Coping with Working from Home During COVID-19

How many mornings have you shut off that alarm, wishing you could just work from home in your PJs? Well now many of us are getting our wish thanks to COVID-19.While in theory working from home may seem ideal, the reality for many of us is that it’s, well, kind of a pain. Particularly if you have young children home...[ read more ]

How to Cope with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

If you’re like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID-19 pandemic. But that can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loved one’s health, there’s also the conflicting information provided by the media and the economic ramifications of the virus that have people on edge.Signs of Emotional Distress and 6 Ways...[ read more ]

Parenting Questions? Benefit from a Free Parenting Session with Dr. Jeff Gersten

Parenting can be daunting task. Whether you are expecting, a new parent or a seasoned vet, you can benefit from a FREE parenting session with founder of the Gersten Center for Behavioral Health, Dr. Jeffrey Gersten. As a parent of 9, with over 15 years of family-focused experience, a 30minute session with Dr. Gersten can help:  Establish a healthy Parent-Child relationship. Teach...[ read more ]

Great Psychology Today Article – Waiting for Nothing: Loving Yourself on Valentine’s Day

The Gersten Center would like to share a great article that may bring those of us who are single comfort this Valentine's Day. Written by Nancy Colier, a psychotherapist, interfaith minister, writer and public speaker, this article focuses on 'taking care of your own heart as a way of living.' Colier writes that "Self-love is not an act of effort but rather a...[ read more ]

Happy National Chocolate Day! Studies Show That Indulging ‘Mindfully’ Has Its Benefits

Giving in to that chocolate craving isn't the end of the world, but remember to enjoy all things in moderation. Many would agree that eating chocolate for its taste is incentive enough, but a recent Psychology Today article written by dietitian Susan McQuillan notes that "...indulging in sweet and fatty foods also triggers the release of endorphins, brain chemicals that help you feel calm. ...[ read more ]

Check Out Our New Youtube Video: Gersten Center for Behavioral Health – Couples, Anxiety and Online Therapy in Illinois

The Gersten Center for Behavioral Health has more than 20 therapists with a span of backgrounds to help you encounter everyday life with confidence, ability and satisfaction.

Swapping Couches – Illinois Has a New Option for Therapy as the Gersten Center for Behavioral Health Launches Its New Online Therapy Option

Chicago, IL – Illinois can swap their therapist's office couch for their own as The Gersten Center for Behavioral Health announces its new online therapy option. Thanks to this new offering, patients can enjoy the benefits of therapy from the comfort of their own homes. After a soft launch in the winter of 2014, the Gersten Behavioral Health is now pleased...[ read more ]


Welcome to our blog! Within this regularly updated feature of our website we will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in Behavioral Health. We believe that patient education and open communication with your therapist are the keys to achieving healthy, fully functional results and patient satisfaction, which...[ read more ]

Have Questions?
Send us a Message!