It’s not uncommon to have some anxiety about your and others’ health. However, health anxiety, at its worst, can become an overwhelming, life-consuming experience that keeps you from thriving. Millions of people experience health anxiety, and the pandemic has certainly contributed to the recent rise in numbers of people who experience this. Dr. Karen Cassiday, [...]
Are you constantly worrying about your health, or the health of a loved one? Do you find yourself endlessly looking up symptoms on the internet? Perhaps you find yourself asking others for reassurance or validation that you’re okay, obsessing over health scares in the media, or monitoring your blood pressure on an hourly basis? No [...]
After two years of lockdowns, quarantines, and distancing, many people are finding it difficult to navigate back into routines they had prior to the pandemic. For those suffering from agoraphobia, a return to living life outside is even more complicated: gains made in overcoming anxiety have been eroded and new anxieties have curtailed life even [...]
What To Say When There Is Another School Shooting Answering your child's questions and helping them cope when terrifying events happen can be a daunting task. Dr. Karen Cassiday offers advice on how to handle this situation in a guest blog on CATCH.
Getting Radical About Gratitude By Karen Cassiday What if I told you that there is something you could do for only five to ten minutes a day that would make it easier to live longer, feel more joy, have better relationships, and could add seven years to your life? What if I told you that [...]
One of our newest therapists, Sonia Chand, speaks to NBC5 Chicago about why she runs for team Autism Speaks in the Chicago marathon:
We are excited to announce Dr. Karen Cassiday has published her first book! The No Worries Guide to Raising Your Anxious Child: A Handbook to Help You and Your Anxious Child Thrive is a two-in-one handbook that will help you understand your child's anxiety and how to ease it, while also showing you how to [...]
Returning to school in the fall can be an anxious time for children even in normal circumstances. After last year's lockdowns, learning losses, and continued concerns about the coronavirus, many parents and children are more worried than ever about what the next school year will bring. Care.com provides some timely advice on managing back-to-school anxiety [...]
Virtual therapy saw a rise in popularity during the last year, and as conditions change people continue to ask if an online option is as effective as in-person therapy. Dr. Karen Cassiday gives her opinion in The Wall Street Journal article, "Online Therapy Got Popular During Covid. Should You Still See Your Therapist in Person?"
Whether you have struggled with anxiety and depression in the past or not, current polls suggest the pandemic has made a serious impact on Americans' mental health. While many things are out of our control right now, there are evidence-based practices that can help us cope. Join Christina Maxwell virtually at the Round Lake Area [...]