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The Transition House Blog

Step-by-step guide to getting therapy

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 30, 2020 2:51:56 PM

Most people consider starting therapy because one or more aspects of their life feel challenging or overwhelming. But when the process to find a therapist is also overwhelming, it can bring up our resistance and deflate our momentum for better self-care. Choosing the right therapist really depends on your needs and the counseling style that will work best for you. 

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Topics: Services, Counseling, Mental Health services, Behavioral health services, mental health tips, telehealth

How case managers support your treatment

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 14, 2020 6:48:04 PM

Beginning mental health treatment can sometimes be overwhelming. If you’re coping with a new diagnosis or just starting addiction treatment, do you know what your first step is? What kind of counseling appointments should you schedule? What is the best treatment for your mental health condition?

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Topics: Counseling, Mental Health services

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

7 tips for talking to your college freshman about binge drinking

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Aug 1, 2019 10:35:47 AM

Each year, thousands of doe-eyed college freshmen will settle into their dorms anxiously awaiting their first moments of college life. College years are a transformative, exploratory time in a young adult's life. Parental influence is lessened and teens are given the opportunity to spread their wings.

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Topics: Counseling for Children, Mental Health services, Alcohol Dependence, Behavioral health services, underage drinking

How alcohol addiction treatment works

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 31, 2019 10:41:31 AM

Alcohol addiction affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. While alcohol use disorder is a disease, like most medical conditions, it is treatable. Every person’s journey to sobriety and recovery is different. In this blog, we’ll help you understand how alcohol addiction treatment works so you better understand your options for recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Mental Health services, Alcohol Dependence, Behavioral health services, addiction, rehabilitation, therapy

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

Senator Rubio's office visits Tom Griffin and The Transition House, Inc.

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 30, 2018 5:06:14 PM

Tom Griffin, CEO of The Transition House, Inc., hosted Mr. Tom Self, Regional Director to Senator Marco Rubio, at the St. Cloud Men’s and Veterans Residential facility Friday morning.

Mr. Griffin and Mr. Self spoke at length about the many issues that Osceola County faces and what The Transition House, Inc. is doing to address treatment for residents experiencing addiction as a part of the opioid epidemic and related issues that can stem from substance dependence, including homelessness, the impacts on families and children, and the legal and judiciary system.

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Topics: Mental Health services

Back to school: Mental health tips for college students

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 8, 2017 6:00:22 PM

Going off to college is an exciting time for both students and parents. This milestone comes with big changes, too. Living away from home, gaining independence, meeting new people, and adjusting to a more rigorous and challenging curriculum are some of the things college students will encounter. Here are a few ways you can help support your college student’s mental health as they enter this stage of their life.

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Topics: Mental Health services

5 reasons to see a therapist

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 10, 2017 4:53:30 PM

Therapy can be a helpful and healing experience for people who are looking to cope with stressors, or just wanting to improve their quality of life. When you consider that 88% of people who have received some form of therapy felt improvements to their condition - even after just one session - it’s clear that therapy can be effective for many people with a variety of concerns.

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Topics: Counseling, Mental Health services

The relationship between sleep and mental health

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 27, 2016 5:53:17 PM

Sleep is extremely important to your mental health. Mental health and sleep share a very complex and close relationship. Lack of sleep can cause a number of mental health issues, and, in turn, mental health issues can cause difficulty sleeping and insomnia, in some cases. These mental health issues include: mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety), and psychotic disorders (schizophrenia). Mental health issues can affect sleep in a number of different ways...

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Topics: Mental Health services

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

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