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Kelly Recommends Reading…

Kelly Ford Recommends: Crazy Love-Leslie Morgan Steiner Cutting-Steven Levenkron How Can I Get Through To You?-Terrence Real The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog-Bruce D. Perry Overindulged Children: A Parent’s Guide to Mentoring-James Fogarty Freeing Your Child From Anxiety-Tamar Chansky, Ph.D The Five Love Languages-Gary D. Chapman Codependent No More-Melody Beattie The Connected Child-Karyn […]

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Debbie Recommends Reading…

Debbie Levinson Recommends: Walking on Eggshells-Jane Isay The Dance of anger-Harriet Lerner Tuesdays with Morrie-Mitch Albom Outgrowing the Pain-Eliana Gil The Road Less Traveled-M. Scott Peck When Bad Things Happen to Good People-Harold S. Kushner Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child-John Bradshaw Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man-Steve Harvey Think and Grow […]

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Antonio Recommends Reading…

Dr Antonio Salvat Recommends: The Happiness Trap – Russ Harris Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life – Stephen C. Hayes How Can I Forgive You– Janis Abrahms Spring How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About it – Patricia Love and Steven Stosny Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance – […]

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Elizabeth Recommends Reading…

Elizabeth Dubiel Recommends: Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman Social Intelligence – Daniel Goleman Choice Theory – William Glasser Get Out of My Life, but First Can you Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall – Anthony E. Wolf PhD The Marriage Clinic – John M. Gottman The Grieving Teen – Helen Fitzgerald Joshua – Joseph […]

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Kiersten Recommends Reading…

Kiersten Amport Recommends: The Primal Teen – Barbara Strauch The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself – Michael A. Singer The Explosive Child – Ross W. Greene The Narcissism Epidemic – Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell The Invisible Gorilla – Christopher F. Chabris and Daniel Simons The Man Who Couldn’t Stop – David Adam […]

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Polaris Welcomes a New Counselor!

Polaris Counseling is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Dubiel has joined our team! Elizabeth Dubiel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a licensed educator/counselor with professional experience working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. Elizabeth specializes in working with clients struggling with anxiety, grief, social phobia, school phobia, bullying, stress management, adjustment issues, self-esteem […]

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Now Accepting Applications For a Child Psychologist, LCPC and LCSW!

We are looking for a PsyD, LCPC, LCSW or LMFT to work either part-time or part-time with a focus on building a full-time caseload. Unlicensed or LPC’s and LSW’s will NOT be considered for this position. Starting hours would be 2-3 evenings a week from around 4:30 to 9:00 and some hours over the weekend […]

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Free Media Management Workshop for Parents!

Technology: It’s become the fabric of American culture, yet it’s availability and influence on youth is more widespread than ever before. Children and youth spend an average of 40 hours per week in front of a screen, and more than 50% of surveyed parents report being concerned about the amount of time their child uses […]

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Truly Amazing At What She Does

“Dr. Deb’s approach to counseling has changed my life. I was referred to Dr. Deb for help with depression, anxiety and traumatic events in my childhood. Her approach as a new client was very gentle, and she was very easy to talk to. She was very natural and non-judgemental. Through our counseling together, I can […]

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Naperville Sun Times Interviews Our President On What Makes Marriages Work!

Our founder and president, James Smithers, was interviewed by the Naperville Sun Times and Aurora Beacon on the secrets to making marriages work. As an experienced couples counselor and expert in his community, James shared his thoughts on the fundamental necessities in making a marriage work and the toxic pitfalls that couples have to avoid […]

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