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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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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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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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How Do We Repair?

Conflict, Couples, Emotions, McHenry IL Counselor, Relationships, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL Counselor March 29, 2019

Relationship Blog #2 How Do We Repair? In Part 1 of this 2 part series, Zero to 60, I shared…

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Zero to 60

Conflict, Couples, Emotions, McHenry IL Counselor, Relationships, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL Counselor March 10, 2019

Relationship blog part 1 How Did We Get Here? If you are married or in a committed romantic partnership, the…

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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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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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