BY TAG: depression-therapy (100 articles)

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PCOS and Mental Health

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

How Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Can Impact Your Mental Health

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a chronic health condition characterized by hormonal imbalance in people with ovaries. It can also…


Keeping Your Relationship Balanced

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Keeping Your Relationship Balanced

    Keeping your relationship balanced, through an equal distribution of “giving” and “receiving” with your partner is the same as keeping your relationship…


Creativity and Babyloss

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

After the loss of a much-wanted pregnancy, the last thing on your mind may be creativity, and that's understandable. The early days of grief feel so very physical, and that's because…


Babyloss and Anxiety

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Even if you have always believed yourself to be psychologically healthy, the experience of babyloss can challenge how you view yourself, others, and the world. Of course, it's not uncommon…


Disclosing Invisible Illness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What are invisible illnesses? Chronic illnesses are problems that affect one’s physical, psychological, spiritual, and social wellbeing. Some chronic illnesses are more obvious than others. Some people has visible aspects…


Triggers

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

The abortion debate in this country has never been more topical, and more rampant. Due to recent legislative attempts to regulate women's reproductive rights, it is likely that you'll…


Marina France

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.

Marina France Resume

 

Center for Growth May 2019-PresentTherapist and Manager of Quality Assurance

  • Provide weekly individual and couples therapy, drawing upon relational, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques to tailor…

Changing Core Beliefs

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Many people who struggle with anxiety have negative core beliefs that contribute to their symptoms. The good news is that we can work on changing negative core beliefs whether they…


Moving Towards Recovery or Relapse

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

    Recovering from an addiction, whether it be substances, sex, work, or money, has its rewards as well as challenges.  Although relapse prevention may appear to look easy, preventing…


Your First Time

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

     Okay.  Be honest.  When you first read this title, Your First Time, were you thinking this article was going to be about sex?  Especially given that one of…


Releasing Anxiety Through The Body

Posted by: Samantha Eisenberg, Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

          Learning to clear your mind and let thoughts go is vital in managing anxiety. But this is much easier said than done, right? If…


Mourning Your Affair Partner

Posted by: Emily Endres, Intern

Losing anyone you love is difficult. But losing an affair partner is difficult and complicated. This is because you may be excluded from normal mourning activities and rituals, and may…


Building Intimacy With Massage

Posted by: Samantha Eisenberg, Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

          Massage has many mental and physical benefits that promote overall wellbeing. Soft and light touch activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows the recipient…


test

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.


Anxiety and Strength Training

Posted by: Atiya Pope

Anxiety & Strength Training

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine you are standing at a barbell, barefoot or with chucks, getting your footing, bending down checking your…


Journaling Through Grief

Posted by: Emily Endres, Intern

When you’re grieving, you can feel very disoriented. On the outside, you may be faced with a million new tasks both immediate and long term. You may have to decide…


Addiction Interaction

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Addiction Interaction

   A bad day at work or stress in a relationship can lead to people engaging in self-soothing behaviors such as eating comfort food or participating…


Hardships Are Temporary

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        It doesn’t matter who you are or how many luxuries you have; every person is going to experience hardships in their life.  These are the moments…


Am I Too Emotional

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        “Am I too emotional?” is a question that many people ask about themselves.  There is the worry that they’re being overly “dramatic,” “sensitive,” or “extra.”  This…


Creating a Mantra Card

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

In Hindu and Buddhist practices, mantras are considered sacred phrases that are sung or spoken in order to enhance concentration during meditation. These days, psychologists, yogis, and others have borrowed…


Final Words

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

I recently appeared on Dr. Oz to discuss the final words of the dying. This is an area of study that I have been passionate about for a long time…


Couples’ Formula for Successful Requests

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

One of the most common communication issues I see in my couples’ sessions are difficulty with successful requests, or self-sabotaging requests. What do I mean by this? Often when we…


The Six Rs

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

In the aftermath of babyloss, you may wonder where, in your grief, you should begin. Often, I encounter individuals experiencing grief who feel completely overwhelmed and are looking for a…


Anxiety Timeline

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Some people who experience anxiety interpret every negative feeling that they have as anxiety. A different way to work with anxiety is with an anxiety timeline. Anxiety can mask…


Bring Your Own Porn

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Porn can be a wonderful tool to learn more about your own desires and your partner’s turn-ons. It can provide a way to share new ideas from a distance -…


Tidying Up Your Mind

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Using the KonMari Method to Let Go of Unhelpful Core Beliefs

You have likely heard about the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. You may have spent hours binge…


Complicated Grief

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

"The amount that you grieve is equal to the amount that you love" - Unknown.

