Archive for January, 2008

Jan 25 2008

Being far away from family helping you avoid serious problems?

Geographic solutions…it seems like a good idea, but moving to avoid serious family problems does not work that well…
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Jan 20 2008

What happens in the beginning of couples therapy?

A lot happens in the very beginning of couples therapy. I ask questions about why the couple is consulting with me, explain how I typically work, and then get started with the problem solving process. Most couples want to start with improving the way they communicate…

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Jan 19 2008

Infant abuse, did you know…

More children are physically abused and die from that abuse during their first year of life than any other one year period of their lives.

In fact, about 42% of all deaths from child abuse occurred among children less than 1 year old in 1996.
Check out the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.

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Jan 19 2008

Chicago men…want to help your marriage? Validate your wife’s feelings…

Ever wish your wife was not so emotional or get defensive when she accuses you of not caring enough for her, family or family responsibilities?

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Jan 15 2008

Visitation after divorce

Fighting about visitation can be a way parents express anger at the other parent and continue the battles that led to divorce.

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Jan 14 2008

Dr. Phil, ethics, dual relationships and confidentiality: It’s a hollywood thing

Dr. Phil seems to be treading on ethical “thin ice.” The news recently described how a famous person’s family felt betrayed after asking him for help…

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Jan 11 2008

Crisis: An opportunity for growth and change in our lives

A crisis is a time when we face a situation of danger and opportunity occurring at the same time…

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Jan 11 2008

Facing a divorce and need to develop a visitation plan?

Creating and implementing a visitation plan can be one of the most challenging parts of the divorce process. Here is an online resource produced in Arizona (Chicago, Illinois says thanks!) for divorcing parents.

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Jan 10 2008

Crying, it’s a good thing: How Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire

Hillary just won the New Hampshire democratic primary. My daughter and I watched the telecast of her getting emotional when a warm-hearted woman asked her, “how are you doing?”…

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Jan 04 2008

Looking for affordable counseling services in Chicago?

Like many therapists, I keep several appointments available for sliding-scale fee clients.

So, feel free to call or email me to see if I am able to offer you services at a reduced rate. I do this all the time and will be happy to help you if I can.

In addition, here is a comprehensive list of Chicago operated mental health centers compliments of a colleague of mine on the Chicago Therapist list-serve…

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