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Rising above the darkness during recovery

At times, Talk Therapy Psychology Center hosts articles and important announcements from our partners and clients. Here is a meaningful post from one of our regular contributors, Joe Cervantes: “Addiction and recovery often come with some dark times. Maybe you’re depressed and using drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. Or maybe you’ve stopped drinking or using … Continue reading Rising above the darkness during recovery

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Depression: What Psychologists Say

Recently, Dr. Seda Gragossian, Clinical Director at the Talk Therapy Psychology Center, was interviewed on the topic of depression. In that article, she spoke about various elements of depression and highlighted the importance of exercising self-care. At Talk Therapy, we believe that establishing self-care habits is a very important part of a comprehensive response to … Continue reading Depression: What Psychologists Say

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Resentment

What is resentment? It is a feeling we get when we believe someone has wronged us, has taken something from us without our permission, has said hurtful things, has made decisions that have negatively impacted us, or has somehow failed our expectations. The feeling generally develops over time after repeatedly being exposed to the situation. … Continue reading Resentment

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Bouncing back from a relapse

Waking up after a night of binging on alcohol or using drugs is no fun after you have committed to live clean and sober. You are in pain emotionally, mentally, and physically. The guilt, shame, and disappointment feels overpowering. Your family members are devastated and probably angry. You find out that you have done things … Continue reading Bouncing back from a relapse

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In Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness is a term that is used frequently, but what is happiness? How would you describe happiness to someone who does not know what the word means? It really is a difficult term to define. Assuming we know what it means, how do we achieve it? What do we do to retain it? Does it … Continue reading In Pursuit of Happiness

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3 Reasons Why You Should Never Use Alcohol as a Pain Killer

At times, Talk Therapy Psychology Center hosts articles and important announcements from our partners and clients. Here is a meaningful post from one of our regular contributors, Joe Cervantes: “People drink alcohol for many reasons. But as a society, we have been using it as a pain killer for hundreds of years. Alcohol is often … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Never Use Alcohol as a Pain Killer

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Dr. Seda Gragossian of Talk Therapy Psychology Center interviewed by www.RehabReviews.com

www.RehabReviews.com is the world’s largest rehab review site. Fortune Magazine called them the “Yelp! for rehabs”. Recently, our very own, Dr. Seda Gragossian, was interviewed about what makes Talk Therapy Psychology Center different. The article talked about the gray areas between sober and using, the merits of harm reduction, and the importance of creating a … Continue reading Dr. Seda Gragossian of Talk Therapy Psychology Center interviewed by www.RehabReviews.com

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Dr. Seda Gragossian, interviewed on the Radio about Talk Therapy’s unique approach

Our very own, Dr. Seda Gragossian, of the Talk Therapy Psychology Center, was interviewed by Empire Radio Now. Empire  Radio brings together successful professionals to talk about how they have built successful practices. Dr. Gragossian was asked to discuss how Talk Therapy Psychology Center is different from other centers. She spoke of building trust with the client, … Continue reading Dr. Seda Gragossian, interviewed on the Radio about Talk Therapy’s unique approach

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Finding Happiness and Clarity after Addiction

At times, Talk Therapy Psychology Center hosts articles and important announcements from our partners and clients. Here is a meaningful post from one of our regular contributors, Joe Cervantes: “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama Our addictions are so often shrouded in negativity and unhappiness. That unhappiness often … Continue reading Finding Happiness and Clarity after Addiction

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Is addiction a choice or an illness?

Is addiction a choice or an illness? I will present the elements involved and let you be the judge. This questions has been debated by experts in the field for quiet some time and has created a divide in the recovery community. My research and experience tells me that the answer is not so black … Continue reading Is addiction a choice or an illness?

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