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Facing Fears and Controlling Anxiety

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By David Tobey, MA Licensed Professional Counselor

fearsWhat’s in your closet? Were you afraid of the dark when you were a child?

I was. I remember the terror that accompanied my parents saying good night followed by the click of the light switch.… Read the rest →

How to Take Control of Automatic Thoughts

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By Aubrey Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor

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How often do you think of things that you “should” or “have to” do? I’m not talking about taking a shower, going to school, or paying your bills. No, I mean thoughts like, “I have to be perfect”, “I should not make mistakes”, “I should not need help”, “I should be happy all of the time”, “I have to ______”…fill in the blank.… Read the rest →

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 →

Spiders, Snakes, and Dealing with Irrational Fears

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By: Michael Hayes MS Licensed Professional Counselor

irrational fearsSeveral years ago, my wife Jain and I were relaxing on the back porch when I went inside to fetch an extra pillow for the hammock. As I rounded the foyer of our home, I was confronted by a 4-foot-long blacksnake stretched out on the stairway leading up to our bedroom.… Read the rest →

Depression & Anxiety Support Group Starts October 1 at Compass Church

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Depression and anxiety affects millions of Americans, regardless of age, gender or religious beliefs. If you or someone you love battles depression or anxiety, please join the six-month, 12-session support group at Compass Church in Wheaton, IL.

The support group is open to any individuals who deal with anxiety and/or depression.… Read the rest →

Managing Stress—And Being Cordial—During A Contentious Election Year

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I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there’s been some buzz lately about an upcoming election. With Trump, Clinton and even a potential third party candidate battling to become our next commander-in-chief, I can guarantee there will be lots more anger and unrest in America in the months to come.… Read the rest →