Entries by Bergen Counseling Center

Understanding Stress and Anxiety Management

Feeling stressed is a normal part of life. Knowing how to effectively manage stress can be challenging. The stress response, or fight or flight reaction, is the body’s natural response to an environmental threat. The stress response involves activation of the sympathetic nervous system causing the body to physically and mentally prepare to either fight […]

We’ve Added a New Location!

We are happy to announce that the Bergen Counseling Center has added a second location on the north side of Chicago in the Ravenswood neighborhood. The new office is located at: 1945 W. Wilson, Suite: 2117 Chicago, IL 60640 Dr. Rebecca Bergen, Ph.D. is joining Bergen Counseling Center and will be the primary clinician at […]

Embracing Vulnerability and Accepting the Unknown

Dr. Brene Brown gave an amazing TEDtalk about the power of embracing one’s vulnerability to increase self-acceptance and increase human connection. This can be especially relevant when dealing with depression and shame. Dr. Brown also highlights how accepting the unknown in life can alleviate anxiety and increase interpersonal connection. Dr. Brown’s research provides meaningful insight […]

5 for Friday: Managing Anxiety

5 for Friday posts summarize links posted throughout the week themed on one mental health topic. This week’s topic was on better managing anxiety. Here are the links for the week! The first and often overlooked step in controlling stress is deep breathing. Don’t forget to breathe! http://bit.ly/zW2big Before you can manage your anxiety, you […]

5 for Friday: Improving Work / Life Balance

Included in this week’s 5 for Friday post are links to help improve your work / life balance. Look at your to-do list. Everything on it isn’t a priority. Try this technique http://bit.ly/NckSQ Work/Life balance includes setting better boundaries and leaving the office at night. http://lifehac.kr/GByjBB In an always connected world, it is harder than […]