SMART GOALS

SMART goals are a powerful tool for setting and achieving objectives, whether in your personal or professional life. The acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. By using these criteria to set and evaluate your goals, you can ensure that they are clear, realistic, and actionable, which can help increase your chances ofContinue reading “SMART GOALS”

Anxious Thoughts

Anxious thoughts are a natural and normal part of the human experience, but when they become excessive and interfere with daily life, they can be a sign of an anxiety disorder. It’s important to understand what anxious thoughts are, where they come from, and how to manage them so that you can live a happier,Continue reading “Anxious Thoughts”

Is it the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

With the stress of the holidays it is important to know what are the things making this holiday season vastly different than the past few years. Remember we have had a rough 2 years and now all the sudden we are “back in the swing of things”. This is the perfect time to practice boundaryContinue reading “Is it the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?”

How to get through the Holidays with a little GRACE.

It’s that time of year! The Holiday season is filled with lots of joy and lots of pressure. Pressure to show up to all the holiday parties, spend all the money and see people that you might not of had to see in these last few years (due to COVID-19). So, let’s talk about anContinue reading “How to get through the Holidays with a little GRACE.”

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The month of September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with September 10th of this year being Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide Awareness Prevention Month and Day are in place to bring more awareness to rates of suicide, rates of suicide attempts, bring support for survivors of suicide and to try breaking the stigma around the topic.Continue reading “September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month”

NEW PODCAST: Pros + Cons of Telehealth W/Bonnie Monahan

In this episode we are joined by Bonnie Monahan, LPC, PLPC to explore the various Pros and Cons that are associated with Telehealth and In-Person therapy. Depending on the type of therapy your are doing and your type of therapist there are many pros and cons. From saving money and time by doing Telehealth toContinue reading “NEW PODCAST: Pros + Cons of Telehealth W/Bonnie Monahan”

Therapy Interfering Behaviors

Want to get the MOST out of therapy? This list is a great Check-In you and your therapist can both use a various times during the therapeutic relationship to make sure everyone feels safe and no resentment is building up. Don’t be afraid to ask your therapist to go over this list together. This justContinue reading “Therapy Interfering Behaviors”

Interview with Emily Keehn, LPC with Timberline Knolls

We are so honored to have Emily Keehn, LPC – Speak with us today on behalf of Timberline Knolls a treatment facility in the suburbs or Chicago. Timberline Knolls ( TK ) is a Mental Health Residential Treatment program that focuses on using DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ) with their clients. They have manyContinue reading “Interview with Emily Keehn, LPC with Timberline Knolls”

Kevin Hart is a DBT Resource

Ever wonder how to get yourself to feel more in control of your emotions? It takes practice. In this resource we are practicing “Turning the Mind” and “Opposite to Emotion.” With Kevin Hart it is shifting any emotion to humor. It is a distraction that helps to step away from whatever intense emotion you areContinue reading “Kevin Hart is a DBT Resource”