Current Mental Health News


Anxiety can turn simple tasks into stressful obstacles. These stressors require creative solutions that are just as unique as they are. Symptom management doesn’t have to be difficult. Sometimes all you need is someone to point you in the right direction. Let’s look at some solutions for anxiety symptoms, along with tips for how to

How to Be Single During Wedding Season

 By UB’s Chelsea Alarcon, LPC Some singles view their relationship status as a true gift; to other singles, it may feel like a curse. Summer is wedding season, a time where many people have friends and family getting married. For some single people who deeply desire a committed relationship, seeing friends and family get married
Ever look back on a movie from years ago and see it in a whole new light? That’s the experience I just had with Runaway Bride, a classic romantic comedy from 1999. As I laughed and cried watching Julia Roberts fall in love with Richard Gere, I reached a scene where the two are arguing
By UB’s Tolaya Geredine, LPC In my work with people from all walks of life, there is an inevitable common denominator; the family of origin. Whether people view this involvement as pleasant or traumatic, the interpersonal effects of the family of origin follow us into every relationship, including the one with the self. We’ve all

Dating Tips for the Online World

By UB’s Michael Maloney, LCPC I once had a client who stated that “Ok I’m okay with being single, but you know dating is the worst!”  Many of us feel that way and people often will go on online dating apps for a while and then feel burdened by the process that they will take
In that TGIF mindset and it’s only Tuesday? We hear ya! We’ve all had those days where we’re just counting down the seconds until we get home. Then the weekend comes, and it feels like all your free time flows like water down a drain. You feel defeated, frustrated, and stressed about the work week
Rebecca DeGraw is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist experienced in working with adults of all ages, adolescents and children. Rebecca is a graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and believes in the process of self-exploration. Read her full bio here. Rebecca works from our South Michigan Avenue
Swipe right, connect, and meet someone in a matter of minutes. That’s dating in the modern world. While there is convenience in free dating apps, they may not be the ideal platform for meeting your true love. Let’s take a closer look at the downside of free dating apps and how you can avoid those