Therapy

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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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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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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Love-Object: Attachment Theory & It’s Relationship To False Self

To Love and Be Loved A Very Brief History of Attachment Theory and its’ relationship to the False Self  The British psychoanalyst John Bowlby sought to understand the anxiety and distress  children experienced when separated from their primary caregivers. Bowlby shared the psychoanalytic view that early experiences in childhood are important for influencing development and …

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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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Support Group Therapy & Counseling Sessions

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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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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