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Dan Suffoletta

Dan Suffoletta is a second-year master’s student at Northwestern University pursuing an MA in Mental Health Counseling. He earned his BS in Economics, Mathematics, and Engineering Science from Vanderbilt University. Before starting his graduate studies and joining the team at CFC Therapy Group, Dan spent over a decade working in strategy consulting where he honed […]

Tips to help support your teen during the holiday season

Tips to help support your teen during the holiday season

Welcome to the holiday season! A time that is “supposed to be” cheerful and joyful but can also bring on feelings of anxiety, depression and stress for everyone, including our teens. We are living in very challenging times as we are still navigating COVID-19. For some, gatherings with loved ones may still not be possible […]

The Freeze Response in Trauma Therapy

The Freeze Response in Trauma Therapy

Trauma is defined as an “emotional response to a terrible event.” However, trauma can present in ways beyond emotions. Those who have experienced traumatic events will likely report some form of a physical, somatic, response as well. This is a survival instinct!  It has proven to be extremely helpful for individuals to understand the neuroscience […]

Josette Shine, LCPC, CRC

Every day we face residual effects from past and present traumas. These residual effects then become obstacles which can sometimes take away our livelihood—leaving us feeling defeated, depressed, angry, and lost. I want you to ask yourself this question—when was the last time you felt at peace and what would you do to get that […]

How one hour a week can strengthen your marriage

How one hour a week can strengthen your marriage

In couples therapy, we call them “Sunday Sit-downs”,  “Sat. Chats”, or “Wednesday What’s ups”. You can call them anything you want, just make sure they are a part of your week. We recommend at least one hour of uninterrupted, face-to-face, quality conversation in a private place. These pre-planned one hour talks with your partner can […]

Mayra Iniguez

Mayra Iniguez is a second-year MSW student at Loyola University Chicago. She earned her BA in Political Science and Arabic Studies from DePaul University in 2016. Before starting her graduate studies, Mayra worked in a private practice as part of the admin team and volunteered her time with Refugee One where she found a passion […]

4 Tips to Build Resilience as your Office Re-opens

4 Tips to Build Resilience as your Office Re-opens We're Open sign

For many of us, our worlds are changing yet again as some offices begin to set ‘reopening’ dates. We are having to say goodbye to many months of working from home, and the new routines we have created. For most, the anticipation of transitions can bring on a variety of big feelings. Luckily, there are […]

A Journey to become the South Asian Mental Health Therapist

A Journey to become the South Asian Mental Health Therapist

Many from the South Asian community confront various adversities as they migrate to the Western environment. It is likely they face stress, anxiety, and pressure to advance in this new environment. Unfortunately, getting help for these communities is not always easy. Some of the biggest barriers that arise when asking for help are finances, lack […]

Coping with Change: Strategies for Couples

Coping with Change: Strategies for Couples

“Hi! It’s so great to see you! This pandemic has been rough! How is your family? It’s interesting how Covid impacts everyone so differently! How did you feel after your second shot?” Sound familiar? To some extent, over the past few weeks, this has been our new opening lines when meeting each other again after […]

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