About The Well
The Well is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help individuals, families, and the community experience spiritual, emotional, and physical healing and wellness through holistic care of the mind, body, and spirit.
The Well was founded in 2011 by Katherine Forbes-Smith, a pediatric nurse practitioner practicing in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Katherine found herself confronted daily with the complex pain and suffering of her patients, especially teens, where easy answers and quick fixes were not readily available. Patients expressed their pain and brokenness in all sorts of ways: through drugs, alcohol, sex, self-injurious behavior, dieting, binging, perfectionism, and other destructive patterns. And since her young patients exist in the context of a family, it was very often the family unit that needed support, not just the one patient who was being treated during a pediatric visit.
In response to the need she saw in her medical practice, Katherine began dreaming about a place that could bring freedom, transformation, and healing to her patients and the broader community. She founded The Well in 2011.
The Well’s holistic approach addresses the whole person. We all have a mind, a body, and a spirit, and the health of one affects the health of all three. The pain of one affects the pain of the others. Patients may seek care for chronic headaches, for example, but if their headaches are caused by stress and anxiety, then simply offering pain medication will not address the root cause of the headaches. Instead, offering clients the opportunity to explore holistic wellness, and to get at the roots of their symptoms, allows for the greatest impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing.
The Well offers a variety of services including mental health counseling, yoga, meditation, spiritual care, classes, workshops, and support groups. We treat individuals and families and offer a team-based approach with our staff of highly qualified providers.