New Business – Trinity Wellness Center
Meet the owners and operators of Trinity Wellness Center in Leland, NC.
Why was 2020 the right time to open your business?
We actually opened the original Trinity Wellness Center in 2005, and we opened our Brunswick County branch in June 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. While there was an ongoing crisis, we saw a natural opportunity to step in and help with the growing physical, mental health and wellness needs in a new location. COVID-19 is a stress test, in many ways, of our community’s health, and we believe that the best way to fight the pandemic in the long run is to help as many people as we can to lead healthier lives.
What made Leland the ideal location for you?
Brunswick County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation and was already underserved from a mental health perspective. Leland is the primary location for shopping in Brunswick County. We are situated right in the middle of several major residential communities. We are well-positioned in a variety of ways.
What services/products do you offer?
We offer psychiatric treatment from a functional, holistic perspective. We offer hormone replacement therapy, intravenous ketamine for depression, vitamin and nutrient infusions for wellness, ozone treatment for mold and Lyme infections and other chronic illnesses, psychological testing for memory and attention, and we are adding more anti-aging treatments all the time. We also offer acupuncture.
What separates you from the competition?
We are a small, boutique practice offering individualized care plans that focus on overall health, wellness and prevention. We don’t focus on treating symptoms. We try to find the underlying cause of your symptoms so that we can offer long-term solutions.
What has been your leading success so far?
Getting a fully functioning and dedicated team together so quickly. We literally went from an idea that two of us were batting around in March to a fully functioning clinic in June. We’ve assembled an incredible team with a diverse skill set, and we all enjoy working together. We have created a healing environment, and we love seeing our patients get better.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?
Most people know very little about the treatments we do and the potential benefits they have. A billboard or a print ad really can’t convey what we do. We are looking forward to the challenge and opportunity to help people think differently about their physical and mental health and what’s possible.
How has COVID affected your business?
A good portion of our clientele has chosen to receive services via telemedicine, so we have been able to stay busy throughout the pandemic. But in the midst of all the pessimism and polarization, we also choose to try to lives our lives optimistically and we try to convey that in all our interactions and educational responsibilities. I am an immigrant and moved to the United States in the early ’70s. I have lived on three different continents and in different parts of the country. I will never take for granted the opportunity that this great country has given me to do the work that I love to do, with people I want to work with, in a place that I love living in. I’m very fortunate.
What can we anticipate from you in the future?
We aspire be on the cutting edge of providing safe, novel treatments for mental health, anti-aging and wellness. Most people aren’t aware of the fact that Botox has been found to be helpful in the treatment of depression. We will be adding Botox to our service line this winter. We also hope to add transcranial magnetic brain stimulation for depression and OCD next year.
What is a fun fact about you or your staff?
We love good puns and dad jokes. Please bring your best in with you. Laughter really is the best medicine.
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Trinity Wellness Center
R. Thomas Mathew MD, Medical Director
1003 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 1C, Leland