Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Distress Disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Disorders are treated using Experiential techniques, Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Sensorimotor therapy. Recovery from abuse, accidents, war and other trauma require a focus on mind, body and spirit balance. Create Change therapists holistically evaluate and treat each clients with the goal of complete healing.
Counseling is offered for clients with alcohol or drug addiction issues, their family and loved ones as well as those with Dual Diagnosis. Joan Ayala is a Level III Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Additions specialist providing assessment, evaluation and treatment using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialetical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to support client change.
Therapists at Create Change utilize mindfulness techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and individualized behavior strategies to move clients beyond depression and anxiety and into positive peaceful living. Strengths are enhanced and new skills are taught as clients are assisted to create a live that has meaning and purpose for them.
Communication, intimacy and conflict resolution are improved as couples work to create a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Couples benefit from pre-marital counseling as well as creating balance and moving through life stages and challenges. Childrearing and management of separation or divorce issues can be eased using a neutral therapist for guidance and negotiation.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners supplement therapy with medications to address Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Bi Polar Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Psychosis. Symptoms of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, lack of appetite, disinterest in life and delusional or other thinking disorders are often eliminated with the use of psychiatric medications.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
"The act of revealing oneself fully to another and still being accepted may be the major vehicle of therapeutic help."
"People start to heal the moment they feel heard."
"Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime."
"Shame needs three things to grow exponentially in our lives: secrecy, silence and judgment."
"Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do."
"We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known."
"We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are."
"Sometimes what you're most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free."
"DID is about SURVIVAL! As more people begin to appreciate this concept, individuals with DID will start to feel less as though they have to hide in shame."
"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us."