dealing with people

Uncovering the Meaning Behind Your Relationship Patterns

What is your core conflictual relationship theme? Uncovering the meaning behind your relationship patterns Most of us pick up specific patterns of relating to others early in life. We may find ourselves facing similar dilemmas with different friends, or similar conflicts across multiple romantic relationships. However, we aren’t always able to detect these similarities as

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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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Knowing When Someone Else Needs Help

It happens to everyone—wondering whether a partner, family member, friend or colleague needs help. But how do we know for sure? Who are we to say? And, won’t they just ignore our advice, or even worse, be offended? The simple fact is that most of us do nothing about our suspicion because we are not

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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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3 Things You Need To Know About Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is when a person has anxiety (defined as “anticipation of future events” by the DSM) about being in a social setting. While social anxiety is found in a wide range of people, it is typically most acute in the teenage and early adult years. Below are three things you should know about social

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