How We Do What We Do

We believe that mental health, physical health, wellness, and happiness must be viewed, and therefore treated, as an integrated system.  For example, someone may present feeling depressed, we not only treat the mood symptoms but also need to address nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle.  The staff at the McLean Wellness Group live the philosophies and techniques that we teach, including mindfulness, thought regulation, open communication, and healthy nutrition and exercise plans to support overall well-being.

We work with clients by developing a relationship through genuine and caring interactions, a foundation of mutual respect and meeting you where you are in the present moment. We focus on identifying and expanding upon your strengths. Our goal is to help people work through making difficult decisions, supporting life transitions, and/or managing mental illness with an emphasis on the mind-body connection.

Mental health & WELL-BEING

Members of our team individualize treatment and tend to focus on cognitive behavioral strategies, dialectical behavior therapy techniques (DBT), and behavioral intervention, all within a solution focused framework. We continually look to identify and expand upon strengths of the individual and family unit. We believe in not only treating the "identified patient" but include family and other members of the person's support network whenever possible. This increases the clients ability to implement changes learned in therapy into their day-to-day lives and relationships.

ESSENTIAL OILS

We have noticed a trend of people gravitating more towards natural and/or holistic remedies for various ailments. As such, we often work with people seeking alternatives to traditional medicine to treat their symptoms. Essential Oils are naturally occurring concentrations from seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They have been used for centuries to promote mental and physical well being. We use them aromatically and topically in our offices and during sessions to help alleviate specific types of distress and promote positive feelings.

We have trained staff who can assist those interested in incorporating essential oils into their daily lives to support particular problem areas.

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fitness/Nutrition

Our philosophy is that maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining physical fitness and proper nutrition, are essential to overall physical and mental well-being. We continually educate ourselves on the best nutritional options and share the knowledge gained with our clients to assist in promoting a healthier lifestyle.

We encourage exercise in ways that fits the clients lifestyle, interests and level of motivation. We organize various nutrition and exercise "challenges," which are a way for us all to support and encourage one another as well as be held accountable for our choices.

We have staff available to help identify individualized fitness and nutrition plans.


“Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start
with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best
leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will
say ‘We have done this ourselves.”
— Lao Tzu