LifePoint Child and Family Therapy

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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Teen Hiding Something

What to Do When You Know Your Teen is Hiding Something

 What to Do When You Know Your Teen is Hiding Something  Talk to your teen about anything except what he may be hiding. Yes, avoid the elephant in the room. Talk about cars, how bad the refrigerator stinks. Crack a joke about his bed head. For heaven’s sake, talk about the weather! Dialogue is dialogue, …

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6 Signs Your Teen is Hiding Something

6 Signs Your Teen is Hiding Something Something is different, but you cannot put your finger on it. He is not the same kid you knew six or even two months ago. You know he is hiding something, but what? How do you find out?  This is something that many parents will face in varying …

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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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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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COVID-19

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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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!