Our lives are jam-packed with responsibilities—between jugging the demands of work, family, and friends, it can seem almost impossible to make time to engage in hobbies or to spend quality time with loved ones. Often times, we take our closest relationships for granted and put them on the back burner while we attend to seemingly...

I am sure I am not the only one feeling the impact of current events. We are bombarded on social media, news channels, and television with stories of community violence, mass shootings, and sexual assault. It’s hard not to feel distressed by these current events. Daily exposure to traumatic events can have a cumulative effect...

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision. On June 12, 1967, Mildred and Richard Loving received a verdict from the Supreme Court which determined the future of their lives together.   In the case of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court determined that state laws prohibiting interracial marriages were unconstitutional because they...

At Centered Therapy Chicago we are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones find peace, longevity, and healing. In honor of Valentines Day, we recommend taking a closer look at one of the most fundamental ways of healing and connecting with others. Hugs!​ Here are our 5 reasons to mindfully hug, and 5 tips...

By Gabi Granoff, PsyD In my work as a therapist I have had the honor of working with children and families who are managing parental divorce. Parents frequently ask how they can protect their children from the negative effects of divorce that sometimes seem inevitable. In fact, research tells us that the effects of divorce...

by Dr. Jennifer Gibson Although many of your friends and family told you that children “change your life,” you really don’t know exactly what this means until it happens.  Parenting is not easy, and neither are committed relationships.  The change from pre-kids to post-kids can be difficult, especially on your relationship.  Before kids, you and...

by Bianka Hardin, Psy. D. Letting go of a past relationship is not easy.  People who have gone through difficult break-ups sometimes have a difficult time moving on in their lives.  Fortunately, there are things you can do to help you move through a difficult break-up and move on in your life. Therapy can often assist...