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Medical and Development Problems. To learn more about the emotional issues around ADD / ADHD, Autism, Blebs, Diabetes, Heart Attacks, Herpes Simplex, and Somatoform Disorder keep reading. We have gathered together self-help help articles that are designed to be read from the privacy of your own home. Have questions? Want specific help? Contact one of our therapists today. Help is available 267-324-9564 Center for Growth / Therapy in Philadelphia.

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Erectile Dysfunction Survey

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

15-20% of American men will experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their life. Despite its ubiquity, Erectile Dysfunction still causes distress for many men experiencing it. It’s common for…


Doctor Visits

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Doctor visits are important to maintaining good health. Regular physicals and check-ups are a smart choice. It’s not rare that you may have questions related to your sexual health during…


Infertility: Your Husband As Your Support System

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Infertility: Your Husband As Your Greatest Support System

Are you and your husband experiencing infertility? The diagnosis of infertility can be painful and traumatic.  You may be experiencing emotions that may…


Understanding Hypermobility Syndromes

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Each year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with hypermobility syndromes, including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, joint hypermobility syndrome, and Marfan syndrome. These conditions are chronic illnesses; although the symptoms can be treated…


Skin Picking Treatment

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Skin picking is considered a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior Disorder which effects up to 5% of the population.  Examples of skin picking include, but are not limited to: picking acne or…


Herpes and Self Worth

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Herpes and Worth: The twenty dollar Bill Exercise: Since finding out about your diagnosis, have you at one time or another made comments like, “No one will want me anymore since…


Are blebs deflating more than your lung?  A look at Self-esteem

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you’re in the recovery process from a surgery for a collapsed lung (Blebs Disease ) you might be unsure of what the future holds.  You know for at least…


Coping With A Spontaneous Pneumothorax AKA Bleb Disease:  Top 12 Things to Know

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you’ve received the diagnosis of a spontaneous pneumothorax, known as “bleb disease,” you’re probably wondering “now what? Can I resume my regular world living in Philadelphia? Counseling? Therapy? Life?  After healing from surgery…


Overview of Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How is a collapsed lung treated? Very small lung collapses (less than 5% collapsed) require little treatment and will get better with time and rest.  In most cases, a chest…


What is a Spontaneous Pneumothorax AKA Bleb Disease?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is a spontaneous pneumothorax?Spontaneous pneumothorax refers to the condition when a lung leaks air and collapses.  In this condition lung collapses are caused by blebs, not by trauma or…


A 5-Step Formula for Asserting Boundaries for use by People on The Autism Spectrum.

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Autism Therapy in Philadelphia: Asserting boundaries can be a really hard thing to do for just about anyone. It can feel especially difficult to assert your boundaries…


Mirror checking and the Traps for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Therapy in Philadelphia: Mirror checking and the traps for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Mirror checking is a common ritual performed by people with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Close to ninety percent…


What is ADD/ADHD?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

ADD / ADHD Treatment in Philadelphia: What is ADD/ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical condition resulting in hyperactivity, impulsivity, and distractibility. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the technical name…


How is Asperger’s Syndrome Diagnosed in Children?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you’re reading this, it’s a safe bet that you know a child or teen who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and you probably have a lot of questions…


Using Social Stories To Treat Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you have or know a child who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD for short) including Autism and Aspergers, you probably know…


Play Therapy Interventions for Autism

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Center for Growth / Play Therapy in Philadelphia for Autism

Autism is a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).  Pervasive Developmental Disorders are a range or “spectrum” of disorders that…


My Child Just got Diagnosed with Autism, What does this mean?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

If you’re reading this, your child or a child of a friend or relative has probably just been diagnosed with Autism. You’re also probably wondering what that means, and how…


Medication for Adult ADHD

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

MedicationsThe goal of medication for Adult ADHD is to reduce hyperactivity, increase attention and the ability to focus, and to reduce impulsive behaviors.  Stimulant medication is generally the most effective…


10 Tips for Adults with ADHD

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Therapy in Philadelphia - 10 Tips for adults with ADHD

1)  Consider an organizational specialist who can come to your home.2) Consider seeing a psychiatrist, psychopharmocologist, or neurologists who specialize in…


Adult Attention Deficit

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

A diagnosis of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder indicates a impairment in Executive functioning.

Executive Functioning means:

1) The ability to regulate emotions and handle frustration2) The ability to mediate conflicting thoughts3) The…


Herpes Support Group in Philadelphia

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Help with Herpes: A Support Group Now Forming

* Do you or your partner have genital herpes? * Are you worried about the emotional, physical and sexual impact of herpes?* Do you…