Welcome to the Bergen Counseling Center Blog! Here you’ll find original, long-form articles and blog posts about a variety of mental health and relationship issues. All of our articles are written by qualified mental health professionals with years of academic training and experience providing individual, family, and couple’s counseling. We strive to provide informative posts that are relevant to the clients who we serve. If you have an a topic that you would like to see us cover, or if you are a mental health professional interested in contributing to our blog, please email us at hello@bergencounselingcenter.com. Happy reading and feel free to like, comment and share any of our posts.


What is Mindfulness and Can it Change Your Life?

  In recent years, the concept of mindfulness has been a hot topic for not only psychologists, but for anyone from business executives to basketball players alike. Despite its recent surge in interest, mindfulness is not a new concept; it stems from ideas rooted in a variety of Eastern traditions, especially Buddhism. Concepts central to […]

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How to Overcome Loneliness

  How often have you felt lonely in the last month? How often have you felt lonely in the past year? We all experience loneliness in some form. Humans are social creatures.  We crave connection—whether on a large scale or a small one—and have certain social needs that require satisfaction.  When those needs for connection, […]

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In the Media: 6 Ways Your Relationship with Your Parents Affects Your Love-Life

Do Your Parents Affect Your Adult Relationships? Bergen Counseling Center co-owner, Dr. Rebecca Bergen, was recently interviewed by www.mydomaine.com for an article series on relationships. The premise of the article asks the question, “How does our childhood relationship with our parents affect our romantic relationships as adults?” Dr. Bergen breaks down how our parents become models for […]

5 Ways to Conquer Conflict in Your Relationship

  When we see people at our offices in Chicago for couples counseling, they often report at least one of three major problems. 1.) “We argue too frequently and explosively” 2.) “We don’t talk enough and feel distant” 3.) Or the catchall: “We have communication issues.” Throughout the course of couples counseling, we uncover the […]

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