Grief is a universal, normal human process that we must all experience. I frequently encounter questions…


Continuing Bonds

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Believe it or not, there are many people out there who believe that grief is something that humans are meant to "resolve", and that good grieving is a process that…


Decoding your Feelings

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Being hit by a big emotion, whether it’s anger, sadness or fear can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Most people don’t like to sit in uncomfortable feelings, and we…


Codependent Couples

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Codependent Couples:

How to Heal from being Codependent on your Partner

    Codependency, a popular buzz-word today in many social circles, is still often misunderstood in relationships…


Winter Relaxation Exercise

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Winter can be a stressful time of year. Between weather changes, the holiday shopping frenzy, and deciding which relatives to visit first, you may feel the tension building already. For…


Recognizing Your Conflict Style

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

  Conflict is one of the experiences that everyone has to go through, especially in relationships.  According to Dr. John Gottman, couples’ therapist and researcher, the majority of conflicts happen due…


Negative Self-Talk is not Accountability

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

For many people, their biggest critic is themselves. In an attempt to learn from their mistakes, many people fall into the trap of confusing negative self-talk with accountability…


Dual Process Grief

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

You may be familiar with the stages of grief conceptualized by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, or the acronym DABDA. The model consists of stages that are cyclical, sometimes repetitive, and come in no…


Saying No

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

It can be so very challenging for most of us to say no, and for a number of very good reasons. First and foremost, we are all taught from an…


Feelings 101

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Emotions can be hard for some to identify, express, listen to, or manage. Whichever your difficulty with emotions, sometimes it is helpful to have a refresher on feelings.  

This tip…


Emily Endres CV

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

The Resume of Emily Endres

EDUCATION

Temple University—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2018 – 2020 (expected graduation date)

Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology

  • Relevant courses: Theories in Counseling Psychology, Counseling…

Relationship Ambivalence Counseling

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Feeling breakup ambivalence? Not sure if you want in or out of your relationship? Are you fighting for working on your relationship but feel like your partner is half out…


Babyloss and Holidays

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Coping with Babyloss during the Holidays:  It's a magical time of year: snow may be beginning to fall, ornaments are hanging delicately from Christmas trees, and decorations appear across neighborhood lawns. Maybe…


Talking about Herpes

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

How to Tell a Potential Sexual Partner about Herpes

Herpes simplex virus (HSV), often called herpes, is a common virus that is usually transmitted through sexual contact. According to the…


Knowing When to Date Again

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

 

After some deliberation, you made the conscious effort to stay single for some time.  Specifically, you decided to take a break from pursuing a committed relationship. Perhaps you found…


Benefits of Twelve Step Meetings

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Benefits of Twelve-Step Meetings: A Twelve-step meeting such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Gambling Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and many others are designed to be a support group…


Differentiation Strategies

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

You read the tip on mismatched differentiation for those who feel healthier in their relationships. Now, what do you do about it? How do you fix something…


Healthier Person in a Relationship

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What do you do when you are the emotionally healthier person in a relationship?

Emotional health can be described through the concept of differentiation. Differentiation is a balance between independence…


Premarital Counseling Q and A

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Engaged? Planning your wedding? How will you plan for your marriage? This tip clarifies many of the questions people have before entering premarital counseling.

Q: What is Premarital Counseling?


Resolving Shame

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

What exactly is shame?  Shame is the feeling that results from how we negatively judge ourselves about an action we did. Actions that create shame are ones that we want…


Babyloss Grief: Couples

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

What happens to relationships after the loss of a pregnancy, and do men and women grieve differently? While this has been the focus of much academic literature, I would like…


Shannon Oliver O'Neil's Resume / CV

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

SHANNON OLIVER O'NEIL, MSW, LCSW2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 1a2Philadelphia PA 19130267-428-2610

CLINICAL & EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE      o                   

 

Center for Growth | Philadelphia, PA |

Individual, Couples…


Musical Emotional Awareness

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Creating Emotional Awareness Through Music

Sometimes it can be difficult to be in touch with your own emotions. This can be a frustrating experience that may lead you to feeling…


Sexual Scripts and ED

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study (2018), Erectile disorder (ED) is a challenging sexual dysfunction that approximately 53% of US men have experienced at some point.  Though there are…


Motivating Yourself When Depressed

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Unfortunately, nearly every person has or will experience symptoms of depression to a certain degree.  These symptoms include anhedonia (i.e., loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities), melancholy, lethargy, changes…


