Alcohol and Addiction Recovery

Time Perception

  The Perception of Time and Mental Illness   There have been various experiments and case studies indicating that people with disrupted mental and mood states exhibit impaired time perception. Depression, can be described as a “smothering confinement” in prolonged despair that dilates the perception of time to a tortuous degree. People suffering from depression…

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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 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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New Location in the Pearl District!

Pearl West Building exterior

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 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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Learning to Let Go

create change freedom letting go image

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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