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Inherited Family Trauma

Inherited Family Trauma Inherited Family Trauma Did you know we can inherit trauma from our family that can be the source of unexplained illnesses for us today? Sometimes our trauma symptoms are actually not from our own life experience. We might be working out issues from our grandparents’s trauma that we are completely unaware of.…

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Holiday Loneliness

Holiday Loneliness  Amidst the decorations, celebrations and gift giving, holidays can be a time when we feel the most lonely.  Family issues threaten to interfere with our hopes and dreams of peace and good will. What does it mean to be in the family you are in?  In what ways do you fit and in which…

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Welcome Candice Armstrong, PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner adds Pregnancy Services and Dependency and Addiction Services for Adolescents and Adults to Create Change, LLC offerings. Beginning in August of 2018, Candice Armstrong, DPN-PMHNP,  will be providing medication management to adolescents and adults utilizing a holistic and integrative care approach.  We are excited to begin adding specialty services to women before, throughout, and…

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create change 10th anniversary celebration

Create Change Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

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 CADC III counselor, Joan Ayala

Create Change adds Drug and Alcohol Specialist CADC III

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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Pearl West Building exterior

New Location in the Pearl District!

Create Change will be moving to the Pearl West Building on September 1, 2017. We are excited to announce that we will have a ground floor entrance, an elevator to second floor and two private offices in addition to group meeting space.

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Create Change, LLC is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary

Create Change, LLC is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this year. In thinking of Independence Day, I remember the beginning of my entry into the world of private practice in 2007 after 20 years in the medical field. It was difficult to put all my fears aside and move forward into a venture that called to my heart. I began providing counseling and business consulting/training services to individuals, couples and businesses. Since it’s inception I have relocated to Portland, Oregon and now am inspiring others to join in the joyful transition to independence.

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couple conflict mediation

Mediation and Couples Counseling

Mediation allows two disputing parties to reach a mutual agreement by utilizing a neutral mediator who identifies the issues/desired outcome of each party and facilitates a dialogue with the goal of reaching an agreement between the parties. Essentially, it is a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party. It is generally a short-term, structured, task-oriented, and…

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Create Change Welcomes Mary Cross, CSWA

Mary Cross is joining Create Change with 14 years of professional social work experience. She specializes in grief and loss and brings drug and alcohol counseling expertise as well. Mary enjoys working with adults, couples and families and is familiar with both multigenerational and multicultural issues. She embraces each person’s uniqueness bringing an openness to her style of therapy. Mary is a Certified Mediator and is looking forward to bringing this service to the Pearl District of Portland.

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Providing individual, couple and family therapy.