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Practice News

Practice News

June Newsletter: Summer anxiety and OCD groups starting soon!

https://mailchi.mp/413fb45c1e03/summer-anxiety-and-ocd-groups-starting-soon  

Dr. Zayed addresses coronavirus anxiety on WGN morning radio

https://wgnradio.com/dean-richards-sunday-morning/is-it-human-nature-to-stock-up-on-toilet-paper/  

Parenting Anxious Kids: How to Help Parents Get Their Children to Do the Impossible

COVID-19 did not stop OAC therapists Dr. Butterfield, Madison Hewitt, and Sarah Lee, MA. On March 27, they conducted a virtual training for professionals about parenting anxious children.  They provided information about how to identify anxiety in children and factors that maintain anxiety.  They gave practical tips about how to reduce parental accommodations and how to manage tantrums and anxiety-related...[ read more ]

Exposure Therapy 101: Strategies for Facing Anxiety Disorders Head On

On March 13, OAC therapists Dina Scolan, LCPC, Stacy Gronek, LCPC and Colleen Pipia, LCPC gave a three hour continuing education presentation to a room full of professionals on Exposure Therapy.  They provided information about various anxiety disorders and how to treat them using exposure therapy basics.  Thank you to Aurora Family Counseling Services for hosting us! If you would...[ read more ]

Roll Call: Real Tools and Strategies to Address School Anxiety

On March 9, Dr. Zayed, Dr. Butterfield, and Stacy Gronek, LCPC gave a three-hour presentation at the Regional Office of Education in Wheaton on School Anxiety and School Refusal. They provided information about how to identify anxiety and how to help children get back into school when they are struggling with anxiety. The approach includes working with the child, with...[ read more ]

Parent University at Oak Park River Forest High School

Dr. Maha Zayed and Ben Harris, MA were invited to participate in Parent University at Oak Park River Forest High School this past week.  The school counseling department partnered up with the Community Mental Health Board and the National Alliance for Mental Health to provide education on topics relevant to high school students, including anxiety, vaping, screens and phones, creating...[ read more ]

Family Counseling Services in Aurora

The therapists at OAC were busy this past Friday!  They were invited by Family Counseling Services in Aurora to provide continuing education training.  In the morning, Dr. Maha Zayed and Lauren Eldridge, LCSW provided a 3 hour presentation on exposure based treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Diroder.   Fifty therapists in the Western Suburbs attended the talk and appeared very interested in the topic.  They asked...[ read more ]

Naperville School District 203/204 Provider Breakfast 2018

Left to Right: Dr. Ashley Butterfield, Dr. Maha Zayed, Ben Harris The OCD & Anxiety Center participated in its third straight year at the Naperville School District 203/204 Provider Breakfast. It was the 20th anniversary of the event, and it was our second year sponsoring the event. Breakfast was wonderful, as was the live entertainment. We had a great time...[ read more ]

“Angst” Screening and Panel Discussion

Rounding out our very busy November of Networking and Outreach was the standing-room-only screening and panel discussion of the documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. The OCD & Anxiety Center’s Ben Harris and Dr. Zayed collaborated with Fusion Academy-Oakbrook and Rogers Behavioral Health-Hinsdale to sponsor this great event! We had many members of the community participate, including parents of Fusion...[ read more ]

Rogers Behavioral Health Dinner

Dr. Maha Zayed and Ben Harris were honored to be invited to the Rogers Behavioral Health dinner on November 6, 2018. Along with other professionals, we were happy to hear about the opening of the new IOP/PHP programs now available in Hinsdale, IL! The OCD & Anxiety Center has a long history of working with Rogers Memorial Hospital, and we...[ read more ]