Myers Counseling Group Speaking Engagements


Myers Counseling Group offers our expertise to the community. We have presented to different agencies and organizations on mental health and substance abuse topics. If you are interested in having us present to your group, contact us at or use the form below.  Our topics include (but not limited to): Parenting, Substance Abuse, Adolescent Issues, ADHD, School Issues, Anger Management, Depression, Anxiety, and Communication Problems (in work and home). We have included some of the topics we have presented on. 

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Mental Health and Substance Trends

November 4th, 2017

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Crystal Lake, IL


Janet and Mark will present information on the latest Mental Health and Substance Abuse data. They will also explain the importance of the role for CASA advocates and how they can use this information for the clients they serve.

Mental Health Trends: Current Data and Treatment Options,

July 21st, 9 am

McHenry County Mental Health Board

620 Dakota Street

Crystal Lake, IL

Janet and Mark Myers present information on Mental Health trends. We will examine recent patterns in the mental health field pertaining to McHenry County. We will present information gleaned from the Illinois Youth Survey, advances in neuroscience, and other data sources to examine implications for treatment and effective treatment options.

click here for registration information

Our Brain and Substance Abuse: Exploring Addictions Influence on Our Brain Chemistry and Impact on Mental Health Issues

April 28th, 9 am to 12 pm

Warren Township Youth and Family Service

100 S. Greenleaf St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Our brain is a complex and amazing creation. It has many different parts with overlapping and redundant functions. All these parts have one primary function, to keep us alive. They all work together for the sole purpose of our survival. As sophisticated as our brains are, it can also start working against us when substances are introduced. Our brain changes and can start working against us and our well being. As substance use continues, it hijacking our brains. This workshop will discuss the workings of our brain and how addiction turns our brain against us. We will also cover common mental health issues that complicate, cause, or are created by substance abuse. Recovery tools and ideas will be presented to reconnect our brain and point it in a more productive and wealthy direction. click here for registration information

Parent University for School District 155

February 18th, 9:40 am.

Crystal Lake South High School

1200 South McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Mark and Janet Myers present: Parenting with Equity:  Parenting is hard work. Add in multiple children and it becomes even more complicated. Expert presenters will discuss ways to discourage unhealthy sibling rivalries and encourage fairness and consistency in your parenting.  Click here for more information or to register.


2017 Speaking Engagements

Mental Health Trends: Current Data and Treatment Options,

July 21st, 9 am

McHenry County Mental Health Board

620 Dakota Street

Crystal Lake, IL

click here for registration information

April 28th, 9 am to 12 pm

Warren Township Youth Service

Our  Brain and  Substance Abuse:  Exploring Addictions influence on Our Brain Chemistry and impact on Mental Health Issues
Mark Myers

February 28th, 2017

District 155 Parent University

Parenting With Equity

Mark and Janet Myers

2016 Speaking Engagements

February 20th, 2016

District 155 Parent University

Parenting With Equity

Central High School

Click here to register and more information

February 5th, 2016

Presentation: Mental Health versus Our Brains: A Battle being Fought.

Warren Township

at  Warren Township 100 South Greenleaf Street Gurnee, IL 60031

 2015 Speaking Engagements

September 4th, 2015

Presentation:  Managing Anxiety In the Classroom

McHenry Middle School

Past Speaking Engagements

February 19th, 2015 at 9 am (webinar)

Presentation: Anger Management for Adolescents: Helping them to Help Themselves.

Webinar on behalf of Sovereign Health.

For registration click here

February 25th, 215

Presentation: Sibling Relationships

Parent University, District 155

Prairie Ridge High School

600 Dvorak Drive, Crystal Lake, IL

March 18th, 2015 8:30 am

Presentation: Mark Myers will be presenting :Anger, Recovery, and Your Brain

at  IAODAPCA  Spring Conference

Westing Hotel, Itasca, Illinois

February 22nd,9:40 am to 10:30 am.

Presentation: Mark Myers will be presenting: Sibling Relationships,

at Cary Grove High School   2208 Three Oaks Avenue, Cary, Illinois

April 11th,  – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm.

Presentation: Janet Myers and Mark Myers will be presenting Navigating teens Through mental Health Issues

at  Warren Township 100 South Greenleaf Street Gurnee, IL 60031.

To register,

click here

June 3rd, 10:15 am to  11:45 am.

Presentation: Impact of Anger in Workplace,

Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEPA) 36th Annual Conference.

Drury Lane Oakbrook, IL.

For more information

visit NIEAPA web site.