Evaluating Your Children for ADHD

With the growing number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses each year, many parents want to know if their children are exhibiting symptoms of ADHD, or if they are simply showing normal childhood behavior. ADHD affects approximately 8% of…

Let’s Talk About A Fresh Perspective

As Chicago rolls into March, so too does the promise of Spring and warmer, sunnier days ahead. Yet as with any transition, it is not always easy to break away from the Winter blues. Some folks are bracing themselves for…

Could My Habits be Symptoms of OCD?

Each of us have idiosyncratic behaviors integrated into our daily routines, but these behaviors typically are not time consuming, generally, do not get in the way of our everyday lives, and do not cause clinically significant distress or impairment. For…

Counseling Options for ADHD

When considering treatment for ADHD, many people believe medication is the only option. While medication is certainly a popular treatment method for ADHD, it is only one part of a larger equation. If you are stuck in a rut with…

Let’s Start Talking About Couples Counseling

Every day, mental health is becoming more normalized and mainstreamed in our country.  We are finally talking about feelings and struggles that everyone experiences at some point! Although I couldn’t be happier that we are letting go of the shame…

The Art of Emotional Responding

You’re having a seemingly normal conversation with your friend or loved one, and suddenly the topic turns to how they feel disrespected, unloved, or unimportant in the relationship. That’s right, they’ve confronted you with their unmet emotional needs. Caught off…