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Ways to Improve Self-Esteem Through Positive Self-Talk

Ways to Improve Self-Esteem Through Positive Self-Talk By: Grace Gufler   A healthy and positive self-esteem is extremely difficult to nourish and sustain. Self-esteem is largely influenced by our self-talk. Self-talk is the inner voice that narrates your daily life. For many people, their self-talk largely focuses on statements of judgement, expressing shame, comparing yourself […]

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 […]

Depression and How Therapy Can Help

Depression and How Therapy Can Help By: Grace Gufler   Depression can be a suffocating, terrifying, and lonely experience. Depressive symptoms affect every aspect of our daily life and it can feel as if you are no longer in control of your life. In this blog post, you will learn just how much untreated depression […]

3 Journal Tips to Improve Self-Confidence

3 Journal Tips to Improve Self-Confidence By: Grace Gufler   The longer I work as a therapist, the more I realize how important self-confidence is. In my experience as a therapist, low self-confidence seems to be a universal struggle that humans experience at least once in their lifetime; regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, SES, education, […]

What is Mindfulness and How Can I Practice it?

What is Mindfulness and How Can I Practice it? By: Grace Gufler Mindfulness is a term many of us are familiar with but do you know what it actually means? The concept of mindfulness is simpler than many people think. Mindfulness is the act of being mindful, or aware, of the present. This includes the […]

A Quarantine Mother’s Day

A Quarantine Mother’s Day By: Grace Gufler   Mother’s Day is this weekend and like all other planned celebrations, holidays, or social get togethers, this day has been thwarted by the Coronavirus, and many of us will be celebrating at home. For some people, perhaps you are no longer able to spend the day with […]

Journal Prompts to Use During Coronavirus

Journal Prompts to Use During Coronavirus By: Grace Gufler   The Coronavirus has uprooted our lives overnight and as the shelter in place continues to be extended, it is understandable to be feeling restless or unsatisfied. During this time, it is important to continue to check in with yourself on how you are coping and […]

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 […]