January 29, 2018

Causes of Stress and Anxiety in Youth

  The youth of today live in a challenging, fast-paced  world that often has them, and the adults living with them, overwhelmed and perplexed.  Our humanity […]
January 16, 2018

Break the Habit- New Approaches to Addictive Behaviors- Part 1

Having been an addictions counselor over the past 30 years, I have learned that when treating addictions of all kinds- drug, alcohol, process (like gambling), there […]
January 3, 2018

On Mindfulness: New Year, New…What? Do you have goals, how will you try to achieve them without adding more anxiety?

The New Year is upon us, and many of us may have already formulated resolutions, goals to pursue to better our lives.  We may have many […]
December 14, 2017

Stress, Anxiety, and Depression- Dealing with the Imperfection of the Holidays

I had a session with a client recently who was telling me that she was getting depressed following a conflict she had had with her young […]
December 4, 2017

Out of Harm’s Way: Naperville is committed to fighting prescription drug misuse which often leads to heroin abuse

What You Can Do to Help There have been several  alarming reports in the media lately about out of control prescription misuse, whether about pain-killing  opiates […]
November 8, 2017

Free Life-Changing Technique for Veterans Affected by PTSD

Every year, with the celebration of  Veterans Day, we Americans are encouraged to reflect upon and feel gratitude for the invaluable service that our Veterans have […]
February 13, 2017

Healing Hearts by Speaking the Same Love Language

In February, we often think of how to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Did you know the saint the holiday is named after encouraged those in prison to […]
January 27, 2017

Making 2017’s Goals Stick

So many of us start a new year fresh with hope and ideas for self-improvement.  It can be useful to reflect on strategies to boost your […]
December 8, 2016

Coping During the Holidays

Besides having a lot of extra social opportunities and a much bigger “To-Do” list during the holidays, many find strong emotions surfacing during the holidays.  There […]