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I had a wonderful experience.

I had a wonderful experience. Everyone is very helpful when I was going through a rough time and they really helped through my struggles.

2016-10-31T21:28:31+00:00
I had a wonderful experience. Everyone is very helpful when I was going through a rough time and they really helped through my struggles.

Being a teenager these days has so many challenges…

Being a teenager these days has so many challenges, not only the typical friends and homework stress that face children, but the added anxiety of social media and seeing what their friends are doing every minute, the increased demands of sports teams being so competitive at a very young age, and the stress of being successful in school to be accepted into the right college, just to name just a few.   These stressors make it so hard on our children.  We see it in children as young as preschool and kindergarten.  These children feel stressed to come to school and lack the skills to be able to manage these anxieties in order to function throughout their days.  We know and trust the team at the Center for Emotional Wellness.  We have referred numerous students to the Center, they are a talented group of professionals.  They work with children to develop the skills needed to make it through periods of crisis and learn and practice the skill set needed to manage their anxieties for their lifetime.  They are the best!

2016-10-31T21:27:01+00:00
Being a teenager these days has so many challenges, not only the typical friends and homework stress that face children, but the added anxiety of social media and seeing what their friends are doing every minute, the increased demands of sports teams being so competitive at a very young age, and the stress of being successful in school to be accepted into the right college, just to name just a few.   These stressors make it so hard on our children.  We see it in children as young as preschool and kindergarten.  These children feel stressed to come to school and lack the skills to be able to manage these anxieties in order to function throughout their days.  We know and trust the team at the Center for Emotional Wellness.  We have referred numerous students to the Center, they are a talented group of professionals.  They work with children to develop the skills needed to make it through periods of crisis and learn and practice the skill set needed to manage their anxieties for their lifetime.  They are the best!

At one of the lowest points in my daughter’s life, she didn’t think she could get up to face another day.

At one of the lowest points in my daughter’s life, she didn’t think she could get up to face another day.  She was a straight A over achiever who had succeeded at everything she had tried.  She got to a point in high school that it all just got too much – the late nights of unending studying, the papers that weren’t quite perfect, the stress of potentially handing in something that wasn’t quite perfect.  She couldn’t keep it up any more, and she shut down.  It took the Center for Emotional Wellness to help her realize that perfection was not achievable.  They used many strategies to reach her and help her realize that she was enough just as she was.  With their help, she learned to manage her anxiety and perfectionist tendencies to help her function at her best.  She is now a very successful college student who manages school, an internship, a college sports team, volunteering and, best of all, she finds time to relax and enjoy life and friends.  They helped her find balance and learn to accept herself and let others around her know before she gets to a level of anxiety that she cannot handle.  Many, many thanks to The Center!

2016-10-31T21:28:04+00:00
At one of the lowest points in my daughter’s life, she didn’t think she could get up to face another day.  She was a straight A over achiever who had succeeded at everything she had tried.  She got to a point in high school that it all just got too much – the late nights of unending studying, the papers that weren’t quite perfect, the stress of potentially handing in something that wasn’t quite perfect.  She couldn’t keep it up any more, and she shut down.  It took the Center for Emotional Wellness to help her realize that perfection was not achievable.  They used many strategies to reach her and help her realize that she was enough just as she was.  With their help, she learned to manage her anxiety and perfectionist tendencies to help her function at her best.  She is now a very successful college student who manages school, an internship, a college sports team, volunteering and, best of all, she finds time to relax and enjoy life and friends.  They helped her find balance and learn to accept herself and let others around her know before she gets to a level of anxiety that she cannot handle.  Many, many thanks to The Center!

I’ve never met anyone willing to do more for our family.

Our oldest son was in and out of hospitals for 4 years facing severe anxiety and depression.  We tried several counselors and nothing was working.  Thankfully one of the social workers at his school suggested we give the Center of Emotional Wellness in Crystal Lake and Arlington Heights a call.  That phone call changed our lives.  How do you thank someone for saving your child?Every counselor we had seen prior tried to teach our son coping strategies, but they were the ones who were  finally able to break through to him. They were in constant contact with our son’s school and were there for him and us around the clock. I’ve never met anyone willing to do more for our family.  I’ve often wondered when they sleep!


