Workshops and Retreats

Create Change Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

create change 10th anniversary celebration

Create Change began with Sheila Walty and her dream of developing a center for personal growth and professional development in 2007. Since then, the business has expanded from counseling and life coaching to a full-service agency with a staff of six mental health professionals. In addition to psychotherapy, Create Change now offers psychiatry, nursing, mediation, alcohol…

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Create Change adds Drug and Alcohol Specialist CADC III

create change CADC III counselor, Joan Ayala

We are excited to announce the addition of Joan Ayala, MSW, MAC, CADC III to our practice in Portland, Oregon. Joan adds dual diagnosis, drug and alcohol addiction services, and recovery options to our work with clients. We are excited to have one of the few level III drug and alcohol counselors in Oregon joining…

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Wound Healing

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I recently had a deep infected cyst removed from my back. Flying to Mexico for some sun and relaxation with a large white patch on my back I was reminded of the wounds we all carry. Wounds infected by victimization, false teaching, and generational patterns. Wounds that festered in our parents and our parents’ parents…

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Reconnect with Yourself

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The stresses of daily living can keep you from the peace and balance you desire in your life. Stresses like life events, relationship and intimacy issues, trauma, distorted or compulsive behaviors in yourself or those you love, depression, anxiety, codependency …these are just a few of the challenges we all face, and which begin to…

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Beyond Affirmations, Willpower, and Positive Thinking

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Decades of research has shown that our subconscious brain controls much of what we do and how we think. The subconscious is a part of our brain that has been programmed by our experiences in life. Often we set out to change behaviors and beliefs in our conscious mind only to be sabotaged by the…

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The Key to Making One-to-One Relationships Work Well

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The key to relating to others: our boss, clients, peers, family and significant others, is knowing their personality type and being able to talk their language. It is essential that we first understand ourselves and the strengths and weaknesses of our thinking style to provide us a framework for personal growth and development.

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