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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 […]

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Therapist Spotlight: Colleen Koncilja LCSW, CADC, ICGC-II, BACC

This Health and Healing Therapy series gives you the opportunity to get to know our therapists, what their clients struggle with, how they help, and who they are. Below you will learn about our Practice Director and Therapist Colleen Koncilja. We believe that connection and comfort with your therapist is vital to growth and healing, […]

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25 Tips to Help You and Your Child not only Survive but Thrive at Remote Learning

While most things this year in 2020 have changed dramatically for parents, how remote or hybrid school looks, may be one of the changes that is more prevalent. Most kids and teens are doing online learning, and families not only have to navigate every family member being at home, but parents are having to learn […]

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Breaking the Ice: Tips on Making Female Friends at Work for Women

When we’re school-aged, it’s easy to make friends. But, as adults, women can sometimes feel on-guard around other women, especially in the workplace, and friendships can be harder to foster. Not only does this lack of friendship make going to work each day feel more challenging, but studies have found that friendships, or a lack […]

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How to Practice Self-Compassion

Most of us from a young age are taught how to be kind, considerate, and compassionate toward others. But, rarely are we told to show the same consideration to ourselves. This becomes even more true for individuals brought up in abusive or unloving homes. What is Self-Compassion? Self-compassion is taken from Buddhist psychology and refers […]

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Relationships can only be healthy when both people have the space to be themselves and maintain their personal integrity. Sadly, many people find themselves in relationships, romantic and otherwise, with people who do not respect boundaries and feel entitled to have their needs met regardless of the other person’s. These people most likely grew up […]

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Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

If your child is sensitive to the emotions of others, worrisome, and easily overwhelmed by changes or new people and environments, you may have a highly sensitive child. Parenting can be demanding, and parenting a highly sensitive child can present additional challenges. However, with a few simple strategies, you can better manage everyday problems and […]

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How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

Fear and Anxiety in Children For many, childhood is the most wondrous and exciting time in a person’s life. But even when a child is growing in a loving and stable family environment, they can feel fear and anxiety. Think back on your childhood. Everything new was something to be not-so-sure of. It was easy […]