Great Couples Counseling in Bensenville, IL. Therapy to heal relationships.

Licensed therapists for relationships and marriages in Bensenville, Illinois. Discounts available (see profiles).


Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Couples Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Bensenville.

If you having problems in your relationship with your partner you will be to (1) be clear about the particular problems you are having, that is, name the specific problems you have (2) understand 3-5 new things to do to reduce, manage and eliminate these problems (3) discover 3-5 new behaviors to deepen and strengthen your relationship (4) identify 3-5 new things to do to make your relationship more meaningful

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Couples Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60076 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Counseling with couples assumes that they both want to stay together, but have issues that need resolving. Finding techniques to communicate with each other, learning to avoid triggers, deciding when and how to have a talk, following guidelines and knowing when to end the discussion. There are also excellent books to aid both of you in your journey. Similar techniques are used for all committed couples.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Bensenville.

What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP
Couples Counselor

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP

Licensed clinical social worker

In 60515 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Entering into a new relationship can be hard. It requires work. The work may cause challenges that are small and big. In couples therapy, couples learn how to work together on their challenges. Through coaching, they learn techniques that work for them to help them to better communicate. . They will learn what their strengths are and their weaknesses as a couple.

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

In 60563 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Infidelity. Communication. Past emotional injury. Criticism and Defensiveness. These issues are by far the most common issues in couples across demographics and locations. Yet, no two couples are the same. Each relationship interacts, relates and communicates in different ways; and each couple will heal differently. In addition, couples from the LGBTQIA, poly/nonmonogamy & kink community often face additional societal or family-related challenges that often impact the relationship. By reconnecting you emotionally, we'll work as a team to improve your communication, heal past injuries, revitalize intimacy, rebuild trust and create new pathways of love & acceptance.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60657 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Relationships are built on pillars of trust and aligning values. I utilize John Gottman's research on marital stability in my practice. I also focus on the use of Gary Chapman's five love languages as a way to explore whether each person is getting his/her needs met most effectively in the relationship. I typically work with younger couples who have not yet entered into the sacrament of marriage or are recently married.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Bensenville.

I enjoy working with couples whether whether married or not. I enjoy the dynamic of interpersonal relationship and work well with couples in improving communication and conflict resolution. Another value for me when working with couples is to help them enjoy each other and their relationship more including having fun, connectedness, and learning to celebrate the way each is wired differently.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Bensenville.

We can help you create and sustain a close, honest and mutually satisfying relationship you deserve. Whether you are struggling with profoundly serious relational patterns, sexual challenges, communication problems, or just a few bumps in your road, our method of couples counseling can move you from pain, silence or anger to passion, restoration and love. Use the menu as ideas to discuss with your therapist your specific desires and goals to create the relationship you want. There is no problem too difficult, too deep, or too ingrained that cannot benefit from counseling. No matter what stage in your relationship, from the first spark to healing ongoing wounds we can help. Communication Therapy All couples create negative patterns of communication...(view profile to read more)

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Bensenville.

I have worked with couples in a variety of stages of stress and conflict in their relationships - from those who have just begun to experience problems to those who are in intense conflict. Research shows that the earlier in a relationship or marriage that a couple engages in trying to explore and examine the trouble causing emotional and behavioral patterns of the relationship , the more successful and effective the therapy can be. And, although it is preferential to work with both members of a couple in therapy, one individual can work on the relationship on their own and still see enormous benefits from the therapy.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Bensenville.

This is my primary area of expertise. I work with couples dealing with issues of stress (including financial stress), infidelity or cheating, addictions, difficult children and challenging family dynamics. In fact, couples counseling often covers an entire gamut of therapeutic issues. I specialize in this area and have been routinely quoted in the periodical "Make It Better."

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Couples Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Marriage is a rather fragile bond; love is never enough to spare it from major let-downs. Sooner or later, stress and frictions slowly and insidiously intrude into the relationship bliss, leading to let downs and conflicts. Conflicts are often the unsuccessful attempts to take back the sense of control and connection that have been lost in the midst. Unfortunately, these unsuccessful attempts only give rise to anger, bitterness, and unhappiness; sometimes to separation or divorce. The riddle is in the interaction pattern. And the vicious cycle repeats. Through counseling, couples can alter their interaction patterns, learn connection skills, and feel closer with each other again.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Bensenville.

I have experience working with couples, whether in dating relationships or marriage, to learn better communication and relational skills and improve their relationships. I've worked with issues, such as infidelity, trust issues, losses, separation and divorce, financial struggles, blended families and parenting skills, and have completed Marriage Works, a 30 -hour training program through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Couples Counselor

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Many kinds of couples find their way to counseling with me. I see married couples, couples with step and blended families, new and old couples, co-habiting couples, bisexual and gay couples, swinging couples, and premarital couples. I enjoy working with the interplay between partners. Most clients come in to better their communications and lessen specific conflict s around decisions and patterns of behavior. Many come in to struggle about separation, divorce and infidelity. Couples who see me usually understand their personal issues more fully and know more about their partner then before counseling. They tend to feel more connected, warm and more respectful of one another.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Why jeopardize your relationship working with a clinician who doesn't specialize in couples work? The foundation of our practice is helping couples improve their relationship successfully, and we have been doing it for over 15 years. Our couples have stated improvements in emotional closeness, communication, sexual and non-sexual intimacy, and overall enjoyment of the time they spend together. Developed by CoFounders, Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian, the Couples Synergy model is not offered anywhere except at The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center, located in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC
Couples Counselor

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60626 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Relationships might mean different things to different people. Some people imagine the relationship as the very meaning of life, while others see it as a way to feel secure or heal emotionally. Still others may think of it as more of a partnership. In any case, couples counseling can help you to reduce repetitive arguments or feelings of distance and emptiness. It can also help with resolving feelings of anger or dissatisfaction, betrayal, fear of commitment, or lack of interest in affection.

