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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Our Staff

Gigi A. Cabrera, LMHC, CAP, CST

DBT Therapist

Haydee A. Cabrera, affectionately known by everyone at Wellness as Gigi, is our primary Dialectical Behavioral Therapist. Gigi holds a master’s degree in mental health and substance abuse from Nova Southeastern University. Gigi is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMH), Certified Sexual Therapist (CST) and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAP). In addition, Gigi is certified for Administration, Scoring and Clinical Interpretation of The Substance Abuse Subtle Screen Inventory (SASSI). A native of Puerto Rico, Gigi is fluent in both English and Spanish, and has been working in the addiction and mental health fields for over 15 years. Gigi brings a vast amount of experience to Wellness Resource Center, having worked specifically with dually diagnosed patients and female survivors of trauma.

From 1998 to 2000, Gigi had the opportunity to work with the Triad Women’s Project under direct supervision of the Tri-County Human Services and the University of South Florida. The main therapeutic approach implemented in the project was DBT, and the project provided services to women with substance abuse, mental health, and trauma issues. While working with the Triad Women’s Project, Gigi was also involved in the Highlands County Domestic Violence Task Force, which she cites as “one of the most rewarding experiences in [her] professional career.” As part of her involvement, Gigi had the opportunity to be involved in the development and writing of the group manual for the Triad Women’s Project.

As a psychotherapist at Wellness Resource Center, Gigi facilitates DBT groups throughout the week to teach our dual diagnosis clients healthy and effective coping strategies for dealing with triggers and emotional dysregulation. Gigi also provides one-on-one DBT counseling, which is especially beneficial to clients struggling with certain co-occurring mental health issues, such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and more.

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Our son has a strong, sober network of friends and is better than we've ever seen him! Thanks to Wellness, our family has been reunited.

– Ryan M.