Renewing joy in life


"I am getting better every day. I wouldn't be saying that if it weren't for Dr. Alden."


~ Continuing Education Units ~

CEU's for Social Workers and Counselors:

Fee: $30 per 3 hours for non NOVO participants

April 14, 2013 11:00 am - Buddha's Brain: Happiness, Love and Wisdom  6.25 hours CEU

May 12, 2014 11:00am -2pm - Building your Human Services Practice  3.0 hours

June 30, 2014 10:00 am  - The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind  based on the work of Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson  6.0 hours

September 15 11:00 am -2pm - Interpersonal Effectiveness Training for home and at work     3.0 hours

October 13, 2014 -11:00am -2pm - Introduction to Art Therapy as a Medium for Positive Change   3.0

~ Parenting Workshops ~

Check back for more updates.



~ Fox Valley Gathering of People Helpers ~

Professional Networking Group

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 ~ 11:30am - 1:00pm at Wildood Restaurant (477 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 ~ 11:30 - 1:00pm at The Office (201 E Main Street, St Charles, IL - upstairs)

Thursday, June 19, 2014 ~ No meeting until Fall

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 ~ No meeting until Fall

Thursday, August 21, 2014 ~ No meeting until Fall

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 ~ TBD

Thursday, October 16, 2014 ~ TBD

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 ~ TBD

Thursday, December 18, 2014 ~ TBD


Community Outreach

Judy Thomas, LCSW is currently preparing to offer Neurofeedback to the community.  More information to follow in the coming months.  Judy has completed contracts with local EAP businesses.  If you are interested in receiving short-term counseling/psychotherapy that is paid by your employer rather than your health insurance benefits, contact your employer to find out if you are eligible for EAP services.  Judy is also connecting with community resources regarding services for Anger Management and Substance Abuse.  If you interested in EAP services, Anger Management or Substance Abuse, please contact Judy at 773-673-8745 for more information or email