Classical homeopathy recognizes that health begins with the internal vital force or vital self. The vital self is the intelligent, organizing principle that gives life to an organism. At Vital Self Homeopathy, I see you as a whole living being - not as a specific diagnosis or collection of disparate parts. All spiritual traditions speak of the importance of knowing your inner self and there is good reason for this. By strengthening your inner self, homeopathy brings about balance naturally, without side effects or unnecessary complications.

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  Person Rick Cotroneo
  City East Greenbush, NY
  Zip Code 12061
  Address 105 State Route 151
  Phone Number (518) 477-1416

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Rick Cotroneo

MA, Counseling, Certified Homeopath, CHom

Rick Cotroneo graduated from the Homeopathy School International in 2010 and is excited to use his knowledge of Classical Homeopathy, health education, counseling and spiritual practices to benefit the people with whom he works. Located in East Greenbush, New York, his practice is convenient for people living in the Capital District, Albany area, Rensselaer County and the Berkshires. He brings a wealth of experience, insight, common sense and compassion to his work. Rick is an active member of the National Center for Homeopathy.

Rick began his study of holistic health in 1981 when he earned a degree in Massage Therapy from the Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine. Seeing the connection between body, mind and spirit, he went on the earn a Masters Degree in Counseling from the Southwestern College in 1985.

For the past 20 years, Rick has worked in public health and health education and has made national contributions to the fields of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.

Rick has worked extensively with Native American Medicine People and continues his study of meditation under one of India's most highly regarded meditation masters, Swami Paramanand of Haridwar. He co-leads a spiritual center that uses indigenous wisdom to promote world peace and individaul well-being.

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Initial Consultations

The initial consultation provides you with an opportunity to share your concerns in an open, relaxed, non-judgmental setting. During this 2 hour consultation, Rick will work with you to define your specific symptoms on the physical, mental and emotional levels. He will gather information about your family history, health history, most pressing concerns, dietary preferences and likes and dislikes. This goal of the session is to fully understand the state of your life force so that a natural, homeopathic remedy can be selected in accordance with homeopathic principles of healing.

​Follow-Up Consultations

Follow-up consultations last about an hour and provide an opportunity to track how the remedy is working for you. The process of homeopathic treatment evolves gently over time. Homeopathy is evidence-based. I am interested in your specific experience of the remedy and will tailor treatment to your specific needs. As this process unfolds, different remedies may be selected to strengthen your vital force at ever-deeper levels

  • I would recommend this business

Rick's knowledge, thoroughness, attention to detail, gentleness, calm demeanor, and remarkable ability to tune in to one's needs make a world of difference in the journey to restoring overall health and vitality. This has been my experience as Rick's client. I am struck also by the delicious sense of peace which seems to permeate his practice.

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Vital Self Homeopathy is the professional homeopathy practice of Rick Cotroneo, MA, CCH, Certified Classical Homeopath. Located in East Greenbush, NY, my practice offers compassionate, affordable, high quality homeopathic care to people from Albany, Troy and the surrounding area.

Homeopathy is holistic in that it treats the whole person, not just an isolated part of the body or an isolated disease state. The practice of classical homeopathy is based on verifiable natural laws of healing. As a homeopath, I work with you to carefully select a homeopathic remedy that matches the totality of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual symptoms. Homeopathy can gently and safely help you move toward a greater sense of well-being. Homeopathy has been practiced around the world for over 200 years.