Backcountry Wellness announced on Friday a move to a new location in the heart of Greenwich, at 7 Lincoln Avenue.
On July 6 Greenwich’s Planning & Zoning Commission denied an application from, Backcountry Wellness for a special permit to continue to operate at 37 North Porchuck Road, which is off Round Hill Road, north of the Merritt Parkway.
The owner of Backcountry Wellness, Dr. Bronfman, a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut, was represented by Eric Brower, who acknowledged the file on the application was thick and included police reports and complaints from neighbors.
Mr. Brower acknowledged a letter from Chris Bristol who represented Bronfman’s neighbors. He also referred to complaints to the Zoning Office at Town Hall, as well as one police report that referred to clients as “wayward out-of-state teens.”
Dr. Bronfman’s bio describes her as an Educator, Social Worker and Psychologist with 25 years experience in the field of Eating Disorders.
According to a statement released on Friday, all of of Backcountry Wellness’s existing day and evening programming including individual, group and nutritional counseling will continue.
According to the release, Backcountry Wellness will add an array of new services including, Somatic/Mind-Body- Breath Groups, Lunch and Learns for Professionals and Families and a Binge Eating Disorder Men’s Group.
“We are bursting with excitement about this move as we will be able to serve so many more clients with the added space,” Dr. Bronfman said in the release.
Backcountry Wellness’s mission of “Bridging Recovery with Real Life” will be enhanced by the new location, which is a stone’s throw from Greenwich Avenue (between Mason and Milbank). The new home is ideal for providing treatment which will allow clients to stay in their lives while getting the support they need.
“We are a highly skilled and committed group of professionals eager to share our expertise with you,” said Bronfman in the release. The move to the new location will take place on August 1, 2016. An open house for the community will be scheduled in early fall.