Congratulations (and THANK YOU) to David Overbeeke at Brake Parts Inc for the winning Cubs Sky Box auction bid! Fifteen lucky Brake Parts employees will see the Cubs beat the Pirates on August 29th!
Brake Parts, Inc also supports the United Way of Greater McHenry County https://www.facebook.com/uwmchenry which supports Samaritan! Double win!
Beautiful and Useful
“It’s part chemistry, part magic, part artistry,” I tell my four year old loftily. He nods like he cares, as we plunge the stick blender into the bowl of water, lye, and oils. Carefully, we readjust our safety goggles as the mixture emulsifies, beginning to turn into soap. This is the second batch we’ve made today, the fifth this week. It’s much more than we need (though I do sell about two-thirds of what I make), and I can tell I’ve hit my threshold for stress when I deep dive into crafting. One summer in high school I made fifteen pairs of shorts in two weeks when my boyfriend was out of town. Moody teenager in my household always translated into new craft projects.
My professional work these days is as a pastoral counselor. I absolutely love working full-time in a group non-profit counseling center. I have a diverse client base, and I specialize in counseling children and helping people who have survived trauma. It’s interesting, and each day has something new in store for me to learn, experience, or help someone process.
Providing hope, help and healing
Couples and Family Therapy:Child & adolescent behavior issues Pre-marital counseling Marital counseling Parental skill-building
Group Therapy:Living with Bi-Polar Living with Cancer: Support Group Cancer Caregivers Support Group Coping with Trauma
Community & Congregational Programs:Mental Health First Aid for Adults and Youth QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gottman Institute Marriage Enrichment Parenting with Peace & Purpose
How to boost your emotional resilienceEver dealt with a really difficult situation? We've all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.
How do the toughest people summon the will to keep going? Steven Southwick and Dennis Charney have studied resilient people for over 20 years. They spoke with Vietnam prisoners of war, Special Forces instructors, and civilians who dealt with terrible experiences like medical problems, abuse, and trauma.
HOPEWe all experience difficult times when despair, anxiety, trauma, loss or change feels overwhelming. You're not alone, and there are ways to get through the pain.
HELPOur therapists meet you wherever you are on life’s journey. It’s a safe place to help clarify life's complicated problems and gain new skills in addressing the issues.
HEALINGSometimes the connections between mind, body and spirit feel broken. Our therapists will help integrate all aspects of your life until you feel whole and at ease.
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