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The Truth About Social Media

With the large influence social media plays in most people’s daily lives, it is no wonder why we are stuck comparing ourselves to our peers, and even those we do not personally know.  Social media gives individuals an outlet to post ones’ own successes and adventures and frankly, glorify one’s’ life for content viewers to […]

Joanna Gould

Joanna understands that the world of therapy can be intimidating and overwhelming to some. She makes an effort to help each client feel safe and understood by tailoring each session to the clients specific needs.  The power of therapy is in a large part about the connection between therapist and client and Joanna aims to […]

Summer Self-Care Tips:

It’s summer! Hello to BBQs, pool parties, movies in the park, vacations, and family adventuring. But — take deep breath here — goodbye to the relief you felt during the school year knowing that your children would be taken care of for at least a few hours every day. For many parents of young kids, […]

4 WAYS TO REDUCE ANGER

Anger is identified as one of the most powerful emotions known in our world. There are many things that can trigger anger in an individual. It could be anything from not getting the job you want, having an argument with a significant other or family member, not being able to have control in or over a […]

Carol Carpenter, LCSW

Carol is a Licensed is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has lived in Chicago for 20 years. Following her graduation from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work, Carol has worked with adults living with depression and anxiety in addition to other mental health issues. Carol brings to her work a drive to assist individuals in reaching their […]

Gianne Shah

My name is Gianne. I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. I have always been passionate about helping others as far back as I can remember. My passion for the field was solidified when I took a Psychology 101 class in 2011 at Harold Washington College. It was there I fell […]

Self-Respect Effectiveness to Detach with Love

DBT Skill of the Month #4 Luckily for some, February is the shortest month of the year, as, unfortunately, Valentine’s Day is sometimes viewed as The-Day-That-Must-Not-Be-Named. Love is wonderful and, in the spirit of being dialectical, love hurts. And this includes all kinds of love-romantic, familial and friendly. Sometimes, when love is especially challenging, we […]

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