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Anxiety-free traveling- How to take a vacation and actually relax!

After the holidays end, the travel bug kicks in. Not only does the bug start to appear more and more, but Spring Break comes up quickly as well. For some traveling is exciting, but it can also be a pain. Do you want to learn how to ease into vacation better? Are you looking to actually relax and enjoy the ... Read More ...

Think You’re Afraid to Fly? You May Not Be.

Taylor Newondorp MA, LCPC  Fear of flying is one of the most common phobias in the United States. You may have a flying fear yourself, or, if not, you definitely know someone who does. A vast majority of the population reports experiencing at least some level of discomfort while flying. For many people it is such a crippling fear that they ... Read More ...

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Guess what!? We have a survey just for you! It takes 1-3 minutes to complete and will give you the opportunity to tell us everything you want us to write and post about. At the Chicago Counseling Center, we want to hear from our readers, clients, friends, families, colleagues and followers about their ideas! This will help us make sure ... Read More ...

3 Ways to Increase Mental Wellness

Do these three things to help you start improving mental wellness today! Abigail Yeomans, LPC Embrace uncertainty The more we try to create absolute certainty in our lives, the more we may realize how much uncertainty exists around us. It is a losing battle. Sure, uncertainty is uncomfortable, but is it harmful? Discomfort will not hurt us and while it ... Read More ...

“That’s OCD?” Part 2

3 More Types of OCD You Haven’t Heard Of By Taylor Newendorp, M.A., LCPC Previously I wrote about 3 OCD subtypes that most people are not familiar with: Harm OCD, Pedophile OCD, and Sexual Orientation OCD. In the interest of continuing to try and break through stereotypes of what OCD is and help people better understand the complex ways in ... Read More ...