Posts for emotions

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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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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A Time to Mourn

Emotions, IL Counselor, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Relationships, Vernon Hills IL Counselor July 3, 2020

Listen. Do you hear a part of you wanting to tune out the pain that our nation seems to be…

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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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Carl Rogers: On Becoming a Person

Book Reviews, Emotions, For Counselors, IL Counselor, Individuals, Lake Zurich IL, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Uncategorized September 11, 2019

This year marks 50 years since I first began to counsel clients as a supervised psychotherapist in training.  That was…

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Reclaiming Your Story after Complex Trauma

Emotions, IL Counselor, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Mental Wellness, Trauma, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL Counselor June 26, 2019

One challenge that clients sometimes face in counseling is deciding whether they want to go deeper in the treatment process…

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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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