Picture this: your 6 year old carries his cereal bowl to the sink, leaving a trail of milk along the way. Your initial impulse might be to tell him to leave the bowl and let you take care of it. Picture this: your 11 year old daughter has just showered and washed her hair in […]
About Mary Seal
Mary Seal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Loyola University Chicago and her Master’s Degree at Jane Addams College of Social Work at UIC. Mary specialized in child and family services. Mary completed her School Social Work certification at Aurora University.
Mary has worked with children in early childhood through eighth grades, teaching self- regulation, appropriate social interaction, and problem solving skills. Mary has worked with students, parents, teachers to facilitate communication and improve student functioning both inside the classroom and outside.
Mary has worked with children who struggle with physical, emotional, communication, and cognitive challenges, as well as children on the Autism spectrum. Mary enjoys collaborating with other professionals and likes to “think outside the box.”
Most recently Mary has worked with terminally ill patients and their families providing counseling, emotional support, and resource referrals.
Entries by Mary Seal
It’s that time of year: backpacks are filled with new crayons and pencils, new shoes and outfits have been selected and are ready to go. Along with back to school clothes and medical check-ups, there is another important detail to remember to address with your kindergartner, talking about fire drills, lock-down drills, and tornado drills. […]
In the wake of this most recent Orlando Night Club Tragedy I am reminded of the importance of three things children must learn: 1.) The importance of understanding/accepting and loving others who have points-of-view that are different than theirs. 2.) The knowledge that asking for help with uncomfortable feelings is not only okay, it is […]
“Oh no, was that today?” How many times have you uttered those words? With work schedules, school schedules, soccer, ballet, etc. a family calendar is a must have! When my children were young we kept a large paper calendar hanging on the kitchen wall, but calendars have come a long way since then. Although some […]