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Suicide Prevention: The Power of Connection

by Ana Stefaniuk MA, LCPC, Psychotherapist, Clinical Care Consultants We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, mental health organizations and individuals across the United States and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, yet it is one of the fastest […]

In a Blink of an Eye; Understanding Trauma and PTSD

by Angela Fitch, LCPC, Psychotherapist, Clinical Care Consultants In a blink of an eye, someone’s life can change for the positive.  Hearing a baby’s first sound following birth, seeing a sunset after a hard day, or feeling a loved one’s first kiss are examples of just that.  It is a wonderful privilege to recall positive, […]

Clinical Care Consultants – Palatine & Inverness Ribbon Cutting Event

Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce member Clinical Care Consultants (CCC), 1642 W. Colonial Parkway in Inverness, recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 2, 2019. This event was followed by an open house where attendees were introduced to the variety of counseling and therapy services offered at the Inverness-based practice. Clinical Care Consultants Hosts […]

Relationship Discernment Counseling: Should I Stay, Or Should I Go?

Ewa Florczak, MA, LCPC Clinical Care Consultants Psychotherapist Everyone can agree that it takes a tremendous amount of work to maintain a healthy relationship, even with the most loving, kind, and nurturing partner. Despite our best efforts, and a hopeful outlook, some relationships are predestined to fail. Unfortunately, many people ignore the warning signs and […]

If You Are Asking the Question, “Should We Go to Couple’s Counseling?” The Answer Is Yes. By Tim Olsen, MA, LPC

If You Are Asking the Question, “Should We Go to Couple’s Counseling?” The Answer Is Yes By Tim Olsen, MA, LPC Despite the many differences that seem to separate us, all people are wired to be in community with others.  It doesn’t take much more investigation to see that people of all ages, genders, cultures, […]

Physical vs Psychological Hunger; What Purpose Does Food Serve For You? By Tracy Tucker

Physical vs Psychological Hunger; What Purpose Does Food Serve For You? by Tracy Tucker, AM, LCSW, EMDR Have you ever had a really busy day at work and forgotten to eat? What about been really hungry, to then have unintentionally overeaten to the point of feeling sick? Maybe you treat yourself to your favorite sweet […]

Does Mental Health Sometimes Seem Oxymoronic? by Tim Olsen – Clinical Care Consultants Arlington Heights and Inverness, Illinois

Does Mental Health Sometimes Seem Oxymoronic? by Tim Olsen, MA, LPC Does mental health sometimes seem oxymoronic? Think about it, who doesn’t have mental health days?  Don’t we all have anxious thoughts, depressed feelings, confused direction… like, all the time?  The answer, far from moronic, is nobody, everybody, and “duh!”  Is it possible to achieve […]

HOPE: A Four-Letter Word by Tim Olsen – Clinical Care Consultants Arlington Heights and Inverness, Illinois

HOPE: A Four-Letter Word by Tim Olsen, MA, LPC   While out on a run recently – tunes blasting in my ears, my aging muscles screaming for me to stop, the heat and humidity of the Chicago summer draining the life from me, one drop of sweat at a time – I heard a phrase […]

The Marriage Pier by Tim Olsen – Clinical Care Consultants Arlington Heights and Inverness, Illinois

The Marriage Pier by Tim Olsen, MA, LPC Have you ever been to Santa Monica or San Francisco, California?  I grew up on the west coast and used to love going to the piers built from these great beaches and bays. Piers are built out into the water for people to enjoy a view of […]

The “Thanks” In Thanksgiving by Angela Fitch – Clinical Care Consultants Arlington Heights and Inverness, Illinois

The “Thanks” In Thanksgiving by Angela Fitch, MA, LCPC The month of November traditionally begins the holiday season in this country, with the focus on the Thanksgiving holiday.  This is one of my favorite times of the year as I can spend a day eating delicious and “filling” food alongside my family and friends.  We […]