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Relationship Catastrophizing: Emotional Distortions and Communication

In the journey of any relationship, ups and downs are an inherent part of the experience. We all face challenges and difficulties, and sometimes, our minds have a tendency to amplify negative experiences. Which can lead us down a rabbit hole of catastrophic thoughts. This phenomenon, known as catastrophizing, can wreak havoc on our relationships. […]

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Tips for Parents: Helping Teens with Going Back to School Anxiety

It is that time of year again where summer is drawing to a close, and the number of days until school begins gets smaller and smaller. As summer comes to a close, the anxiety of heading back to school can increase. If you notice that your teen has begun to feel anxious about going back […]

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5 Things a Parent can Do When Their Teen has Suicidal Thoughts

It can be scary to think about your teen having suicidal thoughts. What do you do? How do you talk about it? According to America’s Health Rankings (2021), in 2018, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds. Suicide rates are higher among males than females, as well as individuals who […]

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How to Find a Middle Ground with your Teen

Being a parent to a teenager can be difficult. There is confusion and a lot of gray areas, and not every decision has a clear cut answer. There is no guidebook or formula to raising a teenager. Sometimes it can feel like you are going along with your teenager and that you’re on the same […]

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5 Ways to get a good night sleep when you are feeling anxious

Whether it is a test, presentation, or new situation, falling asleep the night before we have something anxiety-provoking planned can be a challenge. You may find yourself tossing and turning prior to the day before any of these situations. Other times, it can feel impossible to get a good night’s sleep when feeling anxious. Five […]

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Do You Suffer from Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal reaction that everyone experiences in response to different experiences and situations. Anxiety can help you prepare for that big job interview you have coming up, the important paper you have to complete, or the presentation you have to give at work. Anxiety can also be experienced when you are transitioning into […]

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12 Date Night Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in and around the Bartlett, Illinois area

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to plan a date night with your partner! Researcher and Creator of the Marriage Therapy and Couples Counseling Approach called the Gottman Method, Dr. John Gottman states  “Successful long-term relationships are created through small words, small gestures, and small acts.”  Planning a date night, or […]

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Passive Social Media Usage and Ways to Combat It

At times, it feels like we have access to entire worlds at our fingertips — all through the use of our smartphones. Our phones have fantastic capabilities, allowing us to document important moments through photos, navigate our way around a new town, or make dinner reservations instantly without speaking to a soul. They can even […]