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Parenting Affluent Teens

By Lisa Kuiper MA The following information comes from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. This particular blog post focuses on the challenge of parenting kids in today’s busier and more affluent society. The infographic and article include concrete tips for raising healthy kids. Our society is the most affluent in the history of the […]

Drive Time – “Growing Pains” for Parents of Teen Drivers

By Lisa Kuiper MA Lately, I find myself counting the months until my 15 year old can drive. As I look at the calendar, I think, “Ok, only three more weeks until play practice is over. But … then there’s pit orchestra and maybe soccer. I wonder if we can car pool with anyone….” I […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD

By Anda Jines Print – Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is a type of cyclical depression that, for most people, tends to return around fall or winter, and tends to get better in the spring. The prevalence of SAD ranges from 1% in the southernmost states, to 10% in the northernmost states. […]

Illinois Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists Signed into Law!

By Dr. Marlin Hoover PhD, MS, ABPP, ABMP The Prescriptive Authority Bill has been passed and signed into law in Illinois, allowing psychologists to prescribe medications related to mental health! After a long and difficult battle, I would like to add my perspective on what this bill will achieve.  For those who do not know who […]

Talk therapy or mental health medication – do you need to choose?

By Dr. Marlin Hoover I have been practicing as a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois for almost thirty years. It became clear to me, during my many years of practice, that some people needed mental health medications in addition to talk therapy in order to have a better life, and I wanted to be able […]

How Does Therapy Help?

It helps to talk about your concerns. Have you ever had the experience of relief after talking with someone about something you had been holding in?  Talking is an important step to overcoming your problems, because it lets you acknowledge what is going on, and address it consciously.  Often your concerns can seem more manageable […]