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.

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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Signs You May Need a Mental Health Day

Unfortunately, America's workforce does not exactly encourage a healthy life balance. A lot of employers discourage employees to take sick days, often time encouraging employees to "push through it". Did you know that your sick days can not only be used for your "snotting everywhere days" and "barfing days"?

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Was that Trauma: Part 2?

How do you know if you are suffering from trauma-induced stress? Did you know that you can suffer from trauma by experiencing the trauma second hand? If you had a family member who suffered from a significant event or you experience the event by watching the incident on television, you can start to experience trauma related stress. 

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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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Creative Space Online Counseling and Coaching

Barbara Maulding, NCC, LCPC

224-623-2251

Illinois