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Do you struggle with Depression? Are you on a quest to get well, or at least take better care of yourself? If so, keep reading. We have gathered together many thought provoking articles and self-help exercises that you can do from the privacy of your own home. If you prefer speaking with a professional about your particular situation, call 267-324-9564 and schedule an appointment at the Center for Growth / Depression Therapy in Philadelphia today. Help is available.

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Reality Testing Your Actions

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            Many people like to imagine that how they see the world is crystal clear: they see everything in 20/20.  However, how many people actually have perfect vision? …

Self Care during the Holidays

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

For some the holiday time can be an exciting time of year filled with great food, loved ones, and traditions. For others, it can bring feelings of anxiety, loneliness, frustration…

4 Things To Remember When Facing Rejection

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Facing rejection is a hard thing to do. When we face rejection, we try to deal with the rejection as quickly and painlessly as possible. There are small rejections we…

Present Moment Awareness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Do you find yourself stuck in the past, ruminating over previous conversations or interactions?  Or maybe you’re focused on the future, stressing about what could happen or how your future…

How to Create a Positive Outlook

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you stuck on the negatives in your life?  Maybe you’re at a job that you don’t like, or you’re in an apartment rather than in the home of your…

5 Ways to Boost Your Body Confidence

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

It is mid-summer here in Philadelphia and that means it’s hot as an oven (at least by Northern standards). It’s time to put on those shorts, swimsuits, summer dresses and…

Recognizing your Cognitive Distortions

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

The way we see the world has a huge impact on our mood. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be extremely effective in improving mood by focusing in on our cognitions, or…

What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Before you make your standard New Year’s resolution to go to the gym at least three times a week, think about what you truly…


Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Have you ever wondered why some people have such a difficult time sustaining close, personal relationships while others seem to do so with relative ease?

How we manage the balance between…

Boost Your Self-Confidence With A Mantra

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 to boost your self-confidence in just a few minutes: If you’re just about to go into an important meeting, give the biggest presentation of your life, or are just…

Beating Low Self-Esteem

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Many people in Philadelphia suffer from low self-esteem. Low self-esteem is characterized by having a generally poor opinion of yourself, and negatively judging yourself and your value as a person…

Decoding Emotions

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Decoding your emotions 

For many of us, dealing with our emotions is something we avoid. Or, we simply act on our emotions, without knowing the underlying reason for our actions. To decode your emotions means to slow down the entire emotion/thought/act…

How to become more present

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

How to become more present in your life. 

Do you find yourself often consumed in your thoughts and day to day worries? Do you find yourself talking on the…

Finding Your Authentic Self Exercise

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Finding Your Authentic Self Exercise 

When you hear the phrase “authentic self,” do find yourself questioning exactly what authentic self even means? Your authentic self is who you truly are as…

Discovering Motivation to Change

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Discovering Motivation to Change: Do you have a bad habit that you want to change? Do you find that no matter what you try, you keep falling back into the same…

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