Robert Jackman RobertJackman

Robert Jackman, LCPC is a counselor in private practice in St. Charles, IL.  He works with adults, couples and adolescents with a special emphasis on positive psychology, encouragement of the authentic self, and healing from codependency and trauma. In addition he is a volunteer staffer with Victories for Men, a non-profit group dedicated to helping men develop deeper self-understanding, better relationships and brighter lives.  He can be reached at:

  • Saying NO is a Complete sentence

    Apr 06, 2016
    How many times have you thought – I don’t want to say no because I don’t want them to be mad at me. Or, I don’t want to hurt them if I tell him or her no. This is the language of the conflict avoider, the peacemaker, the I just want everyone to get along person.
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  • I don’t want to feel this way anymore…

    Mar 29, 2016
    When we are younger and have an emotional reaction to a situation it can often feel overwhelming. If we have a positive nurturing support system we are consoled and our feelings are validated. Or on the other hand, maybe we were told to stop crying, don’t be angry and stop your bellyaching. So many people who see me will say they received mixed messages about their feelings when they were younger. They were told to stop crying, but then they were asked why are you so quiet, why don’t you tell us what’s wrong?
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  • What a Pain – Transcending a Diagnosis

    Mar 21, 2016
    So often when we are in physical, mental or emotional pain it feels overwhelming. We begin to become consumed by the pain and it becomes all we can think about even when we try to distract ourselves away from the pain.
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  • Regret Cycle

    Mar 14, 2016
    I wish I didn’t do that, Why did I do that?, What was I thinking?? Regret is looking back over your life and wishing you had done something , said something or changed something about whatever it is that you did, and you know you can’t go back and re-do it. This silent movie plays over and over tormenting you like a bully in your head teasing a victim.
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  • Worry Loop

    Mar 07, 2016
    Many people either feel regretful or resentful about the past, or they worry about the future. Today I will talk about worry.
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