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New Location Coming Soon!

The OCD & Anxiety Center is expanding! In order to accommodate our growing team and clientele, the Oak Brook location will be moving to 2805 W. Butterfield Road, Suite 120, Oak Brook, IL 60523. The anticipated move date is November 1, 2021. Existing clients will work directly with their clinician to evaluate scheduling plans and changes during this transition period. We are...[ read more ]

How Too Much Screen Time Affects Kids

The current generation is growing up with smart devices and an ever-increasing amount of technology. Children and teenagers today are spending more time than ever looking at their screens. This trend has parents around the world worried about their child’s health. Several studies have associated more screen time with a variety of health problems, including increased social anxiety, sleeping disorders,...[ read more ]

The Paradox of Humor in Anxiety Management

Anyone who has ever struggled with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), whether it was short-term or long-term, specific or generalized, included body symptoms or intrusive thoughts, knows that the experience can be extremely scary and unsettling. As much as you might try to get far away from this feeling, it may feel like an ever-present shadow, darkening your mood and...[ read more ]

Helping Kids Cope With Mental Health

With the return to school upon us, it’s quite possible that your child may have apprehension or difficulty controlling their emotions or thoughts about school. If you’re noticing somewhat unusual aggressive or hyperactive behavior and violent outbursts, it’s possible that your child may be dealing with a mental health issue. Children with mental health issues need their parents’ help to...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Anxiety During Stressful Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people around the world in several ways and will likely continue to have major effects on public health. As work-from-home becomes a focus of society, working folks are ending up in social situations (or lack thereof) that they may not know how to deal with. If you are surrounded by negative news...[ read more ]

When to See a Therapist for Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about something with an uncertain outcome or even in the absence of a stressor. Anxiety is a normal emotion and a common human experience. Not only can it serve to motivate us, it can also protect us from harmful or unpleasant consequences (e.g. failing an exam due to lack of...[ read more ]

The Struggle, The Stigma

Recognizing that you have a mental health disorder can be difficult to accept. It’s a whole new part of life that you have to navigate, and a challenge that some people will never have to face. Medications, therapy, the feeling of being alone, and battles inside your brain. But perhaps the most difficult part of having a mental health condition for many...[ read more ]

4 Facts to Know About Teenage Mental Health

Adolescence can be both an exciting and challenging time. There are many significant physical, behavioral, and psychological changes that adolescents experience during this stage. Teenagers experience a wide variety of emotions on a daily basis and many teenagers may feel that they are on an emotional roller coaster. They may feel overwhelmed by changes around them and struggle to cope...[ read more ]

It’s Not Good Enough: What is Perfectionism?

What is Perfectionism? Many individuals perceive perfectionism as attempting to “be perfect” or acting in a “perfect way”. Perfectionism is defined as striving for unrelenting high standards for self or for others, basing our self-worth on the ability to strive and achieve these high standards, as well as persevering these high standards despite what it may be costing you. These...[ read more ]

Rumination

What is Rumination? Most people can relate to something getting stuck in their head and thinking about it for longer than they'd like; a thought, a song, an idea.... When it's a song, we call it an ear worm, and for the most part it's a pleasant experience. When it's a thought, particularly a distressing negative one, it's a far...[ read more ]



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