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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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OCD: When the Brain Misfires Danger Cues

Anxiety, Individuals, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, obsessive compulsive disorder November 5, 2019

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a label most are familiar with but few understand. This disorder has been mislabeled as…

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Next Exit: Self-care

Chicago IL Counselor, Deer Park IL counselor, Emotions, For Counselors, IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Self-care, Stress, Uncategorized October 26, 2019

When was the last time you’ve done something nice for yourself? For many, finding time for ourselves seems like a…

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Elusive Empathy: Rethinking Domestic Violence

Conflict, Couples, Emotions, For Counselors, IL Counselor, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL, Vernon Hills IL Counselor September 25, 2019

Given the sensitive nature of the topic, I believe it is prudent to open with a clear statement. This post…

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Carl Rogers: On Becoming a Person

Book Reviews, Emotions, For Counselors, IL Counselor, Individuals, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Uncategorized September 11, 2019

This year marks 50 years since I first began to counsel clients as a supervised psychotherapist in training.  That was…

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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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The Unspoken Loss of Adoption’s Happy Endings

Adoption, Chicago IL Counselor, Children, Emotions, Families, Family, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Parents, Teens, Uncategorized May 13, 2019

Recently, I was asked to write a blog article for the Cherry Hill Counseling website. The topic? Adoption. Makes sense….

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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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Is My Child too Young for Counseling?

Children, Deer Park IL counselor, Emotions, Families, Family, Parents, Play Therapy, Relationships, Uncategorized April 23, 2019

Maybe you are experiencing some behavioral issues with your child, or they have recently been diagnosed. Perhaps the school or…

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Wired: Social Media and Adolescents

Chicago IL, Chicago IL Counselor, Children, Deer Park IL counselor, Emotions, Families, Family, Mental Wellness, Parents, Teens, Uncategorized April 3, 2019

“It’s time to go! Grab your stuff” calls mom from the kitchen. A muffled “Okay, just a minute” comes from…

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