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The Pursuit of Happiness with Flow

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by Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The Pursuit of Happiness with FlowOur nation continues to experience heightened levels of depression. Current studies reflect that teens are also becoming impacted by these alarming rates of depression. Investigative journalist, Johann Hari, reflects that:

One in five U.S.

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Can a Social Network Cure the Loneliness Epidemic?

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The Loneliness Epidemic in America

America’s kids are lonelier and more isolated than they’ve ever been. Recent research studies using the UCLA Loneliness Scale have confirmed it, and you can read about them here. In fact, a recent Cigna study asked over 20,000 Americans about loneliness and social isolation.Read the rest →

Youth and the Digital Age

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The Effect of Technology on Adolescents

In viewing the contemporary youth outlook in America, unique challenges kids face on a daily basis are apparent: conflicts with peers and parents combine with daily pressures to form a ceaseless helping of stress.Read the rest →

Parenting Teens About Performance-Based Stress

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Parenting Teens About StressPeople are often surprised when I tell them how much pressure many kids in DuPage County face. They picture the area as quiet and idyllic, a welcome break from the noise of Chicago.

In some ways, they’re right. There are wonderful communities here filled with families and parents who try as best they can.… Read the rest →

Adolescent Self-Injury Support Group to Start January 16th

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When: Thursdays, January 16-February 20, 7-8:30pm

Where: Stenzel Clinical Services, Wheaton Office

Cost: Free (registration still required)

To register: 630-588-1201 x301

Over the years, self-injury has become increasingly prevalent as a way to deal with a variety of issues present in life.

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Stenzel Clinical Services to Celebrate Our 10th Anniversary

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Started by Grant and Jennifer Stenzel in 2003 as a small, Wheaton practice dedicated to “helping people live their lives well”, Stenzel Clinical Services has expanded over the years to include 24 therapists and a second location in Naperville.

And on December 1st, 2013, we’ll be celebrating our 10th anniversary.… Read the rest →