Stress, Families, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

For a little over a year, all of us have had to adjust our lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This once in a lifetime collective trauma has impacted everyone, especially those with families and young children. As kids lost school, activities, and connections that helped them grow, parents had to take on work, childcare,... Continue Reading →

The Effect of Divorce on Children

Divorce is a common happenstance in today’s world, something that effects 50% of children across America. While it can happen to half of the children population, it is not an easy thing for young children and adolescents to deal with. Divorce can cause many long term, psychological issues for children. This phenomenon also occurs with... Continue Reading →

Are you Struggling with Mental Burnout?

Stress is something that most Americans struggle with at some point in their life. Levels of reported stress have increased nearly 19% for adults since 2019 due to the corona-virus pandemic. That is a lot considering the previous reported rate was at 5% of the adult population in America. With concerns for physical and mental... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 & MENTAL HEALTH

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, infamously known as COVID-19, has been for the past year the world’s largest enemy. Taking into consideration everything that has happened since December 2019, COVID-19 had monumental impact on the health of everyone in the world. The Association for Psychological Science (APS) states that increased emotional and mental stress on an individual’s... Continue Reading →

At Home Treatment for PMDD (and even PMS)

Recently we made a post about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), which is an extreme form of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) that many women experience. To recap, PMDD is a disorder that affects around 5% of the female population in America. Many women experience extreme mood swings, including bouts of depression, anxiety, panic, and irritability. They often... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 & Children

It is safe to say that this past year has had a detrimental toll on everyone in the world. From international lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and e-learning, this pandemic has affected everyone in monumental ways. The Association for Psychological Science (APS) talks of human interaction and behavior and how it is one of the... Continue Reading →

Fight the Stigma: A Series

Welcome to Counseling Live presented by Olive Branch Counseling Associates in Tinley Park, Illinois! On this blog my colleagues and I write about current and ongoing mental health topics and techniques that can benefit the community towards better mental health. In an effort to continue educating the community I wanted to start this series where... Continue Reading →

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