What is Wellness?

Wellness is defined as the quality of being in good health, especially as an actively sought and dynamic goal. Commonly, wellness is divided into 8 components:

  1. Physical
  2. Spiritual
  3. Emotional
  4. Social
  5. Intellectual
  6. Environmental
  7. Financial
  8. Occupational

The most obvious role therapy has in the ongoing process of wellness is to directly attend to the emotional or psychological aspects of your well-being. However, I view therapy from a wholistic perspective and believe that all components of wellness need to work together in an interdependent fashion. For a true sense of well-being, we need to cultivate each aspect while also finding ways to create a dynamic balance between them. A good therapeutic relationship can both directly address your mental health and emotional needs while also supporting you in the orchestration of creating balance.