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The clinicians of Hawthorn Counseling Group are frequently contacted by community groups, schools, agencies and other organizations to provide public speaking services for the general public. We are happy to participate in these educational events as a community service and can work with groups of any size.

Topics drawing from the fields of mental health, wellness and behavioral change which are frequently requested for community presentations include the following:

Improving parent-adolescent communication

Adolescent development

Stress management

Improving self-esteem

Developing an optimistic outlook on life

Mood management

Depression in adolescents

Issues related to adolescent launching

Improving marital communication

Improving academic performance

Limit-setting with children and teenagers

Coping with stressful life events

Overview of the diagnosis & treatment of anxiety disorders

Overview of the diagnosis & treatment of mood disorders

Internet safety for children & adolescents

Holiday depression

Coping with grief, bereavement or other major life stressors

Materials such as handouts and PowerPoint presentations are available for a number of the above topics—check out our Downloads page to see if a download is available for the subject area in which you are interested.

Should you wish to arrange for a Hawthorn Counseling Group clinician to participate in a community event sponsored by your organization, you may contact Dr. John Jochem at jdjochem@gmail.com or (847) 680-0755.

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