Stopping Anxious Thoughts

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

Our prefrontal cortex is one of our greatest developmental achievements and challenges. On the one hand, it allows us to perform complex executive functions (e.g., problem solving, judgement, memory, impulse…


Being Mindful During Sex: Find-the-Smell Activity

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Many women and men struggle with being mindful during partnered sex. Difficulty staying engaged, or mindfulness, during sex can make sex less enjoyable, or even cause avoidance of sexual…


Resume CV of Rick Richard Brian Snyderman PC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

Posted by: Richard (Rick) Snyderman, Richard (Rick) Snyderman, LPC, CADC, CSAT, NCC

"Rick" Richard Brian Snyderman, 

Experience

NOVEMBER 2018 TO PRESENT

Therapist / The Center for Growth 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Provide outpatient therapy services to individuals, couples…

Stress-Free Mornings

Posted by: Jaclyn Jacobs, Jaclyn Jacobs, MS, CRC, FELLOW

Reducing Stress in Your Morning Routine: Do you ever find yourself hitting the snooze button several times and then rushing to get out the door for work or school in a…


Virtual Reality Therapy Services

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

VIRTUAL REALITY: AT THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES WITH 3D SIMULATIONS TO TREAT MENTAL DISORDERS

The Center for Growth offers Virtual Reality (VR) as one of their innovative services for…


Babyloss and Naming

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

What's in a Name? Deciding whether to Name the Baby You Lost

I've known, unfortunately, many women who lost babies during various stages of pregnancy. I've walked beside them as…


Sex After Babyloss

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

The loss of a baby can bring about a challenging time in your life. Depending on the stage of your loss, your body may be reacting in a number of…


Symptoms of Grief

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

We use the terms "grief" or "grieving" as if there is one standard definition, and that can be a problem to most grievers. Often, the words evoke feelings of sadness…


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? …


Giving More Than You Receive

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            Whether they are with our friends, family, or loved ones, the relationships that you hold with others are truly important.  We’ve all heard that…


Mycoplasma Genitalium and Why It May Be a Problem

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        During the 1980s, scientists recognized mycoplasma genitalium (mahy-koh-plaz-muh jen-nee-tae-lee-um) as a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI).  To put it simply, mycoplasma genitalium, also known as MG, is…


Overcoming Negativity Bias

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

Overcoming negativity bias is far more complicated than most people imagine. Though we often split the world into optimists and pessimists, the reality is our brains are hypervigilant to threats…


Postpartum 101 with a Rainbow

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Not every woman who has experienced babyloss wants to have another child, but many women do decide to try to conceive again. Though this path can be fraught with anxiety…


Babyloss Grieving Rituals

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

There are no adequate words to describe the pain of the loss of a child. When you lose a baby early in pregnancy, or due to termination or stillbirth, you…


Rubber Band Grieving

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

In Part One of this two-part series, I introduced you to two broad coping styles that I've noticed in adolescents facing the loss of a brother or sister. Since these…


Grieving and Coping

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

It's been said that the intensity of your grief is equal to the intensity of your love. Therefore, it's no surprise that grief hits all of us a little differently…


Anxious Behaviors

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Everyone experiences anxiety sometimes and exhibits anxious behaviors. Anxiety is a natural human emotion.  In fact, experiencing anxiety is important for our survival. It lets us know when we are…


How to Stay Single as a Serial Dater

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Being in a romantic relationship can truly be wonderful.  There’s the excitement of being with someone new, the joy of receiving and giving sexual attention, the pleasure of having someone…


How to Engage in Spanking with a Partner

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you and your partner interested in spanking but do not know where to start? Trying something new can be fun and exciting, but also overwhelming and anxiety provoking. Below…


Tracking Worries to Identify Core Beliefs

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Core beliefs are the ideas that we hold about ourselves.  Some core beliefs that we have are positive such as “I am smart” or “I am talented”.  Other core beliefs…


Use Your Anger Wisely

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

All across the world, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or culture, babies are born predisposed to express certain emotions. We call these primary emotions, meaning that they are the first…


Self-Compassion

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Replacing Self-Criticism with Self-Compassion

People often think that self-criticism is the key to self-improvement. Self-criticism pushes us to perform better and raise our standards, right? Actually, self-criticism is more affiliated…


Owning Your Porn Problem

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Porn is a sexual tool that many people utilize.  However, while some have a healthy relationship with pornography, others develop obsessive and destructive tendencies with porn.  Some people would…


Confronting Lying in Recovery

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

In your drug and alcohol addiction you likely engaged in lying to everyone on a regular basis.  You likely engaged in lying so frequently that lying is now a…


