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Sleep Hygiene: What is it and Five Ways to Practice it

You’ve been struggling to find restful sleep on a regular basis. Maybe you have one really great night of sleep, but then the next night it’s back to counting sheep or staring at your phone until 3am when you pass out from watching TikTok. Sound familiar? You may struggle with your sleeping habits - or maybe you find yourself asking...[ read more ]

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Many of us are feeling stressed, tense, and anxious during quarantine. We encourage you to take a break today and use this progressive muscle relaxation exercise by Colt Coffin, LCSW as a way to ease tension in your body and mind. If you're noticing that stress and anxiety are inhibiting your daily functioning, you are not alone. Please give us...[ read more ]

3 Tips for Parents During Quarantine

Screen Shot from our Chicago therapist's video offering tips for parents during quarantine.

Helping Parents to Cope with Anxiety

Screen shot of a video on helping parents cope with anxiety from a Life Path Therapist in Chicago, IL

How to Survive Shelter in Place for Couples

Screen shot of a video of one of our Chicago therapists talking about how couples can cope with the shelter in place order in Illinois

Helping Your Aging Parents With Depression

Man looks into camera with sad expression on his face as he considers grief and loss counseling with LifePath Therapy in Chicago, IL 60602

As our parents age, we want to treasure them for as long as we can, so we look for ways to help them stay healthy and active. But many older people suffer from depression, a condition that is not always easy to battle.According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression affects more than 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans...[ read more ]

Self-Compassion for Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (And Always)

A mother and daughter sit close to each other smiling and laughing. They have successfully completed grief counseling with LifePath Counseling in Chicago, IL 60602.

Read More about Anne Caregiving is one of the most stressful and under/unpaid jobs in the world. Most caregivers wear several different hats and work additional jobs to provide for their loved ones. While the work of daily caregiving can test our patience, caregiving during a national pandemic comes with a whole new set of challenges and worries. It can...[ read more ]

Feeling Disconnected? Here are 3 Ways to Reconnect

Thanks to Hollywood, many couples have been led to believe the secret to reconnecting and rekindling the passion is through a Caribbean cruise, sports cars, or jewelry. But the reality is, once there’s a disconnect between partners, gifts and vacations simply won’t cut it.It may seem counterintuitive, but love is mended not through grandiose deeds, but through small acts of...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety, you know that awful feeling when heart races, you start to sweat, and you feel like you just want to run. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States, affecting roughly 40 million adults. While anxiety can feel debilitating, there...[ read more ]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Relationships can only be healthy when both people have the space to be themselves and maintain their personal integrity. Sadly, many people find themselves in relationships, romantic and otherwise, with people who do not respect boundaries and feel entitled to have their needs met regardless of the other person’s. These people most likely grew up in households that were unsafe...[ read more ]

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