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 […]

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 […]