Current Mental Health News


Money fights are some of the most common arguments in relationships. Managing your finances is a stressful endeavor, whether you share your money or keep your funds separate. How can you resolve these money fights, or better yet, avoid them altogether? Here are some conflict resolution tips from Urban Balance. Is It the Money or

Do Something Hard, On Purpose

By UB therapist Bob Ryan, LCPC, ATR It may come as a surprise to those who know me or rely on me for their emotional stability, but from time to time I too suffer from bouts of depression and anxiety. Every therapist does, just as every healthy person experiences mood vacillations. Like waves in the

How to Get Out of a Bad Mood: 12 Tips

Check out Joyce Marter’s blog article on HuffPost! 

How to Cope with Moving to a New City

By UB therapist Chelsea Alarcon, LPC Several years ago, I made the decision to move to Chicago. I never thought the words, “I am moving to the city,” would come out of my mouth. Growing up, I had dreamed of living a quiet, simple, slow-paced life out in the country somewhere. I come from a

Surviving Difficult Emotions

By UB therapist Eric Herskowitz, LCPC Difficult emotions. I can already feel my desire to avoid the topic altogether as I type and think about this topic. This may feel like the easiest way to address and cope with the effects of complex and powerful emotions, but it just makes these emotions more forceful and the affects
By UB therapist Michael Maloney, LCPC Many times couples get stuck in cycles or systems of behaviors.  It is often hard for the couple to recognize when the cycles started or how they are kept going.  One thing that is common in couples is what I call the Superhero vs. the Monster. On a side
Depression has no age limit, but it can be particularly common among older adults. Depression is not part of aging, but the life transitions that come with getting older can spark depression. If you’ve been feeling sad, unmotivated, or uncharacteristically lethargic, you may have a form of depression. No worries though – there are treatment
Retirement is known for being a blissful time of freedom, but for many adults, it is a difficult life transition. Days that were once filled with work now feel empty and confusing. If you are approaching retirement or have struggled during the transition, know that there is help available for you. Here are some tips