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Anxiety

ANXIETY Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Individuals with GAD experience excessive worrying about multiple different things, more days than not, to the point that it may interfere with their physical and mental health. The chronic worry creates significant anxiety and physiological sensations (e.g., stomach distress, muscle tension, fatigue, heart palpitations, irritability, etc.). Individuals with GAD typically … Continue reading Services

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH At Chicago Counseling Center we are also experienced in providing services for children and adolescents. Emotional and behavioral problems at school, at home or with peers are symptoms we can help with.  In addition to treating child/adolescent anxiety disorders and OCD, some of the other common symptoms we see are Depression, … Continue reading Services

Depression

DEPRESSION Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Individuals with MDD experience either loss of interest in pleasurable activities and/or persistent sadness for at least two weeks. Almost 15% of U.S. adults report that they experienced a major depressive episode at some point in their lives. Typical symptoms of MDD include fatigue, concentration difficulties, feelings of hopelessness, thoughts … Continue reading Services

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) People with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder suffer from repetitive unwanted and intrusive thoughts, images, or urges. These obsessions tend to cause high levels of distress, discomfort, and anxiety for the person. It is common for people suffering from OCD to engage in compulsive acts or "rituals" to reduce the distress and guilt associated with … Continue reading Services

Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum Depression

POSTPARTUM ANXIETY AND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION What does it feel like to have postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety?  What are the signs or symptoms?  How do you know when you have it? And if you do have it, what should you do? *(Thank you to the amazing website postpartum progress.com for this comprehensive description of Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, … Continue reading Services

Pre-marital/Pre-commitment Counseling

PRE-MARITAL/PRE-COMMITMENT COUNSELING Committing your life to another person is sometimes both an exciting and anxiety-provoking decision. To solidify the relationship you already have and make sure that you are anticipating any and all potential stumbling blocks in your ongoing commitment to one another, it can be helpful to seek out professional counseling. Through learning more … Continue reading Services

Self-Esteem Issues

SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES "I could never do that." "I'm worthless." "No one cares about me." "What's the point?" "I'm an idiot." "I mess up everything." These are just a few of the debilitating, destructive things we tell ourselves when we suffer from low self-esteem. People may develop low self-esteem if they grew up in or are … Continue reading Services

Stress Management

STRESS MANAGEMENT Feeling Overwhelmed? At our clinic, we can help you learn effective tools to manage stress levels in all areas of your life. Whether this is with work, school, relationships, loss, or change our counselors are here to help! Have no Fear! Chicago Counseling Center is here! Almost every aspect of our lives can … Continue reading Services

Transition to Parenthood

TRANSITION TO PARENTHOOD Are you a new parent? Do you feel like you have absolutely no idea what you're doing? Join the club. Regardless of what your own family was like growing up... Regardless of how many parenting classes you've taken and how many books you've read... Regardless of how much support you have and … Continue reading Services

Trichotillomania & Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

TRICHOTILLOMIANIA & BODY FOCUSED REPETITIVE BEHAVIORS Trichotillomania Trichotillomania is a body-focused repetitive behavior (BRFB) and is also known as "hair-pulling disorder." It is defined as the repetitive pulling of one's hair, and about 1-2 in 50 people have this disorder. Below is the list of symptoms one must have to meet criteria for a Trichotillomania … Continue reading Services

Video Counseling Service

VIDEO COUNSELING SERVICE Taylor Newendorp, LCPC, offers confidential video counseling sessions under certain circumstances: For individuals who reside within the state of Illinois but are not able to come in to the office for in-person therapy appointments for any reason (homebound by anxiety, panic, or a medical condition; live in a rural location; lack transportation, … Continue reading Services

Virtual Reality Therapy for Phobias

VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY FOR PHOBIAS At Chicago Counseling Center we offer: Virtual Reality Therapy  Do you have a fear of flying? What about a fear of driving, public speaking, needles, or heights? Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) can simulate experiences to help you get over your fears.  At Chicago Counseling Center we can help you conquer your … Continue reading Services

Young Adult Issues

YOUNG ADULT ISSUES Young adult issues. We can help you find your way. For some people, young adulthood (ages 18-29) is a time fraught with uncertainty, indecisiveness, and anxiety. It is a unique period of your life where issues surrounding establishing a sense of identity and learning how to navigate your own wants and needs … Continue reading Services

Before seeing Taylor, I was struggling with OCD behavior, compulsive exercise, and learning how to cope with my past in a healthy way. He was very patient, understanding, and non-judgmental, which allowed me to uncover problems that were essentially being pushed aside. I used to get uncomfortable and self-conscious about discussing certain things that happened when I was younger, but the environment that he creates is very welcoming and I felt at ease when memories came to mind. He also asked me…

Anon, Edgebrook, Chicago 2

Before seeing Taylor, I was struggling with OCD behavior, compulsive exercise, and learning how to cope with my past in a healthy way. He was very patient, understanding, and non-judgmental, which allowed me to uncover problems that were essentially being pushed aside. I used to get uncomfortable and self-conscious about discussing certain things that happened when I was younger, but the environment that he creates is very welcoming and I felt at ease when memories came to mind. He also asked me…

Anon, Edgebrook, Chicago