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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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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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Wound Healing

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

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

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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Learning to Let Go

I am learning that feeling pain is required for true growth. We must learn to transcend the tendency to avoid the pain. Any behavior pattern we develop to avoid pain becomes a doorway to the pain itself. Coming to peace with pain is a requirement for spiritual growth and deep personal transformation. Do the opposite…

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What Our Clients Are Saying

“Thank you for showing me how to find myself again.. once my divorce started I lost all focus and drive… thanks to your help and self sacrifice I’m back and way stronger than before… now I can look forward to working on the other things that put me there.. being hit by a drunk driver in 2005… you are a special counselor with a gift to see exactly what that person is missing in their life and how to help them get it back. Now as you have helped me, I get to keep helping others in the gym while staying focused on my healing process. You’re on the path to being one of the most creative and intelligent counselors counseling has ever seen. Thank you.”

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

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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