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Anger Management Counseling at MCHH

Anger is an emotion we all have, and sometimes it’s justified and necessary. But sometimes anger can become unmanageable, rearing its head at the smallest provocation or misunderstanding. When you think of someone who struggles with anger, you might imagine someone who shouts or storms off during conflict. But anger can take on many forms. Sometimes anger can be passive, as someone isolates themselves from people they love. Often it’s directed towards oneself when a person is overwhelmed with guilt …
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New At MCHH This September: Managing Grief Group

grief support group

Loss is a difficult part of life that can lead us to react with heightened anxiety, sadness or anger and make moving forward feel like a struggle. Having space to feel supported and to work through loss can help.  This 6 week group will aim to:  Offer emotional support and validation about grief  Identify and understand the stages of grief  Explore the anxiety, depression and other emotions may that arise after experiencing a loss  Reflect on the impacts of grief …
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New at MCHH This September: Women’s Empowerment Group 

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t  have any.” (Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple”)  This 7-week group will focus on:  Self-Esteem &Validation: Believing in yourself! Setting Boundaries: Learning how to block criticisms, say “no” and take control of your own life  Healthy Relationships: Believing that you are deserving of good treatment and how to communicate your expectations Assertiveness: Explore and learn effective ways to  communicate your needs and wants Led by …
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Staff Spotlight: ⭐️AMY GLINKE, LPC⭐️

Amy Glinke MA, LPC

Amy is currently accepting new clients via Telehealth on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Call our office at 630-560-1100 to schedule an appointment with Amy. Here is a short Q&A with Amy: Q: What are your specialties and why did you choose them? Amy: Anxiety, Codependency, Coping Skills, Weight and Food Issues, Divorce, Infidelity, Self Esteem, and Spirituality. Q: What therapeutic approaches do you use?  Amy: I use a variety of approaches including Person- Centered, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Existential.  Q: …
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Kaylin Thompson, MCHH New Therapist, Now Accepting New Clients

Working from MCHH’s Oak Brook office, and also offering telehealth appointments, 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. See Kaylin’s full bio.

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Staff Spotlight: ⭐️Nicole Clarizio, LPC⭐️

Nicole is currently accepting new clients at our Oak Brook location and via Telehealth on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Call our office at 630-560-1100 to schedule an appointment with Nicole. Here is a short Q&A with Nicole: Q: What are your specialties and why did you choose them? Nicole: I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues including life transitions and stressors, building healthy communication, anxiety, depression, relationships issues, domestic violence, social skills, self-esteem, …
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Therapist Spotlight – AMY GLINKE, MA, LPC

Amy Glinke MA, LPC

Amy Glinke is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience in skilled listening. She graduated from Concordia University with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Amy enjoys working with individuals and couples dealing with a variety of life situations and struggles. She welcomes the opportunity to work with your unique circumstances and help guide you through your personal journey. She provides both Christian based and community counseling depending on the needs of the client. …
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When Saying “Yes” Starts to Cost Us

By MCHH Therapist Erica Schmitz MS, LPC Naturally, we have an innate need to feel like we belong to social groups. There is a common misconception that we can achieve this goal only by being helpful, being likable, and being selfless to others.  But what happens when we start to view “being helpful” as overextending ourselves?  Or “being liked” as ignoring our true beliefs and values about an opposing situation? Or “being selfless” as draining our battery so others can …
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Grief and Adolescents

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By Karina Rodriguez, LPC, who works from MCHH’s Oak Brook Counseling office. I remember when my grandmother passed away when I was an adolescent. I was left in shock, confused, kept my emotions to myself because I was scared to cry in front of my family especially my father, who loved his mother so much. I was not sure how life was going to be like now that someone so special left the world. I also remember I was unable …
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Therapist Spotlight – DONNA LOZA, LPC, CADC, MISA-I

Donna Loza, LPC, CADC, MISA-I

Donna is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Counselor in the State of Illinois with over 5 years’ experience. Donna attended Concordia University, Chicago where she received a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She specializes in counseling individuals with dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Donna enjoys working with clients of all ages. Are there moments in your day, when you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or sad? There are ways to bridge …
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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.