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Understanding & Managing Anxiety

Simply put, what is anxiety? Anxiety is a condition that has become quite popular in the public lexicon. Hearing about anxiety can be tricky, especially when the word is thrown around without the proper amount of context. One way to look at it, there is a difference between anxiety in the general sense and anxiety …

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Returning To “Normalcy” While Suffering From Social Anxiety

There are several considerations to keep track of for a person who is dealing with social anxiety. From how to ensure consistent performance in the workplace, to managing the complicated ins and outs of personal relationships, to the pressures that can come from everyday demands and responsibilities, there are multitudes of things to balance. Then …

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Toxic Parenting and Its Effects

Whether we want it or not, our parents play a major role in shaping us mentally and emotionally. What is toxic parenting? No one is perfect, including our parents. Parents are human beings too. They may have the best intentions and want the best for their children, but they make mistakes and might unintentionally do …

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Considering Medication for your Depression, Anxiety…etc? 

Considering Medication for your Depression, Anxiety…etc?  Sick of asking your primary care doctor for psychiatric meds?  Looking for a Psychiatrist to monitor your medication?  Looking to consolidate your treatment?   We are here to help….  Growth thru Change WELCOMES Ann Nolan CRNP, PMHNP-BC Nurse Practitioner to the practice.   Ann is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who brings many …

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Support Group: Depression, Anxiety, and Life Transitions

​​Wellness is a return to a life that you care about. Mental health symptoms create challenges and cause barriers to fulfilling one’s life goals. The mental health group works to improve one’s moods through group collaboration. As part of the group therapy session, members work to change their old ways of behaving in favor of new more productive and healthier patterns.  Using …

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Are You Experiencing the Holiday Blues?

The holidays are exciting, overwhelming, and keep us busy from when we cut the turkey until the ball drops. You have just spent the better part of 2 months planning, cooking, gifting, and visiting friends and family so it is absolutely natural to get the blues once it abruptly stops! So once it all ends …

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Holiday Anxiety

Anxiety from the holidays creeps up every year for most especially in the month of December. We are all stressed and overwhelmed by the activities going on; but, for those with anxiety disorders this can be downright crippling! That is why, during the holiday season, it is important to put a plan together to remain …

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Concealed Depression: What Is It?

Concealed depression is an atypical form of depression. First and foremost, depression refers not just to a syndrome but also to a state of sadness, depletion, deflation, emptiness, hopelessness, and/or boredom that each of us has experienced. Those that suffer from concealed depression are often experiencing these symptoms but project their feelings in an opposite …

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Tips for Coping with a Bad Day

Be kind to yourself: Even though you are having an off day; remind yourself that some things are out your control. Being too hard on yourself will not cause you to have a better day or better outlook. Treat yourself: Do something that genuinely makes you happy that will brighten your day, as treat for …

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Why Is My Teen Obsessed with Social Media?

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Twitter are only a handful of the platforms that have created the obsession with social media. As many as 22% of teens say that they have logged into their social media accounts at least 10 times per day. Many parents are concerned that their children are spending too much …

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