Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Wellness Resource Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Wellness Resource Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

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Amy Effman

Amy Effman, LMFT, CAP


Amy Effman is a Licensed Psychotherapist, certified in Addictions, specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 9 years experience as an Addictions professional and 5 years working as a Solution-Focused Systemic Therapist, both in private and public treatment centers in New York City, San Diego and South Florida, Amy works with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are substance dependence, dual diagnosis (substance dependence coupled with a mental health disorder), major mental health issues (severe depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia), suicidal thoughts, separation/divorce, relationship problems, LGBT, and day-to-day life stress.  In addition to being a prominent Addictions therapist, Amy Effman has also taught graduate level courses at Barry University’s School of Social Work, and developed and taught courses for the CAP (Certified Addictions Professional) certification and BHT (Behavioral Health Technician) certification programs at Palm Healthcare. She was a presenter for the Happy Herald newspaper and developed both family support workshops and an intensive outpatient program for a holistic treatment center. Most recently, Amy Effman became post graduate faculty for Life University, teaching medical professionals about drug court and interventions. 

Prior to Ms. Effman’s work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she worked alongside the misdemeanor drug court in Broward County, as a Judicial Evaluator, Therapist and Drug Court Supervisor through The Starting Place. She currently serves felony drug court participants and provides assessments for DUI programs. Amy Effman was also trained as a Guardian Ad Litem in 1999 when she advocated for abused and neglected children who could not advocate for themselves in Alachua County, Florida. It was this experience which led her into the helping industry and she later received training in Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention in 2000 before spending 3 years as a Career Development Advisor and Career Counselor for a post-secondary college in San Diego, California.

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– Ryan M.