The Transition House Blog

How your marital problems could be affecting your children

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 29, 2016 2:43:20 PM

Every marriage goes through rough patches, but when do these rough patches start to negatively affect those around you, including your own children? Whether you may realize it, children watch their parents all the time. They learn many behaviors from observing their parents' behaviors. Children can be affected by marital conflict in various ways. 

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Topics: Counseling

Axiom Bank's second annual Thanksgiving at The Transition House

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 22, 2016 2:34:43 PM

It’s that time of year when we count our blessings and make sure to give back to those in need. At The Transition House, we are never short of individuals who give their valuable time and resources to our clients. For the second year in a row, Axiom Bank will bring their financial expertise and a Thanksgiving meal to the residents of The Transition House in St. Cloud.

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Topics: Volunteers

3 things to keep in mind when searching for a rehabilitation program in Central Florida

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 16, 2016 4:48:42 PM

Whether you or a loved one is suffering from a substance abuse problem, the decision to get help is a difficult one to make. Deciding where to get that help is even harder. Programs that are specifically designed for substance abuse treatment are common, but how do you know which program is right for you? We’ve put together a few tips to help you in this important decision-making process. Here are three things to consider in your search for in a residential rehabilitation program in Orlando.

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Topics: rehabilitation

Benefits of attending a 12-step program during your rehabilitation

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 9, 2016 10:50:33 AM

When you’re suffering from a substance abuse problem, the last thing you want to ask for is help. Whether help is in the form of a Transition House rehabilitation program or a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, it’s important to have a supportive network. Those first few months of sobriety are crucial.
So what exactly is AA? Alcoholics Anonymous i s an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
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Topics: rehabilitation

What are the most common anxiety disorders?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 28, 2016 10:57:00 AM


Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. Worrying and constant fear is overwhelming for those with anxiety disorders, but with treatment, like counseling, these conditions can be managed and you can lead a happy and fulfilling life. Let’s take a deeper look into a few of the most common anxiety disorders and how they can affect you or those you love.

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Topics: anxiety

Transition House employee pulls car accident victim from burning vehicle

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 21, 2016 10:16:00 AM

"Bryan Fritz, one of our supervisors here at [The Transition House’s Dinsmore facility], without regard to his personal safety pulled a car accident victim from a burning vehicle. Bryan is an exemplary employee always going above and beyond in all of his duties as a supervisor for TTH; he can be counted on in any situation. I would like to recognize him for his actions. He has shunned the spotlight and displayed a lot of humility, lamenting that the driver lost his life and that he could not do more."

- Steven W. Alford, The Transition House Facility Director, Dinsmore CRC

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Topics: The Transition House Employees

Autism and family counseling: What you should know

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 14, 2016 11:02:55 AM

Autism affects one in 68 children in the US, and over the last twenty years, the autism rate has steadily increased. Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of three and impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Though there is not a definitive answer for how autism develops, research has shown that there are roots in early brain development.  

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Topics: family counseling

How to pick the right counselor for you

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 13, 2016 5:31:53 PM

Attending counseling is a wonderful positive step towards becoming a happier and healthier you. Once you have decided to attend counseling, your next step is finding a counselor that you feel comfortable with. Having the right counselor can make all the difference in your experience in counseling. Choosing the right counselor who will guide and push you along the way is only half the battle. You must be an active participant in your counseling sessions. We’ve put together a few tips to help guide you in picking the right counselor for you...

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Topics: Counseling

Children and counseling: It's more common than you might think

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 24, 2016 12:05:23 PM

Taking a child to counseling is never an easy decision, but it is a choice that’s more common than you think. Parents send their children to counseling for a number of reasons – some could be because of mental health disorders, others could be circumstantial. Parents going through a divorce, or bullying at school, there is no one reason for attending counseling. Despite growing knowledge and awareness of mental health in young people, an estimated 70% do not receive the appropriate care.

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Topics: Counseling for Children

20 quick tips to calm your anxiety

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 21, 2016 3:22:13 PM

If you’re someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder, calming yourself down during a panic attack or a particularly stressful time can be difficult. It take practice to find out what techniques work for best for you. Maybe you feel like you've tried it all – deep breathing, going outside, talking to a friend, etc. – but we've got a nice long list of quick tips for you below.

These tricks can be used alone or in combination with others that have worked for you in the past. Click here for a downloadable version. 

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Topics: anxiety

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The Transition House is a behavioral health organization serving the public and homeless veterans in Osceola County.

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