I’m Adopting A Baby. Why do I Need Counseling?

October 31st, 2017

by Billy Kaplan, LCSW President & Clinical Director, House Calls Counseling Special thanks to RG Adoption Consulting for cross-posting this on their blog! You knew what you had to do. You had to adopt a child. Adding to your family through adoption became a burning passion. So you found an agency to work with, engaged…..

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Sailing into Therapeutic Parenting

September 25th, 2017

By Billy Kaplan, LCSW   I learned to sail when I took time off this summer. While I was out on the lake, literally catching the wind, I realized that sailing is a LOT like therapeutic parenting. The first time I took a boat out without an instructor, but with my teen daughter, the clear…..

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Two Wonderful Therapists have Joined House Calls Counseling!!!!

February 1st, 2017

Please join us in welcoming two outstanding new psychotherapists to House Calls Counseling. Kim Schubert is a psychotherapist with House Calls Counseling. She is a graduate of Illinois State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She earned a Master of Science degree in Social Work from Loyola University and a Master…..

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Time-out or Re-do: What are we Teaching our Youth?

January 26th, 2017

By Billy Kaplan, LCSW President & Clinical Director We’re doing the best we can to guide our kids toward behaving, being respectful and being successful in life. That’s why it’s so frustrating when some of our BEST parenting tricks, like using time-outs, don’t work. In their book, No Drama Discipline, Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne…..

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Show and Tell? No, please tell and not show!

May 11th, 2016

By Katie Jackson, LCPC Our kids are so good at showing us what they are feeling by yelling, hurting themselves, others or property, or by running away (just to name a few). If only we could get more telling! Verbally expressing their emotions would make it much easier for us to hear, but also help…..

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Double-Rainbow Holidays

November 24th, 2015

We “know” that the winter holidays are supposed to be about bringing light into the dark winter nights, the joy of family, and for many of us, the celebration of the miracle of a menorah burning for eight nights or a blessed birth. And then there’s the other reality for many of us, especially many…..

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Trendy New Tool: Calming Bottles

August 27th, 2015

By Katie Jackson, LCPC One of the clients I’ve been working with was having a really hard time calming her body which made sitting still and following directions extremely difficult. As you can imagine, she often found herself in a “time-in” due to her behavior, but then had an incredibly hard time actually fulfilling this…..

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Qualified Candidate Sought for New Practice Manager Position

June 17th, 2015

House Calls Counseling, the premier provider of in-home, attachment-focused, trauma-informed psychotherapy in Chicagoland, is seeking a Practice Manager to grow its business operations. We are seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial leader to help our expanding practice. The Practice Manager leads the operational and business interests of House Calls Behavioral Health, P.C. This position is responsible…..

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Reflections on Parenting in SPACE 2015

May 1st, 2015

By Billy Kaplan This year, for some reason, in the weeks just before the Parenting in SPACE conference as we were making the final preparations, I got weighed-down by the details and, I’ll admit, downright grumpy! “Why am I working so hard?!” I thought. At the conference, just before the break leading to dinner on…..

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Billy Kaplan on The Woodbury Report Podcast

March 30th, 2015

In a conversation about therapeutic parenting and the upcoming Parenting in SPACE conference, Billy Kaplan told Lon Woodbury and Liz McGhee, the host and co-hosts of the Woodbury Report podcast, that parents who attended the conference in the past left it feeling hopeful, though they came to the conferences feeling despondent. Billy also told his hosts that therapeutic…..

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