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Suicide

Suicide

How to talk about suicide During my work as a crisis counselor in a community session, a common question that would come up a lot is how to talk about suicide to a person who may be experiencing suicidal ideation or might be planning an attempt. I noticed that the...

Honoring the Process of Change

Honoring the Process of Change

Change is hard, let me just be honest. Change takes time, energy, devotion, and a lot of compassion towards yourself. As a therapist a common denominator that I see in a person being hindered from their change is having all or nothing thinking, black or white, right...

How do you Process Information?

How do you Process Information?

Did you know that there are different styles of processing information? I’m not talking about the manner in which we communicate our thoughts, rather the way we integrate new information and turn it into thoughts that we can share with others if we choose. So, what...

Foundations to Understanding EMDR Part 2

Foundations to Understanding EMDR Part 2

Why EMDR? Talk therapy is great, and has been proven to help many people.  However, when we experience any type of trauma, or have a negative belief that is deeply engraved - those traumas and beliefs are stored in the right brain, and we talk in the left brain.  EMDR...

Foundations to Understanding EMDR

Foundations to Understanding EMDR

There are three things I need you to understand prior to explaining EMDR in depth. I want to explain neuroplasticity, how memories are stored, and lastly explaining core beliefs. Donald Hebb, a neuropsychologist said “Neurons that fire together wire together”.  This...

Insecure Attachment & Addiction

Insecure Attachment & Addiction

My work with addictions often discovers that the origin of the addictive behavior lies in an insecure attachment, during childhood, to the primary caregiver. In treatment, after the withdrawal stabilizes, myself and the addict examine the relationship with the primary...

Divorce Support Group

Divorce Support Group

Divorce Support Group offered by The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center, a counseling center located in Schaumburg, Illinois     April 21, 2018 10:30am – 12:00pm Topics covered: Letting go of the hurt & anger Self-empowerment Co-parenting challenges...