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Behavioral Health | Article Index

There are 12 Articles in this Issue. Click a blue title to read the full article.
  1. THE POWER OF A SPIRITUAL OR MINDFULNESS PRACTICE by Rev. Jeanne Hanson

    Summary: Looking back on 10 years of Samaritan Counseling Center that began as an idea to support local clergy who wanted to refer their congregants to a counseling center that would honor their...

  2. SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER OF THE NORTHWEST SUBURBS – A SOURCE OF “HOPE, HELP AND HEALING” by Scott Campbell, ACSW, LCSW

    Summary: At Samaritan we provide both evidence-based as well as faith-based approaches (when indicated) in treating a wide variety of mental health concerns. We believe in “The 3 H’s” – the...

  3. VIDEO: DR. LORA WIENS DISCUSSES TRAUMA THERAPY by Samaritan Counseling Center

    Summary: Watch as Dr. Lora discusses her work with those suffering from various types of trauma.

  4. VIDEO: REV. KERRY DUEHOLM DISCUSSES MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID by Samaritan Counseling Center

    Summary: Watch as Kerry talks about teaching Mental Health First Aid.

  5. HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TO TRANSITION TO INDEPENDENCE by Liz Doyle, LCPC

    Summary: Assisting our youth and young adults (ages 14 – 29) to transition into adulthood can be a very exciting and exasperating time for both parents and the young people themselves. Being the...

  6. OPPOSITE ACTION by Dan Martin

    Summary: There are times that we all experience unwanted emotions. Whether it is anxiety, guilt, sadness or anger we can feel stuck emotionally and it is not where we want to be. But there is...

  7. HOW TO CONSTRUCT A MEANINGFUL APOLOGY FOR CHILDREN by Jamie Altman

    Summary: Apologizing can be a tricky thing, especially if the one who is apologizing is an unwilling participant (think of a child apologizing to a sibling, for example). I have encouraged many...

  8. PARENTING TIPS FOR OUR BUSY LIVES by Dr. Kate Curtis, PsyD, LCPC

    Summary: At times, we all struggle with feeling like we are failing as parents. Busy work and home schedules leave us feeling preoccupied and stressed. Pulled in multiple directions, we can feel...

  9. UNDOING NEGATIVITY AND HARDWIRING GRATITUDE: A TOOL FROM POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY by Brian McCallum, LCPC

    Summary: Martin Seligman, renowned psychologist, spent half of his career studying psychopathology—i.e., disorders of the mind. Specifically, his research interests included depression and trauma....

  10. HERE WE GO AGAIN: ADDICTIONS by Carol Irons

    Summary: Over 100 years ago, doctors decided that addicts, including alcoholics, did not have a disease. They couldn’t figure out which organ would be responsible for developing any of the...

  11. ON GRIEF AND LOSS by Nicole O’Dea, LCSW

    Summary: Many people think there is a formula for grieving a loss. When we or someone we know is dealing with a loss it is important to keep in mind that we are all individuals with our own...

  12. THE MANY BENEFITS OF BOUNDARIES by Vicki A. Santos, Psy.D.

    Summary: The concept of boundaries is very useful in working with people in distress. It’s guided me in determining where to begin therapeutic work and what the next step might be in the helping...