Author: Robert Smith

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Understanding Marriage Counseling In Chicago

Many couples looking for marriage counseling in Chicago are often unsure of how the process works. They feel a bit of trepidation because the idea of therapy makes them question their entire relationship. While it is natural to have this fear, please understand that marriage counseling does not signify something is wrong with your partner…
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November 8, 2015 0
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Adult Children of Elderly Parents: Parenting Your Own Parents

Taking care of your elderly parents can be one of the strangest phenomena for many adults. Your parents are the ones who raised you and did so much for you over the years. Watching them decline can be one of the toughest things you ever face. It brings up questions of etiquette and communication that…
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October 29, 2015 0
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First-Year College Students and Adjustment to Being Away at School

Most kids cannot wait to go away to college. They are eager to have additional freedom. However, such changes can cause a number of first-year college students to have trouble adjusting to school. Recent statistics indicate that 30% of college students feel so depressed at one point or another that they felt it was difficult…
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October 19, 2015 0
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Working with the spouse who is considering divorce

Are you not sure of the direction you want to take in your marriage? Do you need someone to talk to who can help you with untangle the emotional web of your marriage before speaking with your spouse? Then you should consider talking to a psychotherapist about your marriage. While the eventual outcome would be…
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October 10, 2015 0
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How Psychotherapy Can Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Multiple sclerosis (MS) leaves a lasting physical and mental impact on a person. While it is vital to treat the physical symptoms that characterize the disease, it is equally as important to treat the mental challenges. That is why we want to examine how psychotherapy can help MS patients. Psychotherapy for multiple sclerosis patients We…
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September 28, 2015 0
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The Secret to Having a Successful Marriage

Getting married is a wonderful time in your life. You are planning a beautiful wedding and you’re in love with someone you want to be with forever. Despite all of the warm, fuzzy feelings you have right now, there’s probably one looming concern – will it last? Knowing the secret to having a successful marriage…
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September 21, 2015 0

The Value of Mindfulness in Treating Depression

Depression is a mental state where people often feel like they lose control of their lives. Something goes wrong and they need it to feel right again. It does not mean that something is wrong with the person, but just their perspective of the situation has changed. That is why often depression happens after specific…
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September 11, 2015 0

Psychotherapy for Cancer Patients: Does It Help?

Researchers have been studying the effects of psychotherapy on cancer patients for the last few years. Mostly because once terminally ill patients are told there is no hope, their health seems to deteriorate at a faster rate compared to before they were given the word about their fate. Most of the literature seeks to understand…
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August 31, 2015 0

Top Couples Counseling Questions

In 1953, the American public was introduced to couples counseling in a featured article in Ladies Home Journal. Since that time, the field has evolved into an institution that saves countless marriages every year. However, at the end of the day most couples still have many of the same questions about how couples counseling can…
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August 14, 2015 0
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The Ultimate Guide to Marriage Counseling

Is it just me or do more and more fairy tale weddings seem to end in marriage counseling rather than in happily ever after? Think about the traditional fairy tales. These tales led us to believe the characters lived happily ever after. From an early age, we dream of the fairy tale wedding, but how…
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July 29, 2015 0
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How to Use Somatic Experiencing Therapy for Trauma Resolution

Have you ever experienced a traumatic moment? It might have even been a life or death situation. Maybe you were in a serious car accident? Perhaps you are a veteran? Whatever the case may be, you suffer some form of trauma from this incident. In many cases, the initial event is not the problem. It…
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July 14, 2015 0

Solution Oriented therapy by Bill O’Hanlon

Do you remember the song you used to sing as a kid, “if you are happy and you know it clap your hands? If you’re happy and you know it and your face will surely show it…” Even early on in life we realize that we just want to be happy. However, the challenge many…
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June 25, 2015 0