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3 Ways to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder.

3 Ways to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Loss of Light Leaving You Depressed & Anxious? Around this time of year (as the season’s change), many people find themselves feeling a little different. Nearer one end of the spectrum, people feel only slightly sleepier or less motivated. On the other end of that same spectrum are some people who suffer from something called […]

History of Trauma? Let’s Talk About It: 5 Signs of C-PTSD

History of Trauma? Let’s Talk About It: 5 Signs of C-PTSD

When you hear about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), you might automatically think about war or veterans. And even though PTSD is common amongst this group, you can still develop PTSD if you were to experience a traumatic event like a car accident, natural disaster, or sexual assault.  Well, what happens if you experience several traumatic […]

“Gender, Therapy, & Therapeutic Success:

“Gender, Therapy, & Therapeutic Success: Therapist of a Different Gender

The Value of Working with a Therapist of a Different Gender” Above all, the most important aspect of psychotherapy support is the connection between the patient and therapist. The therapeutic relationship cultivated is key to a patient’s success in managing and/or recovering from their symptoms. Just as is true in the everyday relationships we create […]

Communication-Encouraging, School-Related Scripts for Parents & Guardians. 

Communication-Encouraging, School-Related Scripts for Parents & Guardians.  school and communication

An Unfortunate School-Related Truth: Sometimes, our kiddos will end up spending time around school staff members that discipline or supervise in ways we don’t practice, support, or encourage at home. While some people feel authoritarian-ish styles build character— the research says otherwise. Children often really need our help when it comes to processing certain pieces […]

Using Therapy to Move Past Diet Culture Into Healthy, Mindful Eating

Using Therapy to Move Past Diet Culture Into Healthy, Mindful Eating Diet culture taking a measurement of her waist.

If someone told you about a procedure that would change your life for the better, but they said it would be uncomfortable, costly, and have only about a 5% effectiveness rate long-term, would you go for it? Given those terms, probably not! However, those terms actually describe what we call ‘dieting’ for weight loss.  The […]

EMDR Therapy and its 8 Phases

EMDR Therapy and its 8 Phases

Have you considered seeing a therapist for EMDR Therapy but felt nervous about what the process might look like? Some clients have reported that EMDR Therapy can seem intimidating or even confusing; however, the process is actually quite simple and quick to complete compared to other treatment methods.  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy […]

Performance-Based Anxieties and Pressures:

Performance-Based Anxieties and Pressures:

What does it all mean and how do we find and maintain balance with them in our personal and professional lives?  Life is fraught with expectations, whether they are placed upon us or are a byproduct of our aspirations, goals, and desires for our lives. With these expectations can come pressure and with pressure can […]

6 Mindfulness Techniques to Boost Self-Esteem and Minimize Stress

6 Mindfulness Techniques to Boost Self-Esteem and Minimize Stress

What is Mindfulness?  Mindfulness has increasingly gained popularity for its positive effects when incorporated into the treatment of a variety of medical and psychological conditions, but, additionally, when added into everyday routine. Mindfulness is the practice of being fully aware of the present moment without placing judgment on one’s current thoughts, sensations, and feelings. Research […]

Adam Hill – Intern

Adam is a second-year Masters of Social Work student at Loyola University Chicago. He earned his BFA in Music-Voice Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to beginning his graduate studies and joining the team at CFC Therapy Group, Adam had been endeavoring to discover his true passion. Working in a career in musical theatre, while […]

Catherine Clifford – Intern

With a background in developmental psychology, I have a particular interest in how our life experiences influence our mental, emotional, and physical well-being over time. I recognize that, at times, people may feel hesitant to engage in therapy. Entering any process of change and growth can feel overwhelming. However, with time and patience, I believe […]

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