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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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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Adoption Struggles: Why Isn’t Love Enough?

Adoption, Chicago IL Counselor, Family October 1, 2014

She was adopted at birth and taken straight home from the hospital.   She didn’t experience any trauma or neglect.  How…

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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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Who Can You Validate Today?

Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Relationships July 17, 2014

Your friend is thumbing through his phone as you are sharing your excitement that you made the cuts. Without looking…

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Do I Really Need Counseling?

Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness June 11, 2014

Are my problems serious enough to see a professional? Aren’t I just dealing with ‘normal’ life issues? If you have…

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Combating Stress

Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Stress May 7, 2014

Why is it when life gets stressful we cut out the very things that energize us, leaving us feeling more…

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Why Am I So Angry?

Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor April 3, 2014

Most of us have experienced an occasional flood of anger and wondered where it came from. For some of us…

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