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Welcome to the Millennium Counseling Center Podcast! As one of the leading counseling centers in Chicago, our goal is to help people rise above shame and pain to reach heights they never thought were possible. In this podcast we will help people find a way out of the bondage of self-hate, shame and pain often caused by addiction, mental illness and trauma. We believe that with hard work and dedication, people can reclaim the hope that these diseases insidiously strip away. Come celebrate healing, hope, and recovery with us. Hope is yours, it's time to soar.

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Welcome to the Millennium Counseling Center Podcast! As one of the leading counseling centers in Chicago, our goal is to help people rise above shame and pain to reach heights they never thought were possible. In this podcast we will help people find a way out of the bondage of self-hate, shame and pain often caused by addiction, mental illness and trauma. We believe that with hard work and dedication, people can reclaim the hope that these diseases insidiously strip away. Come celebrate healing, hope, and recovery with us. Hope is yours, it's time to soar.

    Blind Spots: Exploring What We Cannot See

    Blind Spots: Exploring What We Cannot See

    In this episode on the Blind Spots podcast, Dr. Chantelle Thomas talks with Derek Bylsma about working with athletes and redefining strength through connection.

    If you have any questions about dealing with pain and uncertainty, click here to send us a message.

    Thank you for listening to this episode: “Blind Spots: Exploring What We Cannot See.” And a big thank you to Dr. Chantelle Thomas and the Blind Spots Podcast for having Derek on the show.

    Connect with us: 



    * Millennium Counseling Center Website

    * Derek Bylsma: LinkedIn

    * Oren Matteson: LinkedIn

    * Dr. Chantelle Thomas: LinkedIn



    Relevant Links:



    * Blind Spots Podcast

    • 1 hr 22 min
    It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

    It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

    It isn’t unique to suffer from what is going on in the world and in our own lives. Pain is within all of us at some level. In this episode, Oren Matteson and Derek Bylsma talk with Rahsaan Nurullah about how it’s okay to not be okay.

    There is so much uncertainty in the world and it is common for most people to mask their pain and to mask what they are really feeling. People cope with pain in many ways, whether it is Netflix, alcohol, food, and more. What many people don’t realize is these are pauses in pain, not solutions. These distractions may temporarily treat the symptoms, but in reality, it is just delaying the pain until you confront it. What people are slowly becoming more aware of is that it’s okay to not be okay.

    If you have any questions about dealing with pain and uncertainty, click here to send us a message.

    Thank you for listening to this episode: “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay.”

    Connect with us: 



    * Millennium Counseling Center Website

    * Derek Bylsma: LinkedIn

    * Oren Matteson: LinkedIn



    Relevant Links:



    * Rahsaan Nurullah: LinkedIn

    * Mastery of Self

    * 4 Agreements

    Millennium’s “Helping Ourselves” Group

    Millennium’s “Helping Ourselves” Group

    As therapists, we need therapy too. In this episode, Devona Alleyne and Alexandra Bourlas discuss Millennium Counseling Center’s new group called Helping Ourselves.

    Helping ourselves is a group mindfulness experience that offers support and learnings that may be absent when practicing. For our helping professionals. We are ready to support you!⁣

    The term “mindfulness” is a particular way of paying attention to our present-moment reality, without judgement. We will use mindfulness to gain a wider perspective about the ways our experiences relate to our inner world. ⁣











    The groups’ focus is to learn about various meditative practices, how to self-care, take note of our mind-body connection, and be conscious of our feelings, thoughts, and associations in relation to what is happening in the group.

     











    If you have any questions around Helping Ourselves, send us a message HERE. 

     

    Connect with us: 



    * Millennium Counseling Center Website

    * Devona Alleyne: LinkedIn

    * Alexandra Bourlas: LinkedIn

    • 18 min
    The Importance of Navigating Boundaries with Hilary Rosenberg

    The Importance of Navigating Boundaries with Hilary Rosenberg

    Navigating and understanding boundaries can be a tough conversation both internally and externally. In this podcast episode, we sit down with Millennium Primary Counselor, Hilary Rosenberg, to discuss how she navigates the topic of boundaries with her clients, internal awareness, and creating healthy patterns of boundaries. 

     

    To connect with Hilary further, send her a message on LinkedIn or reach out to her via email: hilary@millenniumhope.com.

    • 30 min
    The Impactful, 3A Intensive Treatment Program

    The Impactful, 3A Intensive Treatment Program

    Attention. Accountability. Acceptance. In this episode, Derek and Oren discuss Millennium Counseling Center’s 3A Intensive Treatment Program. 













    This program, developed by Derek Bylsma, Oren Matteson, and their 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.













    If you have any questions around 3A, learn more HERE or send us a message! 

     

    Connect with us: 



    * Millennium Counseling Center Website

    * Derek Bylsma: LinkedIn

    * Oren Mattison: LinkedIn

    • 11 min
    Is There a Difference Between Abstinence and Recovery?

    Is There a Difference Between Abstinence and Recovery?

    Enhancing the way that you are living through recovery. In this podcast episode, we sit down with the owner of Serendipitous Psychotherapy, Kelley Kitley, to discuss the path of recovery and the steps that ensure you are living your best life. We also discuss the role of abstinence on your journey to recovery. 

    Kelley Kitley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been inspiring clients for the past fifteen years. Kelley is a sought after international women’s mental health expert and author who has appeared in hundreds of publications, podcasts, live news, and radio including WGN, NBC, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Self, Shape, and as a columnist for Fitness Magazine, Recovery Connection, and Thrive Global. Kelley has shared her experience, strength, and hope on national media outlets such as Dr. Oz, Megyn Kelly TODAY, and Access Live, and as a TEDx speaker.

     

    Connect with us: 



    * Millennium Counseling Center Website

    * Derek Byslama: LinkedIn

    * Oren Mattison: LinkedIn

    * Kelley Kitley: Website, LinkedIn

    • 29 min

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