A Guide for Parents: How to Handle Playdates That Go South

SMACK. Things were going well the last time you checked, but now it seems that everything has rapidly turned south. A raised voice quickly escalated to altercation, and your child is the culprit of the resounding smacking sound that was…

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…

“Because I Said So!”: Strategies for Managing Problem-Solving with Your Child

How many times have you found yourself saying, “because I said so!” in response to your child’s demands? Especially in frustration after hearing the same question over and over? I get it. Those four little words roll easily off the…

3 Marriage Counseling Tips for Healthy Communication

Good communication is immensely rewarding in marriage. You feel connected. Valued. Cherished. Loved. When communication turns south, it’s the exact opposite. No matter what you say, it feels like your spouse is not truly hearing you or seeing your perspective.…

The Importance of Finding Quality Medication Management

Weight gain. Drowsiness. Nausea and vomiting. The list goes on. Every FDA-approved medication has the potential for unwanted side-effects. Mental health medications – such as antidepressants, stimulants, and mood stabilizers – are no exception. There are dozens of medications commonly…

Three Distinct Differences Between Psychiatrists and Psychologists

When looking for the right mental health provider, you may find yourself wondering whether to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Often times, the terms psychiatrist and psychologist are used interchangeably. Though they have overlapping responsibilities, there are three district…