Starting now, you can begin a brand new journey toward a more positive path for yourself – one that’s filled with growth, well being, acceptance, and empowerment.
Welcome to Circle of Wellness! My name is Lonnell Lewis. I have acquired a plethora of knowledge that has provided me the tools to serve individuals with various mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders. My goal as a therapist is to help people get through the lousy times, not by removing the garbage, but by walking with them so they can see it is survivable. Sometimes people just need to get through the tough times; they do not need to change. Often just having someone there to talk through things and reflect on their situation reminds them that they are not alone.
Circle of Wellness is an organization whose mission is to provide quality services that focus on integrating six dimensions of wellness.
• Emotional Wellness- Emotional wellness is achieved when a person is aware of and accepts a wide array of emotions and feelings. An emotionally well person also realizes that ‘happiness’ is not the only desired emotion in life. Growth and emotional maturity develop when one experiences and accept a wide variety of emotions: happiness, anger, sadness, determination, frustration, and many more.
• Physical Wellness- Focuses on the state of your physical body. It also focuses on how you treat your body and react to its fluctuations in health.
• Social Wellness- Relationships, respect, community interaction. This dimension considers how we relate to others. How we connect, communicate, and get along with the people, that surround us. Social wellness is closely connected to emotional wellness. You need one to achieve the other. It is difficult to achieve emotional wellness if your social wellness is lacking. And vice versa.
• Occupational Wellness- This dimension involves finding fulfillment in your job and knowing its value. It is also the ability to establish a balance between work, school, and leisure time. Occupational wellness is achieved when a person uses his/her skills effectively in a paid or unpaid setting to contribute to the community while experiencing personal fulfillment and satisfaction.
• Intellectual Wellness- Critical thinking, creativity, curiosity. This dimension considers the desire to be a lifelong learner. It’s the ability to be open to new experiences and ideas to continue growing.
• Spiritual Wellness- Spiritual wellness focuses on that ‘big picture’ view of life. A spiritually well person can accept and appreciate that which is not completely understood. They also seek to question the meaning and purpose of life for themselves and those around them. Spiritual wellness does not specify a religion, it is simply a state of questioning the universe and desiring to understand and define universal values in the world.
Each dimension comprehensively works together promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle, ultimately improving the overall quality of life. We thrive to build self-respect, self-worth, and self-discipline by first teaching individuals the importance of wellness.
I honestly believe that the most important aspect of a successful therapeutic relationship is the connection between the client and the therapist. Each therapist has a unique style. My style is person-centered, solution-focused, practical, reality-oriented, and collaborative. Sessions tend to be focused on solutions, not problems. While at times it is necessary and useful to delve into the past, the focus tends to be more on the present and future. Pain, stress, and difficult times provide some of the best opportunities to create meaning and hope.
As with any relationship, therapy works best when there is trust, mutual respect, and a sense of connection. If you think we may be a good fit to work with one another, call me at 804-252-4525 or email me at [email protected] to set up a 15-minute complimentary phone consultation. This phone call is used to assess the goodness of fit of a therapeutic match, not for treatment or diagnosis. If we find that we are not a good fit at the end of this phone call, I will give you referrals to therapists that might be a better match for you.