It’s been 3 years now and he is doing extremely well.  He is a freshman in college and enjoying life.  He still sees his therapist on a one-on-one basis and he also meets once a week in a group therapy session.  The group therapy has helped him with his social skills and it allows him to share his struggles with anxiety with like peers. The hardest part of having your child diagnosed with a mental illness is finding the right people to help them.  It took us 4 years to find the Center.  I hope this review helps another family find help sooner than we did. We are beyond grateful that we did.

2016-10-31T21:30:46+00:00
Our oldest son was in and out of hospitals for 4 years facing severe anxiety and depression.  We tried several counselors and nothing was working.  Thankfully one of the social workers at his school suggested we give the Center of Emotional Wellness in Crystal Lake and Arlington Heights a call.  That phone call changed our lives.  How do you thank someone for saving your child?Every counselor we had seen prior tried to teach our son coping strategies, but they were the ones who were  finally able to break through to him. They were in constant contact with our son’s school and were there for him and us around the clock. I’ve never met anyone willing to do more for our family.  I’ve often wondered when they sleep! It’s been 3 years now and he is doing extremely well.  He is a freshman in college and enjoying life.  He still sees his therapist on a one-on-one basis and he also meets once a week in a group therapy session.  The group therapy has helped him with his social skills and it allows him to share his struggles with anxiety with like peers. The hardest part of having your child diagnosed with a mental illness is finding the right people to help them.  It took us 4 years to find the Center.  I hope this review helps another family find help sooner than we did. We are beyond grateful that we did.

There are no ‘quick fixes’ with mental health issues, and the battle was a slow and steady one. But our daughter and our family won!

For our oldest daughter, it all started in middle school with an eating disorder.  From there she developed other challenges, including anxiety, school refusal and depression.  We tried different therapists and different programs, but nothing worked.  The situation continued to worsen, and we were constantly stressed and in survival mode.  All of that changed when we began working with the team at the Center for Emotional Wellness.

They taught our daughter coping skills to get through difficult times.  They ‘pushed back’ and challenged her.  They were always there for her and us: in addition to appointments and group sessions, they  were available via phone and text when we were in crisis mode and needed them most.  They helped us work with the high school counselor to make accommodations at school.

As parents, we learned how to parent a child struggling with serious and at times life-threatening mental health issues.  They taught us how to work together (which is key), how to communicate better and how to balance sympathy with ‘tough love.’  We believe the team’s deep experience in understanding and treating the specific issues our daughter faced was the key to helping her recover.

There are no ‘quick fixes’ with mental health issues, and the battle was a slow and steady one.  But our daughter and our family won! She enjoyed her junior and senior years in high school and has now blossomed into an out-going and independent college freshman who enjoys life.  She is happy and confident and when routine struggles arise, she relies on her coping skills.  We can’t thank the team enough for what they did for our daughter and our family.  We highly recommend these caring and experienced professionals.   They are truly the best.
2016-11-17T19:13:07+00:00
There are no ‘quick fixes’ with mental health issues, and the battle was a slow and steady one. But our daughter and our family won!

Cannot recommend the fabulous therapists at Center for Emotional Wellness more highly.

Cannot recommend the fabulous therapists at Center for Emotional Wellness more highly.  They have not only helped my children navigate through the social, health and emotional issues that many tweens and teenagers have to deal with these days, but also guided the whole family on how to work through these tough situations together. A totally holistic approach.  If it wasn't for them, I am positive we would not have the happy, healthy and confident children we have today.

2016-10-31T21:31:30+00:00
Cannot recommend the fabulous therapists at Center for Emotional Wellness more highly.  They have not only helped my children navigate through the social, health and emotional issues that many tweens and teenagers have to deal with these days, but also guided the whole family on how to work through these tough situations together. A totally holistic approach.  If it wasn't for them, I am positive we would not have the happy, healthy and confident children we have today.