Calling All Adoptive Parents: Support Group

Adoption, Group, Lake Zurich IL June 1, 2015

With Amy Tanner Are you struggling to parent your adopted child? Have you run out of ideas to connect? Are…

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New Beginnings: Stress, Depression and Anxiety Group

Group, Lake Zurich IL March 15, 2015

Sometimes life can weigh us down. Stress and feelings of depression, anxiety and emptiness overwhelm or paralyze us. It can…

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Surviving this Relentless Winter

Emotions, Holidays, Lake Zurich IL Counselor March 5, 2015

It’s been said, “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” and “Snow has become a four…

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Family Power Struggles: How to Avoid Them

Conflict, Family, Lake Zurich IL Counselor February 26, 2015

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” – Peggy O’Mara   In my November 5, 2014…

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When Emotional Pain is Made Visible

Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Self-harm January 27, 2015

Discovering that someone you love is self-injuring can be both upsetting and confusing.  People find themselves wondering, “Why in the…

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The Christmas Holidays: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

Holidays, Lake Zurich IL Counselor December 11, 2014

Most everyone looks forward to the Christmas holidays. What’s not to like? The holidays include time off from work, a…

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Family Power Struggles: Unintended Consequences

Conflict, Family, Lake Zurich IL Counselor November 5, 2014

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” —quote…

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Adoption Struggles: Why Isn’t Love Enough?

Adoption, Chicago IL Counselor, Family October 1, 2014

She was adopted at birth and taken straight home from the hospital.   She didn’t experience any trauma or neglect.  How…

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Robin Williams’ Suicide: What can we do to prevent similar tragedies?

Depression, Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor August 14, 2014

Shocking news arrived Monday August 11th, that Robin Williams, one of our most beloved actors and comedians, committed suicide from…

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Who Can You Validate Today?

Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Relationships July 17, 2014

Your friend is thumbing through his phone as you are sharing your excitement that you made the cuts. Without looking…

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