Emotions

Heart Adjusted

How to Help Your Teenager Through a Tough Breakup

  It is inevitable: a broken heart. Whether it happens to your 12 or your 17-year-old child, it’s bound to happen. This very normal part of growing up can have a variety of outcomes with one unfortunately being depression.  As a parent, it is important to help your child navigate his or her way through …

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Teen Dating Adjusted

How to Navigate the Teenage Dating Stage as a Parent

Whether you like it or not, kids turn into teenagers, and teenagers turn into people who want to date other people. And whether you’re prepared for it or not — whether your rules allow for it or not, you can’t stop nature from happening. So, what do you do when you notice more-than-friends relationships form? …

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Children Together Adjusted

Four Ways to Restore Peace and Balance

In person school, online school. The basketball game is on, and now it’s not. You can have friends over, now you cannot. The virus is scary, but don’t be too scared. Wear your mask while out, but not outside. Wear it outside – but, don’t go outside. The world as we know it is very …

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COVID-19

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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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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Bullying

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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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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summer boredom

6 Ways to Combat Summer Boredom

Summertime is the time when school is out, the sun is out and kids get to experience two very different things: freedom and boredom. It’s really a conundrum as a parent because you love seeing your kids enjoying time off from the rigors of school, but without 6-7 hours of their day taking up time, …

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Being Too Busy

The Problem with Being Too Busy

Go, go, go and go some more. This is a common theme among most families. In fact, a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that in the last year, at least half of parents with school-age children say their kids have played sports, participated in religious instruction or youth groups, taken lessons …

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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!