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7 Ways To Encourage Your Teen To Attend Counseling

Conflict, Families, Family, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Parents, Relationships April 5, 2016

How To Encourage Your Teen To Attend Counseling As a therapist for teenagers, I’m often asked by frustrated parents how…

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Responding to Anxiety With Willingness

Anxiety, Lake Zurich IL Counselor March 1, 2016

In my previous blog Fears For Today, Worries For Tomorrow: Understanding Anxiety, I mentioned a natural tendency to avoid the…

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The Complex Nature of Emotions

Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor August 8, 2015

I recently watched the newest Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out. Beyond the great creative qualities of the film that we’ve…

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Fears for Today, Worries for Tomorrow: Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety, Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor June 3, 2015

Each one of us has experienced anxious feelings such as fear and worry at one point or another. You may…

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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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