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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How to Manage Your Anxiety at Work

A work environment can be hard when you are struggling with panic attacks, and you are constantly counting down the time when you get to be free of the place. Did you know that 75% of people admit that stress affects their daily life? The anxiety that stress causes can affect daily life through relationships, work, and every aspect of your daily life. Workplace stress comes in a variety of different ways.

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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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How to talk to your loved one when you have communication issues

Ever wondered if the phrase, "never go to bed angry" is accurate? Usually, anger or anxiety can cause communication riffs between couples, and there are a few ways that you can avoid the communication riffs when they are more likely to occur. What do you do when you can't communicate? 

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Do you have a sensitive personality type?

Let's face it. The world is often times not a safe place for sensitive personality types. From interactions with strangers to interactions with people you know, you may find yourself wanting to either lash out or withdraw and hide, depending on how you handle intense situations. There are a couple of ways sensitivity can affect you, including: self, others, and environment. 

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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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Creative Space Online Counseling and Coaching

Barbara Maulding, NCC, LCPC

224-623-2251

Illinois