About Mood Restoration Institute - Functional Medicine In Billings

About Mood Restoration Institute

Unlike conventional medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and prescriptions, our team at Mood Restoration Institute takes a more holistic approach. By focusing on WHY your symptoms manifest the way they do, we seek to teach you about the root causes of your symptoms and empower you with the knowledge to make lasting changes in your mood and brain health.

Our Core

Values Of Care


An Integrative Approach

Unlike conventional medical care, we help patients heal and empower them with knowledge and tools to avoid many of the pitfalls that created their illness in the first place. No matter where you are right now, our expert guidance can help you heal and lead a vibrant life!

With step-by-step teaching and support by our care team, you can implement an integrative approach to your wellness, drawn from the most up-to-date nutritional science and lifestyle medicine, to significantly improve your health and alleviate symptoms.


Dedicated Attention

In your typical 10-minute doctor's visit, there is little time to understand the depth of your illness, let alone the contributing factors that may have caused it.

Our one-on-one programs start with an in-depth intake consultation where we take the time needed to conduct a thorough review to understand all the potential triggers for your illness. This review includes your past medical history, your past and present diet, environment, stress levels, and gut health. Your in-depth health history is the start to unraveling the root causes of you illness.


Personalized Care

Not only is each patient biologically unique; their illnesses are unique, too. There are many factors that may be to blame for your illness – from lifestyle and food choices, to allergies and even toxins in your environment. And, don't forget mindset and stress, which play a huge role in your health.

After your intake, we may conduct further specialty lab tests. We also use other assessment tools to get the full picture of your health so we can develop a personalized care plan that addresses your unique needs.


Root Cause Resolution

Unlike the conventional approach in health care, which focuses on just treating illnesses and symptoms when they occur, our care team focuses on a proactive approach to wellness and getting to the root causes of your illness.

Also known as functional medicine, our care is so effective because we focus on dealing with the "upstream" catalysts of chronic illnesses – including toxicity in your home or work-place, potential food intolerances and allergies, nutritional deficiencies, gut & hormonal imbalances, along with mindset issues that all contribute to how healthy you are and how vital you feel.


Co-Creating Health

Changing your lifestyle may seem daunting, but we teach you how to use mindset tools to overcome stubborn habits that aren't serving you any longer. We make the prospect of becoming healthy "fun" and have a wide range of tools in place to support you during your health transformation and beyond.

We leverage health coaching and other forms of support and accountability so your new healthy lifestyle practices can become an integral part of your everyday life. We also harness the support of online communities to give you support remotely, as you make important changes that translate into lasting health.


Innovative Treatments

Did you know that it takes an average of 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into your conventional doctor's office? That means many health care practitioners are dispensing outdated advice and not using the best lab testing available for your case. Chances are they are not even aware of the proper testing that could make all the difference in your healing plan.

At the Mood Restoration Institute, we are trained in precision medicine – including the best, most advanced testing that we pair that with current nutritional science, so that you can finally achieve your health goals .

About Dr. Erin Amato

Interventional Psychiatrist specializing in mind, body, and lifestyle approaches to mood and brain health

Dr. Erin Amato graduated as an MD from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and went on to complete specialty training in Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York.  She is double board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

She has devoted her career to finding innovative treatments for those suffering from treatment-resistant depression and was the first physician to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Ketamine Infusion Therapy within a multi-state region.  Throughout the years of treating people with depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses, she also expanded her practice to include integrative psychiatric interventions that complement traditional treatment approaches.  She believes that people can attain their best mood and brain health by combining traditional psychiatric treatments with mind, body, and lifestyle changes that elevate health and wellness beyond the prescription pad.

She is honored to be joined by such an exciting and illustrious team as the one she has recruited during the founding of Mood Restoration Institute.

“I’m so glad I found Dr. Amato”

I’m so glad I found Dr. Amato and her team. My weight is down 30 lbs, I’m sleeping better, feeling less anxious, and no longer dealing with the daily aches and pains that had me reaching for ibuprofen way too much. I’m feeling better than I ever realized was possible.

- Steve, age 43

“I’m feeling better than I have in years”

I really don’t know where to start with expressing my gratitude to Dr. Amato. I had issues with brain fog, lethargy, memory problems, sleep problems, depression, joint problems, skin rashes - I could really just go on and on. I was on four different prescriptions, none of which were really solving any of my problems. Within weeks of starting their program, most of my problems had subsided or notably improved. I’m feeling better than I have in years and am much more hopeful about a healthy future.

- Rich, age 50

“I am sleeping better every night!”

I have been following the program and have been able to eliminate prescription medications, my blood pressure is finally getting under control, and my mood and concentration have improved. I am sleeping better every night! With Dr. Amato’s help, I am meeting my goals one by one. Thank you, Dr. Amato, for your commitment to a healthier, stronger, and happier me!

- Patricia, Age 55

Take The First Step On Your

Journey With Me

Perhaps you have questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision to become a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if Mood Restoration Institute is right for you.

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