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Category Archives: Counseling
This phrase frequently comes up during in the course of counseling. Many have injuries from past and even current relationships that continue to cause pain thus hindering advancement to fuller productive lives. The desire to move on is present but … Continue reading
What does a Carmelite nun who lived during the late 1800s in France have to do with overcoming the obsession thoughts and/or compulsions that are symptomatic of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? St. Therese (1873-1897), whose writings composed the beautiful autobiography … Continue reading
Another date crossed out on the calendar as I approach another year of my journey. Over a half of a century is definitely in my rear view mirror. I do know that in many ways my “inside self” still feels … Continue reading
This time of year always makes me think about the season. How can I ignore it? In Chicago the air is usually bitter cold. I’m not talking about it being a little bit chilly. It’s downright frigid with temperatures preferring … Continue reading
Today, February 11 is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes marks the observance of the World Day of the Sick. This celebration is a reminder to pray for the sick and … Continue reading
What Kind of Society are we Becoming? I was walking through the business lounge at my office building when I heard someone ask, “What kind of society are we becoming? Are we no longer safe when we go to a movie theater, the … Continue reading
Common fears and misconceptions about seeking help Initiating counseling is a very big step for most people. In fact it is very common to have some apprehension about seeking professional help with personal issues. There are concerns about whether or … Continue reading
What is it to really thrive? Do you feel as though life has been passing you by? Are you waiting for your ship to come in? Do you find yourself asking if this is all there is to life? Not long ago … Continue reading
A popular lunatic One of my favorite old-time TV programs is the Honeymooners. A line from that 1950s sitcom which always makes me laugh is when Ralph Kramden, played by Jackie Gleason, gets flustered at his wife and yells, “To … Continue reading
I am now accepting new clients in the Chicago area. A faith-based approach to counseling is offered to persons from all backgrounds. Please see the attached announcement for details.