By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Bipolar disorder is classified by its high-to-low emotional swings. Emotional regulation is difficult and often impossible during manic and depressive episodes. But it’s not shameful to be bipolar, and it certainly doesn’t mean your life is over if you’re diagnosed. Per
With offices in Wheaton, Naperville, Geneva and Schaumburg, Stenzel Clinical Services provides individual counseling and therapy, family counseling, group counseling, marriage counseling, and Christian Counseling.
Understanding and Managing Anger
If you find yourself getting angry more often than you’d like, there are steps you can take to deal with this common emotion. Bottom line: it’s okay to feel anger!
By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor You’re driving on a two-lane road when you suddenly think about veering into oncoming traffic. You’re waiting for a train and you imagine jumping in front of it. You’re holding a child you love when you suddenly picture doing something terrible. What IS that? And what is w
Only crazy people need therapy. You’re not crazy. Don’t be a baby. You can heal yourself. Whatever mental health stigmas you encounter, remember: None of them are true. Counseling and therapy can change your life, and you deserve the peace that comes with having hope.
By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Whether you’re providing it or receiving it, constructive criticism can be challenging. On one hand, giving criticism has its own difficulties that come with approaching a person about certain behaviors. On the other, receiving constructive criticism and using it to your adv
By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Watching your children grow and flourish is one of the most rewarding parts of being a parent. But what do you do when your child doesn’t turn out like you’d hoped? What if your child is the polar opposite of who you expected them to be? The answer is acceptance; and while t