Families are the whole from which each of us emerges as a part. Shared genetic material and generations of common socialization make it almost impossible to escape our family’s dynamic role in determining our health and wellness. Whenever we are privileged to care for an individual in our Wellness Center, our perception and mindset are that we are seeing a part of a larger whole. This concept is liberating and at the same time humbling. We say liberating because no matter what dysfunction or illness causes a person to come to us for assistance, our understanding of the holistic approach reminds us that the problem did not begin with the individual we see in front of us. We have learned through thoughtful questions that similar patterns can be found in other family members In fact, patterns of health and wellness probably began several generations earlier and became fully manifested in the individual we meet.
This overview helps the individual to begin to see the bigger picture and allows less self-criticism.The reason we believe that looking at family history can be humbling is because many folks will inwardly glow about their own exceptional accomplishments, thinking of themselves as exceptional or gifted. A cursory review of the individual’s progenitors reveals that these exceptional gifts were just that. Gifts that were passed on to them by their ancestors who were equally exceptional if not more so with fewer resources ... Humbling!
Family Therapy endeavors to improve the individual’s functioning by identifying patterns in the family in order to eliminate automatic behavior, without stigmatizing the individual with labels or psychiatric diagnosis. This is the desired form of counseling for families going through crisis. Family Therapy works extremely well to calm families down and to prevent continuing of patterns of dysfunction. Health and wellness of the family always results in health and wellness for all of its members.
"I would recommend Dr. Wills to anyone interested in meeting someone with the experience and confidence to guide them to a positive outcome for any healthcare concern."
"Working with Dr. Wills has really paid off! I have no major illness and I travel on bus trips with my club around the country feeling confident that I am healthy and free of needing hands full of pills like my friends and family members. I take only a fluid pill when I eat out to remove the salt I get from restaurant food. I look forward to my visits with my doctor. He is really a great physician. His approach to healthcare keeps emphasizing me not having bad habits or relying unnecessarily on medication has passed the test of time!!" -Teresa L..
"I am currently a sixty year old male in excellent health. I attribute my current state of good health to care provided to me by Dr. Reginald D. Wills since the age of thirty five."