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How to Check-In with Your Child

Children & adolescent counseling

By MCHH Therapist KATIE HYNES, MA, LCSW As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to create a space where your child feels safe expressing their emotions. It can be difficult to figure out what your child is feeling and why they may feel that way. Sometimes, children just are not comfortable sharing how they are feeling with their parents. Other times, children do not even know what they are feeling or how to express it. This blog post will …
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Updated Oak Brook Counseling Office Page

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. Our professional, licensed counselors are specialized in offering therapy for many different treatment modalities, and are trained to work with people dealing with a variety of life situations …
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Therapist Spotlight: ANTHONY ROSADO, MS, LPC, NCC

Anthony is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 6 years of experience helping others work through an array of different struggles. He has worked in community mental health centers with people near, in or following crisis to help them recover and find hope. Anthony graduated from National Louis University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He specializes in counseling people of all ages and cultures with anxiety, depression, trauma and a number of other struggles and major …
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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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Finding Peace in a Sea of Chaos

The past eleven months have been a trying time for many of us for a myriad of reasons. For some, twelve months ago we would have never imagined going through what we have experienced. Some examples are a pandemic, a loss of a loved one, a personal conviction for social justice, a division amongst friends and family, a lost sense of what “normal” feels like. We still may face natural struggles of life that drain peace away, such as stress from …
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Help Your Teen in Quarantine – Strategies to ease virtual learning challenges

virtual learning

As teachers continue to work to make things easier for students, there are also steps that can be taken at home to adjust to the unusual circumstances. The following list includes a variety of strategies with the goal of increasing engagement, motivation, satisfaction and success of virtual learning. Schedules and Routines Schedules, whether AM/PM or broken down hourly, can help add the structure that in-person schooling provides. Writing out a schedule or to-do list helps with accountability. In addition, scheduling …
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Coping with Self-Quarantine

Coping with Self Quarantine

Being self-quarantined can be very stressful during these “unprecedented times”. With words like Coronavirus and COVID-19 everywhere, how can we take care of ourselves during this critical time? I know some of you are feeling overwhelmed with the task of homeschooling your children, being locked in for these next few weeks, and having very little physical contact with the outside world. I would like to offer you a few suggestions to help you cope with the stress of self-quarantine and …
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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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I am in pain: Doing something different

There is a growing awareness of individuals who suffer from a substance related disorder as well as a psychiatric disorder; this is classified as co-occurring or dual diagnosis.  Bill W., Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous suffered from depression and alcoholism.  Bill was helped by psychiatrists for his depression and could find relief through attending a Twelve Step program through AA that he and Dr. Bill developed.  In the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, My Name Is Bill, he states that he …
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