BOSHARDY COUNSELING & CONSULTING

Factors that Contribute to an Unhealthy Relationship with Food and Body

The relationship we have with food and our bodies can be very complex and are usually not mutually exclusive. Even if you are someone who hasn’t necessarily struggled in these areas, being a human in today’s society means you have at least been impacted by the many external messages we receive about food and our […]

What is ADHD and DSM-5?

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is what the DSM-5 classifies as a set of criteria that one experiences that negatively impacts the functioning of an individual due to structural differences in the brain. For example, having ADHD can cause someone to struggle in many of the following areas: effective decision making, memory, impulsiveness, time […]

How does postpartum impact new mothers?

One of the most vulnerable populations are those of new parents. It is also no secret among women that issues that crop up during pregnancy or postpartum are often overlooked by medical professionals. After multiple appointments throughout pregnancy to check the health of the mother and baby, only one appointment six weeks after delivery is […]

How to Find a Therapist in Chicago: A Comprehensive Guide for US Residents

Finding a therapist in Chicago can be a crucial step in your mental health journey. It’s important to understand your therapeutic goals and needs, explore different therapy types and approaches, and evaluate therapist credentials and specializations. On another blog we explore different types of mental health providers. Consider factors such as compatibility, location, insurance coverage, […]

The Difference Between Different Mental Health Providers

There are so many different specialties, training and licenses when it comes to finding a mental health provider. Let’s break it down so you can distinguish what each person does, their training, and who you might go to depending on your needs. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor/Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC/LPC) Clinical counselors are some of the […]

How Social Media has Altered the Therapeutic Landscape

Social media

The emergence of Instagram and TikTok have shaped the way consumers of mental health services digest and understand clinical information. The profession of psychology is still learning, growing and de-stigmatizing mental health over the course of almost two centuries. Advocacy for mental health to be taken as seriously as physical health continues to change perceptions […]

What to Look for in a Therapeutic Relationship

As a therapist and consumer of therapy services I would argue the most important aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. This is the connection and trust you have with the therapist and the respect and positive regard the therapist gives in return. Therapy cannot due its true magic without that trust and respect between […]

Five Reasons to Pursue Couple’s Therapy

As a therapist, I tend to recommend couple’s therapy to many of my individual clients in relationships. I make these recommendations for a variety of reasons, but the thing that always strikes me is the response I get from clients. “We aren’t there yet,” or “I feel like couple’s therapy is for people who are […]

Identifying Stress Versus Anxiety

Both stress and anxiety can be challenging to cope with on a day to day basis. I’ve noticed that people often use the terms interchangeably or incorrectly, and although they share similarities, there are key differences. Let’s break it down.  Stress occurs when an external event causes a physiological and mental strain on the body. […]