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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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5 Signs Your Marriage is in Trouble

Having the same fight over and over: While having the occasional fight in your relationship is normal; having the same fight time and time again is a warning sign. Sweeping a problem under the rug without coming to a solution only continues the cycle. Constant arguing can be a result of one partner not feeling …

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Negotiating A Fee: Making Therapy Affordable

In last week’s post, we went over the reasons why therapy is expensive. A therapist has to pay for office space, furniture, utilities, continuing education, and marketing, not to mention taxes. Furthermore, a therapist has already paid for a master’s degree or doctorate: he or she has to pay off student loans for quite some …

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New Year! Goal-Planning Dos and Don’ts

With the New Year right around the corner, many people are going to be thinking about what 2018 holds in store for them. Whether you are formally committing to a New Year’s Resolution, or informally thinking about how to better your life, these four tips will improve your chances of success: There is an old …

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How Talking Helps You Think 

Continuing our discussion from last post, in this post we will explore how talking helps people think better. In the first place, talking is a slower act than thinking. When we are forced to articulate our thoughts to another person, we cannot take any shortcuts, shortcuts that we are accustomed to taking when thinking things through in …

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What Is A Therapeutic Conversation?

Many people are surprised to learn that the main activity in therapy is talking. They wonder how that is going to change anything. To them, their problems seem to require a lot more—advice, strategies, direction. Everything is falling apart around them—it requires action to make things right again. Something must be done. Therapy is not a place for …

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Why Does Growth Thru Change Believe in the Power of Group Therapy

Many people want to know what makes Growth Thru Change different. Is it just one of a handful of agencies that provide pretty much the same services under the guise of pretty much the same philosophy? The simple answer is no—and here’s why: Growth Thru Change is one of the only agencies that promotes group …

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Is Couples Counseling Right For You? (Part 3)

A “What’s The Point?” Attitude Many couples, especially those who experience unproductive fighting, reach a point where they do not see the purpose of sharing certain material with their partner, because they know how their partner is going to react. For example, a woman experiences stress at her job because her boss gives her too …

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9 Signs You Could Benefit From Couples Counseling (Part 2)

Last post, we talked about three signs that couples counseling could be right for you and your partner. Today, we’re going to continue the list 7. Change in Lifestyle Couples are not immune to big life changes. They must weather their impact the best they can, but oftentimes, things become too overwhelming. Such events include: …

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9 Signs You Could Benefit From Couples Counseling (Part 1)

Couples counseling can serve many purposes. Sometimes, it can help a couple decide if they are right for each other. Other times, it can help a couple make a big life decision, such as whether to get married, have children, share finances, et cetera. Most times, however, couples counseling helps improve communication and intimacy between …

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