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How to choose the right therapist for you

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Mental health care has changed over the last few decades. Now, there are several treatment options available for individuals who are wanting to visit a therapist, psychologist, or counselor to help treat symptoms of mental illness and disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. A therapist or counselor can employ a variety of treatments ranging from talk therapy for individuals and families, play therapy for children, residential treatment for substance abuse and addiction, as well as techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness therapy.

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Topics: Counseling

TTHI Counseling Center opens in Chattanooga

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 16, 2017 12:56:31 PM

The Transition House is celebrating the opening of our newest counseling center in Chattanooga, Tennessee! On June 8, 2017, The Transition House, along with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, celebrated our grand opening with a ribbon cutting and reception surrounded by members of the local community.

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Topics: Counseling

Meet the counselors: Joy Moody, counselor in St. Cloud

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 24, 2017 4:16:49 PM

Part of having a successful counseling experience is finding a counselor who is a good fit for you, your needs and your expectations. If you are looking for counseling in Central Florida, Joy Moody is a Clinical Social Worker at our Counseling Center in St. Cloud. We got together with Joy to talk about her work with The Transition House and her experience as a counselor.

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Topics: Counseling

5 things you may be doing because of social anxiety

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 10, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Social anxiety disorder is often misunderstood. Social anxiety is more than being shy and often co-exists with anxiety, depression and other mental illness or disorders. Sufferers might feel shame and anxiety for being unable to participate fully in their own life - whether that’s socially or professionally - and they may feel embarrassed for feeling shame or anxiety at all. The good news is that counseling can help social anxiety, but first, see if you recognize any of these behaviors.

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Topics: Counseling, anxiety

Tips for moving past an affair in your marriage

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 24, 2017 3:30:14 PM

Infidelity can rock a marriage to its core. An estimated 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce, and many of those divorces happen after an individual has had an affair. But not every couple who experiences this difficulty in their relationship chooses to get a divorce. Moving past an affair can seem impossible; your heartbreak and disappointment for your partner can be overwhelming. It is possible, though, with the right amount of counseling and effort of both parties involved, you can rebuild trust and the foundation you built your marriage upon. We’ve got a few tips below for moving past an affair in your marriage.

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Topics: Counseling

What you and your partner can expect in couples counseling

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 20, 2017 12:52:40 PM

Announcing that you’re going to couples therapy can result in raised eyebrows from those who aren’t well versed in the benefits of counseling. There’s a stigma associated with counseling, especially for couples. Thinking that there is something “wrong” with your relationship, outsiders might not understand that going to couples counseling is a positive step that helps healthy relationships, too. To debunk some of these myths, we’re discussing what to expect in couples counseling and how it can help your relationship.

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Topics: Counseling

TTHI Counseling Center puts your needs first

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jan 19, 2017 4:01:23 PM

When the Transition House was established in 1993 in St. Cloud, Florida,  we began as a halfway house, providing substance abuse treatment and transitional housing for men. Our goal was to assist homeless men with alcohol or drug abuse diagnoses, and to prepare them for their return to society as productive and self-sustaining members of the community.

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Topics: Counseling

How to be supportive to someone with body dysmorphic disorder

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Dec 23, 2016 10:19:44 AM

It’s easy to fixate on our flaws and even obsess over them. When does this self-consciousness become an issue, though? Those suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) focus on and obsess over these flaws to a point where it interferes with their daily life. According to WebMD, people who have body dysmorphia “can't control their negative thoughts and don't believe people who tell them that they look fine. Their thoughts may cause severe emotional distress and interfere with their daily functioning." It’s not uncommon for them to isolate themselves, or miss work or social events in fear that others will notice their flaws. In some cases, individuals may even undergo unnecessary plastic surgeries to correct perceived imperfections, never finding satisfaction with the results.

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Topics: Counseling

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

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

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The Transition House is a behavioral health organization serving the public in Florida and Tennessee.

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