Meridian Behavioral Health provides a variety of wellness services from our mental health clinicians as well as our registered dietitian. It is our goal to match you with the practitioner that will best meet your needs. If you would like more information, or would like to request a first visit, you can either fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you or you can also call us directly at (815) 344-5061.

What is Wellness?

The term “wellness” refers to dynamic process of physical, mental, and spiritual fulfillment with a commitment of integration into daily life. As the movement towards health and wellness counseling has grown, another definition for wellness has been clarified as: “a way of life oriented toward optimal health and well being, in which body, mind, and spirit are integrated by the individual to live life more fully within the human and natural community. Ideally, it is the optimum state of health and well­ being that each individual is capable of achieving.”

What is Wellness Counseling?

Sessions are always based on the needs of the client and expressed desire to change. Clients may be asked to identify which areas of wellness are most important to them and which they would like to change and improve. Wellness counseling emphasizes strengths as well as personal choices, and underscores the importance of daily decision making to achieve the goal of an increasingly healthy, balanced lifestyle. Areas for improvement in wellness may center around:
●Nutrition
●Physical Activity
●Weight Restoration
●Obtaining healthy lab values (cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.)
●Stress management techniques
 
Dietitians, therapists, and counselors can work with individuals of all ages in order to help achieve wellness goals.

Who Can Benefit from Wellness Counseling?

Any age can benefit from investing in their overall health and wellness. Whether it is for learning stress relieving and time management techniques from a counselor to gaining tips on balancing your diet through nutritional counseling with a dietitian, there are many ways to obtain optimal health. Each area of health has an effect on overall wellness, so identifying areas to improve will lead to better overall functioning. Similarly, by adapting individual habits to achieve greater wellness, family members can also benefit from improved health status as well.
 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our wellness services, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of our clinicians. We are happy to answer questions, help look into your insurance benefits or explain how counseling might be beneficial to you. If you have questions, and would like to speak to one of our professionals, contact us today.