Posts for Parents

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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The Unspoken Loss of Adoption’s Happy Endings

Adoption, Chicago IL Counselor, Children, Emotions, Families, Family, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Parents, Teens, Uncategorized May 13, 2019

Recently, I was asked to write a blog article for the Cherry Hill Counseling website. The topic? Adoption. Makes sense….

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In Search of Home: Caring for Third Culture Kids

Children, Emotions, Families, For Counselors, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Parents, Relationships, Teens, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL Counselor May 1, 2019

Can you remember the first time you flew? Perhaps it was with great excitement or maybe even some trepidation. But…

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Is My Child too Young for Counseling?

Children, Deer Park IL counselor, Emotions, Families, Family, Parents, Play Therapy, Relationships, Uncategorized April 23, 2019

Maybe you are experiencing some behavioral issues with your child, or they have recently been diagnosed. Perhaps the school or…

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Wired: Social Media and Adolescents

Chicago IL, Chicago IL Counselor, Children, Deer Park IL counselor, Emotions, Families, Family, Mental Wellness, Parents, Teens, Uncategorized April 3, 2019

“It’s time to go! Grab your stuff” calls mom from the kitchen. A muffled “Okay, just a minute” comes from…

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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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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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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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