Chicago’s Couple’s Therapy Experts
Strengthen Your Relationship Today
We Provide Professional and Inclusive Couple’s Therapy
Relationships create some of the most complicated interpersonal dynamics imaginable. When things are going well, life can be wonderful. When things are going badly, life can be terrible. Relationships constantly evolve and change and there are lots of variables at play. As experts in couple’s therapy, we’ll work with you to build intimacy and develop the tools you need to keep your relationship healthy. This includes communication skills, conflict resolution strategies, shared goals, and love.
Relationship Issues We Can Address
- Starting Your Journey Together
- Aligning Values/Building a Foundation
- Rediscovering Your Marriage
- Learning to Communicate Effectively
- Resolving Conflicts
- Working Through Life Changes
- Dealing with Trust and Infidelity
- Understanding Mental Health
- Healing from Trauma and Loss
- Processing Separation and Divorce
What Couple’s Therapy Achieves
Communication is the bedrock of every good relationship. There are two sides to this: learning how to get your point across in a kind and loving way; and listening to what the other person is telling you while acknowledging and validating their experience. This takes practice and can always benefit from professional guidance. Our couple’s therapy sessions focus on giving the tools you need to put this into practice, sort through the challenges you’re facing, and find the common ground you need.
It’s important to set healthy boundaries and resolve conflict with win/win solutions that make you both feel good. But couple’s counseling isn’t all serious. We’re also here to help you find fun, ignite passion, and remember what it is about the other person that lights you up inside. Our goal is to help you build a framework that will make the rest of your journey together happy and healthy.
Working through challenges as a couple can be complicated. It’s delicate and complicated. Fear of saying the “wrong thing” can lead to increased negativity, because it’s common for one or both partners to feel criticized, defensive, and unheard. As soon as communication breaks down, it alienates you from each other, which ultimately increases stress and drives people apart.
There are lots of reasons this can occur. It could be financial problems, parenting challenges, health issues, trust and infidelity issues, career developments, or simply a change in circumstances. Our qualified couple’s therapists can help you build the skills you need to reconnect and rebuild. We want to make sure you are both happy and fulfilled, no matter what challenges you face.
- Learn to communicate effectively and improve intimacy.
- Use expert guidance to restore fun, passion, and excitement.
- Address challenges and find positive solutions to resolve conflict.
Good marriages are based on respect. This includes a mutual commitment to making things work and shared goals you can pursue together. If your marriage has hit a rocky patch, you’re in the right place. Our professional and experienced therapists can help you identify and resolve the issues that are causing problems. We’ll support you as you turn your marriage around and fall in love again.
It’s very common for these issues to simmer for a long time before boiling to the surface. Maybe you don’t feel like your husband or wife understands you. Maybe you’re tired of fighting, you’re trying to make it work without seeing any progress, or your intimacy and passion has flamed out. Maybe you’re questioning whether you have a future together at all. Professional guidance can help.
We provide a neutral and judgement-free space where you can tell each other how you really feel. Our therapists will guide you as you discuss the issues that are standing between you both and help you find constructive solutions with practical action points you can take to save your marriage.
- Start listening and understanding each other again.
- Learn new strategies you can use to communicate effectively.
- Identify shared goals and find win/win solutions to resolve conflicts.
- Improve trust and start setting healthy boundaries with each other.
- Find out how to enjoy time together, have fun, and laugh.
- Reignite the passion in your relationship.
You’re getting married? Congratulations! You’re in for a life-changing journey, so it’s important to make sure you have the right foundation in place to make it every bit as wonderful as you hope.
Pre-marital counseling is designed to help you form the skills you need to build a marriage based on trust, commitment, cooperation, and passion. Our professional therapists will help you identify any potential issues and learn how to manage conflicts before they take root. It gives you a head-start to ensure you have the skills you need to work through challenges together and maintain harmony.
Your therapist will start by giving you an assessment that will help you identify each partner’s strengths as well as any challenges that may pop up. From there, your therapist will help you learn the skills and strategies you need to start your marriage on the right foot. Every couple will face difficulties at some point, but we want to make sure the two of you emerge stronger than ever.
- Learn the fundamentals of effective listening and communication.
- Discuss expectations for married life (including goals, family, and finances).
- Talk about constructive conflict resolution so you’re ready when it happens.
- Set healthy boundaries that will allow each person to thrive.
- Make sure you’re fully prepared for the journey ahead.
“I spent about a year and a half with Meghan (weekly sessions) and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience… the changes were effected slowly enough to merge into a new way of living that has helped beyond what I thought was possible. I’m very grateful and recommend highly.”
How Couple’s Therapy Works
If you’re thinking about starting couple’s therapy, it’s important that you’re both active and willing participants. This will ensure we can get all the information we need to figure out what’s happening, find out what each of you needs from therapy, and get you both on the same page. Your therapist will start by asking questions that prompt you to think about and discuss key issues in a positive and constructive way. We provide a safe and judgement-free zone where you can put everything on the table, gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the other person, and get back on track.
Get Your Relationship on Track
Our expert couple’s therapists take an empathetic and practical approach. We’ll help you define clear goals so you know exactly what steps you need to take. We’re here to help, no matter what you and your partner are going through. Talk to us about rebuilding your relationship today.