BOSHARDY COUNSELING & CONSULTING

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. […]

3 Ways to Survive the New Year Slog

         The holidays are over, which for some is a cause to celebrate and for others feels like a giant hangover. Regardless, if you live in the Midwest, or even the tundra that is Chicago, January is not a month people get excited for, especially if you experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (or better known as […]

And Breathe

Just take a deep breath and relax. When your head is full of fear and anxiety, know that we are here to listen to you and provide you with guidance and support to overcome the obstacles that life throws your way. We understand that life can be a challenge, but together we can find a […]