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October 27, 2017


Simply Bee Presents At Amita Health Behavioral Medicine Institute

Simply Bee will partner with Chicagoland's best practitioners to train the medical field on the importance of treating eating disorders and self injury with a sense of urgency and compassion, click here for more information.

october 18, 2017


"Anxiety Management In the Classroom"

Simply bee walks new teachers through a series of practical skills to ensure they are ready for their first year of teaching. We all know that teachers are the first line of defense for students who may need additional services. Our goal is to make GBN new teachers comfortable with common anxiety symptoms that may arise in the classroom. Even more importantly, we provide teachers with basic assessment skills to spot the earliest signs of school avoidance due to academic or social anxiety. 

October 16, 2017


Simply bee will moderator Northbrook Youth Commission's first ever student lead panel. Students stand up and speak out about their experience with stress and will help spread awareness on this important topic. 


Audrey attended a powerful retreat, focused on body positivity and female empowerment. Check out her story here




August 18, 2017

Self-Injury Treatment Provider Networking Breakfast: Anxiety Treatment and Self-Injury 

Beyond Motivational Interviewing: Using ‘Therapeutic Strategy’ to Increase Clients’ Motivation

The Therapeutic Strategy is a two-part model for clinicians to use when assessing and treatment planning for ambivalent clients. For clients who struggle with self-injury, contemplation is the most important conversation. There are times when clinicians need to go beyond motivational interviewing techniques and provide qualitative measures to understand the clients’ capacity for change. The therapeutic strategy allows clinicians and clients to feel power and control in their fight self-injury behaviors while maintaining a therapeutic connection. The model uses strategy to build common language, introspection and ultimately motivation for healthy change.

July 19-21 &23

SIMPLY BEE partners with lead in lake forest, il 

Reclaim will provide young adults an opportunity to practice their emotional intelligence skills and build up their leadership skills. Learn to lead your life in a positive direction during this four-day retreat aimed to promote an improved sense of self in a community of other like--minded individuals who want build the skills necessary to thrive in today's world. Eligible participants are those going into senior year of high school and/or currently enrolled in college


April 18, 2017

simply bee presents on Building Resiliency in Teens 

 Sponsored by the GBN Student Assistance Program (SAP) team in partnership with ag behavioral health and consulting

"SAP team members will kick off the workshop with information on GBN professional development and will introduce our guest speaker, Audrey Grunst, LCSW, Behavioral Health and Consulting, Licensed Therapist.  Those who feel most resilient are in control, powerful, valued and connected.  Audrey will show parents how to model these four key elements and foster resiliency in the home.  Audrey will walk parents through an activity which uses the value-based decision-making model and how to embrace your child’s process of growth, not just the product of success."

March 4, 2017

Simply Bee presents at

glenbrook district 225 college colloquium

The college selection process can become stressful and overwhelming.  Come learn of various coping strategies to manage the emotional roller coaster that can present itself.  Learn how to stay relaxed and confident throughout the process and understand the emotional aspect families may feel.

December 1, 2016