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To our community, our nation, our world,
The death of George Floyd, yet another unjust death of a person of color, has weighed heavily on us.
We believe the time is now for the nation to harness the energies of protest and personal unrest such that they may serve as a catalyst for enduring changes in the way our society operates.
We, as a practice, acknowledge the existence of systemic racism both in our local community and the country at large. We acknowledge our own white privilege and the responsibility to continue to educate ourselves and work for positive change.
We implore our leadership, both national and local, to recognize the long overdue necessity of this reform. We need them to be intolerant of hate and prejudice, to model
compassion -- to embody these behaviors as they lead our communities to do the same.
The weight of what is happening need not daunt us. Let us all harness the energy of this important moment.
The time is now.
~ Drs. Wirtz and Schaefer, CRBH Staff and Affiliates
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl
Chester River Behavioral Health & Wellness
is a multi-disciplinary group practice comprised of highly trained and experienced mental health and substance abuse providers. These professional affiliates include: psychologists and masters' prepared professional counselors, clinical social workers, and psychology associates. For more information regarding our affiliates' training and areas of expertise please view our clinical provider's page. We offer a wide range of evaluation and therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Educational programs and group services are also available. For more specific information please view our services page. We participate with many private health insurance plans, as well as Medicare. Our administrative staff can assist you with information about your health coverage benefits, cost of services, and payment options. Please browse our website for more information.
Discover the Rewards of Emotional Health and Wellness
through the Six Dimensions of Wellness*
"Where we are able to feel emotionally strong or stable, our lives are richer; problems easier to solve or manage; and, health is better: We will enjoy the riches of personal relationships and find balance between work, leisure, family and friends." ~~ Dr. Teresa M. I. Schaefer
The emotional dimension of wellness recognizes the value of awareness and acceptance of one's feelings. Emotional wellness is recognized in the capacity to manage feelings and behaviors, the development of autonomy, and the ability to cope effectively with stress.
Physical health and emotional health go
hand in hand. Feeling and looking good
result in improved self-esteem, self-control, determination, and direction. Nutritional awareness, substance control, and realistic physical health routines improve personal outcomes.
Spiritual wellness is found when feelings and actions are consistent with beliefs and values. The search for meaning and purpose is often characterized by harmony between internal personal feelings and behaviors and the experience of your path in life.
The intellectual dimension of wellness recognizes one's creative and stimulating mental activities. A well person expands his or her knowledge and skills while discovering the potential for sharing these gifts with others.
Social wellness is found in acknowledging the interdependence we have with others. Willful choices to nurture personal relationships and contribute to the community in which we live fosters our social health.
The occupational dimension of wellness recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment of one's life through work -- in and out of the home, paid and unpaid. Our ability to contribute our unique gifts, skills, and talents through work is both personally rewarding and meaningful.