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Sharing Our Knowledge With You

As researchers, educators and therapists, we work with our clients and PARTNER TO SEE CHANGE. Browse our behavioral health resources for psychoeducational content grounded in the latest research and developed for you by our expert clinicians. Here, you will find our popular Tips of the Month and Clinical Science Insights publication series, you can hear podcasts and watch webinars on a variety of themes, read topical articles from our therapists and learn about our latest publications.

Alexandra Solomon Featured in Parade Magazine Article on Being Called "Too Sensitive"


Have you ever been called "too sensitive?" Learn Dr. Solomon's recommended responses in a Parade Magazine article. Read the article

Tracking Flaws

Tip of the month - Couple

Do you keep a running mental tab of your partner’s flaws — saying nothing while privately tallying moments like these:  "She overdrew our bank account again!"  "Again he left the milk out when he came to bed last night!" 

Rebecca Coopersmith Weighs in on "Orange Peel Theory" in Today Show Article


According to TikTokers, small acts of service, such as peeling an orange for a loved one, are an indication of a healthy partnership. Rebecca Coopersmith, LCSW, CSE weighs in on the topic in a recent Today Show article. Read the article

Drs. Alexandra Solomon and Allen Sabey Offer Relationship Book Recommendations in New York Times Article


In a recent New York Times article, Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D. and Allen Sabey, Ph.D., LMFT offered book recommendations that can help nourish relationships. If you're looking for relationship support, call us at 847-733-4300 to request an appointment. Read the article

Alexandra Solomon Quoted in New York Times Article on the Frustrations of Being Interrupted


Many of us are familiar with the frustration that builds when being interrupted during conversation. But why exactly is it so annoying when people interrupt? According to Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D. of The Family Institute at Northwestern University, constant interruptions can cause real rifts in understanding, connection and trust.

Attachment and Sex


Attachment seems to be all the rage these days. I work with couples who walk in the door and announce their attachment patterns immediately. So let’s start with the basics: what is an attachment pattern and why is it relevant? Attachment patterns begin in infancy and it’s generally accepted that it’s a survival strategy for infants who are completely dependent on their…

The Eight Types of Narcissists


In this second installment about narcissism, we will explore the eight different types of narcissists. This is based on Dr. Ramani Durvasula’s work and book, titled “’Don’t You Know Who I Am?’ How to stay sane in an era of narcissism, entitlement, and incivility,” as well as Dr. Ramani’s videos on YouTube. Her channel is an incredible resource as well as her books. 

Rebecca Coopersmith Quoted for Everyday Health Article on Relationship Communication Habits


Good communication is key to feeling valued and connected within your relationship. So what should you do when you're not feeling heard by your partner? In a recent Everyday Health article, Rebecca Coopersmith, LCSW, CSE of The Family Institute at Northwestern University provides perspective on how to shift the dynamic of your relationship to ensure everyone feels seen and…