Lido Wellness Center Blog
Tested Under the Pandemic, LWC’s Treatment Approach Is Uniquely Equipped to Address Modern PressuresDecember 1, 2021 | by Dr. Lesley Tate-Gould, PsyD, SEP
Lido Wellness Center’s treatment approach encompasses more than just our founders’ passion, our clinicians’ expertise, and our clients’ resiliency. Foundationally, it is based upon human connection. Through our philosophies and modalities, LWC emphasizes the importance of connection and reconnection between our clients and their loved ones, and the connections between our clients, themselves. We foster this environment by highly prioritizing group – as well as individual – psychotherapy, firmly believing that our clients’ acute needs require safe, consistent, and authentic human connection. This client-centric approach defines our position in the behavioral health community as a leading, and effective, outpatient treatment facility. It also paves our pathway into the future, enabling us to maintain consistency and excellence amid the uncertainty and turbulence that new challenges bring.
In fact, LWC’s emphasis on human connection guided our pandemic response, its aftershocks, and the unique mental health challenges the pandemic has surfaced. With close attention to federal and state health guidelines and recommendations, we curated a pandemic experience with its roots in personal and community health and safety while, nevertheless, maintaining, to the fullest extent possible, the human connection element that’s so valuable to our clients’ recoveries. Not only did the pandemic introduce response and mitigative/adaptive challenges, it also brought additional mental health concerns that ushered more clients through our door. Notably, the pandemic seemed to exacerbate areas of past concern that, previously, would likely have been swept aside or ignored. It placed every feeling, experience, and thought under a microscope —heightening past fears and intensifying previous traumas, and therefore manifesting those issues into present symptoms.
LWC’s approach and belief in the importance of human connection in the healing and recovery process guided our response to these emerging challenges, and provided the foundation for continuing client success despite the chaos surrounding us during these times. We strongly believe that the guidance of a trusted therapist, supplemented by a group of supportive peers, addresses these emergent situations uniquely and with remarkably replicative success.
by Dr. Lesley Tate-Gould, PsyD, SEP
Co-Founder and Executive Director