Creative Space Online Counseling and Coaching

bmaulding@csocounseling.hush.com ~ 1 (224) 623-2251

We are an online provider who provides therapy services for individuals suffering from anxiety in the Chicagoland area, mid Illinois, and Southern Illinois. We provide coaching services, anger management, and a tailored anxiety program for individuals living in the United States and Internationally.

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To Retreat or To Not Retreat...

I remember what it was like to go to a retreat. We had a retreat for my church a while back around Christmas. They did a tea party, played games, and we had an overall nice time. When I think of retreats, I think of an oasis, a place to get away from the stresses of life. I think of camaraderie, being able to spend time with friends and getting to know new friends. So there are a couple of reasons to say yes to a retreat…What’s your reason?

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What is a Trigger and Why Should I Care?

What is a trigger? A trigger is an event or thought that causes an anxious reaction. Triggers are both internal and external. Internal triggers are things like thoughts. External triggers are things like events, days, interactions with people, and other things. Sometimes, the triggers combine to the point where it's hard for you to figure out what came first. 

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Can Tattoos Help Your Anxiety?

The stigma related to having mental health problems can seem limiting. Some people may feel stifled and struggle with not being able to talk about the things that hinder them or cause them to struggle from day to day. One way that some people speak out against mental health stigma is to adorn themselves with mental health related tattoos. It's a concept that's come to be known as tattoo therapy. 

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Was that Trauma?

Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. However, what is considered traumatic to one person may not be traumatic for someone else. It depends on the person's background and experiences. It's always interesting to see how people interact with their environments. For example, when I think of the different ways people respond to trauma, I think of the movie Twister. 

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries

Between family and friends, it's often hard at times to set appropriate boundaries with other people. Let me know if the following sounds familiar. Have you ever had a situation where someone kind of bullied you into making a decision where you didn't feel comfortable? What about a time when you went along with something even though it didn't feel right to you? These are examples of when your internal alarm was going off, and you ignored it. So what are boundaries and how can you keep them? 

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Is CBD Oil Right For You?

I’m sure if you’ve been browsing the anxiety blogs and groups, you’ve come across the term CBD Oil. Some people with anxiety swear by it. Do you know if it’s a good idea for you to explore? Come find out all about what it is and what it does…

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Do you have anxiety?

Everybody has worries and stresses that affect them on a daily basis. I get asked if someone has anxiety and what it looks like. However, anxiety is only significant when it starts to affect the overall quality of life. When someone has severe anxiety, he or she may stop doing things that matter to them, may stop interacting with loved ones, or even stop going out. 

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Creative Space Online Counseling and Coaching

Barbara Maulding, NCC, LCPC

224-623-2251

Illinois