Frank H. Wotton, III was a man of deep and abiding faith and a consummate people person through and through. He translated his early love of family into a passion and career for professionally serving the family of man women and children in his home town of Holyoke when he established Living Water Counseling Center in 2012. Early in his career, Frank championed a now mainstream but once very radical treatment philosophy of serving individuals with simultaneous substance abuse and mental health conditions with an integrated or holistic approach. In the 2010’s, Frank then became an early collaborator with doctors and organizations that pioneered Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid dependence and other addictions. Noticing the predominance of trauma and anxiety in so many people he served, in 2010 Frank became one of the first in Massachusetts trained and certified in a most innovative treatment technique known as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Frank discovered in time ART to be also very effective with most other mental/behavioral health issues. In 2020 he was proud to scholarship ART training for four LWCC clinicians. Frank’s vision for Living Water Counseling Center was based on a holistic recovery model that embraces development of mind, body and spirit. It was Frank’s conviction, experience and now his legacy through LWCC, that addiction and mental health conditions are de-stigmatized by this holistic model. As he saw things, each person is a complex and wondrous sojourner worthy of dignity and compassion on this amazing and challenging walk of Life. For all of us who had the great fortune of knowing, working with, and coming to love Frank, his untimely passing still carries with it a deep sorrow. And yet Living Water Counseling Center and all it stands for will forever be a shining legacy to Frank, the healer, this visionary, a great colleague and friend. A pillar of our community. We will never forget you, Frank! And we will carry on in your memory!
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TELEHEALTH SERVICES NOW OFFERED!
In order to protect the health of our community and our team, some changes are taking place. You may receive counseling over the phone or video call.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy ( ART )
Living Water Counseling Center (LWCC) is pleased to announce that as of 10/15/2020 we have created a specialized team of therapists that are trained and certified in the most innovated therapy technique known as "ACCELERATED RESOLUTION THERAPY" (ART).
Specializing in all forms of 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder' yet found to be equally effective for most mental/ behavioral health issues, approached with a fraction of the time for resolve. Micheal Shoenberg, (LWCC Clinical Liaison) and Frank Wotton, founder of LWCC were among the 1st several persons trained in this method in 2010 by its author/developer Laney Rosenzwieg, an LMFT from West Hartford, CT. Studying other eye and motion therapies that rapidly resolve brain trauma memories and symptoms of debilitated "PTSD" and other crippling emotional problems. Thus finding her ART method effective in as a few of 1-5 sessions.
Soon after, researched at the University Florida School of Nursing, and funded by the Department of Defense, ART has become world renowned and proven scientifically "Evidence Based".
LWCC, a private and holistic agency has dreamed of the day where we could pool together our resources to create a team of 7 well rounded therapists to take an extensive training and practice as Masters of this amazing therapy method.