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10 Tips for Helping a Loved One Cope with Illness Anxiety

By Anda Jines, MS, LCPC Download The PDF If you care about someone who is struggling with illness anxiety, there are several things you can to do to help them. 1) Encourage their participation in treatment. Illness anxiety, or “Illness Anxiety Disorder,” is not a hoax. It is a real diagnosis. Formerly called “hypochondriasis” or […]

Neuroplasticity – Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?

By Don Kronenberg, MSW, LCSW Print – Neuroplasticity It was believed until recently that our brains were born with a certain amount of brain cells that peaked in development in our early 20’s, and that brain cells began to die off as we aged. New advances in the understanding of the brain reveal that is […]

Happy 30th Anniversary to Hoover and Associates

By Dr. Marlin Hoover Hoover & Associates has reached a milestone! We have been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago for 30 years. What an accomplishment! Hoover & Associates History We have been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. Dr. Marlin Hoover started the practice […]

Nature as Healer

By Don Kronenberg MSW, CADC Print – Nature as Healer “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more” – John Burroughs As a boy I recall always being outside, from dawn till dusk, playing in empty fields, swinging from a tree, picking up snakes or […]

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. […]

Postpartum Depression

by Lisa Kuiper M.A. “You don’t have to feel this way. We can make a plan.” Though spoken to me a number of years ago, I still remember the hope and healing these words provided as I experienced the difficult challenge of postpartum depression. The wise obstetrician who spoke these words referred me to a […]

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 […]

Hoover & Associates Participates in NAMI Fall Banquet 2014

By Anda Jines MS LCPC Our local NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) chapter, NAMI Chicago Southwest, held their annual fall banquet and fundraiser on Friday, September 19th. Hoover & Associates was pleased to participate by donating a relaxation basket as one of the raffle prizes, and by attending the banquet. NAMI is a […]