Self-Help

Fighting Against What We Cannot Face

The Definition of Resistance The theory of resistance was forged long ago by Sigmund Freud to describe when a patient develops uncooperative behaviours during sessions. It occurs when an individual’s unconscious defenses of their ego are threatened by an external source. That external source often being therapy and the therapist themselves. Resistance doesn’t just show …

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Understanding Our Children’s Development

Have you ever read something and it just clicks, you completely understand it and you can see the validity of it? I found this happening often when I was in grad school for counseling and mental health in 2018.  Particularly in my Counseling Interventions class my first semester, we’d be talking about a theory that …

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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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The False Self: Being Yourself isn’t Easy, but it’s Worth It

Do you feel like you’re wearing a mask under your mask? Have you ever gotten the advice to “just be yourself”? What does that even mean? Is it even safe to be yourself around everyone you meet? We all have different sides to us: work self, social self, family self, date self, the list is …

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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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NEW GROUP AT GROWTH THRU CHANGE: Moms Club

MOMS CLUB Looking for a support group that understands your experience as a mother? Struggling with post-partum depression and long for a place to feel supported and connected? Seeking guidance through those challenging early years? Then Moms Club is for you! Parenting can make you feel like every day is your first day on the …

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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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