Recovery & Wellness
A Whole Person Approach

At Thera-Med, we build individual treatment plans that heal the mind, body, and soul of our clients. Sustainable recovery is possible when clients develop the knowledge and life skills that support their commitment to a chemical-free lifestyle.

Psychological Counseling

As with all disease, there are underlying factors that drive addiction too.  Our assessment process identifies factors that may benefit or impede a clients recovery.  Our trained professionals develop a treatment plan to help our client’s work through issues of the past as they build a strong foundation in recovery.

World Class Education

The “Reclaim Your Brain” program is designed to meet the challenges many people face in maintaining long-term recovery.  Authored by Functional Medicine physicians, Dr. Sturtz, and Dr. Gross, our exclusive program teaches our clients the fundamental lifestyle factors involved in building optimal physical and psychological health and provides one-on-one instruction and support.

Nutritional Recovery

Addiction depletes the body and mind of vital nutrients. Cravings, mood instability, and insomnia are some of the symptoms that derail a client’s path to longterm recovery. Our nutritional recovery program, authored by our functional medicine physicians, help our clients replenish and rebuild both and reduce the propensity for relapse.

Motivational Coaching

Starting a program of recovery isn’t the problem, maintaining it can be.  Our coaching service is designed to support the “Reclaim Your Brain” educational program, teach the fundamentals of setting and reaching goals, and the key elements of how to stay motivated beyond your time in treatment so you can maintain the longterm recovery you’ve been looking for.

Healing the whole person

Addiction is a whole-person disease.  Our program provides a whole-person solution.

Nurture

We build professional relationships rooted in trust.

Nutrition

Your determiniation & our nutritional recovery makes all the difference.

Knowledge

Learn the “why” and “how” of building a lifestyle to maintain your recovery.

Functional Medicine

Dr. Nancy Sturtz

Dr. Nancy Sturtz

Internal Medicine

Dr. Nancy Sturtz and Dr. Susan Gross are Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians with additional certification in Functional Medicine.   They are also sisters who love to teach the latest methods to improve health, decrease reliance on medication and work with the whole person, not just the disease. They’ve worked with people from all walks of life with many different physical and mental health struggles. 

Dr. Susan Gross

Dr. Susan Gross

Internal Medicine

Dr. Nancy and Dr. Sue have learned what works and what doesn’t.  Through their extensive studies and years of working with patients, they’ve developed a deep understanding of the benefits of knowing “why.” Knowing why an illness or behavior is occurring can help empower you to take the steps to heal.

Counseling & Support

Dr. James Buldas

Dr. James Buldas

Counseling Psychologist

Dr. James J. Buldas is a Counseling Psychologist and President of Thera-Med, LLC.  Dr. Buldas has an extensive history and experience in substance-abuse/dependency counseling.  He graduated in 1979 from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  Dr. Buldas went on to earn a Doctor of Education in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1984 and has practiced in the Toledo, Ohio area over the past several decades.

Since being licensed, Dr. Buldas has been practicing psychotherapy within adult and adolescent populations.  Dr. Buldas has counseled patients with various psychological issues within a cognitive-behavioral treatment modality.

Dr. Robert Closs

Dr. Robert Closs

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Robert Closs is a Clinical Psychologist and the Clinical Director of Thera-Med, LLC.  Dr. Closs has over 35 years of combined experience in the fields of mental health and substance abuse counseling.  His degrees include a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology along with a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling.

Dr. Closs has worked in multiple settings over the years including private practice, inpatient and outpatient hospitals, mental health clinics, prison, and academia. He has had international experience, having worked in Australia for seven years where he taught, and maintained a private practice. Dr. Closs is particularly at home with the Thera-Med multidisciplinary approach that develops a mind, body, spirit solution to the issues facing patients.

Angela Swolsky-Madonian

Angela Swolsky-Madonian

Coach/Counseling Assistant

Angela Swolsky-Madonian, CDCA, CPC, is a board-certified chemical dependency counselor assistant, a certified health coach, and the head of Thera-Med’s coaching services.  Angela has 8-years of transitional coaching experience and is the embodiment of the “what’s now, what’s next” coaching philosophy.

Angela works with the Thera-Med team members to assess clients, develop, and implement treatment plans.  She motivates and encourages patients, supports the successful completion of their goals, and helps them to work through stumbling blocks that may interfere with their success.

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