Babyloss and Mother's Day

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Mother's day is just around the corner, and no doubt you've seen a growing number of ads on social media inviting families to "celebrate" the special mothers in their lives…


BDSM with Household Items

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

You and your partner may be eager to delve into the Bondage/ Discipline/ Submission/ Domination (BDSM) world, but may not be ready to go to the store to buy toys…


Accessing Your Wise Mind

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

Considering the fast pace of our world, it is not surprising that we may engage in reactive responses or employ knee-jerk decisions. However, if we can find a way to…


Food Journal

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

How to Keep a Food Journal for People Struggling with Binge and Over-Eating: Anyone who has ever kept a personal journal or diary knows how therapeutic it can be to…


Pregnancy Jealousy

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

If you've experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or ending a wanted pregnancy, then you might be familiar with the scenarios below.

You open Facebook to be greeted by pictures of your friend's…


Prenups Can Strengthen Relationships

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

Learn how prenups can strengthen relationships.

DISCLAIMER: The information presented is for discussion purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

“You have made my life and…


Benefits of Your Wise Mind

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

In the late 1980’s, Dr. Marsha Linehan created a cognitive behavioral treatment known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for chronic suicidal, self-injurious individuals who struggled with emotion regulation. A key…


Underlying Issues of Addiction

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Drug and alcohol recovery often includes addressing underlying issues of addiction. Do you know what the underlying issues are that contributed to your drug and alcohol addiction?  Underlying issues are…


Impact Of Attempted Suicide

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Limiting the impact of attempted suicide: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds. Teen depression rates are also on the rise, but the stigma associated with…


Parenting Worried Children

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Whether you get your news from your personal computer, television, radio, or smartphone, it’s likely that you feel bombarded with negative messages and images from the world around us.  Parenting…


Managing Loneliness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Loneliness is an issue that affects all of us at some point in our lives.  There isn’t a right or wrong way when managing loneliness, as long as you recognize…


An Introduction To BDSM

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

The popularity of 50 Shades of Grey has sparked curiosity of the BDSM world for many. Although the blockbuster brought attention to the BDSM world, 50 Shades Of Grey does…


Dr. Goldblatt Hyatt

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE  Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2011    Doctor of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA      

           2006    Master of Social Work, University…


Pregnancy After Babyloss

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Becoming Pregnant After the Loss of a Baby: It’s an unthinkable concept to most expectant parents, but, sadly, many have walked the anguished path of pregnancy loss. Whether your pregnancy ended…


Talking about Babyloss

Posted by: Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, DSW, MSW, MBE

Telling Family and Friends about the Loss of Your Baby:There is so much to look forward to during pregnancy: hearing the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, watching your belly…


Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Negative Thoughts and Emotions

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction involves learning to manage problematic thinking.  This tip will specifically focus on negative thoughts and how they are tied to negative emotions. You may…


How to Manage Anger

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Anger is an emotional response that is triggered by a real or perceived threat. We often get angry when we have a difficult time communicating our feelings. When we aren’t…


Do-It-Yourself Desensitization for Anxiety

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Is your anxiety preventing you from facing fears and seeing situations through to the end? Perhaps someone close to you keeps telling you “Let go of your anxiety! Face your…


Avoidance, Anxiety and Negative Reinforcement

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Do you struggle with anxiety, particularly avoidance? For example, do you avoid going to parties or answering the phone due to your anxiety? Do you avoid opportunities even when you…


Identifying Loneliness

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Loneliness has historically been defined in many ways: the perception of being alone or isolated, the inability to find meaning in one’s life, or the subjective negative feeling related to…


7 Things To Know About Pegging

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

When it comes to sex, there are so many more possibilities than penile-vaginal intercourse. There’s intimate touching, kissing, oral, role-play, toys, anal, and so much more. For many couples anal…


Anxiety and Control Chart Exercise

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

For many people, anxiety is triggered by attempting to control things that you actually have no control over. You feel stressed about the possibility that something might go wrong, and…


What Causes Stress? Ask A Therapist

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.

Stress is a condition that occurs in response to actual or anticipated difficulties in life. Stress is no laughing matter, and if left untreated, can lead to serious health complications…


How to Transition from College to Work

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

For many, college can be a wonderful time of self-exploration, connecting with others, and engaging in fun activities.  Regardless if you went to college for four years or more, transitioning…


Managing Problematic Thinking

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Managing your problematic/persuasive thinking is a big part of drug and alcohol recovery.  Whether it’s rationalizations or thoughts persuading you to use, they need to be managed as part of…