Self-care

A close up of block letters that spells self care. Learn how a therapist in Mahomet, IL can offer support with addressing self care. Search for therapy for burnout in Mahomet, IL or search for therapy for stress in Illinois.

A Therapist’s View of Healthy Versus Unhealthy Self-Care

Self-care is used very loosely in today’s society. As a therapist, this bothers me. Not only does it lead to confusion for my clients, but it often encourages behaviors that can make mental health worse.  This post will highlight some of the issues with today’s self-care practices and their impact on mental health. As well…

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Silent Stress: Working Moms and the Battle Against Parental Burnout

For working mothers, the strain of managing professional responsibilities and the demands of life in today’s society often leads to a unique form of parental burnout. As a therapist, I see this in my clients when they are in a relentless cycle of deadlines, child care, and household duties. My clients do not want to…

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What to Say to Your Family to Communicate Boundaries Around the Holidays

In healthy families, there are no expectations around the holidays. Family traditions and celebrations are fun and flexible. So, discussions about where and how to have family gatherings are simple and enjoyable.  However, in other families, holidays can be full of pressure. The discomfort often starts long before an event, in the planning stages. There’s…

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10 Signs of Loneliness in A Marriage

Many of my clients with histories of childhood emotional neglect often feel lonely in their marriages. They also often struggle to acknowledge this loneliness. This confusion is easy to understand as loneliness can take on many forms. Below are some ways loneliness can show up in your relationship. I hope this helps you to identify…

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How to Support a Partner with Seasonal Depression Without Burning Out

As a therapist, I often see how Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can impact relationships. My clients, whose partners struggle with SAD, often notice the strain it puts on their relationship. My clients want to support their partners but often overhelp and feel burned out. Learning how to validate a partner with SAD while maintaining your…

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Therapy for Mothers: How to Recognize and Address Signs of Burnout

Motherhood can be a rewarding experience, but it is also very demanding. I remember when my children were young, feeling the need to be in multiple places at the same time. My husband and I worked opposite schedules, so the stress would become real if childcare fell through. Now that my children are older, worrying…

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Back To The Basics of Stress Relief & Self-Care

Being an online therapist, I’m a big self-care advocate. However, I also have a history of overworking in all areas of life. I know the negative consequences of putting off my needs, so taking care of myself and not burning out has become a priority, and I have adopted some simple strategies to help with…

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