Posts for Mental Wellness

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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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 September 27, 2020

Meditation Class Offering on October 24th, 2020 Any peaceful step – even calming your own feelings and emotions – contributes…

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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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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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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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Out of Focus

Anxiety, Children, Christian faith, Couples, Emotions, IL Counselor, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Parents, Relationships, Vernon Hills IL, Vernon Hills IL Counselor March 8, 2020

Picture the last time someone gave you their full attention, and you could sense in that moment the depth of…

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Is it Just Me? Postpartum Anxiety

Anxiety, Deer Park IL counselor, maternal mental health, Mental Wellness, Parents, Self-care, Uncategorized January 16, 2020

Our culture and media depict new motherhood with joy and satisfaction, cuddles and connection. Often, the reality of drastic changes…

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