Tips to Avoid Common Blended Family Issues

Blended families are common, but they aren't easy. It takes about two to five years of intentionality for a blended family to get established. Also, statistics can be incredibly daunting for any blended family; between 60 and 73 percent of all marriages involving children from a previous relationship ultimately fail according to research. But there's good news, too. There are steps you and your…

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What is the Gottman Method for Relationship Therapy?

Criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, contempt – these behaviors often signal the end of most relationships. But how does a couple overcome these challenges and reestablish their bond?  Based on research and practice on thousands of couples, the Gottman Method may be the answer. The Gottman Method assists couples in achieving a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, empathy, and connection that ultimately leads to heightened intimacy…

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Why Substance Abuse Counseling is Effective

Substance abuse can be devastating. Anyone suffering from substance abuse or who loves someone suffering from substance abuse would agree. At least one in ten people in America suffer from substance abuse. That's more than 20 million people – not including those who are directly or indirectly affected by their disease. Substance abuse can be devastating because it affects every area of life. Substance…

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How to Find Counselors in Naperville

Whether it’s your first time seeking counseling services or you’re a longtime counseling veteran, finding a new therapist can feel like a daunting task. If you’re trying to sort through different counselors in Naperville, here are a few tips that can help make sense of your search. Education When looking through different counselors in Naperville, you may notice that their credentials are not all…

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Counseling Services: Helping You Deal with Life

When it comes to professional counseling services, most people tend to fall into a couple categories—those who have experienced it and know how much it helps, and those who are a bit unsure because they’ve never tried it. LifeStance Health isn’t your parents’ old-school counseling with the couch as a focus. Instead, we are goal-directed and our distinctive approach to therapy means we seek results—working…

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Types of Counseling

Every day, countless people seek out counseling services to find help in some area of life. There are more mental health services than ever before, but with so much variety it is important to distinguish between the types of counseling services that are available in order to find the best fit for you. Maybe you have never tried counseling and have a few questions.…

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When is Counseling Recommended?

Maybe you have a hard time ever feeling motivated to get routine chores done. Maybe you're crying all the time. Or maybe you're feeling defeated and hopeless about ever finding that perfect someone to spend your life with. Maybe you have so many demands on your time, both at home and at work, that you think you can't juggle any more. Perhaps you think…

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