and mindfulness techniques.

 

Administrative Support Staff

They will help you with scheduling appointments and be available to support communications with you and our team members. They will help you understand the requirements for the specialized testing of urine, saliva, blood, hair, and stool.

We want to get to know you better. We will perform extensive assessments through interviews, questionnaires, and various lab tests to establish your starting point.

We want to get to know you better. We will perform extensive assessments through interviews, questionnaires, and various lab tests to establish your starting point.

We want to get to know you better. We will perform extensive assessments through interviews, questionnaires, and various lab tests to establish your starting point.

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