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Addictions

Addictions Counseling in Philadelphia.  Self help articles about anorexia, bulimia, over eating, gambling addiction, sex addiction, porn addiction and codependency. 

Affairs, Infidelity, Unfaithful, Cheating

When a partner strays away from a relationship it can cause a rift in trust between the couple. Therapist at Center for Growth have compiled a list of self help tips for those dealing with affairs, infidelity, unfaithful partners, and cheating in their relationships. 

Anger Problems

Anger Management Therapy in Philadelphia: Recently you've recognized that your anger is no longer manageable, and acting on your irritability seems like the only way you can cope. learn how to manage anger, before the anger manages you.

Anxiety, Panic and OCD

Anxiety and Panic Counseling in Philadelphia: Lately you've been feeling anxious, had a Panic Attack , struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). experience Social Anxiety Phobias or Stress which all negatively impact your quality of life. 

Assessments & Quizzes

Go ahead, diagnosis yourself! You may just have a Gambling AddictionPerinatal Depression, Eating habits that will prevent you from losing weight, Codependent personality, or simply bad habits that you are uncomfortable with. Take the challenge. Test yourself.

Children, Adolescents and Families

Children and their families have unique needs. Depending on the issue, children, ages 3-11 benefit from working with play therapists and families from being with a therapist trained in family therapy and adolescents working with therapists trained in their developmental needs.  Each style of therapy will speak to the presenting issue in a slightly different way. Here at the Center for Growth, on staff we have clinician's trained in the different styles of treatment. Feel free to call us and speak with one of our clinician's about what style is right for you. Additionally, enjoy the tips we have written that specifically are written to help you better understand the various issues and possible treatment strategies.

Seniors

Aging is a natural process that may present challenges for some individuals and their families. Therapists at the Center for Growth can help older adults who may have difficulty with the transitions of aging to manage their emotions, find new sources of enjoyment and meaning, and find new support systems. Below you'll find tips created by these same therapists to help you with the natural process of getting older. 

Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain

Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain Treatment in Philadelphia: Living with a chronic illness or pain can be an extremely difficult. The condition could have begun at birth, or begun recently. No two people react the same way. However, when looking at society at large, certain themes and patterns emerge. Coping requires developing a strong sense of self, developing a realistic plan, and creating a support system. If you are reading this tip to learn more about how to support a loved one with a chronic condition, keep reading.

Codependency

Codependency Treatment in Center City Philadelphia: Codependency, also known as relationship addiction: Treatment for codependency is available in Center City, Philadelphia. The concept of a relationship addiction has only become popularized in the last ten years. The term was originally coined to describe the partner of a drug or alcohol addict. Codependency is a disease that is thought of as a learned behavior, typically passed down from one generation to the next. People who are codependent typically engage in one-sided, unhealthy and / or abusive relationships. Below you'll find self-help tips provided by the therapists at The Center for Growth for those struggling with codependency. 

Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity

Learn how to be aware of the cultural differences and similarities between people to increase your communication and understanding. Do you have questions about how to improve diversity and recognize how underlying assumptions can prevent diverse workplaces and communities? Do you want to improve your understanding of other cultures to help you in your relationships? This exploration can benefit your personal life and career by improving your communication and behaviors and to respect and adapt to the cultures of other people in your life.

Dating

Are you new to the dating scene? Not entirely sure where to get started? Struggling with online dating and setting up a profile? Have you been dating for a while and need some tips on how to maximize your dating experience? The therapists at the Center for Growth have provided self help articles to assess and strengthen your dating experience. 

Depression

Depression Treatment in Philadelphia : With all the varying diagnoses of depression being used today, it can be difficult to know where to begin in order to learn more about your specific diagnosis. You may be suffering from Bipolar, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, Premenstrual Dysphoric Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression or Situational Depression. Read further to understand the nature of your specific type of depression, and get the tools you need to learn to manage your disorder and /or recover.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Treatment in Center City Philadelphia: Do you, or someone you know, suffer from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating? Have you tried to take recommendations from others in order to make healthier choices, but have found it futile? Perhaps you've tried to help a friend and noticed that their health is not improving. This section includes a collection of strategies that one can implement to try to affect a positive change, as well as necessary information on healthy dieting and weight loss.

Friendships

Friendships are an important part of our lives with many health and well-being. But, they can come with challenges too. Read our tips for healthy friendships and how to handle friendship struggles in your life.

Grief, Sorrow, Loss and Mourning

Grief Therapy and Loss Counseling If you have just suffered the loss of a loved one, it may seem that happiness is an emotion that is out of reach. Taking care of your own mental health during this difficult time may seem impossible, let alone caring for other loved ones. Read this section in order to identify ways to make this transition possible, and to learn about the many faces of grief. We have broken down the types of tips written on grief, sorrow, loss and mourning into the following four categories: * Children and loss * Overcoming loss and moving forward * Stages of grief * Types of loss, grief and sorrowMiscarriage and grief * Spousal grief (divorce or death)

Medical, Intellectual & Developmental Problems

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 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.

