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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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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

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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.

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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?

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How to Evaluate an Intensive Outpatient Program for Treating Addiction

IOP is a mainstream treatment option and one that is frequently covered by commercial insurance. There are many facilities offering programs and there is very little regulation about what should and shouldn’t be done within the treatment setting. It is in the best interest of the patient, then, to do the necessary evaluation of programs … Continue reading How to Evaluate an Intensive Outpatient Program for Treating Addiction

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Talk Therapy Center moves to a new location!

We are so very happy to be in our new space. We now have multiple offices for private sessions, a wonderful and spacious room for our group sessions, and a welcoming waiting area. We look forward to serving you in our new location!    

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Self-Medicating and Addiction

At times, Talk Therapy invites our friends and colleagues from the community to share their thoughts. Here is an informative personal story from one of our guest writer: “At one point in the height of my addiction to drugs and alcohol, a good friend of mine offered a simple insight that would forever change my … Continue reading Self-Medicating and Addiction

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