Psychotherapists Claymont DE

It's important to recognize that everything in life isn't permanent. Change is wiser than we are. Oftentimes the world we want to construct is really quite a small one. Change can break that way open and reveal possibilities we never could have thought of ourselves. Change is an ally, not an enemy. The stress comes when we try to hold on too tightly.

Robert Neil Dumin
(302) 478-2366
3411 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Alvin L. Turner
(302) 777-3202
222 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE
Services
Cultural Diversity Issues, Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
French
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Temple University
Credentialed Since: 1992-03-09

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Sharon B. Jacobs
302-428-0205 #14
Associates in Health Psychology, LLC
Wilmington, DE
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Stress Management or Pain Management, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of South Carolina
Credentialed Since: 1986-03-18

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Susan Epps
(302) 428-0205
Associates in Health Psychology
Wilmington, DE
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Minnesota
Credentialed Since: 1990-09-27

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Gabino C Tonogbanua
(302) 478-9411
99 Passmore Dr
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Child Guidance Resources Centers
(610) 485-2925
2821 3rd Ave
Upper Chichester, PA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Constantine Azarcon
(302) 478-2969
3411 Silverside Road,
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Psychotherapy MSW LSW
(302) 528-7984
1601 Concord Pike Ste 50
Wilmington, DE
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Northwestern Human Services
(484) 840-9160
707 Crozerville Rd
Aston, PA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Richard Lawrence Cruz
(302) 656-9707
1701 Augustine Cut Off
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Accepting Change

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By Judy Rooks

You have a unique view regarding change. How would you describe it?

First of all, it’s important to recognize that everything in life isn’t permanent. Change is wiser than we are. Oftentimes the world we want to construct is really quite a small one. Change can break that way open and reveal possibilities we never could have thought of ourselves. Change is an ally, not an enemy. The stress comes when we try to hold on too tightly.

How should we deal with change in order to grow?

First and foremost, it’s important for you to understand—and embrace—the fact that you’re an initiate in a great rite of passage that will lead to transformation. In those moments of immense change, you die to who you were, and you are not yet reborn to who you will be. You’ve embarked on a journey.

Could you identify the stages needed to move through this process?

There are three parts to moving from one stage of life to the next. First, you separate from the world you once knew. Whether you’re fired from a job or getting married or moving, you’re experiencing separation. Your old life is behind. Next, you enter the time between “no longer and not yet.” This is an uncomfortable, scary place, because you can’t control it. Try to view this as a sacred time of wandering. Our usual way of thinking is in the box. The “no longer and not yet” offers new inspiration, breakthroughs, and recognition of overlooked strengths. Finally, you adjust. You begin to form a new life, and you bring with you your own gifts and an expanded sense of who you are. You become more fully human.

Is this a lesson in optimism?

We can all learn to think optimistically. During unwanted change, we can hold onto the idea that difficult life circumstances are challenges that provide the framework for growth. Pessimists take things personally, think problems are pervasive, and believe their situation is permanent. Optimists see change as a challenge. They believe they have choices and can control the outcome of their lives, yet they don’t waste time or spin their wheels trying to control the uncontrollable. They’re dedicated and committed people. Change is a challenge and not a threat.

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