Posts by Lydia Klassen

Lydia Klassen

Lydia Klassen

Lydia Klassen received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Trinity International University. She has experience working with interpersonal issues, emotional regulation, grief, trauma, and addiction. Lydia strives to develop safety in the client-counselor relationship as she journeys with clients toward greater freedom in their lives. She has a particular interest in couples, families, and third-culture kids.


Memory, Trauma, and EMDR

Anxiety, Emotions, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL, Vernon Hills IL Counselor February 1, 2021

Memories can be a beautiful gift or a haunting nightmare. Most days, we do not pay attention to how much…

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A Time to Mourn

Emotions, IL Counselor, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Relationships, Vernon Hills IL Counselor July 3, 2020

Listen. Do you hear a part of you wanting to tune out the pain that our nation seems to be…

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Out of Focus

Anxiety, Children, Christian faith, Couples, Emotions, IL Counselor, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Parents, Relationships, Vernon Hills IL, Vernon Hills IL Counselor March 8, 2020

Picture the last time someone gave you their full attention, and you could sense in that moment the depth of…

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Reclaiming Your Story after Complex Trauma

Emotions, IL Counselor, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Trauma, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL Counselor June 26, 2019

One challenge that clients sometimes face in counseling is deciding whether they want to go deeper in the treatment process…

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In Search of Home: Caring for Third Culture Kids

Children, Emotions, Families, For Counselors, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Parents, Relationships, Teens, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL Counselor May 1, 2019

Can you remember the first time you flew? Perhaps it was with great excitement or maybe even some trepidation. But…

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Relational Hide and Seek

Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Relationships, Vernon Hills IL Counselor February 16, 2019

She looked away as I asked her to tell me more. Her arms clutched the pillow, and I waited. But…

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But What if…?

Anxiety, Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Relationships, Stress, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL Counselor January 17, 2019

But What if… Exploring the Role of Anxiety in Your Life Our culture is obsessed with safety. There are alarm…

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New Group: RIO Group for Teens

Emotions, Group, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Teens August 20, 2018

A 3-week group for students ages 13-18 designed to increase awareness and openness to emotional experiences and a commitment to…

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