Specialized Therapeutic Services
Anxiety, Depression and Stress
Depression, anxiety and stress can cause a variety of symptoms such as sadness, irritability, panic, sleep disturbance, loneliness, attention/concentration difficulties, suicidal ideation, and loss of interest and pleasure in normally pleasurable activities.
Depending on your diagnosis, we work with you to develop a holistic and individualized blueprint suited to your needs that can include coaching on stress management techniques, attitude/thought restructuring, wellness interventions such as physical activity, sleep hygiene, and/or nutrition and spiritual work.
Grief is unfamiliar territory for many people. Feelings associated with grief are strong, confusing, numbing and often debilitating. We try to help you work through feelings of grief instead of avoiding or hiding them.
Communication, intimacy and parenting are often common sources of conflict with couples. We work with couples, blended families, and/or partners showing problematic behaviors. We often use the Gottman approach with unique tools and interventions to help couples manage conflicts and avoid certain types of negative communication.
We work with children as young as four years old. Typical topics therapy can address for children are problematic behaviors such as ADHD, aggression, separation anxiety or withdrawal because of family concerns. Dealing with loss, divorce or loss of a family member may also trigger negative behavior. With adolescents, often presenting problems relate to peer relationships, academic concerns, the effects of social media or gender/sexual identity changes.
Family Relationships, Blended Families and Therapy
Every family has different ways of interacting and communicating. We try to help families mediate and solve problems and also have a therapist who specializes in the unique issues that occur with blended families.
Cancer Support and Chronic Illness
No one is ever prepared for the news of cancer or a diagnosis of a chronic illness. Our
wellness team of therapists can help deal with the emotions, concerns, fears and changes that can occur. We help the support both the diagnosed person and their families to process feelings, adapt, lower anxiety and improve quality of life.
Experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety can be isolating, overwhelming
And create feelings of inadequacy and equally challenge the mother and the father. We offer immediate appointments for moms’ with postpartum depression and work with psychiatrists if medication is needed or wanted.
The inability to become pregnant often triggers fears of inadequacy, grief and sadness. We work with couples in how best to navigate this journey including managing hormones and the various stress and decision-making that occurs.
As we age, the changing hormones can contribute to anxiety, physical symptoms of distress, irritability and depression. In therapy, we work from a holistic perspective to determine an optimal plan to improve mood and physical symptoms.
Weight Management Counseling
We offer a Weight Management Program in conjunction with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Fitness Center that focuses on the behavioral changes needed for weight loss. This is individual treatment with a therapist that addresses taking responsibility, faulty thinking, support systems, body image and emotional and stress management among other topics to aid in your weight loss journey.
Insomnia and Sleep Disorders Counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is an evidence-based, non-pharmacological (without medication) treatment for insomnia. It addresses the thoughts, habits, and behaviors that can lead to sleep problems. Clients learn new skills that help to form healthier sleep patterns.
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (veterans only)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. (This treatment is currently available for veterans only).
Girls Adolescent Group
Activity group focusing on stress relievers: meditation, positive affirmations, arts and crafts, music appreciation, cooking, light movement (stretching), journaling, role playing, etc.
11-14 years old
Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00pm
Bariatric Surgery Evaluations
In collaboration with your bariatric surgeon, we provide bariatric pre-surgery evaluations which are usually required by your insurance company to help determine if you are a good candidate for this type of surgery. We also provide post-surgery counseling to aid in the lifestyle modifications that ensure a positive and consistent outcome.
Learn how to be more present in your life through mindful meditation
Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Start your journey to a happy life: strengthen, stretch and relax your body and mind
Fridays 10:30 am – 11:30 am (alternative times available)