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As we say goodbye to 2020 and look ahead to 2021, we can all acknowledge it was a particularly trying year for our nation and the world. According to the American Psychological Association, the compounding stressors of 2020 yielded a national mental health crisis across generations. When situational and societal stressors build, we are left to try and find ways to manage. Some people may reach out to family, some may call upon friends, others may rely on mental health professionals – or perhaps a combination of these strategies. But what if we were able to add ourselves to our resource list?

Dialogue and Support of Your Children

Unfortunately, the past year has been rife with crises, civil unrest, constant change and uncertainty, and a growing sense of unease amongst most of the population. Such an environment can be overwhelming enough to make sense of, navigate, and manage as an individual; however,

Best Wishes to You this New Year!!

The Behavioral Wellness Group remains committed to you in this New Year! Thanks to your continued confidence in us, BWG has expanded with increased Medication Prescribers and Therapists; we have also added Pre-Surgical Evaluations for Gender Affirming Surgery to our services provided!!


Accepting New Clients:

I run the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Outpatient Group (IOP) as well as see individual clients and noticed people already struggling with holiday stress, compiled with a special kind of stress: COVID fatigue. We all have thoughts and expectations for the holidays, but this year we are most likely very confused on how to deal with the holidays, this leads to increased pressure, symptoms and questions. I am hearing phrases like:

Best Wishes to You this Fall!
The Behavioral Wellness Group remains committed to you in spite of the unusual year we have had! Thanks to your continued confidence in us, BWG has expanded with increased Medication Prescribers and Therapists; we also have a new virtual College Mental Wellness IOP!!

Have you tried to add in a new lifestyle change such as eating healthier or working out then something throws you off your path and you are unable to maintain the adjustment? According to Brene Brown, PhD, a research professor of shame at The University of Houston, our thoughts about ourselves make the difference to start and maintain behavioral changes. If your self thoughts contain shame statements, this will keep you stuck and prevent you from making the changes that you want.

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The Behavioral Wellness Group is a counseling center providing therapy and behavioral health services and assessment including chemical dependency/drug addiction treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other therapies. We also provide mental health or psychological assessments, and psychological,educational and bariatric testing. Providing services to the following communities in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake County: Cleveland, Ashtabula, Beachwood, Chardon, Concord, Eastlake, Euclid, Fairport, Geneva, Grand River, Highland Heights, Kirtland, Leroy, Lyndhurst, Madison, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Painesville, Pepper Pike, Perry, Russell, Solon, South Euclid, Thompson, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick, from our offices in Mentor, Ohio.