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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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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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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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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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Why Does My Teen Hate Me?

At one point or another, most parents of teenagers have heard the words “I hate you.” While this may be a bold statement, it simply is not always the truth. Transitioning from childhood to adolescence is a difficult and challenging period. Teenagers set out on a path to find them self and become an adult. …

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Growth thru Change’s Wellness Support Group is ​​Now Offered in the Evening

Wellness Support Group ​​ ​​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 …

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Strategies for a Successful Summer Break

Bucks County schools are closing for the year. Summer  is here! What does this mean for your family? Tips for managing your kids’ downtime to help make it relaxing for everyone. By: Beth Arky “While your average child may be thrilled by the end of the school year, anticipating lazy days and sleeping in, the prospect …

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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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Why Is Therapy So Expensive

For many, therapy can be prohibitively expensive. While our medical costs are usually covered by some type of insurance, therapy often is not. Even if your insurance covers therapy, there can be some major drawbacks, such as long wait times, high copays, and the necessity of a diagnosis, which can stay on a person’s record …

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