Podcast Interview with Katie Fleming

Podcast Interview with Katie Fleming

  Before entering private practice, our founder, Katie Fleming, worked at a community mental health agency as a Crisis Therapist.  There, she provided emergency mental health assessment and intervention to Chicago youth experiencing a psychiatric emergency.  Recently,...
3 Tips for your First Counseling Session

3 Tips for your First Counseling Session

One of the the most difficult parts of counseling is finding the right counselor to begin with.  In this post, I offered tips on when and how to find the right counselor.  Once you have your first appointment scheduled, there are several steps you can take to prepare...
How to Handle Unsolicited Advice

How to Handle Unsolicited Advice

Happy November!  This is by far my favorite time of the year.  In fact, my husband and I love this time of year so much he actually proposed around this time!  The following months were filled with holiday parties and engagement celebrations.  At the time, I was...
Learning to Respond to Your Partner

Learning to Respond to Your Partner

One of the most important lessons in couples therapy is learning how to respond rather than react to one another.  This communication tool is simple to learn and understand, yet tremendously important. When you react to someone, you are saying or doing the first thing...
Emotional Support Animal Vs. Service Animal

Emotional Support Animal Vs. Service Animal

Emotional Support Animals (ESA’s) and Service Animals have many similarities, but also several very important distinctions.  I have outlined the specifics for each below, and gathered most of the information from the ADA website.  For more information, please...
When Your Partner Won’t Agree to Couples Counseling

When Your Partner Won’t Agree to Couples Counseling

Every now and then, I hear from someone who is super motivated to start couples counseling, but feels stuck because his or her partner is resistant to the idea.  Talk about feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place!  No matter what your reasons are, if you want to...