Posts for Depression

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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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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The Paradox of Young Adulthood

Anxiety, Depression, Emotions, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Relationships, Self-care, Stress, Uncategorized September 7, 2020

College life and the post-college years can be an exciting time of independence, growth, and new opportunities. However, this unique…

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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 August 31, 2020

NEW GROUP starting October 13th This is a weekly therapeutic group for high school students ages 14-18 to give/receive support…

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Managing COVID-19: Tips for Families with Children/Teens

Deer Park IL counselor, Depression, Emotions, Families, Family, IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Parents, Play Therapy, Relationships, Self-care, Stress, Teens, Uncategorized April 11, 2020

Prior to social distancing, it was easier for families to overlook each other’s anxiety. Enter COVID-19: the virus that the…

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The Power of Nondirective Play Therapy

Anxiety, Children, Deer Park IL counselor, Depression, Emotions, Families, Parents, Play Therapy, Uncategorized October 16, 2018

The world of therapy for children is a rapidly advancing and continuously improving field with innovative models for working with…

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Sometimes It’s Hard to Be a Man

Book Reviews, Depression, Emotions, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, McHenry IL, McHenry IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Relationships July 30, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard the song– “Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman…” But men have their struggles too. Over the years…

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Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: This Isn’t What I Expected

Anxiety, Depression, Family, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, maternal mental health, Parents, Vernon Hills IL Counselor June 24, 2017

Pregnancy is often a time of hopes, dreams, and anticipation. We set our hearts on what we view as ideals…

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Mental Benefits of Exercise

Anxiety, Depression, Fitness, Mental Wellness, Stress May 20, 2016

Let me start off by saying I am in no way a fitness guru, but I do experience the mind/body…

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