Winter Cohort Enrollment (2023) is now OPEN!

Certified Recovery Nutrition Coaches Level 1 (CRNC 1)

Feed the brain first with Amino Acid Therapy Level 1 Core Training

Do you know you to feed YOUR client’s brain, optimally? Feed the brain first with Amino Acid Therapy Level 1 Core Training

Course Overview

This LEVEL 1 CORE training is a six-month training program that thoroughly introduces students to the use of amino acids, specific crucial nutrients, and diet in addressing symptoms of neurotransmitter depletion, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, cravings, and relapse. The use of vitamin and mineral co-factors, blood sugar regulation, and the 5-Star Pro~Recovery Diet ©, all of which are critical to brain function are covered in detail.

The Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition believes that all addictive disorders, as well as MANY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, are driven by nutrient and neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain that can often be successfully addressed without the need for psychotropic medication.

Is Level 1 Core Training Right For you?

Use the checklist below to determine if our Level 1 Core Training seems right for you!

If any of these apply to you, then we would like to invite you to join a growing community of mental health and addiction professionals, just like you, who are passionate about changing the face of treatment by “feeding the brain, FIRST!”

Access to our online portals with plenty of resources

Guided mentorship from experts

Be Certified!

AM & PM class schedule options

Access to our alumni support group

Winter Class Schedule

Join our Free Live Introduction Webinar

This is sure to be an exciting live event that will help you ignite your passion for mental health nutrition and a rewarding future!

Certified Recovery Nutrition Coaches Level 1 (CRNC 1) are trained to:​​

Course Fees & Payment Plans

Monthly Installment & Full Payment Plans

Level 1 & Level 2 Training & Certification Bundle

*Best Value*

$333/monthly

Level 1 Core Training &
Level 2 Advanced Training Certification
Monthly Plan / 18 months

$5995/Full payment

Level 1 Core Training &
Level 2 Advanced Training Certification
One-time Payment

Level 1
Core Training
& Certification

$333/monthly

Level 1 Core Training & Certification
Monthly Plan / 9 months

$2,999/Full payment

Level 1 Core Training & Certification
One-time Payment

Level 1
Core Training Only
*Uncertified*

$417/monthly

Level 1 Core Training Only *Uncertified*
Monthly Plan / 6 months

$2,499/Full payment

Level 1 Core Training Only
*Uncertified*
One-time Payment

Certification

Certification The Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition is pleased to provide CEU’s for all courses through: B.E. Education Group, LLC. 1432 S. Lindenwood Drive Olathe, KS 66062 B.E. Education Group, LLC is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, Provider Number LT0258-0310. B.E. Education Group, LLC is a pre-approved provider for Social Workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, KSBSRB Provider Number 14-002.

The Level 1 CORE Training is approved for 24 contact hours applicable for RN’s, APRN’s, LPN’s and LMH re-licensure at a cost of $60. Internship is approved for 16 contact hours for $40. The Level 2 ADVANCED Training is approved for 32 contact hours applicable for RN’s, APRN’s, LPN’s and LMH re-licensure at a cost of $80. Pre-approval by BSRB for continuing education credit is not required for mental health professionals. BSRB-approved providers for Social Workers is accepted for Psychologists, Professional Counselors, Master’s Level Psychologists, Clergy, Marriage and Family Therapists and Addiction Counselors. It is the responsibility of each professional to know what their credentialing body accepts and what documentation needs to be sent for re-licensing.

Graduates will be able to confidently utilize the Amino Acid Therapy Chart © Julia Ross to create effective programs using targeted amino acids and other key nutrients to support clients in their efforts towards mental health, emotional well-being and addiction recovery. Additionally, they will be able to help their clients identify deficits in their current diets and create healthy meal plans tailored to their own lifestyles and cooking abilities.

