The Mental Health Integrative Medicine Institute is a non-profit organization providing certification for mental and behavioral health professionals working with integrative medicine.

About Us

Our Mission and Values

  • Establishing credibility for Integrative Medicine for Mental Health professionals and trust for clients through certification.
  • Company Values:
    • Leadership: Be a global leader in creating professional value by delivering recognized, evidence-based certifications and solutions that satisfy both our customers’ present and future needs.
    • Innovative: We are committed to continuous innovation and improvement to ensure that we deliver relevant certifications based on evidence-based practices.
    • Awareness: We anticipate, solicit feedback and respond to the needs of healthcare professionals.
    • Integrity: We promise to honor commitments and act with goodwill, integrity and professionalism.

Our Advisors

Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC
Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC  
Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC is a renowned integrative medicine clinician and educator specializing in the use of nutritional, herbal and culinary medicine for the treatment of trauma and emotional and chronic physical illness. She is known for her dynamism and humor as a speaker. She has provided over 50,000 hours of treatment in private practice for diverse populations. Her clinical practice focuses on providing clients effective alternatives to psychotropics. She completed her graduate education in the departments of psychiatry and public health at Harvard Medical School and her life training in the jungle of Mexico where she lived and worked alongside local healers for over 25 years. She directed a naturopathic medicine and training clinic facilitating health, culinary and fitness retreats. She is licensed and certified in nutritional therapy, mental health counseling, and bodywork (Polarity and Cranial Sacral and medical massage therapies) and is an approved clinical supervisor. She introduced somatic therapies for complex trauma patients in out-patient psychiatry at Harvard Medical school in 1985 and served as a consultant in ethnomedicine to the Trauma Clinic, Boston. She is the former clinical director and faculty of New England School of Acupuncture and faculty at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. 

She is the author of the seminal book on the body and complex trauma: Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body (Routledge, 2012), Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health (W.W. Norton, 2016), Eat Right Feel Right: Over 80 Recipes and Tips to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention & Focus (PESI, 2017), Multicultural Counseling Workbook: Exercises, Worksheets & Games to Build Rapport with Diverse Clients (PESI, 2015) and The Good Mood Kitchen (W.W. Norton, 2017). She was a founder of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Fulbright scholar in Herbal Medicine and an NIH-funded scientist, in mind/body medicine. She is an approved clinical supervisor and is the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies where she designs culinary and herbal medicine programs with tribal communities engaged in developing integrative medicine programs.
Dr. Kristen Allott, ND, LAC
Dr. Kristen Allott, ND, LAC  
Dr. Kristen Allott, ND, LAc, is a high energy and enthusiastic speaker who is passionate about integrative medicine. She advocates that by effectively treating physical and energetic contributors to anxiety and depression, clients can better engage in the therapeutic process. As a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, she has a private practice where she specializes in working with the clients of mental health professionals. Dr. Allott has developed a reputation for assisting clients in making simple changes in their food choices and for addressing nutritional deficiencies that contribute to the symptoms of anxiety, depression, addictions and other mental health disorders. Through acupuncture therapy she helps her clients remember what it is like to feel better until they can sustain this feeling on their own.

Dr. Allott has worked as a residential counselor for adolescents in mental health crises and advocated for the educational rights for individuals with learning disabilities. She is currently on the academic faculty at Bastyr University and serves as a guest lecturer for a variety of groups. As a physician and acupuncturist, she enjoys studying how daily life affects the biochemistry, physiology, and qi (energy) of the body. As a black belt in Aikido, she has studied the intimate connections between the mind, emotions and body.

Who We Are

501(c)(3) organization that promotes the highest standards in certifications for today’s mental health professionals. Our certifications set the standards for excellence in their fields of practice. Certification establishes trust and helps consumers, their families, and those who pay for behavioral health services to choose providers and programs with confidence. MHIMI is owned and operated by Evergreen Certifications, LLC.