Dr. Richard Wanderman and Emily Phipps, RN, PNPI provide medical and wellness services at Forward Counseling that can include medication and other complementary modalities.  

According to the National Wellness Institute, “Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.” This definition describes a shift from unconscious living – where you do not think about your health until you have a problem or experience symptoms – to conscious living – where you are actively making healthy choices to promote your success and wellbeing.

Wellness Is Multidimensional & Holistic

Wellness is multidimensional in that there are several different areas of life considered to be a part of overall wellness, as shown in the Wellness Wheel above. Wellness is not just about physical activity and good nutrition. It includes positive choices and a sense of fulfillment spiritually, occupationally, psychologically, physically, environmentally and socially.

Wellness is holistic in that it encompasses the total person and explores the relationship between various dimensions of wellness. Instead of simply directly treating symptoms, such as poor nutrition, our approach to wellness involves understanding how the various dimensions are interrelated and may be affecting one another. If you are not psychologically well, for instance, it is likely that your success in other areas of life will be impacted as well.

Are you someone who wants a patient doctor who is experienced, patient and curious? Dr. Wanderman is here to actually listen to you and not just prescribe or talk at you. With over 45 years of experience, Dr. Wanderman loves to help clients complicated situations where both your health and mood are affected. Dr. Wanderman has experience in Primary Care, Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Wellness and is here to patiently help you feel better.

Dr. Wanderman was born in New York City and attended college in New York and Ohio.  His philosophy of practice is that there must be a partnership between patient and practitioner with open communication going both ways. This enables the doctor and patient to create optimal wellness and health. He uses conventional medicine as well as several alternative approaches. These include diet, vitamins and supplements, and incorporate other complimentary modalities when needed. His concern is your health, and his goals are to keep you off medication when possible, and to teach you how to be and stay healthy. 

Dr. Wanderman has five children, and in his free time he writes poetry and paints.

Dr. Wanderman would love to help you solve these common health issues:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD / ADD / Lack of Focus

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Candida Related Issues

  • Alcohol Use Disorder

  • Nutrition Issues

  • Primary Care

  • Wellness and Preventative Medicine

  • Mood and Health Issues for Adolescents

  • Camp and Sport Physicals

Dr. Wanderman is in network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, UNITED, and other select plans. If he is out of network with your plan, we will file for out of network benefits. Additionally, you can pay for for Dr. Wanderman's services with Medical or Health Savings Account Card.  He is available for appointments Monday-Friday.

Make an initial appointment with Dr. Wanderman or Emily Phipps by clicking here…We would be happy to get you scheduled.

Emily Phipps, RN, PNPI

Emily Phipps, RN, PNPI

Meet Emily Phipps, RN, PNPI

At Forward Counseling, she offers Brief Medication Education Consultations scheduled one on one with you

We all take medication at some point in our lives whether it is an antibiotic for an infection or an antidepressant for our mood, but do you know how your medication actually works, what symptoms it targets, and what side effects and interactions might occur?

If you are interested in learning more about the ins and outs of your medication, as well as any possible alternatives that might be a better fit, Forward Counseling is offering brief consultations with our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Intern.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to any prescription or over the counter medication, or would like to explore the world of supplements, herbs, vitamins, or nootropics, come in for a consultation. Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Emily is here to offer guidance, suggestions, and possible ways to improve the way you think and feel. Medications are not appropriate for everyone and they certainly are not a “cure-all”, but they can be useful in times of stress, especially if you are engaging in regular counseling sessions. Research has shown that the use of psychiatric medications when appropriate, along with therapy has better outcomes than with just doing one or the other. Give us a call at 901-930-7397 or email us at officemanager@forwardcounseling.com to schedule an appointment or request more information.

Emily is also The Sinclair Method informed and if you are interested in having her discuss it with you, give us a call. We can work with you on a humane plan to meet your goals.