Dr. Norm Wellington


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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 13 reviews. Dr. Norm Wellington has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Psychologist-related: counseling, psychological trauma, psychological problems, mental illness
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RID: 2886008
29/09/13 5 5 5 5 I found Norm to be very helpful to me and have gone to him at various points in my life. I think that he showed insight and diligence in trying to understand my issues not just based upon how they impact and reside in me, but also possible impacts or origins within my family life. He took the time required to really understand the issues I was having, and helped me work through them in a way that has given me the skills to help myself later in life. I would highly recommend him!  Respond
RID: 2882179
27/09/13 5 5 4 4 Dr. Wellington has been very helpful to me. An extremely sensitive and caring therapist. Knowledgeable, intuitive. He gets to the heart of the situation and offers ways of understanding the matters at hand. Dr. Wellington is an excellent guide through difficult times and onerous situations. Highly recommended from my persperctive.  Respond
RID: 2553870
07/02/13 5 5 5 5 The meetings with Dr. Norm Wellington have been a life changing experience for me. I have been struggling with my low self-esteem, worry, fear and feeling of guilt for the last 20 years. I used to hate and punish myself for been stupid, incapable, a complete looser - I could barely stand myself. Thanks to Norm’s friendly guidance, mentoring, understanding and care, I was able to step back on my feet and to enjoy a better life – with myself, my family, friends and co-workers. Million thanks, Norm :)  Respond
RID: 2529007
12/01/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Wellington provided neutral and comfortable grounds for mediation for both me and my ex-husband. With his guidance we identified the key issues and were able to effectively work through them and find resolution that each of us were satisfied with. He listened and gave perspective that was invaluable during a very difficult and emotional time. His advice was always for the best interest of our children and moving forward in life. This enabled a surprisingly easy transition from a broken marriage to a respectful relationship with a deep understanding of the important matters that we continue to face with our children. I am very pleased with my experience through Dr. Wellington and truly believe that mediation can help anyone looking for long-term resolution. Advice that I was given by lawyers was very aggressive and expensive but through mediation we were both empowered to work together at making decisions that suit our own needs but most importantly the needs of our children.  Respond
RID: 1728891
05/03/12 5 5 5 5 I was referred to dr norm Wellington because I was experiencing unknown origin of hostility with my mother. Turns out this rooted from my traumatic birth, poor care when in the hands of family and strangers and parental divorce. My dad did a lot of brainwashing and used guilt in an attempt to alleviate me from my biggest role model, mom. It worked! I am attempting to resolve the pain and anger I have with mom before she dies. My mom also has issues with me in that I was a 'needy' and 'difficult' premature baby who required 24 hour care. She had other toddlers and understandably was under enormous pressure as a mother without my father. We are starting with the basics such as not telling each other what to do and feelings of entitlement to mistreat eAch other. Very profound and incredible to learn from dr Wellington who seems to be an expert in teaching 'respect' and 'patience' and walks you through every statement until you get it right. Wow is all I can say.  Respond
27/09/10 SYSTEM: 6 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1212535
21/07/10 5 5 5 5 I can't tell you how much Dr Wellington has done for me over the past two years. He enabled me to see things no other therapist could. He helped me identify barriers, helped me get over phobias, deal with rage, take responsibility for things I needed to in order to move forward (from stuck), diagnosed me PROPERLY and EFFECTIVELY and steered me in a healtier direction (returning to school) so I could begin to live the life I never thought I could have = NORMAL! I had a fear of men too and initially I was going to see a female psychologist but changed my mind after one session with him because I felt safe and comfortable. Whatever you need to explore I'll bet he'll have the answers! I'm only sorry it took so long for me to get 'fixed' so to speak. Onward and upward... Thanks Dr Swell.  Respond
RID: 1055801
12/12/09 3 3 1 1 In my opinion he's dangerous. It seems he was unable or unwilling to recognize depression (a common condition for which one seeks psychological support). Later, once treated by by family MD, this resolved itself. In the meantime, I spent years and many, many thousands of dollars in "therapy" which I later saw for the uselss waste of time and money it was. Not only did I not get better while under this person's treatment, I got much worse. On more than one occasion I asked Mr. Wellington (yes ... I know he has a doctorate but his is not an MD as suggested by his presence on this website) if I should see a physician and inquire about anti-depressants. He discouraged this. After years of feeling worse and worse I gave up on therapy (not before he misdiagnosed my problem and then blamed me for not getting better). Within weeks of being on Effexor, prescribed by my MD, I felt better. Took it only for 6 months ... weaned off ... fine and functional ever since. I would not trust this person!  Respond
RID: 1027685
06/11/09 5 5 5 5 Quite honestly, Dr. Wellington has helped me to led a postive, confident life for myself and my two children. I have been a patient of Dr. Wellington for several years and I have always found him to be credible, thoughtful, interesting, understanding and knowledgeable. He has assisted me in developing self knowledge and personal understanding which has been life changing for me. I have recommended him to others who have told me that they have greatly benefited from their interactions with him.  Respond
RID: 1003009
05/10/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Wellington is an excellent psychologist and has helped me greatly over the last few years. He is able to quickly target the key issues and concerns, to effectively examine and discuss them with the patient and then work with the patient to develop positive outcomes. I have recommended Dr. Wellington to several friends and colleagues and they have all expressed satisfaction with his work.  Respond
RID: 1001274
02/10/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Wellington helped me overcome a deep depression and learn from that state of mind. He helped me develop tools to avoid the self-destructive nature of depression. Together we explored the roots of my demons. I find him an incredibly sincere clinician. I appreciate his use of humour, anecdote, and literature to assist me in developing my own sense of well-being. I will continue to see Dr. Wellington whenever I have such a need and will continue to recommend him to others.  Respond
RID: 990560
18/09/09 5 5 5 5 I have found Dr. Wellington knowledgeable, reliable, and flexible--responsive to emergencies and imaginative in his willingness to include others involved in his patients' problems.  Respond
RID: 990019
17/09/09 5 5 5 5 I was surprised, in a delightful way, how refreshing it can be TRULY HEARD! Thanks, Dr. Norm.  Respond
RID: 168013
03/03/07 1 1 1 Norm Wellington is rude, uncaring, and he charges a fortune to relate boring horrendous stories to waste the time away. If paid for by the insurance company, he will lie to your face and stab you in the back for the sake of the mighty buck. I caught you red handed Norm and I have the documents to prove it. This doctor should be avoided at all costs. His treatment is totally useless, but his ego is equally matched by his thirst for money.  Respond