Posts for parents

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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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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Family Power Struggles: How to Avoid Them

Conflict, Family, Lake Zurich IL Counselor February 26, 2015

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” – Peggy O’Mara   In my November 5, 2014…

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When Emotional Pain is Made Visible

Emotions, Lake Zurich IL Counselor, Self-harm January 27, 2015

Discovering that someone you love is self-injuring can be both upsetting and confusing.  People find themselves wondering, “Why in the…

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Adoption Struggles: Why Isn’t Love Enough?

Adoption, Chicago IL Counselor, Family October 1, 2014

She was adopted at birth and taken straight home from the hospital.   She didn’t experience any trauma or neglect.  How…

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