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Today’s youth face numerous challenges that often make it difficult to fulfill their potential. This may include conflict with peers, academic pressure, body image, learning disabilities, depression or identity issues. Individual and family therapy can assist children, adolescents and their parents in understanding these problems, enhancing communication, and developing realistic solutions.
Healthy parent-child relationships provide the foundation for children’s ability to feel good about themselves, to get along well with others and to thrive in the world. Many parents have questions or concerns about developmental issues, their parenting skills or their ability to relate well to their children. Counseling Center of the North Shore staff believes collaboration with parents is an integral part of child/adolescent therapy and that collaboration promotes family functioning.
Issues of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem can be debilitating and pervasive life struggles. Counseling Center of the North Shore staff has helped individuals address and resolve difficulties that have adversely affected them much of their lives.
Adults go through many changes during the life cycle. Young adults are making decisions about career choices, pursuing advanced education or having children. Others in middle age are considering retirement, career changes or struggle with the stress of caregiving. Older adults are often faced with health concerns, lifestyle changes and maintaining independence and optimal functioning. Counseling Center of the North Shore staff is experienced in helping individuals and families cope with these changes in order to reach their fullest potential.
Counseling Center of the North Shore works with individuals with substance abuse or addictions to help them understand how their addiction affects themselves and their family life. We also work with family members who are feeling confused or lost dealing with their loved one’s addiction.
Relationships are one of the cornerstones of living full and satisfying lives. Our staff assists couples with concerns about communication, sexuality, intimacy and conflicts. In helping couples enhance their relationships, we often work with the couple together and as needed help each individual explore and understand what unresolved personal issues contribute to difficulties in the relationship.
Counseling Center of the North Shore understands that dealing with challenges and transitions at any age is an inevitable part of life. Whether these life changing events involve loss of a loved one, aging, job changes, emerging adulthood, illness or disability, cultural adaptation, relocation, entering preschool or becoming a parent for the first time, people often need relief, support and guidance so that they are not dealing with these transitions alone.
During times of marital strain or divorce, it can be very difficult to maintain a balanced perspective, cope with painful emotions and envision a positive future. Counseling Center of the North Shore provides support for families during different stages of the divorce process as well as for stepfamilies adjusting to new relationships. Developing an effective co-parenting partnership is seen as essential to provide for healthy parent-child relationships, emotional stability and optimal functioning.

If you or someone you know is struggling with or concerned about:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety/stress
  • Child & Family Concerns
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Relationships
  • Becoming an adult
  • Aging/Caregiving
  • Depression
  • Employment issues
  • Parenting
  • Body Image/Eating Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Mid-life transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance Abuse/addiction

If thoughts such as these seem familiar:

  • “I am so ashamed of my problems, I could never ask for help.”
  • “My son is having such a tough time in school, and I don’t know what to do.”
  • “Our relationship is falling apart; I am so scared.”
  • “I don’t know what to do with my anger.”
  • “I feel so alone.”


You do not need to be alone with these issues.

Seeking help and support is one of the best things one can do to maintain health and balance in life. When deciding to consult a professional, making the call is the first and sometimes most difficult step.

At Counseling Center of the North Shore we appreciate the effort it takes to ask for help; we respond to all requests within 24 hours. Call our clinical director, Tom Bass at 847-446-8060 or contact one of our therapists directly to schedule an appointment.



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