Parenting Support

Parenting Support In Philadelphia. As a parent do you struggle with managing: power struggles, temper tantrums, hypersensitivity, picky eater, homework battles, parenting burnout, sensory integration issues, defiance, sibling rivalry, bullying, ADHD, aspergers, co-parenting? Could your child strengthen his/her: social skills, awareness of own feelings, awareness of other's feelings, decision-making skills, ability to read social cues, adjustment to transitions and new situations, sensory integration skills, self-control, emotional regulation. WE BELIEVE THAT PARENTING IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT JOBS ON EARTH. We understand that external factors such as financial or work pressures, marital problems, family dynamics, and the frenzied pace of the modern world make the task of parenting more challenging. There are no such things as perfect parents or perfect children. In fact, the key to thriving in the parent-child relationship is finding strategies that match the child's needs with the parent's ability. 

Pregnancy and Parenting

Although many books have been published on parenting, there is no essential guideline, no bible on this joyful, yet difficult, title. Raising a child elicits a struggle for a parent, as no child responds well to all styles of parenting. Our goal is to provide you with a basic outline: how to set limits, teach responsibility, parent a child with special needs, and establish an important emotional connection with your child. Additionally, we have dedicated a whole section on taking time for yourself and continuing to cultivate your marriage.

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorder Treatment in Philadelphia. Do you or a loved one struggle with: Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, or Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder? If so, help is available. You can read our online articles or you can call 267-324-9564 and speak with a therapist in Philadelphia at the Center for Growth.

Relationship and Marital Problems

Marriage Counseling and Relationship Counseling in Center City Philadelphia : Perhaps you've experienced a divorce, or have simply been single for a while and are hoping to enter a new relationship. Maybe you're not sure if the one you have now is worth saving, as the passion may have waned and you've begun fighting with your partner. This section is designed to help you answer all those questions and to develop the skills needed to work through common relationship problems.

Sexuality and Sexual Health

Are you experiencing sexual problems? Are you in needs of some tips, tricks and ideas about how to overcome erectile dysfunction, impotence, premature ejaculation, dyspareunia, painful intercourse, orgasm difficulties, overactive sex drive, sex addiction, no sex drive, maybe you are trying to become pregnant but can’t, or simply you don’t know how to have good sex. Maybe the issue is around sexual orientation and you wondering if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and need someone safe to talk with. Or maybe you have experienced one of the following sexual issues: sexual aversions, sexual boredom , poor body image, sexual embarrassment and / or anxiety, depression, chronic pain, cheating Spouse / infidelity, medical problems, sexual trauma marital problems or basic sexual communication problems. If so, sex therapy will help you. 

Shame

Shame can be a very powerful emotion. It can bog us down and potentially lead to mental health or relationship issues. Shame encompasses us and healing from it can seem like a daunting task, but it can be done. With the help from the therapists at The Center for Growth below you'll find a list of tips and articles on shame and it's many influences.

Spirituality

Spiritual Counseling in Philadelphia: Individuals heal in various ways, though the essence of healing involves a combination of mind, body and spirit. There is no one specific way to reach spirituality, which is why we are providing a series of tips to help you find the way that suites you the best. Ultimately, none of us know the "right" answers towards your most personal questions, and the tips are not geared to define specific questions; however, they were created to help you along your own unique journey.

Technology

Technology has integrated into our daily lives in so many ways from social media, cellphones, smart TVs, automatic robots, etc. As the techno-boom continues, it can get hard and harder to keep up. The therapists at the Center for Growth have compiled a list of articles on addressing technical questions in our individual, social, and relational lives. 

Trauma

Trauma often robs us of the feeling that we are in charge of our lives. It can make us question the world and feel out of control in relation to our mind, body and emotions. The skilled therapists at the Center for Growth have provided self-help tips and articles on what trauma is, how it effects the body and mind, and how to work on relinquishing the hold trauma has on you or your loved one. 

The Brain & Change

Can someone actually change? How does someone change? What happens to the brain when change occurs? Learn more about the brain and mental health and explore the connections between how your mind effects your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Types of Therapy

We have divided the types of therapy that we do into the following categories: ADD / ADHD Therapy, Anger Management Therapy, Anxiety Treatment, Autism Therapy, Client Responsibilities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Therapy, Depression Therapy, Eating Disorder Treatment, Gambling Addiction Recovery in Philly, Grief Therapy, Imago Therapy, Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy, Music therapy, Play Therapy, Postpartum Depression Therapy, Premarital Counseling, Sex Addiction Therapy, Sex Therapy, Support Groups / Therapy Groups & Trauma Therapy

The Process Of Therapy

For first time or veteran therapy goers, the process of therapy can be intimidating. From finding the right therapist to feeling stuck in your therapeutic process can effect anyone attending therapy. Our therapists at the Center for Growth have provided articles and tips on how to help you through potential roadblocks at the beginning, middle, and end of your therapeutic journey. 

Work / Professional Development

Finding a job, switching careers, work related anxiety & depression, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual addiction in the workplace and taking care of self. Work is an enormous part of your life. Living a balanced life includes finding meaning in the work that one does. Explore your professional development in the comfort of your own home by checking out our tips and articles we've provided below.

Other Topics

Not finding what you're looking for in the other categories we've provided? Below you'll find articles and tips on other topics, that don't belong in any of the other categories, but may be necessary for you and your loved ones

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