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By UB therapist Michael Maloney, LCPC In our current political climate, many are feeling overwhelmed by the news.  Many people feel like the world is going into chaos and there is a loss of civility.  We saw amazing turn out records for people voting in this past midterm election but many are still asking what
Michelle Duda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She has extensive experience working with adults of diverse backgrounds with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, substance abuse, abuse/trauma, life transitions, and stress management. Read her full bio here. Michelle works from our River West
more-productive
You don’t have to do it all to be productive. In fact, one of the keys to productivity is reducing the number of tasks you do. It’s hard to accomplish your goals when you feel pushed to the limit. By taking a step back, you can re-evaluate your priorities and be efficient where it counts.
stress-life-transitions
Changes can be stressful, but they are particularly stressful when they alter the trajectory of your life. Getting married, buying a house, starting a family, moving to a new city – these are just some of the major life changes you may face in the future. You may not be able to eliminate stress entirely,
conflict-resolution-dating
Tired of cyclical arguments in your relationship? Feel like you talk and talk without finding a solution? With some simple adjustments, you can drastically improve the communication in your relationship. Here are some conflict resolution tips for dating couples, courtesy of Urban Balance therapist offices. Don’t Threaten to Leave as a Tactic One of the

Healing from Perfectionism

By UB therapist Chelsea Alarcon, LPC Psychologist, researcher, author, and speaker Brene Brown said, “Perfectionism is not the same thing has striving to be your best. Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgement, and shame. It’s a shield.”

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