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60174 - Nearby to Bensenville.

My approach to couples therapy is to help the individuals in the couple identify what they want in the relationship, how to express this to their partner is a positive noncritical or not threatening manner, and then help them develop the tools to use to negotiate until they are both happy. Of course the relationship needs to be assessed for abusive power and control issues. Couples therapy cannot occur if domestic abuse or domestic violence is part of the relationship. If abuse is part of the relationship then the individuals need to work on their issues before couples therapy can be successful.

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Bensenville.

I offer counseling for all couples interested in improving their relationships. I have experience in helping a diverse range of couples from a variety of racial, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. My belief is that love comes in a wide variety of forms. Couples can be either married or dating, gay or straight. I recognize that most couples seeking therapy are usually facing some issue they have been unable to resolve alone. The decision to enter couples counseling can often be a difficult one, so I will be as sensitive and supportive as possible. My goal is to provide couples with tools to solve ongoing problems as well as to help them find greater levels of intimacy and understanding. I initially help couples discuss their issues in a...(view profile to read more)

David Johnson, LCSW
Couples Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Bensenville.

I enjoy working with couples which is not only working with marriages. The couples work that I do is for any two-person system such as siblings, parent-child, co-workers, relatives, lovers and partners. There are important communication skills that are taught with an emphasis on empathic listening, which anyone can learn.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Couples therapy is akin to marriage counseling for me. Again I try to address any underlying issues and like to see each partner seperately at least once. Often times one person is in crisis and the couples relationsip is seriously affected. Sometimes it's a matter of helping one person to learn how to support the other and to help foster healthier communication.

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60121 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Relationships take effort and at times are in need of special attention. Karen provides a safe environment to work on developing more effective communication skills, conflict resolution, and emotional understanding and acceptance of one another. There are times when each partner’s past impacts the dynamic of the relationship, and Karen addresses this as well.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Couples Counselor

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60602 - Nearby to Bensenville.

I work with couples at all stages in their relationships. This includes dating, pre-commitment or pre-maritial stages. I also work with couples who are adjusting to the expectation or children or the birth of a child and the changes occurring in responsibility and the relationship. I also provide services to couples struggling with financial concerns, communication issues, patterns of conflict, issues with in-laws, infidelity. I also work with couples who have relocated to Chicago and are trying to initially establish connections and deal with the concerns of a relocation to our city. You can strengthen and fortify your relationship. Contact me today.

Allison Schechter, PsyD
Couples Counselor

Allison Schechter, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 60045 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Couples may seek the help of a therapist for various reasons (such as difficulty in communication or recovery after an infidelity). Exploring and improving issues such as communication, commitment level, and understanding the needs and wants of their partner are common issues that are targeted in couples counseling. Whether it be to better improve your relationship or working to explore whether or not the relationship can be saved, it can be helpful to have an objective therapist present to help a couple better understand each person's perspective, identify and improve communication, and help to foster a better sense of understanding and perspective of each individual.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Couples Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Bensenville.

SIGNS of needed Couples Counseling: Constant arguing, frequent attack-based interaction, spousal anger and agitation, separation of residences, emotional abuse, domestic violence, infidelity, blended family conflict, sexual frustration. TREATMENT: Systems therapy, gestalt counseling, problem-solving training, assertiveness and anger-reduction therapy, conflict resolution counseling, and state-of-the-art role-playing techniques. BENEFITS of treatment: Enhanced partner closeness, reduced frustration, skyrocketing problem-solving skills, vastly improved communication, enhanced sexual intimacy and return of trust and elimination of physical and emotional abuse

Jacob Rosser, PsyD
Couples Counselor

Jacob Rosser, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 60657 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Life can get in the way of love. For couples looking to reignite their spark, therapy can be a valuable way of connecting to what is important in a relationship. Whether you are dating, engaged, or married, taking the time to solidify your bond can have a huge impact on your overall happiness. I emphasize developing healthy communication skills to make sure everyone is able to express their needs and have them met, as well as focusing on identifying what matters most in the relationship. How would your relationship change if you were able to connect with your partner on a deeper level?

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Bensenville.

Couples work is challenging but I enjoy it. I like to help people improve how they relate to each other; communicate better; work through conflicts; and connect on a deeper level. I'm also very non-judgmental and help couples work through complicated issues they sometimes have a hard time finding a therapist for such as exploring sexual boundaries or non-traditional relationship issues. Unfortunately - sometimes it's also about ending a relationship and using the therapist to help navigate a "friendly divorce" rather than an acrimonious one.



You Have Found The Best Couples Counselors in Bensenville, IL. Restore Your Relationship.

Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed therapists for couples in Bensenville who specialize in helping relationships and marriages heal and overcome division and hurt. Relationships are hard. Unless you are actively working towards coming together, by default you are drifting apart. It takes work. A licensed therapist is an expert at helping to untangle the mess that can develop when things go wrong. Find honest and effective couples Counseling in Bensenville and renew your relationship.

Bensenville is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and DuPage County in Illinois. It has a land area of 5.50 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Bensenville is 18,440 people with 6,329 households and a median annual income of $61,520. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Bensenville, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Bensenville are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Bensenville public health department.