Are You Wise? - Millennium Counseling Center - Chicago, IL

Are You Wise?

Wisdom has always been considered an admirable attribute of personality but has remained a rather abstract concept due to the complexity of its nature. Life span developmentalists began to study wisdom as an example of positive aging, but it was difficult to study the concept scientifically and test concrete hypotheses. In 2003, a questionnaire measuring wisdom was…

Something to Talk About - Millennium Counseling Center

Something to Talk About

There’s an old Bonnie Raitt song called, “Something to Talk About” that’s about falling in love and giving folks “something to talk about”! As I thought about that song, I realized that when something special happens to us like falling in love, we want to TALK about it! We want to tell the story, share all the details,…

Why Building Client Relationships Is Important to Us - Millennium Hope

Why Building Client Relationships Is Important to Us

Building client relationships and developing trust is very important in the recovery process. Our counselors believe in the client and connect with each individual upon first contact. On the rare occasion that our counselors do not connect on a deep level with clients, we happily send the individual to one of our trusted connections in…

Resolutions - Millennium Counseling Center Chicago, Illinois

Resolutions

When the New Year comes, many of us make resolutions. We might resolve to lose weight, get out of debt, exercise more, or be more diligent in our recovery programs, but usually the focus is on helping ourselves. And usually, we give up on keeping our resolution before the month ends.   But we don’t have to wait for next January 1st to try again. Why not make July 1st resolutions? That’s halfway through…

Millennium Hope's Intensive Treatment Program | Chicago Counseling

Millennium Hope’s Intensive Treatment Program

Our Intensive Treatment program, developed by Ann Foster and her team at Millennium, offers extensive support and wrap-around care for individuals during critical transitional times of their recovery including, but not limited to, the time between leaving inpatient care and transitioning into everyday life. In this video, Derek Bylsma discusses our Intensive Treatment Program —…

Stigma | Millennium Counseling Center Chicago, Illinois

Stigma

“Once an Addict, Always an Addict” Stigma is one of the most difficult aspects of addiction because it can make it harder for individuals to get the help they need. Some of us have heard the old saying, “once an addict, always an addict,” but what does that really mean? And how does the saying…

Holiday Tips! | Millennium Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois

Holiday Tips!

Before we know it, the holidays will be here. For those of us who struggle with family relationships, the holidays bring up lots of feelings—not all of them happy. So how do we navigate through all these emotional “minefields”? The answer is to plan ahead! Yes, plan out who will go where for which holiday…

Lack of Motivation or Fear of Failure? - Millennium Counseling Center

Lack of Motivation or Fear of Failure?

“I don’t have enough motivation.” How often do we hear athletes blame lack of motivation for poor performance? But while motivation can indeed be a problem, often the real issue is the fear of failure, injury, or even of fear itself. An athlete who endures a fall, suffers an injury, or has a traumatic or…