My practice was established to provide quality treatment with compassion and convenience. My mission is to provide an alternative, natural way of healing without using industrialized pharmaceuticals. I have a person centered holistic approach, and I integrate many modalities of treatment into my consultations. In addition to providing an empathic and caring environment, my goal is to empower my clients to care for themselves.
My focus with patients is to address their symptoms or complaints by teaching cognitive skills, and where necessary integrating the use of Plant Based Medicines with the minimum necessary dose, and to limit the psychoactive effects of THC by use of microdosing and balancing out the unwanted side effects using CBD. I teach people many methods of ingestion including making edible dosing of THC/CBD, infusing foods, with the goal being a lifestyle change.
In order to provide patients with the highest level of care, my goal is to create a treatment plan that will best suit your needs. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I am trained in the care of severe mood and behavioral disorders, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also highly skilled in the use of Plant Based Medicines and offer naturalistic approaches to addressing a variety of complaints.
The active component of the marijuana plant, cannabinoids, have shown to inhibit tumor growth and kill cancer cells in lab testings. We work with a number of patients who use cannabis to treat their cancer and suppress it's side effects.
The US Government owns a patent on cannabinoids for medicinel purposes, and has admitted that THC kills cancer cells in the laboratory.
Medical marijuana contains antispasmodic qualities which relax muscles and has shown to be an effective treatment for seizures. Marijuana oils that are rich in cannabidol (CBD), are the preferred method for treatment. Cannabinoids have Neuroprotective and Neuroplastic effects, protecting and repairing our nervous system. Research also p
Medical marijuana contains antispasmodic qualities which relax muscles and has shown to be an effective treatment for seizures. Marijuana oils that are rich in cannabidol (CBD), are the preferred method for treatment. Cannabinoids have Neuroprotective and Neuroplastic effects, protecting and repairing our nervous system. Research also points to anticonvulsant and antipsychotic properties as well.
Patients who suffer from chronic pain caused by diabetes, cancer, MS, HIV, and other diseases have been turning to medical marijuana as a way to treat their pain without the use of addictive pharmaceutical medications. Cannabinoids have been shown to reduce the intensity of pain, and further to change the nature of pain, making it more bearable.
Patients suffering from anxiety and depression have shown great benefit from their use of medical cannabis. Many clients add this to their treatment , while some people choose to seek a natural way of managing their symptoms. Medical cannabis has been demonstrated to reduce symptoms of both anxiety and depression.
The research in this area is very limited at present. However, In my review of the historical literature on this subject, and through my own clinical experiences with patients using CBD and/or medical cannabis, the experiences have been very positive. Most of my clients diagnosed with ASD benefit to some degree when adding CBD to their psychotherapy.
Research supports the use of CBD and Medical Cannabis as a means of alleviating the mood symptoms associated with this diagnosis. Research has identified a Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency where low levels of anandemide (our naturally produced THC) appear to be related to PTSD.
In my practice I have worked with many families that have chosen to use cannabis either alone or as an adjunct to psychostimulant medications, and have seen many children thrive. CBD when used in combination with behavioral tools and parenting skills offers an natural approach to managing these symptoms.
Cannabis has a wide range of effects in our digestive system that offer relief to many patients. It can increase appetite, reduce vomiting and nausea, reduce acid production, relax smooth muscle tissue, decrease inflammation, reduce gastric motility, and relieve cramps and diahrreah.
The active chemicals found in the cannabis plant are called phytocannabinoids, and include the cannabinoid, terpenoid, and flavenoid compounds. Researchers have found that cannabis users secrete less cortisol when exposed to stress and pain. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by our bodies under stress to help us, but the long term effects o
The active chemicals found in the cannabis plant are called phytocannabinoids, and include the cannabinoid, terpenoid, and flavenoid compounds. Researchers have found that cannabis users secrete less cortisol when exposed to stress and pain. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by our bodies under stress to help us, but the long term effects of cortisol are associated with negative physical symptoms (raises blood pressure, blood sugar, and body fat).
Doctor Weiss is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field of psychology. In addition to the traditional modalities of treatment that he was taught in school, he has acquired a great deal of knowledge and skills in a wide variety of areas ranging from scientific to spiritual. Throughout his career he has worked in many different treatment settings (inpatient, outpatient, forensic inpatient, drug treatment centers, community mental health, etc) that have given him a strong foundation in his practice.
His approach to treating patients is holistic in nature. He works with the mind, body, and spirit. He touches on many areas of a person's life instilling insight and promoting growth. The doctor learns about the person, identify their needs, and then he begins to teach. First comes the foundation of psychology to deal with the immediate complaints. Building insight and teaching coping strategies. Next comes self care, both physical and spiritual. Then they explore diet, activity, relaxation and stress management, etc.
Clinicians traditionally have only had the realm of psychiatric medication management to use as a medicinal treatment approach for psychological complaints. For several years now the state of Florida has allowed patients to access medical marijuana (MM). In addition, Floridians have seen the influx of cannabidiol (CBD) products during this period of time as well. Residents of this state now have the choice to use CBD and MM, but most do not know how to make it work for their problems. Patients complain that many recommending physicians solely give the access to the MM card, but either do not want to manage MM cases or do not possess the knowledge of how to effectively use these substances. Rather, those clinicians tend to rely on the staff at the dispensaries to educate the patients and answer questions about how to use the products for therapeutic effects, and the quality of dispensary staff training varies greatly.
To help his patients effectively use the products that they already had in their possession, Dr. Lonny began to do his own research into MM and cannabinoids and take courses leading to a certification in Integrative Medicine. During this time he has accrued hundreds of patients that he consults with and advises how to use their CBD and MM products. With his scientific background and training in cannabinoid medicine, the Doctor has been able to help his patients establish protocols for dosing and schedules, and identify delivery methods needed to achieve the maximum benefit from CBD and MM. In this way Dr. Lonny has approximated the pharmaceutical approach of long acting and short acting medications.
Dr. Lonny is familiar with the use of Entheogenic Plants and Fungi as an adjunctive treatment for a variety of patient complaints as well. With more complicated cases the doctor explores plant based medicine in general, including the entourage effect and the importance of a terpene rich diet, and physical activities that enhance our endocannabinoid system. Dr. Lonny’s emphasis when using MM is to begin with microdoses and gradually taper up to the point of therapeutic effectiveness in an effort to minimize any psychoactive effects, or use ratio strategies of CBD:THC to accomplish the same. Treatment strategies are customized for each of his patients, and there are shared treatment goals of education for all of his patients.
I offer consultations in the use of Integrative Cannabinoid Medicine to address a wide variety of emotional and health complaints.
In addition to my practice of Clinical Psychology, I am offering Telemedicine and Office consultations on the use of Medical Cannabis, CBD, and Psychadelic Assisted Psychotherapy using Entheogenic Plants and Fungi. Each session is one hour in length.
Package 1 includes three sessions at a discounted rate of $550
Package 2 includes five sessions at a discounted rate of $900
For those clients who prefer to have a consultation within the comfort of their own homes, or if a patient needs to be accompanied to a dispensary.
I continue to offer services as a Clinical Psychologist providing Psychotherapy and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems. I work with children, adults, families, couples, and the elderly. Some health insurances accepted for this service, please call for specific information.
Please call to schedule an appointment or for further information. Medical Cannabis Consultations are not covered by Health Insurance.
Please feel free to contact my office directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
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Weiss Therapy Centers 760 US Highway One St 201 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 US
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm