Accepting Therapy

White Fragility and What It Means as a Counselor

White Fragility and What It Means as a Counselor   Meeting with a client for the first time as a counselor-in-training is an exhilarating and terrifying experience; yet, a more impactful “first” for me as a White counselor was broaching the topic of race with my first client of color. To this day, I still […]

The Impact of Racism on Mental Health

The Impact of Racism on Mental Health by Saba Aqel.   The surge in uprisings around the country is a direct response to the horrific police killing of George Floyd, and this is one of many atrocious police killings of Black people. Police brutality and the killings of Black lives at the hands of cops […]

Why am I Still Struggling to Adapt to Quarantine?

Why am I Still Struggling to Adapt to Quarantine? By: Grace Gufler   It has been about 2-3 months of staying at home under a shelter-in-place order for many people. As the stay at home order continues to be implemented, many of us are still struggling to adapt to this new normal. Maybe you’re wondering […]

Advice on Journaling – Individual Counseling Services

Advice on Journaling Journaling is a passion of mine for many reasons and also is my preferred method of self-care. I began to journal when I was in middle school. At this time in my life, I really struggled with expressing my emotions to others and even understanding what I was feeling. Journaling provided a […]

Am I Codependent? – Individual Counseling Services

Am I Codependent? By Grace Gufler As some of you know Sarah Silva (CEO of Accepting LLC) and I have started a podcast addressing numerous psychology and mental health topics, called What I Wish People Knew…” This week I interviewed transformation specialist Vanessa Grace (LICSW) on Codependency. Although, this is not scheduled to air until […]

Life Balance Monthly Goals – Counseling Services Chicago

Life Balance Monthly Goals By: Grace Gufler A challenge often faced when achieving and maintaining life balance is finding the time and energy to make it happen. This can be prevented by setting realistic goals for each month that will set you up for success in spending time in different domains of life. If you […]