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Depression Counseling at MCHH

TREATING DEPRESSION If you’ve ever experienced depression, you know it’s more than just a feeling of sadness or temporary dip in your mood. When depression creeps in, it interferes with every aspect of your life, from how you sleep to your ability to focus at work. Some depressed people display incredibly sad or sluggish behaviors, whereas others find themselves becoming increasingly irritable or angry. People with depression often find that the activities and relationships which once lifted their mood are now …
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Welcoming New Therapist Kaylin Thompson, MA, LPC

Kaylin earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Trauma Certificate from Wheaton College. Kaylin has experience working in both the hospital settings and with the community. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. She is passionate about serving people, giving them a space to feel heard and valued, and providing outlets for healing. She has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational problems, codependency, faith/spirituality concerns, low self-esteem, body …
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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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Mindfulness and Anxiety Meet in the Middle

Anxiety Therapy

By Donna Loza, LCPC, CADC, CODP I In November of 2013, I visited Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.  It is an island that is home to an Abby on the top, dine in restaurants throughout and at night it is illuminated with lights that can be seen from miles away.  The tour group that I was with, had visited the island during the day, we took a bus and then walked up to the Abby some 900 steps, to a gorgeous …
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Work for MCHH

Midwest Center for Hope and Healing is a group counseling practice located in Chicago’s western suburbs. We offer therapists flexibility, quality supervision, and a insurance credentialing services. Currently hiring licensed, experienced therapists who are self-starters and are looking to build a solid client base at one or more of our three locations. MCHH has offices in Oak Brook, Lombard, and Lisle. Please fill out our job applicant form to get started.

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Decreasing Temper Tantrums in Toddlers and Building Emotional Intelligence

Todler Tantrum

If you’re a parent of toddlers, then this scenario will sound familiar. Time is limited, you have to get your toddler fed and ready for school. He requests toast for breakfast and you put so much care into the toast because you KNOW he’s particular about it. Have you ever thought so much about toast? You present the perfectly prepared toast cut in triangles to your child only to then watch him explode in rage. Tears soak the toast. Your …
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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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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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Cultivate Connection

by Donna Loza, LCPC, CADC, CODP I A foundation of friendship can build healthy marriages or relationships.   Maya Angelou, said, “We are more alike, my friends, than we are different.”   What binds people together, what tears them apart?  When couples come and ask me to help them communicate better, I always start with, “what brought you two together?” Or “how are the two of you more alike than different?”   I tend to have folks write down, who …
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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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CONTACT US

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.