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Permission to be Negative

I’ve noticed something during this quarantine. There were no books and academic articles written before this pandemic experience to help us navigate how to be stuck with each other for so long. I’ve also noticed that I started snapping at my wife more and visa-versa. That’s weird for us. But, these are strange times. So how do we navigate this? I have an idea.

3 Things to Help You Master Your Marriage

by Tim Olsen, MA, LPC There is an adage that proclaims boldly, “happy wife, happy life”. Our culture has been drawn to this phrase, coined to supposedly help couples reduce conflict and increase peace through pleasing one spouse. Is a successful relationship one-sided? Is happiness even the goal of a great marriage? Although I do […]

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, […]

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 […]