Warning: Use of undefined constant php - assumed 'php' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/peoplepsych/public_html/wp-content/themes/paris/home.php on line 72

Blog

5 Strategies to Calm Your Anxiety Quickly

When you live with an anxiety disorder, any moment can become one that creates a slow-rising panic within you. Life is normal one second and the next, you feel your chest tighten and your heart begin to race. You may begin to hyperfocus on future events and find yourself getting lost in “what-ifs.” To make matters worse, you may then...[ read more ]

Coping With the Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Life

It’s the beginning of May and so far 2020 has been a lot to deal with.  We are beginning week 8 of the Shelter-in-Place order in Illinois, and for many, the novelty is wearing thin outside of the understandable health and economic concerns.  The good news is that the social distancing and shelter in place efforts are working and we...[ read more ]

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem

What does it mean to have a healthy self-esteem? Some people think it means you are okay with how you look. Other people think you must accomplish something big in your life to have a good self-esteem. But the reality is, having a healthy self-esteem means you like and appreciate yourself faults and all. A good self-esteem can be the...[ read more ]

6 Ways that Alcohol Makes Depression Worse

Increased alcohol use is not that uncommon as we shelter in place and avoid regular social interactions as an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.  For most, this alcohol use is not a problem - but for some, a preexisting dependence on alcohol means this is at best an unhealthy practice but for some, it is downright dangerous....[ read more ]

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during the coronavirus/COVID-19 global pandemic. But the social isolation and fear of getting sick can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have...[ read more ]

How Telehealth Is Changing Therapy

A while back there was a very funny television show starring Lisa Kudrow (ditzy Phoebe from Friends) called “Web Therapy.” It was an improvised show and Lisa played a therapist who treated her patients over the Internet. Hence the title of the show. Well, back when the show was on, the idea of treating mental health patients via a webcam...[ read more ]

6 Ways to Cultivate Authentic Connections With Others

Yes, it may be true: as a society we are losing the ability to make human connections. Take a glance around the room at any gathering and you will see dozens of people staring at their phones at what is supposed to be a social event. You go out to dinner and witness entire families, ostensibly out dining together, not conversing at...[ read more ]

How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Relationships can only be healthy when both people have the space to be themselves and maintain their personal integrity. Sadly, many people find themselves in relationships, romantic and otherwise, with people who do not respect boundaries and feel entitled to have their needs met regardless of the other person’s. These people most likely grew up in households that were unsafe...[ read more ]

Dealing with Loneliness Around Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. For many people that means celebrating with their spouse or partner and showing them extra love and attention. But for others, Valentine’s Day is a sad reminder that they are single or are perhaps grieving the recent loss of their significant other. If you are celebrating it alone this year, here are a...[ read more ]

5 Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect

For many, childhood is a time of wonder and adventure; a time when all needs are met and comfort is merely a whimper away. And yet for others, childhood never feels quite safe or secure. For these people, emotional neglect was something that colored their early years and affects them as adults. Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) is the result of...[ read more ]



111 N Wabash Ave #1203
Chicago, IL 60602

53 W Jackson Blvd., Suite 1605
Chicago, Illinois 60604

admin@peoplepsych.com
312-448-7218

Got Questions?
Send a Message!

=