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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.

From Prom Dreams to Covid Extremes: The Pandemic’s Short-Term Effects on Teens


Covid-19 took all of us by storm two years ago. Fear, anxiety, and uncertainty quickly found its way into every corner of our society. Millions of people across ages, races, genders, locations and socioeconomic statuses felt the emotional, mental and social tolls. As a result, each of us has our own unique “Covid chapter.” And many of us are still writing these chapters. We…

How to Navigate Your Family’s Return to Normalcy This Summer


Preparing for a "normal" summer may be trickier than expected. Even the most COVID-exhausted family may experience unexpected anxiety. Dawn Livorsi shared tips with Chicago Parent on how to keep your cool in every scenario this summer.  Read article

Is Your Child Struggling with Mental Health After the Covid-19 Pandemic?


Nobody escapes mental health issues because of their age. By nature, humans are social creatures. We need each other. But children need each other even more to conquer cognitive and emotional milestones. They need one another to learn social cues, expressions, fair play and empathy. They need one another to explore boundaries and self-expression, creative play, and the ability…

Maternal Guilt and a Mom's Sense of Self


As a therapist, I’m always looking for patterns, and I’ve noticed a well-worn one in my career working with postpartum women. When becoming a mother, women feel an invisible weight they carry with them everywhere they go. For some women, it starts during pregnancy; for others, it appears once the baby arrives. Where does the weight come from?

Sophia’s Story: A Journey through Infantile Kinship Adoption


This World Maternal Mental Health Day, we’re sharing the story of Sophia, Connor and their adoption journey. In the United States and worldwide, the maternal mental health conversation often centers on postpartum moms, but adoptive moms face serious mental health struggles and challenges, too, whether they are adopting locally or internationally, familial or not.

Too Much Control

Tip of the month - Family

It’s what we do: we correct, advise, remind, coax, solve, teach, warn, scold and lecture.  These are all forms of parental influence —or parental control, depending on the lens you’re looking through.  “Controlling my children is part of being a good parent,” many of us believe.  

Dating Sober


A quick swipe right, and it is a MATCH! You start with a flurry of text messages and recognize a vibe between you and this newly found single. The next step would be to ask them out, but they beat you to it, suggesting, “How about drinks?”

Centering Black Mothers Through Psychotherapy


When I think about psychotherapy’s role in Black maternal health, one woman in particular comes to mind. She was a new mom and came into the therapy room, seeking help for severe postpartum anxiety. She hadn’t been sleeping and was hyper-vigilant to her baby, reactive to any signs that the baby was not okay. I wondered about her family history. What generational history was…