New Beginnings

Welcome to CounselingMatters.live and to our first post!  I am honored you are taking the time to visit and read on.  This blog will have many contributors on many different mental health subjects and topics of interest for people interested in living an emotionally healthy lifestyle. I hope you find these entries helpful. This entry... Continue Reading →

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All About Art

       Partaking in various forms of art can be very relaxing. However, there is a difference between art therapy and therapeutic art making. While both are beneficial, working with a professional art therapist is different in its own right. When you work with an art therapist, they are trained to know what mediums... Continue Reading →

My Friend Has Anxiety and Depression: Part 2

I recently interviewed a friend to talk about her experience with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and anxiety attacks. I’ve known her for a couple of years, and I have seen first-hand what her anxiety and depression have looked like, as well as sitting through a panic attack with her. We discussed some questions and answers... Continue Reading →

My Friend Has Anxiety and Depression: Part 1

I recently interviewed a friend to talk about her experience with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and anxiety attacks. I’ve known her for a couple of years, and I have seen first-hand what her anxiety and depression have looked like, as well as sitting through a panic attack with her. We reviewed some questions and answers... Continue Reading →

Promoting Peace by Supporting Fair Trade

Walking into Olive Branch Counseling Associates for the first time, my eyes were automatically drawn to a handful of brightly-colored textile weavings adorning the soft blue walls. Curiosity piqued, I followed my supervisor, and a trail of the technicolored hangings, through the door and down the hallway. I stepped into her office, and I knew... Continue Reading →

Chicago Celebration of World Fair Trade Day!

What: Fair Trade Sale to honor and celebrate World Fair Trade Day! When: Friday May 3rd from 10am - 8pm Where: Fourth Presbyterian Church - 126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611 (across from The John Hancock Center) Many Fair Trade organizations will be represented, including Huaywasi, an organization near and dear to the Olive... Continue Reading →

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