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Benefits of IOP for Borderline Personality Disorder

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) can be beneficial for people suffering from borderline personality disorder. By its nature, an IOP program provides structure, active participation, and a forum where maladaptive behaviors can be investigated and evaluated over time in a setting with others working through similar challenges. One study performed on the use of IOP … Continue reading Benefits of IOP for Borderline Personality Disorder

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How to help a friend who is suffering from addiction

Talk to a friend about addiction

Here are some things to consider when a friend is suffering from addiction: Share with your friend that you are concerned about his or her misuse or abuse of the substance in question. Encourage your friend to seek professional help. You may support your friend in the process of finding such help. Offer him/her your … Continue reading How to help a friend who is suffering from addiction

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The role of acceptance in treating mental health issues

Mindfulness and addiction recovery

Recently, we were asked by a publication about our views on the use of restraint and the concept of acceptance. This is how we responded: Having worked in lock-down facilities where the use of “putting hands on” patients was acceptable, I can tell you that sometimes it is necessary for the safety of the individuals … Continue reading The role of acceptance in treating mental health issues

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Our very own Dr. Gragossian was recently interviewed

Talk Therapy on EarMyDegree.com

Dr. Seda Gragossian, of Talk Therapy, was recently interviewed by EarnMyDegree.com on the subject of entering the field of rehabilitation counseling services. EarnMyDegree is an organization that provides services to prospective students and have a section dedicated to mental health. Earn My Degree – How to Become a Rehabilitation Counselor  

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What Google Trends are telling us about Addictions

Google trends in addiction

Google search trends offer us a unique view into the habits and interests of our society. With approximately 88% of the US population on the Internet, according to internet live stats, and with the ubiquitous usage of google search, much can be learned about what people are interested in.  Here at Talk Therapy, we are … Continue reading What Google Trends are telling us about Addictions

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Addicted to Jello Shots

Addicted to Jello Shots

According to Google Trends, the top searched “red white and blue” item during the 4th of July holiday was “Jello shots”. Additionally, the fourth most searched recipe was also “Jello shots”. While 4’th of July is a wonderful holiday where friends and family come together to celebrate, let’s not forget that it is also a … Continue reading Addicted to Jello Shots

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Talk Therapy is featured in TalkSpace on Addiction in the LGBT Community

Talk Therapy on TalkSpace.com

Dr. Seda Gragossian was recently interviewed by TalkSpace, on the subject of addiction in the LGBT community. Dr. Seda spoke about the bisexual person’s sense of guilt and the absence of a strong community and a sense of belonging that is often found in the gay community.

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Opioid addiction and the link to prescription pain medication

Opioid Addiction

This is a multi-faceted problem and I would like to shed some light on the prescribing process. Unfortunately, general physicians are often not well-equipped with the knowledge to evaluate if a certain individual has addiction tendencies. As a result, they lack the protocols to properly evaluate long-term risks associated with opioid use by certain individuals. While … Continue reading Opioid addiction and the link to prescription pain medication

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We offer addiction treatment at our professional office location in Sorrento Valley, San Diego

Visit the Talk Therapy center at its location, situated in Sorrento Valley and easily accessible from major highways in San Diego. We are located within 10 minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. The building offers a comfortable outdoor seating area for those who need some outdoor time in-between sessions. Inside, there is plenty … Continue reading We offer addiction treatment at our professional office location in Sorrento Valley, San Diego

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Talk Therapy is verified by Psychology Today

Talk Therapy verified by Psychology Today

Talk Therapy Psychology Center has been Verified by Psychology Today. The information in Psychology Today’s directory is provided exclusively by participating Centers. When you see this seal, it means Psychology Today has verified the following: The name and contact details of the professional That the professional’s license, if applicable, is valid within the state in … Continue reading Talk Therapy is verified by Psychology Today

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