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Should Happens…But Does It Have To?

by Emily Elmore, MA, LCSW, RYT “I should have worked out.” “I should be more focused at work.” “I should just not care about this.”  Sound familiar? Let’s talk about should statements. As a therapist, should statements are the most regular offender I contend with in sessions with my clients. A should statement seems harmless and appears to be reflective and thoughtful in nature with the aim of improving future behavior.  Let’s look at a specific example: A person has …
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Visit MCHH’s Updated Therapists Page

Search therapists by office, and see updated bios. MCHH therapists serve our three west suburban Chicago locations – Lisle, Lombard, and Oak Brook. MCHH STAFF THERAPISTS

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Before you post that… A youth’s perspective on social media

I was talking with my 12-year-old son the other night when he asked a question. “Mom, do you regularly post pictures of me online?” This sparked an interesting conversation that really made me think. Apparently, earlier in the day he and his class had a discussion about social media. The conversation started when a teacher asked one simple question. “Should I post a picture of my newborn on social media to announce the birth?” As a parent myself I thought …
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Therapist Spotlight: SAMANTHA BOONE, MA, LMFTA

Samantha is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Master of Arts in Christian Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Samantha provides counseling from a Christian perspective, as well as a community approach. She has worked primarily with teens and young women, but hopes to work with couples and families, while incorporating the family background and story into each session. She is passionate about walking with clients through their journeys …
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Depression Counseling at MCHH

People with depression often find that the activities and relationships which once lifted their mood are now insufficient. They can easily become frustrated and self-critical when nothing seems to help. Depression Counseling with one of our trained therapists can help you treat your depression symptoms. People can benefit from working on depression in counseling if they experience:  low or irritable mood lack of interest in activities once enjoyed difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much loss in appetite or increases in appetite …
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New Therapists at Oak Park Counseling Office

Managed by the practice’s founder, Jennifer Knox, MA, LCPC, our Oak Brook office provides insurance friendly, professional counseling services, and is conveniently located near the Oak Brook Mall. The Oak Brook office has 5 therapy offices to accommodate clients during busy times. Treating individuals, couples, and families at our Oak Brook therapist offices. At Midwest Center for Hope & Healing, our experienced therapists are dedicated to helping people with the struggles they are experiencing by developing a caring relationship in …
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Family Counseling at MCHH

Family Counseling

Family counseling seeks to improve communication and connectedness in a family system. This system can include multiple generations, or it can focus on your nuclear family. Family therapy looks at the family as an emotional unit, where each individual plays a unique role in the functioning of the family. Our counselors often help families to identify what behaviors have proven ineffective in resolving conflict and to explore what alternative strategies build resilience in the family. Not every family member has …
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Children & Adolescent Counseling Services at MCHH

n todays competitive and stressful world, our Children are constantly under increased pressure to be the greatest, look the best and outperform their peers. This added stress can take a toll on a Child who wants to be accepted. Midwest Center for Hope and Healing provides child and adolescent counseling services to help them overcome realities of the world we live in today. Children and Adolescent Counseling or psychotherapy includes pairing your child with one of our compassionate therapists with …
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Welcoming New Therapist: Robyn Ozelis

Robyn Ozelis LPC

Robyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty in children.  She has over 14 years combined experience working with children, adolescents and their families as both a special education teacher and a counselor, which gives her a unique perspective for working with children/youth and their families.  She has a deep empathy and understanding of children and family processes and explores family and school dynamics when working with a child, because those are some of the factors that shape them. …
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Couples and Marriage Counseling at MCHH

couples counseling

MCHH offers couples and marriage counseling at each of its three locations, as well as telehealth supplemental services to better facilitate effective therapy. Couples Counseling is a type of therapy that helps to improve communication and connectedness in a romantic relationship. Counseling provides a calm and collaborative environment where each person can do their best thinking and also hear their spouse’s concerns and ideas. With practice and insight, a couple can be empowered to take these skills and apply them …
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To schedule a therapy appointment or to obtain additional information about our services, accepted forms of insurance, our facility, or our therapists, please contact us at 1-630-560-1100 or fill out the form below and someone will get back to you.