When to Go to Couples Therapy? When You Notice These 3 Sign
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by Symmetry Counseling
2w ago
Zoe Mittman, LSW If you’re asking the question “when to go to couples therapy”, you are in the right place. I am going to spend some time talking about 3 signs couples therapy may be a good fit for you. Disagreements in relationships are typical, and to be expected. You and your partner are individual human beings, with your own life experiences, upbringing, and backgrounds. It makes sense that you are not going to see eye to eye on everything. That is okay, and that is healthy!  Honestly, most couples could benefit from couples therapy. It does not mean that there is anything “wrong” wit ..read more
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Healing the Heart – Tips for How to Get Over a Breakup
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by Symmetry Counseling
1M ago
Breakups can be extremely difficult for both the heart and the mind. Grieving the loss of a relationship is taxing both mentally and emotionally. Whether you initiated the breakup or are the individual being broken up with, the pain and heartache can feel debilitating. It is important to remember that healing the heart is a process. The journey is not always linear, and it may take time to go through the multiple steps of grief during a breakup. I have many clients who seek individual counseling for help with this process. With that in mind, I have compiled a brief overview of strategies to he ..read more
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Surviving the Holidays: 5 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress
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by Symmetry Counseling
1M ago
Paula Gonzalez MA, LPC, ADHD-CCSP, CIMHP                                                                                         The Christmas holiday season ca ..read more
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Why Am I Overwhelmingly Stressed Out & How to Find Relief?
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by Symmetry Counseling
1M ago
​​​​What does feeling overwhelmed look like? Generally, it can be defined as difficulty coping with a stressful situation that can affect a person physically and mentally. This can make it difficult to manage day-to-day tasks, connect to others, make decisions, and more. If you realize that you have become​ ​emotionally overwhelmed and stressed out, a good place to start may be to ask yourself, “Why am I feeling so overwhelmed?”.​​ ​​​​​Reasons for Feeling Stressed Out ​​  There are many reasons why one might feel stressed out. These are just some examples of stressors that can lead to fe ..read more
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Why I Can’t Find a Job After College & What to Do about It?
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by Symmetry Counseling
1M ago
Megan Mulroy, LCPC One of the most difficult transitions to make is moving from college life to full-time employment.. If you are a new grad struggling to find a job- you are certainly not alone. I work with several young adults that are finding it challenging to find a job after graduation. This transition is fraught with anxiety, and rejections can be a hit to your self-esteem. In this blog, I will go over some of the reasons why  finding a job after college is so difficult and what you can do about it! 5 Reasons Why You Can’t Find A Job After College Your Degree It is really common to ..read more
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Harmony Within: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Care
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by Symmetry Counseling
2M ago
Ashlee Stumpf, LPC Self-care has been a buzz word for the past decade or so. Conjuring thoughts of getting a massage, taking a day off, seeing a therapist, etc. It’s a broad term which involves the important practice of taking care of ourselves. However, what many people don’t know is that self-care can be divided up into factions. This is because there are many aspects to any person, so there are different aspects when it comes to caring for yourself. Today we will discuss spiritual self-care and how it enhances one’s mental health.  What is Spiritual Self-Care? Good spiritual health inv ..read more
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Why Am I So Hard on Myself? – This Is How You Can Stop It
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by Symmetry Counseling
2M ago
Hannah Cericola Why is it that when our friends need words of encouragement, we jump at the opportunity to ease their discomfort, but when it comes to our internal dialogue, we say things like:  “I’ll never be able to reach my goals”  “ I am never going to make it”  “I am so bad at everything I do”  Many of my patients have come to me saying, “I feel like I am my own worst enemy”, and it’s true. At times it may feel like we are our own “worst enemy” as we engage in negative self-talk and hold ourselves to unrealistic standards that we would not expect anyone to accomplish ..read more
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Coping with Overwhelming Emotions in the Short & Long Term
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by Symmetry Counseling
2M ago
Marissa Widener Struggling with overwhelming emotions is a common occurrence in the human experience given life’s relentless demands in all areas, be it personal, work, social, or even financial-related. Merriam-Webster indicates that the verb “overwhelm” is related to being overpowered or overcome with feelings and thoughts.  That being said, feeling overwhelmed does not indicate personal inadequacy or incapability of any kind, nor should it be perceived as a failure to balance life stressors appropriately. While experiencing overwhelming emotions  can be stressful and challenging f ..read more
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Loneliness & Depression in Young Adults: Why & How to Cope?
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by Symmetry Counseling
3M ago
Zoe Mittman, LSW Growing up, you may have imagined your 20s to be filled with excitement, love and adventures. But life happens and reality sinks in. Your life is not what you imagined. It is complex. Filled with both pain and growth. Relationships flourish while other relationships suffer. Friends move away and family is too close. Juggling your personal and professional life gets overwhelming. You ask yourself, “what am I doing wrong”?. As you scroll on Instagram, you see acquaintances getting engaged, others getting married. You see big groups of friends spending a weekend away.  The t ..read more
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How do I Communicate Better With my Partner?
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by Symmetry Counseling
3M ago
Zoe Mittman, LSW   Do you and your partner find yourselves in the same conflict patterns? Are you feeling unheard, frustrated, or even resentful? If so, then this blog might be for you. Oftentimes, cycles of conflict occur due to a lack of effective communication. Please keep in mind – it takes 2 people to build, break, and/or repair a relationship. While I am going to share tips on how to effectively communicate your feelings, wants and needs with your partner, these tips alone may not be enough to improve communication patterns. If you live in Chicago, please reach out to Symmetry Couns ..read more
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