GI Individual Therapy


At Huron Gastro we are pleased to offer patients GI Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of GI-related conditions. GI Group therapy takes a Behavioral Health approach that focuses on the Brain-Gut Connection. Huron Gastro’s Behavioral Health Program offers in person and zoom sessions for therapies for gastrointestinal behavioral health. We will work together with you to find the therapy that best fits your needs and lifestyle. Our program is short term therapy typically ranging from one to nine sessions. The program is solution focused and person-centered to provide our patients with education around GI Behavioral Health and equip them with new tools to help elevate and manage their GI condition and symptoms.

The Brain Gut Connection

The Brain-Gut connection is complex and bidirectional. Signals pass both ways between your digestive system and central nervous system, and health or disease in one can affect the other. Brain-gut therapies or gastrointestinal behavioral health can help you develop skills to “turn down the volume” on the signals coming from your gut. This can help reduce gut disturbances and symptoms.

The therapy we offer is evidence-based, time-limited, structured treatments. These therapies are focused on:

  • Improving resilience, coping and quality of life
  • Reducing stress, anxiety, negative emotions and unhelpful thoughts and behaviors

You may be a good candidate for GI behavioral group therapy if:

  • You find that life stressors make the symptoms of your GI condition worse
  • You are excessively worried about the impact of your symptoms
  • You have trouble understanding your condition or treatment plan
  • You have trouble relaxing
  • You are experiencing anxiety or depression because of your symptoms
  • You feel as though you do not have an adequate support system

Types of GI behavioral health treatment

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Gut-directed Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based Therapy
  • Relaxation Training

Individual GI Behavioral Therapy Information

  • Patients will meet every other week with our social worker in person at Huron Gastro and or telehealth over zoom (based on patients' preference).
  • Therapy sessions are about 45-55 min sessions.
  • Treatment is short term and focused on GI Behavioral Therapy.
  • Utilizes evidence-based therapy treatments.
  • Collaborative in nature working alongside medical team, to bring mind and body care together.
  • Treatment is patient centered and individualized based on patients' needs.

If GI Behavioral Therapy is something you would like to learn more about, please see the bottom of the page for contact information to get connected to our GI Behavioral Therapy Program.

To Get Connected to our Group:

  • Please contact our Behavioral Health Line Phone Number at 734-961-6770
  • Huron Gastro’s Main Health Line at 734-434-6262
  • You may also reach out to your provider for a referral to our group