This training is for you if you have ever wanted to apply your nutrition training and skills to clients who are struggling with mental health or addictive issues…​Mental Health Coaches Family Member Support Psychotherapist or Licensed Therapist  Health Coach & Nutritionist  Medical Practitioner Nutritionally Oriented Treatment Center We teach clinicians, treatment providers and health/recovery coaches how to reduce cravings and recurrent use, and improve the quality of recovery by using amino acid and nutrient therapy, along with diet to effectively address many biochemical aspects of addictive and mood/behavioral disorders.

The course is delivered online via Zoom once a week & through our Online Learning Platform across two schedules. Upon enrollment, you can choose either AM or PM class. 

We offer flexible payment by offering installment payment, invest for as low as $333 per month! Contact us for more information student@aminoacidtherapy.com

This certification demonstrates your competency in the following areas: Understand the relationship between specific nutrient deficiencies and mental health and behavioral symptoms. Assess the potential need for amino acid and nutrient support of neurotransmitter function in clients who are detoxifying and recovering from substance use disorders, other addictive behaviors, psychotropic drug dependencies, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other behavior disorders.

Design an individualized and targeted amino acid and supplement protocol to address this potential need. Identify common insufficiencies in diet, such as missing a meal or over-consumption of sugar, which may contribute to the above symptoms.

Give information about dietary changes, which may address these insufficiencies, and support your clients in making and maintaining these dietary and lifestyle changes. Read the full information on Certification Requirements here.

Most of the materials & resources can be found in our online platform. We also provide a list of recommended books and readings that can be found easily in our mental health nutrition bookstore and mental health and nutrition scientific resources page. 

The Academy’s NEW PRACTICE GROWTH STRATEGIES are designed to help both our new students and new and established Alumni. We very much want to support you in either establishing a NEW PRACTICE or adding the benefits of Amino Acid Therapy and Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition Recovery to your EXISTING PRACTICE or Organizations Program, in such a way as to ADD enough additional revenue to your income to make back the $ cost of your investment in training with the Academy. $150 Revenue Mood Re-balancing Product: Ready To Go!

To help you cover your investment in your training and certification all NEW STUDENTS and then Alumni will have access to be able to provide a ‘Mood-Re-balancing Consultation Service’ using the Academy’s New Online Amino Acid Therapy Chart and Unique-To-The-Individual Blueprint for re-balancing moods.

As a NEW STUDENT, you will get your own WEB PAGE already set up to present your $150 per person product, which your new client (who you can also use for your Case Presentations) can access online. With you then consulting based upon their Amino Acid Therapy Chart (AATC) Blueprint report. Just 2 or 3 x $150.00 ‘Mood-Rebalancing’ Clients Per Month… ….can repay you your investment in your training and certification with the Academy.

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This LEVEL 1 CORE training is a six-month training program that thoroughly introduces students to the use of amino acids, specific crucial nutrients, and diet in addressing symptoms of neurotransmitter depletion, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, cravings, and relapse. The use of vitamin and mineral co-factors, blood sugar regulation, and the 5-Star Pro~Recovery Diet ©, all of which are critical to brain function are covered in detail.

A stable, well-functioning, and well-nourished brain is required for clients to effectively address the emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual issues, which impact their lives and need to be worked through for a successful recovery.​

Learn from previous students & hear what they say about our Level 1 Core Training

This is such a powerful method for giving mental health and addiction clients tools that they can apply right away. What an honor to change lives with the information I have learned in the level one training with the AAMHN. Giving people hope, and making a difference is why I do what I do, and I love having these tools at my fingertips that make me better at my job! 
Amy Z
As a student in Christina’s class, I have learned the power of amino acids for behavioral health outcomes. More importantly, I have witnessed firsthand how a simple shift in supplementation can create profound change in the lives of the clients that I work with.
Zane Guilfoyle, LPC, LAC
Learning from you has changed my life and my entire outlook on addiction and mental health. I'm questioning everything I knew up until this past year.
Jen Bruce

Understand the relationship between specific nutrient deficiencies and mental health and behavioral symptoms.