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Find Professional Help Resolving Behavioral Issues in Illinois

Children will misbehave every now and again. Even adults can have a streak of less than desirable behavior they go through. However, when those behaviors don’t stop and said behaviors become destructive or harmful, it might be time to seek professional help to “break the habit.” Thankfully, Captive Set Free has experience in managing behavioral issues for patients of all ages throughout Illinois. See how we can help you or your loved ones.

Signs of Behavioral Issues

Behavioral issues are relatively easy to see when observing from the outside. However, if experiencing such issues yourself, it can be challenging to identify them. And whether deciding for yourself or your children if behavioral issues are something to contend with, here are a few signs of a problem:

  • Withdrawing from social interaction
  • Low interest in work or school
  • Exhibiting behaviors that are impulsive or destructive
  • Engaging in harmful behaviors, such as drug use or criminal activity
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Undue malice or cruelty towards others

Why Do People Experience Behavioral Issues?

While behavioral issues aren’t indicative of mental health issues, they can sometimes coincide with one another. For example, harmful behaviors can appear alongside disorders such as depression or anxiety. However, behavioral issues are often found to be the cause of factors such as:

  • Genetics
  • Substance Abuse
  • Unstable Home Life
  • Child Abuse
  • Lack of Supervision
  • Lack of Discipline
  • Some Diseases or Personality Disorders (Dementia, Schizophrenia, etc.)
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What Can Be Done?

Thankfully, there are numerous ways to treat behavioral issues for clients throughout Illinois. Often, individuals experiencing such issues can seek help in the way of counseling and therapy. For example, after discussing what behavioral issues you are contending with, Sherri Bowald of Captive Set Free will recommend specific therapies or treatments. Such therapies and treatments can include cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral rehab and treatment, parent management training, medication and more.

If looking for assistance with your or your children’s behavioral issues, be sure to talk with Sherri Bowald, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Or, for help managing specific mental health issues and disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety and more, contact Captive Set Free today at 309-843-8430. Also, we are available via email at