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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, LCSW 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 […]

On Avoiding Possession OVERLOAD

By Joan French LCPC NCC You might be familiar with the term ‘Affluenza’. It isn’t a diagnosis the APA recognizes in its manual of psychological disorders, and to be clear – it is not a recognized illness. It’s been referred to as a ‘junk science’ term, and has gained recent recognition as a topical ‘buzzword’ […]

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 […]