Posts for Mental Wellness

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 January 29, 2021

Experiential Meditation Workshops Thursday, February 18th 6:00-7:30 pm and/or Saturday, February 27th 9:30-11:00 am Meditation positively affects the body, mind,…

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Compassionate Connections Group

Announcements, Anxiety, Depression, Emotions, Group, IL Counselor, Lake Zurich IL, Mental Wellness, Relationships, Self-care, Stress January 24, 2021

During this time of increased distance, stress, and uncertainty, women deserve the support, tools, and unity offered through our transformative…

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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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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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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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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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Revamping Recovery in the Age of COVID-19

Addictions, Emotions, Group, IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL Counselor May 17, 2020

In the age of COVID-19, with church basements and recovery clubs now mostly empty, recovering substance users are using their…

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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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