Current Mental Health News


Written by Kelly Couture, MEd, LPC-S The idea of having a new baby can bring about many emotions; excitement, fear, joy, anxiety, and uncertainty, to name a few.  Many new mothers and fathers decide to take classes to prepare for their new family member or seek guidance from friends, family, blogs, and webpages.  Obtaining as

Bedtime: Get those ZZZZZZ’s!

Written by Kelly Couture, MEd, LPC-S Everyday, I hear people say things like, “I wish I could just take a nap” or “I am running on fumes!”  Maybe you feel that way too!  If so, you are not alone.  Studies suggest that one out of three Americans do not get enough sleep.  In fact, on
Sarah Matsko is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field of mental health since 2004. She received her Master’s degree from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago and is certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Her therapeutic style is grounded in systems theory and she takes a strengths-based approach with
Written by Rachel Clarke, LCSW “The idea that “we’re only as sick as our secrets” is more than an adage; there’s growing empirical evidence that not owning and integrating our stories affects not just our emotional health but also our physical well-being.” –Brené Brown “A secret shared with several persons is as beneficial as a merely

Therapist Spotlight: Karen Loethen, LCSW

Karen Loethen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with adults and adolescents through individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Karen earned her master’s degree in Social Work from St. Louis University’s School of Social Work in 1994. She has worked in the addiction field, in community mental health, inpatient and outpatient, in a

Labels In Mental Health: Friend Or Foe?

Written by Dr. Kiya Immergluck As a counselor, I prefer not to label people. It is part of my job as a psychotherapist to come up with an accurate diagnosis for each person, but I often don’t emphasize that label directly with my clients. Many times, a person comes to me who has identified with

Therapist Spotlight: Yana Melnik, LCPC

Yana Melnik is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families for over five years in community mental health and academic settings. Yana works at our Chicago — South Michigan Avenue office, you can read her full bio here! To make an appointment with Yana, please contact our intake department.
Jessica Blue Sky Vigil is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. Jessica Blue Sky takes counseling beyond “the couch”, combining talk-therapy with a variety of modalities, including elements of movement, creative arts and crafts, theatrical expression, guided meditation, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and elements of eco-therapy. Jessica works at our new Dallas —
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