Posts by Brendan Bell

Brendan Bell

Brendan Bell

Brendan C. Bell has served in the mental health field since 1998 and has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice for the last 20 years. His expertise involves working with middle schoolers, adolescents, and their families, with extensive experience addressing behavior disorders and oppositional kids. He also loves working with artists and creative types.

Cherry Hill Welcomes Upswing Counseling

Announcements, Children, Families, IL Counselor, Parents, Play Therapy, Update, Wheaton IL, Wheaton IL Counselor November 16, 2020

We are excited to announce our recent merge with Upswing Counseling in Wheaton. The therapists at Upswing add new talent…

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Our Search for Meaning in a Pandemic World

Anxiety, Conflict, Couples, Deer Park IL counselor, Depression, Emotions, IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Relationships, Self-care, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized October 8, 2020

As mental health counselors, my colleagues and I are seeing firsthand the psychological consequences of this COVID-19 pandemic health crisis….

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Scrupulosity: Obsessive Compulsive Religion

Anxiety, Deer Park IL counselor, Emotions, obsessive compulsive disorder, Uncategorized November 14, 2019

An article addressing how Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) interacts with religion has a way of drawing out many initial concerns from…

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Peer Consultation Group for Professional Counselors

For Counselors, Group, Lake Zurich IL December 2, 2016

Peer Consultation Group Come Be Apart of the Professional Dialogue Join Clark Barshinger, PhD, Keith Bjorge, PsyD, and Brendan Bell,…

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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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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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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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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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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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