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At Wellness  First we view counseling as a very important part of the treatment process. Doctor McEwen, for example, likes to remind his patients that a doctor with his medicines is like a sports trainer.   As such, he can wrap a patient’s ankle and get him back on the playing field of life, but it is the counselor who deals with the complexities of each patient’s life circumstances.   Most people having an ideal treatment response will get 80 percent of the benefit from counseling with the remainder coming from medications.  


One can look at a counselor as a life coach and the patient as a person playing the game of life. Subtleties in human psychology as well as in the landscape of a person's life benefit from insight allowing eventual change.  Through counseling strengths are identified  and enjoyed, while weaknesses are addressed leading to development.

Patients working with us will notice the respect our therapists have for them as well as for the  challenges they are facing in their life circumstances.

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