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A Tribute to Dr. Rebecca Bier

It is with unspeakable sadness that we share that our beloved colleague and friend, Dr. Rebecca Bier has died. You may view Dr. Bier’s obituary and funeral information here – Shalom Memorial Funeral Home . Please know that we at Gurnee Counseling Center are here to support you and your family as you process this […]

Thoughts on One Year of Telehealth

We have now been providing telehealth to our clients for a full year now. I am incredibly proud of the resiliency of our team at Gurnee Counseling Center. Practically overnight we were home trying to navigate how to launch telehealth. There was so much uncertainty of how our clients would respond to telehealth and what […]

An Announcement

  It is with great sadness that we share Gurnee Counseling Center’s co-founder, Nancy Flaherty, has died. Nancy founded GCC with her dear friend Phil Kirschbaum in 1986. Nancy was a vibrant soul, passionate and loving towards all her clients as well as the clinicians she worked alongside for decades. Her legacy will live on […]

Telehealth Sessions during COVID-19

Gurnee Counseling Center is proud to offer its clients the option of Telehealth sessions during state and federal recommendations to stay home to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Connection is as important as ever. Through your client portal on TheraNest, you can access secure, HIPAA compliant video and audio to connect with your therapist. You […]

Are they Ready? 7 Ways to Prepare your Kids for College

1. Teach Daily Living Skills Do you still do your teen’s laundry? Ever remind them to brush their teeth or take their medication? Daily living skills are important not only important for their own self care and health, but socially as well.  A dirty dorm room or poor hygiene could impact your college student’s ability […]

Happy holidays from GCC

Happy holidays from Gurnee Counseling Center! We consider ourselves fortunate to work alongside so many wonderful people in our community. Thank you for trusting us and thank you for growing with us. We wish you a happy and peaceful 2018. We will be closed December 24-26 and December 31-January 1 with limited holiday hours that […]

15 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief

Grief doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but understanding the grieving process will help you discover what was lost, what is left and what is possible. This hour-long program will explore 15 things you may not have known about the grieving process including grief’s impact on the mind and body, and how you may be […]

Helping Kids Cope with Tragedy by Emily Hasselquist, LCSW

As the news of the Las Vegas shootings came out, I prepared myself to have conversations with the children, teens and families I work with about how this horrific event impacts them.  Unfortunately, stories of shootings in schools, public spaces, or communities are no longer uncommon.  As a parent, you may be wondering the best […]

Keeping your Kids Busy this Summer By Emily Hasselquist, LCSW

The arrival of summer is exciting for kids of all ages. Parents may worry though about how to keep their children occupied, active and out of trouble.  You may find yourself scrambling to keep your kids busy through the months of June, July and August.  Below are some ideas on keeping your children happy, healthy […]

Digital Detox Part II: Getting Your Kids Off Their Phones by Emily Hasselquist, LCSW

Children are becoming experts on technology younger than ever before.  It’s not uncommon to see toddlers entertained with iPads, elementary school children with cell phones and middle school kids on social media. If you have a teenager, you’re well aware that their entire life seems to revolve around their phone.  Social media has replaced in-person […]