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Mental Health - Silver Lining Behavioral Health

Silver Lining Behavioral Health located in Deerfield, Illinois provides a professional, empathic, integrative approach to psychotherapy, incorporating the healthcare model for outcome delivery.

The Faces of Psychological Trauma

Psychological Trauma has many faces. Trauma occurs after an individual suffers acute stress, during which there is a break in a sense of emotional, psychological, and physical safety. Though there are endless catalyst events that can cause Trauma, signs and symptoms of Trauma can often be misdiagnosed or misunderstood. The following are lists and facts about psychological Trauma to observe in your loved ones and yourself. 

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Group Therapy and Wellness Education

Group therapy has many benefits; the most important is the feeling that one is not alone. Whether the group focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, support, networking, intervention, or medical/mental health education, being a part of a group has a profound healing effect.

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Medication Management for Psychiatric Conditions

Silver Lining Behavioral Health continues integrating medical and behavioral health services with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. We are constantly examining approaches to medication management, illness management, accurate diagnosis, and prevention. Mental illness impacts millions of people across the globe, but a shortage of healthcare providers often makes receiving comprehensive mental health extremely difficult.

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Grieving, Loneliness Amidst the Month of Love

February is a month of roses, chocolate, and appreciation, but for many, it can be much less colorful. For older populations, the month of love is another 28 days of loneliness, and oftentimes grief.  Many elderly describe that times like these are when losses become newly refreshed, and empty houses feel more hollow. Loneliness and grief share far more connections […]

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Depression Symptoms – The Flags Which Are Hidden

Depression is a comprehensive and exhaustive word. Through its representation in mainstream media and school curricula, many fail to see that the reality of depression often reveals itself as contrasting to its consistent depiction. This makes many people hesitant to pick up on the warning signs and symptoms that they may be dealing with depression and instead disregard it to […]

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At the Intersection of Mental and Physical Health!

Our mission is to deliver behavioral health services as an integral part of overall wellness. We focus on the early identification and intervention for those at risk, care, and treatment for those who need them, and recovery as a goal while partnering with primary care providers in the patient-centered approach. There has been a lot of focus on the growing need to expand mental healthcare for Americans. This challenge spans gender, age, and socio-economic lines.

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Stress at Work and Burnout

I have done many seminars and small group workshops focusing on overcoming employee burnout due to stress at the workplace. I love teaching employers and employees how to defeat this monster that not only decreases productivity but creeps outside of the workplace into personal lives, like a hurricane destroying the individual’s health on its path.

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Healthcare and mental healthcare: two worlds collide

Over the years, I had clients walk through my door describing symptoms of Depression (primary features of which are pervasive feelings of hopelessness and helplessness), Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, Hypersomnia, IBS, and Irritability. As Psychotherapists, we are well prepared to tackle all of the above complaints. But, what if the root sources of these conditions had to do with stress […]

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Overcoming insomnia: Quick induction

Many years ago, I became fascinated with researching relaxation techniques that can go beyond the popular Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) method widely practiced by mental health professionals. So I spent the next 15 years on a personal quest to find the most effective stress management and relaxation techniques. As years passed, I learned hundreds of relaxation techniques from Qi Gong, […]

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