Upcoming Therapy Groups: 
6 week Teen reducing anxiety Group- Freshman- Senior: Starts April 17 at 4:30pm 
6 week Social Skills group for Ages 7-12: Starts 5/02/23 at 4:00 pm


In Touch Counseling Services

Psychological Counseling & Wellness Center located in Vancouver, WA

At In Touch Counseling Services in Vancouver, Washington, Janelle Adams, MA, LMFT, ATR, and the staff adopt the Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, philosophy  that mental and physical health are intimately connected.  This integrated mind-body approach to physical and mental health allows the team to utilize the TCM technique of Acupuncture to restore balance in the body when prolonged and suppressed feelings, particularly hurts and anger, have brought about disharmony in the body that can lead to both physical and mental health challenges. To learn more about acupuncture, request your appointment online today.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture, noun (akyo͞oˌpəNG(k)(t)SHər): A Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique, that has been around for thousands of years, simulates the balance and flow of QI energy (pronounced Chee) that is considered essential to health. 

What does Acupuncture treatment look like?

To begin each acupuncture  session, the licensed acupuncturist gathers information about the way you feel and the way that your body functions.  Then they will use other diagnostic tools that help them complete your story such as pulse, tongue, breath and other assessments.

Based on their assessment, the licensed acupuncturist will use their knowledge to carefully select  specific points located on the meridian chart to increase your  body function, mood, emotional and spiritual well-being. .  

The acupuncturist will then inset fine, sterile needles at those very precise points on your body. They will make sure that you are not in discomfort and leave the room so that the needles can  encourage the proper flow of life energy and help bring your body into physical and emotional harmony.

How acupuncture helps

Acupuncture can benefit individuals living with a variety of mental and physical.  This is because of the acupuncture  points' direct connection to the flow of energy in the body.   The acupuncture points help to regulate body function, mood, emotional regulation as well as stimulating areas of the body responsible for the production of vital emotion- managing hormones. 

You might find it surprising that acupuncture has been used for over two millennia to help with depression, phobias, addictions, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and other ailments caused by energy imbalances in the body.

The team at In Touch Counseling Services can use carefully selected acupuncture points to affect the parts of your brain that create dopamine and melatonin. Dopamine helps you feel pleasure, affects your memory, and plays a role in motivation. Melatonin helps your body get restful sleep. 

By stimulating dopamine and melatonin release, acupuncture improves your well-being and reduces symptoms from mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and PTSD. 

Insurance Billing

We are happy to courtesy bill both in and out of network for our patients with insurance benefits for acupuncture.  Please contact your insurance ahead of time to confirm your exact benefits, and whether we are in or out of network on your plan.

N. Brandon Leahy, LAc is in-network with the following insurance panels:

  • United Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield/Regence
  • Providence
  • Pacific Source
  • Aetna

Time of Service fees
90 minute Initial visit- $165*
60 minute follow up visit- $125*

* Ask about our monthly Wellness Plan

How does acupuncture treat nicotine addiction?

The team at In Touch Counseling Services applies the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) five-needle protocol to treat addiction. Acupuncturists have used and refined this protocol since the 1970s. 

During treatment guided by NADA protocol, your acupuncturist applies five needles to targeted locations on your ear. This protocol has helped people stop smoking tobacco products. It also helps your body detoxify, and people report that it reduces their cravings. 

Special Quit Smoking Package - 6 visits for $575 

To learn more about acupuncture and how it can help you, call In Touch Counseling Services or make your appointment online today.