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?
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?
Finding peace when addicted
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
Addiction and the desire to change
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
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?
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.
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!
Staying Sober Through the Holidays: 5 Tips for Keeping it Clean This Holiday Season
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: “Let’s face it, the holidays can be challenging when we’re trying to stick to our health goals and not get caught up in the cycle of drinking and partying … Continue reading Staying Sober Through the Holidays: 5 Tips for Keeping it Clean This Holiday Season
Dr. Seda Gragossian featured on Communities Digital News
Our very own, Dr. Seda Gragossian, was recently featured on Communities Digital News, on the subject of gendered behavior in the workplace. Find the article here.
Why do individuals with addiction isolate?
There are numerous reasons for why individuals with addiction isolate: 1) They would like to hide their addiction from others. Friends and family do not generally respond well to someone who is engaged in addictive behaviors. Isolation keeps them from getting scolded and being pressured to change the behavior. 2) Individuals with addiction are often … Continue reading Why do individuals with addiction isolate?