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Clinical Care Consultants. Counselors Who Care. Arlington Heights Buffalo Grove Palatine Inverness

Clinical Care Consultants Specialty Driven Counseling Our highly trained, experienced and competent counselors / psychotherapists provide the gamut of mental health services, which include individual therapy, marital / marriage therapy, couples therapy and relationship or family counseling services for all age groups. CCC only employs seasoned, confident and experienced clinicians – averaging 19 years in […]

Healthy Road To Recovery From Addiction by Ewa Florczak – Clinical Care Consultants, Arlington Heights and Inverness

Healthy Road To Recovery From Addiction by Ewa Florczak, MA, LCPC The road to recovery from addiction can be a challenging one, full of substantial obstacles along the way. An individual deciding to become sober must deal not only with physiological and mental withdrawals, but also overwhelming cravings and triggers. It is an uphill battle […]

Stand Up To Bullying by Greta Nielsen – Clinical Care Consultants, Arlington Heights and Inverness

Stand Up To Bullying by Greta Nielsen, MA, LCPC, NCC, MBSR-T There is growing awareness of how painful and permanent the effects of bullying can be, but it remains a significant problem that needs to be eradicated. Bullying is an act of aggression, intimidation or threat that occurs within a relationship where there is an imbalance […]

How Art Can Heal by Cheri Spiczka – Clinical Care Consultants, Arlington Heights and Inverness

How Art Can Heal by Cheri Spiczka, MA, LCPC I have worked with adolescents and teens for over 14 years, and though I am there to guide them, I find they often have more to teach me. I have learned that as a direct result of being their own worst critics, they try to escape […]

Bullying = Poison by Cheri Spiczka – Clinical Care Consultants, Arlington Heights and Inverness

BULLYING = POISON by Cheri Spiczka, MA, LCPC Bullying is an epidemic that has been widespread in our society for a long time. It is a factor in the lives of about 95% of the young people I work with in therapy who come to me for treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem issues, and […]

Time for Change and Growth by Greta Nielsen – Clinical Care Consultants, Arlington Heights and Inverness

Time for Change and Growth – Be Resilient! by Greta Nielsen, MA, LCPC, NCC August and September are times of typical transition. Whether you’re wrapping up your summertime fun, the kids are going back to school, or perhaps returning to work yourself, change is inevitable. It’s how we respond to it that can help or hurt […]

Criticism versus Constructive Feedback: The Art of Empowerment & Affirmation. 12 Tips On How to Provide Supportive & Affirming Constructive Feedback

Criticism versus Constructive Feedback:  The Art of Empowerment & Affirmation 12 Tips On How to Provide Supportive & Affirming Constructive Feedback Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT “Angry and derogatory criticism is a statement about the critic and his anger than about you.”   Thanks to a recent piece of feedback, I feel compelled to say: There […]

WHO IS THAT TEEN WHO LIVES WITH YOU? by Cheri Spiczka. Arlington Hieghts IL Teen Counselor

 Who Is That Teen Who Lives With You by  Cheri Spiczka, MA, LCPC Clinical Care Consultants – Arlington Heights IL Counseling Center “Counselors Who Care” www.ClinicalCareConsultants.com Imagine you are rock climbing without a safety rope and you slip. Your foot slips from the rocky ledge holding all of your weight.  Your throat goes closed, your […]

Boy Who Was Afraid to Miss School Bus. Facing Anxiety Head-on. Katie Catherine Ness

Article Written by Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens hstevens​@chicagotribune.com                           Heidi Stevens interviewed Clinical Care Consultants’ Catherine (Katie) Ness, M.A., LCPC  nessccc@gmail.com  Original Article on Chicago Tribune’s Site My friend Kim and I were talking the other day about a little boy she knows who was […]

Anger Turned Inside Out: New Perspective On Anger

Anger is hurt and fear of abandonment turned inside out. Anger is a secondary feeling that is often identified as the primary emotion. It, therefore, never communicates anything constructive. Behind every terrifying roar of anger is a hurt or frightened person who is ineffectively trying to get others to love, affirm and accept them. Anger […]