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The Transition House Blog

Peer support specialists: Using lived experience to help others

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 14, 2020 1:36:04 PM

On your road to recovery from mental health and substance use disorders, you’ll encounter many people who become integral parts of your care. Perhaps one of the individuals you’ll meet and most closely relate to is a peer support specialist.

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Topics: Counseling, Mental Health services, addiction, therapy, peer support specialists

Roadmap: Recovering from substance abuse

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 1, 2019 3:39:00 PM

If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance abuse, what can be done to help? The decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drug addiction is not always easy, but it is the first step towards a healthier life. With the right support and information, you will be better equipped to take the necessary steps to have a better life.

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Topics: Services, Substance Abuse, Counseling

How therapy can support addiction recovery

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 24, 2019 2:52:48 PM

Regardless of where you are in your journey towards addiction recovery, therapy can support you through treatment and better prepare you for any challenges you might encounter. In this article, we’ll discuss how therapy can be a vital component of your addiction treatment plan.

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Topics: Counseling, addiction, rehabilitation, therapy, addiction recovery program

How much therapy costs with insurance

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 25, 2019 11:39:19 AM


Speaking with a therapist and making your mental health a priority is an important first step towards living a healthier and happier lifestyle. The good news is that therapy is covered by insurance if you are insured by a major insurance provider. In this blog, we’ll show you how to find out exactly how much your therapy will cost with your health insurance. There’s no doubt that your mental health is worth the investment.

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Topics: Services, Counseling, Insurance, Mental Health services, therapy

Does your health insurance cover therapy?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 10, 2019 12:12:33 PM

Mental health services, like therapy and substance abuse treatment, are covered equally by health insurance plans, but it wasn't always that way. In this blog, we’ll give you the tools you need to check your health insurance plan for mental health coverage.

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Topics: Services, Counseling, Insurance, therapy

3 things you should know about mental health insurance coverage

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 12, 2019 2:29:49 PM


Did you know your health insurance covers mental health treatment? Everything from routine talk-therapy to inpatient residential treatment is covered. This is because mental health services fall under essential health benefits. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you’re taking full advantage of your health insurance plan.

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Topics: Counseling, Insurance, therapy

How cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treats depression

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 26, 2018 10:42:24 AM

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy used to treat mental health disorders like depression. It can also be used to treat anxiety, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. CBT works by identifying and modifying the negative thoughts or behaviors that cause or worsen a person’s symptoms. In this blog, we’ll discuss how CBT is used to treat depression.

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Topics: Counseling, Behavioral health services, depression

Focusing on the positives: What to expect from SFBT

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 28, 2017 1:01:38 PM

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a type of therapy that focuses on achieving goals rather than fixing problems. Using SFBT, a therapist works with you to identify a goal and emphasize the strengths you already possess that will help you achieve that goal. This approach is unique because the focus is not about fixing a specific problem, but about working towards your desired outcome. Rather than a question of if change will happen, SFBT asks when change will happen.

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Topics: Counseling

5 ways to talk to your partner about couples therapy

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 18, 2017 9:23:27 AM

Relationships take work. Even in healthy relationships, partners will argue or disagree from time to time. This is completely normal, regardless of how long you and your partner have been together. Sometimes, the challenges you face as a couple can become more than both of you can handle on your own and couples therapy is needed to help you resolve your differences.

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Topics: Counseling

Does marriage counseling work?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Relationships take work. Marriage is no exception.

While disagreements are common and unavoidable, it’s important to know when you and your partner may need the help of a marriage counselor. Couples therapy, family therapy and marriage counseling can be successful for couples who are willing to address their differences and challenges. It’s important to note that separation and/or divorce might be the healthiest option for some couples. Whether you are looking to stay together or figuring out if your relationship is one worth continuing, marriage counseling can work for you and your partner in a number of different ways.

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Topics: Counseling

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