Kristin Patten

Covid19 and Finances

Helping Children Cope

Money can often be likened to a river. There are times when it is free flowing at a steady pace toward the valley fields, allowing for just the amount to be spread amongst all who need it . Other times, it overflows in abundance, where reserves are able to be stored. Then, there are times …

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Preparing for the School Year Amid COVID-19

In a few short weeks, millions of American children will be going back to school to something very unfamiliar. Due to the novel COVID-19 virus, schools will look, sound and be different from what they have been used to. And while where your child goes to school will determine how the classroom will look, there …

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Managing Life During COVID-19

In early March of this year, schools closed and businesses shut down, forcing countless people of all ages and demographics to stay home. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has brought change to households all over the world — changes that could be good or bad depending on your life circumstance. We hope this article offers …

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Violent Video Games

Violent Video Games

There has been long standing debate about the role violent video games play in instances of violence in kids in teens. In fact, it was in 1994 when the Los Angeles Times published a study where kids watched an episode of the Power Rangers, and were then told to go play. The researchers noted that …

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Teen Mental Health

Mental Health Resolutions for Teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report describing children’s mental disorders in the U.S. The report found that 1 in 5 American children ages 3 through 17 — approximately 15 million have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in any given year. The report further found that only 20 percent of …

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Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Bullying is that thing that comes in all shapes and sizes. It comes directly with physical contact. It happens with words spoken or through social media. And it doesn’t always happen to the shy or seemingly awkward kids. It can happen to anyone, and when it does, it takes parents completely by storm when your …

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Teaching the Art of Gratitude

Raising successful children is something all parents strive for. To do this, many parents enroll their kids in the best schools and get specialized coaching as a guide and even push their children to the top. After all, hard work, dedication and top-tier training is a recipe for success, right? While this recipe can produce …

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Working As A Family to Relieve Financial Stress

Working As A Family to Relieve Financial Stress

Financial stressors are a leading cause of family stress. In fact, according to an article in the Huffington Post, finances rank as one of the leading causes of divorce. With financial issues negatively impacting marriage, the tension, hurtful words, name calling and finger pointing, have a high likelihood of negatively impacting children in the home. …

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Talking to Your Kids About Pornography

Talking to Your Kids About Pornography

It’s addictive. It ruins relationships and families.  Some are calling it the “new drug,” yet you don’t need a drug dealer to get it because it can be accessed with just one click and appear in a matter of milliseconds. What’s worse is that you don’t even need to look for it, because it finds …

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Back to School

Make the Transition Back to School Less Painful

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for students, teachers and parents alike, while at the same time, often filled with anxiety. Teachers get a new batch of students who they are charged with the task of not only teaching, but also of cultivating an emotionally and physically safe environment for. …

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Due to the expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic, LIFEPOINT IS GOING VIRTUAL until the pandemic passes!  

Lucky for all of us, like many other insurance companies, Blue Cross is now covering virtual sessions (aka telemedicine)! We care so deeply for our clinicians and clients we want to do our part in stopping this from spreading. 

As of Monday 3/16/20, we are all set to support social distancing AND keep continuity of care through online video sessions from the comfort of your own home!  Please call our office or contact your therapist for further information. 

We are also offering 30 minute virtual sessions for those needing to manage anxiety and depression from the COVID situation itself. Please call our office to set this up! 

Our number is the same: 224-208-5228

Thank you and be well!

LifePoint just added a second location in Libertyville!

We have hired 4 new therapists and offer the same warm, inviting, and fun space for youth counseling at our new 10 office suite at 1870 Winchester Rd, Libertyville, IL.

We still offer In-person and virtual sessions. We also have services for Russian and Kazakh Speakers!

Please call our office to set up your initial assessment!

We're still in Gurnee and our number is the same: 224-208-5228.

Thank you and be well!