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Column Image Remaining Positive about Ourselves and Our Lives

“The Good Life is a Process…Not a State of Being.” –Carl Rogers Are the demands of seasonal social gatherings and family getting you down? Are financial pressures or employment piquing your positive perspective? Does it feel like chaos and worry are taking over your life? The practice of Positive Psychology … Continue reading >

Posted in Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Holidays, Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Stress |

Column Image Goodness Gracious

The best time to start a gratitude journal is now. Why? Because people frequently worry about things they do not have or things that have not happened. Consequently, they rarely consider the beneficial things they do have and good things that did happen. If the simplest negative thought can promote … Continue reading >

Posted in Personal Improvement, Therapy |

Column Image Understanding Brain Injury

Publicized sports injuries have brought the issue of brain injury to public attention.  Whether such injury occurs on a sports field, in our backyards, or afar, understanding brain injury is important for everyone. All brain injuries are unique.  Such injuries can happen at any age and can occur from large … Continue reading >

Posted in Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Testing |

Column Image The Power of Gratitude

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” — Deepak Chopra This is the time of year we discuss the concept of gratitude and being thankful. Some of us will take it to heart and practice gratitude at … Continue reading >

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Stress |

Column Image Selfie Syndrome

“Selfie” gained fame as a well-known word in our daily lives. Not only adults, but also more and more preteens and young children take endless selfies upon life’s every moments, which constantly change to display an enhanced version of themselves. They post and share these pictures on social media, chasing … Continue reading >

Posted in Children, Parenting, Teens, Uncategorized |

Column Image The Prescription for Grief is to Grieve

“Grief demands to be seen and felt – and when we see it and feel it, grief will break our hearts open into sweeping expansion.” -Joanne Cacciatore The grieving process acts as a long winding road through a myriad of painful and unexpected emotions. Such emotions range from shock and anger to … Continue reading >

Posted in Grief |

Column Image Avoidance to Acceptance

Do you procrastinate? Do you push off the stuff you don’t want to do to some indeterminate future? Avoiding things in day to day life is fairly common, especially when associated with something unpleasant or something we just do not want to do but feel we must. I remember as … Continue reading >

Posted in Anxiety, Grief, Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Stress, Therapy |

Column Image Creativity and Mental Health

Did you know that your creative efforts create psychological benefits? Looking back on your childhood, you may have memories about the types of play you once enjoyed. Children use legos, dolls, sandcastles, art, imaginary friends, music, acting, building forts, and the like to explore their imagination and creativity. Whereas children … Continue reading >

Posted in Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Stress, Uncategorized |

Column Image Raising Assertive and Respectful Children

“Confidence is not ‘They will like me.’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.’” -Dr. Michele Borba In an era of bullying, we search for the origins of such behavior and wonder about its outcomes. At such times, we might try to understand that aggression is not the same … Continue reading >

Posted in Children, Parenting |

Column Image Do You Suffer from Depression?

Therapy Changes eagerly announces new, innovative treatments for our clients that compliment therapy and help achieve goals more effectively. Our team recently learned of an alternative treatment approach for patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder or MDD. The treatment is called Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or dTMS. Therapy Changes … Continue reading >

Posted in Depression, Therapy |