Are your Holidays with Family neither Merry, nor Bright?

When Holidays with Family are not happy

By Dr. Margo Jacquot Are your holidays with family neither merry, nor bright? This time of year tickles our expectations for tidings of great joy celebrating holidays with family. But what happens when your family brings you feelings that are quite the opposite? What happens when you just don’t like or can’t get along with your mother, father, […]

Three Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Healthy Relationship Heart

  What makes a relationship healthy? That’s a question that’s different from what one looks for in a relationship. Some couples want adventure and travel, others may prefer the quiet of home. Sometimes people are friends for years before realizing they’re in love. “Love at first site” is the mantra of still others, who fall […]

The Power of Vulnerability in Relationships

Brene Brown Call to Courage

Brené Brown Call to Courage got me thinking… I was watching Brené Brown’s Netflix’s special, The Call to Courage (Which I highly recommend to all!). She shared a story about the process she and her husband use to ameliorate misunderstandings.  As a couple’s therapist, I couldn’t have been more excited when she explained one of […]

How The Juniper Center Helped the Keane* Family

How Family Therapy at The Juniper Center Helps

When we first came to Juniper Center my husband was dealing with depression and anxiety.  As a result he lost his job and was very withdrawn from the family. Then, as the communication at home broke down, I knew it was time for us to seek help.  After so many years of being together I […]

Mariann Smith Joins The Juniper Center Counseling and Therapy Services in Northfield.

Mariann Smith behavioral issues and Marriage Counseling Northfield

Providing behavioral issues and Marriage Counseling Northfield The Juniper Center, which provides counseling and therapy services in Northfield, IL, is pleased to welcome Mariann Smith, LCPC, LMFT, CADC to the practice. Smith began her career in the field of behavioral issues (CADC is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor) and became a Licensed Marriage […]

How To Negotiate Problematic Situations

  Nowadays, “how to negotiate problematic situations” may refer to simple, every day conversations. Whether it’s something you hoped to avoid or just the every day difference of opinion, here are some tips to avoid potential landmines. Use your intellect instead of your feelings. Think about what is happening. Think about what you would like to […]

It’s that family time of year…Ugghhh!

  By Dr. Margo Jacquot Holidays are a time when family gathers from near and far. For some that inspires joy and excitement, but what about difficult family relationships? What do you do when you don’t really care to spend time with your family? Or what do you do if you want to see some […]

Holidays with Family: 5 Tips for Survival

  Are your holidays with family neither merry nor bright? This time of year tickles our expectations for tidings of great joy celebrating holidays with family. But what happens when your family brings you feelings that are quite the opposite?  What happens when you just don’t like or can’t get along with your mother, father, brother, sister […]