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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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Turning your fear into strength

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:   “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”  ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist   Contrary to what … Continue reading Turning your fear into strength

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How do I persuade a loved one to get help?

It is very difficult to watch a loved one make destructive choices for themselves, whether it is by abusing drugs and alcohol, engaging in toxic relationships, or even by not taking care of themselves. Our loved ones may or may not be open to the idea that their behavior is causing harm. Even if they … Continue reading How do I persuade a loved one to get help?

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What is the #1 addiction?

Take a guess. What do you think the most widespread addiction is? Do you think it’s alcohol, marijuana, meth, cocaine, sex, or chocolate? It is actually none of those. The most widespread addiction is the addiction to “thinking”. Yes, that’s right. Thinking is what most of us are addicted to.Do you remember the last time … Continue reading What is the #1 addiction?

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Finding peace when addicted

Talk Therapy Center addiction and peace

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: Finding Peace When We are Addicted If you are dealing with an active addiction you know how difficult it is to find inner peace. It’s difficult … Continue reading Finding peace when addicted

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Addiction and the desire to change

Talk Therapy Center Addiction Choices

At times, Talk Therapy invites our friends and colleagues from the community to share their thoughts. Here is an informative post from one of our guest writer: Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes A popular saying in the recovery community is “nothing changes if nothing changes,” meaning, we need to make deliberate changes in our life if … Continue reading Addiction and the desire to change

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What is anxiety and how do you manage it?

Anxiety is the fear of the unknown — the unpredictable future. It’s the fear that bad things will happen to me, affecting my health, my family, my finances, and so on. Most of our fears are irrational and baseless and do not ever come to fruition. Often times, we admit “I know my fear is … Continue reading What is anxiety and how do you manage it?

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Is there a link between addiction and criminal behavior?

Dr. Seda Gragossian, Clinical Director at the Talk Therapy Psychology Center, was recently interviewed by the Law office of Hutchinson Huffman, who specialize in Criminal Defense. Dr. Gragossian talks about being careful not to generalize the relationship between addiction and crime. Click here to access this article.

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Couples. Stop fighting and start communicating!

If you have every intention to turn your fighting into communicating, continue to read. Fights in a relationship are major triggers for anyone especially if you are also trying to overcome a destructive behavior such as an addiction. Fighting is about trying to convince the other person that “You are right and the other person … Continue reading Couples. Stop fighting and start communicating!

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