What Your Face Says When You’re Not Talking

By: Kaleigh Nobbe, Clinical Intern Kaleigh is a Clinical Intern, completing her Master of Art in Counseling at Northwestern University. Kaleigh believes her role as a counselor is to welcome all clients by inviting them to create a partnership where they grow...

How Will You Love?

By: Kaleigh Nobbe, Clinical Intern Rarely I ask, but often people will tell me what their “love language” is so that I can understand what they need from others in their lives. I’m not opposed to this information; however, we need more than to know what it is. What...

Caffeine and Mental Health

By: Kaleigh Nobbe, Clinical Intern Caffeine is currently the world’s most commonly used drug. And because caffeine is present in so many common foods and drinks, it is easy to forget that it is a drug. It is even an ingredient in beverages and foods that are...

Sleeping for Health and Safety

By: Kaleigh Nobbe, Clinical Intern Your ability to function and feel well while you’re awake depends on whether you’re getting enough total sleep. It also depends on whether you’re sleeping at a time when your body is prepared and ready to sleep. We...

Thoughts Can Be Deceiving: Cognitive Distortions

By: Kaleigh Nobbe, Clinical Intern In many cases, our thoughts can be deceiving, faulty, or even unhelpful. These distorted thinking patterns cause negative feelings, which can enhance some issues ranging from depression and anxiety to concerns such as eating...

ACES: The Hand You’re Dealt

By: Carol Briggs, Clinical InternWhen someone mentions ACE’s, you might think of poker. In the world of wellness, ACE’s stands for adverse childhood experiences. Studies found that ACE’s influence physical and mental health in adulthood. And the more ACE’s a person...