The Change Spin

Response to the school shooting in Florida

It’s hard to know where to begin to respond to yet another event like this—hence my delayed response. As if the pundits, politicians, and the lobbyists haven’t already covered all the possible responses. As rage builds, exhaustion sets in, the shock wears off, and as...

Therapy: Worth the Investment

I want to start off by saying that I hate lying. Especially as a therapist, I believe all true, healthy relationships need truth and honesty if they’re going to work. But I balked when they told me the cost of sending my dog, Kurtis, to obedience...

Mastering My Relationship
Basic Guidelines for Effective Parenting

Effective Parenting Starts with 15 Minutes a Day!! Higher Self-Esteem, Better Grades, & Improved Welfare for Your Child The National Mental Health Association recommends that parents set aside at least 15 minutes a day to listen and talk to their children. Research shows that outcomes are generally...

Mindfulness for Everyday Life
When Sex is Traumatic

Help When Sex is Traumatic This study explores the causes and signs of sexual trauma in newlywed couples. Child sexual abuse (CSA) affects 20% of women and 8% of men. Also, individuals who have a history of early CSA are more likely to experience a sexual assault...

Understanding Depression and Effective Treatment

Understanding Depression and Effective Treatment Everyone experiences sadness from time to time. But depression lasts longer, interferes with daily life and can cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable, and getting effective treatment is crucial. Our clinicians are available to help in understanding depression and effective treatment options. Skilled...

Prepare to Change

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.   ...

STRATEGIES FOR CONTROLLING YOUR ANGER

STRATEGIES FOR CONTROLLING YOUR ANGER Sometimes it may be appropriate to use the services of a professional counsellor or psychotherapist to help with anger issues. Find more at:http://www.p2ccounseling.com/ Everybody gets angry, but out-of-control rage isn't good for you or those around you. When you can't control your...

Beyond Book Smart: Helping College Students Improve Their Skills

BEYOND BOOK SMART: HELPING COLLEGE STUDENTS IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS By Dr Edward Margines, Psychological Assistant at Prepare to Change A study that included Chapman University students found that the academic coaching contributes to overall success. It's not surprising, therefore, that professional counseling centers are sought out when colleges...

Are Medications Useful for Treating Depression?

Medications are helpful for reducing symptoms of depression in some people, particularly when their depression is severe. Some health care professionals treating depression may favor using a combination of psychotherapy and medications. Given the side effects, any use of medication requires close monitoring. Psychotherapy is often...