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The Behavioral
Wellness Group

www.behavioralwellnessgroup.com

Happy Fall Everyone!!
Glovan Pollak and Associates, dba: The Behavioral Wellness Group is very pleased to share with you that our programs are CARF Re-Accredited for the maximum allowable of Three years, until September 30, 2021! This is a testament to our commitment in meeting and exceeding the most stringent of professional standards in our profession! In the past 4 years, we have doubled our physical space, nearly tripled our Staff and have significantly expanded and added services in the areas of:

- Child and Adolescent Services
- Evening and Weekend Hours
- Psychological Services Department
- Psychological Testing Department
- Medical Services/Prescribing Department
- Adult and Adolescent Aftercare

BWG clinicians pioneered and specialize in providing Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). Our IOPs are contracted with major insurance carriers and are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We offer 5 IOPs , each with corresponding Aftercare Programs:

- Adult Morning AND Evening Mental Health IOP for individuals with extreme emotions, symptoms that are disruptive to their lives and/or self-harming/self-defeating behaviors.
- Dual Diagnosis IOP for those with both emotional and substance use issues.
- Health and Wellness IOP for individuals with emotional and medical or pain issues and those on leave from work or school.
- Adolescent IOP for those between the ages of 12-17

We continue to offer a complete outpatient continuum of care for ages 4 and up with a proven track record of helping others maximize their potential, to include:

- Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapies
- Psychological, Bariatric and Educational Testing
- Chemical Dependency Assessments and Treatment
- Assessments within 48-72 Hours
- Psychiatric and Medication Management

We accept all major insurance plans and accommodate self-pay clients.
We hope that this information is helpful. If we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone, email or fax. Thank you for your continued support and confidence; It is very much appreciated!

Michael J. Primc, M.D.

Employee Spotlight

Dr. Primc is a general psychiatrist, providing treatment of mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders for patients 18 years of age and older. He received his bachelor of arts in microbiology from Miami University. Board certified in psychiatry since 2000, he obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin.

His initial focus is to understand exactly what is of primary concern to the client.   Most often, this involves some form of threat or defeat. Together with the client, he steps back to get a better line of sight as to how to resolve this dilemma.  Often, medications are used to contain the symptoms and to help with the process. Follow up appointments are then scheduled, varying in length between 15 to 30 minutes.

Dr. Primc has quite an extensive resume to include inpatient/outpatient hospital and community mental health as well private practice settings.

Managing Relationships Through the Holidays

Feature Article by Stephanie Cerula, LPCC, Clinical Counselor

  • Be Gentle- Even if you strongly disagree with someone’s opinion, it can be helpful to be mindful of your reaction and take a step back before responding. You do not need to become nasty but rather can politely say you disagree or are choosing to discuss something else is a way to share your opinion in a gentle way. Use “I” statements to express your feelings rather than saying “you” which can cause someone to become defensive and start an argument.
  • Act Interested- Focus on staying in the moment and acting interested in what the other person is saying. This can be challenging if you are wanting to avoid the topic of conversation but often other people want to be heard and then will move on to another topic. Some ways to act interested non-verbally are by using eye contact and nodding your head to show you are following what the other person is saying.
  • Validate- Validating someone’s opinion does not mean you agree with it. Some validating statements can consist of the following:
  • I can see this is an important topic to you.
  • It is apparent you have strong beliefs on the topic.
  • I respect your opinion and beliefs.

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Tips On Preventing The Cold Weather Blues

Featured article by  Cathy Knezevich, M.Ed., PCC

We all notice the weather changing as the dog days of summer fade away and the vibrant green leaves of the trees change colors. It's not uncommon to feel exhausted or down when the seasons change. The weather affects the human body not just physiologically but psychologically. Here are some relatively simple, yet important tips to beat the cold weather blues.

1) Go out for coffee (or tea) with friends.

Warm beverages are refreshing on a cold day. The empirical study Experiencing physical warmth promotes interpersonal warmth, found that a warm beverage activates insula in the body, which increases positive emotions like empathy and trust. This sense of physical and interpersonal warmth can aid in a positive social environment, or social contacts. (Williams & Bargh, 2008, p. 607)


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Resources

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: https://www.psychologytoday.com/therapy-types
Mental Health Facts: https://www.nami.org/NAMI/
NAMI: https://namilakecountyohio.org/
National Suicide Prevention: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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