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Family estrangement, simply put, is a loss or a termination of a relationship that previously existed between family members. An estrangement can occur between two people or multiple family members. An estrangement can occur between a parent and a child, sibling to sibling, a child to a parent or grandparent, or any combination you can imagine. Family estrangements can occur at any age. Estrangements in young adults are most common, however, as this is when a person is more financially stable and no longer dependent on their parents for the necessities. Family estrangements do not discriminate. There is no single population that is predisposed to estrangements. Family estrangements can affect any culture, socioeconomic group, profession, religion, or gender.

Best Wishes to You this Summer!

BWG to be offering hybrid therapy!

As the nation opens back up, The Behavioral Wellness Group remains committed to you! By mid July, BWG will resume offering BOTH in person and virtual platforms of therapy. Click here for more information.

Do you ever feel obligated to say “yes” to other even when you don’t want to or can’t accommodate their request? Do you tend to put others needs before your own? Do you find yourself saying “yes” to people only to regret it moments later? Are you exhausted and noticing being down on yourself?

If so, here are 5 ways to start cultivating the healthy habit of saying “NO”:

The Behavioral Wellness Group will be returning to the physical office to begin seeing clients in person. This is for those clinicians and clients who prefer in-person sessions. A genuine thank you to all of you who tolerated our necessary move to virtual sessions during the pandemic. Below is a summary generally outlining what to expect upon our return. We will continue to see those who prefer to be seen virtually through our platform using Zoom. Of course, this is contingent upon insurance allowances for teletherapy/virtual sessions.

Exercise is something we all should do but may have a hard time starting, finding the time in our busy schedules, or sticking with a routine. Hopefully, these bene-fits motivate you to start a happier and healthier new YOU!

Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. It may even help you live longer.

As more and more people are getting vaccinated against COVID, you may be experiencing anxiety as you begin to imagine returning to your social life that existed prior to the pandemic. It may seem challenging to return to life and feel safe and secure in doing so. One way to make sound daily decisions is to utilize a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy technique called wise mind which incorporates emotional and reasonable minded parts of your brain to make a wise mind decision. Below are descriptions of reasonable mind, emotional mind and wise mind.

AREAS OF STRENGTH:

  • Compliance on documentation up from 93% to 98%
  • Releases were in ALL charts for IOP participants, allowing coordination of care with other providers and family
  • Discharge treatment planning goal exceeded expectations at 86%
  • Improvement on most client satisfaction surveys
  • Increase of 25.15% in Billable Hours from 2019 to 2020
  • Positive reviews on 6 returned stakeholder surveys in 2020
  • Noticeably Improved Depression and Anxiety scores on empirically based measures

"Attached are the results of your Performance Review.

You scored a 98.33%

Great job, that is quite the accomplishment for your first chart review"

AREAS OF STRENGTH:

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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.