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Memory, Trauma, and EMDR

Anxiety, Emotions, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL, Vernon Hills IL Counselor February 1, 2021

Memories can be a beautiful gift or a haunting nightmare. Most days, we do not pay attention to how much…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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