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The ABCs of Anxiety

Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Deer Park IL counselor, Emotions, Mental Wellness, Stress, Uncategorized January 16, 2021

Anxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. It is estimated that more than 40 million Americans…

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Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety During COVID-19

Anxiety, Children, Depression, Emotions, Families, Family, Parents, Play Therapy, Stress, Wheaton IL, Wheaton IL Counselor December 27, 2020

The list of worries for families during this pandemic can feel overwhelming and preoccupy our thoughts. Do you know if…

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Journey Group for Teens

Anxiety, Depression, Families, Group, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Relationships, Stress, Teens, Uncategorized December 1, 2020

NOW ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS This is a weekly therapeutic group for high school students ages 14-18 to give/receive support and…

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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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The EFT Dance: Creating Connection in Couples Counseling

Conflict, Couples, Couples Counseling, Emotions, IL Counselor, Relationships, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL, Vernon Hills IL Counselor November 15, 2020

Often, when couples come to see a therapist, they come because they are stuck in a negative pattern that has…

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A Campaign of Gratitude

IL Counselor, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, McHenry IL, McHenry IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Relationships, Self-care, Uncategorized October 31, 2020

The other day I ran across an article I had saved from 2004 that seems so relevant in this season…

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Caring for the Little Ones Among Us

Adoption, Anxiety, Children, Deer Park IL counselor, Emotions, Families, Family, McHenry IL, McHenry IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Parents, Play Therapy, Uncategorized October 20, 2020

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.  ~ Benjamin Franklin Have you…

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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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Meditation: The Calm in the Chaos

Anxiety, Couples, Emotions, Families, Fitness, Individuals, Lake Zurich IL, Mental Wellness, Self-care, Stress, Teens, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL September 27, 2020

Meditation Class Offering on October 24th, 2020 Any peaceful step – even calming your own feelings and emotions – contributes…

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Coping in Hard Times

Anxiety, Depression, Emotions, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized September 13, 2020

These are hard times. 2020 is working on becoming the defining year for life stress. The coronavirus is ominous, hiding around…

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