It’s easy to be frustrated by, dislike, or even hate your body when it’s the source of pain, discomfort, or other debilitating symptoms. However, just because something comes easily doesn’t mean it’s good for us. Being frustrated by, disliking, or hating a part of your body is essentially being at war with your own body. As long as you are at war with your body, you cannot be at peace.

 

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.

-Albert Einstein

Welcome. I am glad you have found my website. I’m Dr. Jennifer Franklin, and I specialize in working with people who have functional medical problems. Incorporating therapy into your treatment plan can be an important part of healing from a functional medical problem and restoring peace in your body.

You will learn why as you read through the site. There is a lot of information here on a variety of topics all related to healing from a functional medical or functional gastrointestinal problem.

Functional Medical Problems

If you have a physical problem like chronic pain, back pain, migraines, chronic fatigue, arrhythmia, chronic (psychogenic) cough, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS),or any other kind of physical problem that persists despite medical intervention, you have landed in the right place.

Functional GI Problems

If you have a gastrointestinal problem like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acid reflux/GERD, dyspepsia or chronic abdominal pain, bloating, chronic constipation or diarrhea, cyclic vomiting, rumination, regurgitation, swallowing issues, gluten sensitivity, food allergies, you have landed in the right place.

This podcast was recorded and produced by Jeffrey Roberts, MSEd, BSc, an Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferer for 25+ years who created the IBS Patient Support Group community, the first website devoted to supporting fellow IBS sufferers. During the interview, Dr. Franklin speaks to Roberts about healing, trauma, recovery, and evidence-based treatments for IBS.

TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Franklin is a wonderful teacher; I really enjoyed her class! She explains things well, and in a way that I think patients would understand and get a lot out of. I hope to use some of these teaching methods with my patients, and I believe they will prove very beneficial! I look forward to taking additional classes with Dr. Franklin. —Dr. Nicole DiNezza, DC, NTP

This talk was informative. It gave me more specifics on how the Autonomic Nervous System works and solidified my understanding of how to facilitate regulation both for myself and my clients. —Psychotherapist

I had been struggling with gut issues, and I found that Dr. Franklin’s work is right at the intersection on the nervous system and gut health. Her combination of somatic and therapeutic skills makes her an amazing resource for gut health and overall wellbeing. —Former Patient

Working with Dr. Franklin was one of the most profound experiences of my life. I initially sought therapy for generalized anxiety, and among my symptoms were constant fear and worry, muscle tension and pain, insomnia, racing thoughts and heartbeat, relationship turmoil, and emotional challenges. I also had a history of eating disorder and body image issues. Throughout the course of therapy, all of my symptoms drastically improved, with some having completely abated. I feel more at ease in my body than I can ever recall feeling, I no longer live in fear, and I am much more emotionally resilient, feeling capable of handling the ups and downs of life. Additionally, I am able to find joy in everyday experiences, which is new to me. Dr. Franklin’s intelligence, care, and dedication to her patients are unmatched in my experiences with therapy. I am forever grateful for having had the opportunity to work with Dr. Franklin and would highly recommend working with her if you experience any mind or body unease. —Former Patient