Great Couples Counseling in Chicago Ridge, IL. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Couples Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

Some of my clients call it a gift. I know it is my passion. Couples counseling is a perfect fit for me. I get energized whenever a new couple comes to see me. As a communication, relational specialist, I get to know my couples individually and as a couple by taking time to carefully listen and understand them. This allows me the opportunity to help them understand each other and where they are likely stuck in their relationship. Once I identify the negative pattern, I assist the couple in shifting the pattern into one that is mutually respectful, caring, accommodating, and enriching. As a result of my extensive couples work I am currently writing a book on respectful relationships.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Couples Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

What are the barriers to your individual and shared experience of life? What are the factors that can best aid you in achieving your desire for a harmonious union in your relationship. Frequently communication is a starting point that reflects individual challenges in effectively addressing emotional needs, forms of co-dependency, and long-standing ineffective habits. Working from treatment methods informed by the treatment theories of John Gottman, I seek to help clients learn to speak and interact in ways that reflect their vision for the relationship and not the unexamined habits of the past.

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Couples Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60076 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

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.

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Couples Counselor

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60603 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

Do you feel exhausted from the constant arguing with your partner and alone in your relationship? Are you losing the connection with your partner which helped you fall in love with each other? The good news is that couples therapy can help. When you see me for couples therapy, we will create a plan together to work through high-conflict situations and stressful transitions so that you can find peace again and rekindle the connection with your partner. Give me a call today for a free consultation and we can put together a preliminary plan over the telephone.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

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.

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60463 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

When discontentment in your relationship arises, problems are easier to repair if you seek counseling sooner rather than later. Many people wait until the "last straw" before seeking counseling as a solution. In my many years of experience, I often find that one member of the couple has already "checked out" emotionally because there have been so many years of discontentment. Please don't allow your relationship to get to that point! A happy couples relationship can add so much to your life and you deserve this! I am of the belief that it takes two in a relationship and usually there is not just one person at fault. I help you take responsibility with both the causes and the solutions

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60613 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

When working with couples, I work with each member to understand the perspective of their partner. I do not see one person as right and another as wrong, but instead understand that both people see the relationship and the world differently. In order for two people to be in complete harmony and intimacy, they need to be able to see and understand inner workings of the other. In couples counseling, I will facilitate conversations to help both partners get to this point of understanding and compassion.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Couples Counselor

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60601 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. has been offering couples counseling in the Metro Chicago area since 2000. Our staff of sixteen counselors has extensive experience in helping couples define their problems and work on the skills to overcome relationship problems. Our focus tends to be on the here-and-now which gets many couples beyond the bickering and resentment built up from the past. Our therapeutic approach is solution-focused which emphasizes skill building which often gets results quicker than other forms of counseling.

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others
Couples Counselor

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others

Erik Christensen, LCSW***Lloyd Christensen, MSW, LSW

In 60448 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

Do you believe that counseling is just for unhappy couples? Counseling gives each partner involved: basic tools and strategies to enrich their communication: show respect for their partner, as well as themselves; and grow in healthy ways. It can be a valuable addition to any relationship. Counseling is a priceless opportunity for couples who want to build a healthy and long-lasting relationship. With the growing number of unsatisfied couples in relationship, counseling or coaching from a professional can be the crucial step for improving your relationship, helping each of you work on key concerns that are causing conflict, and working towards progress with each session. Our counselors, at Chris....

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Couples Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

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.

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60603 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

Tired of the same fight, issue or concern in your relationship? Struggling to find new ways to communicate that feel fair and healthy? Couples therapy can be useful not only to repair problem patterns, but also to build a healthy foundation for a relationship to grow upon. My style allows for both individuals in a relationship to see what they bring to the table, both their strengths and areas of struggle in order to get the most of out your most intimate relationship. I offer support and new skills to increase communication, intimacy, connection and trust.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Couples Counselor

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

In 60611 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy or counseling, is a type of therapy that can greatly help your relationship. Couples counseling helps couples of all types married or dating, family or friend, to recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or going your separate ways. At Portrait Health Centers, therapy can greatly benefit couples seeking treatment or improvement in their relationship.

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC
Couples Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

In 60301 - Nearby to Chicago Ridge.

Contrary to popular belief, we are not born knowing how to create a good relationship. Unfortunately, we often don’t learn it in our families either. The good news is that there is plenty of research on what makes relationships work. You can learn the secrets of successful couples; what they do; what they don’t do. Being a happy couple is not about being a saint. It’s about reacting more effectively when your partner is being, let’s be honest, a jerk (male or female variety). Equipped with new knowledge and skills, you might be surprised how easy it is to create the kind of love and respect in your relationship that you thought was reserved for the lucky few.



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

Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed therapists for couples in Chicago Ridge 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 Chicago Ridge and renew your relationship.

Chicago Ridge is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.26 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Chicago Ridge is 14,373 people with 5,303 households and a median annual income of $45,458. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Chicago Ridge, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Chicago Ridge, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Chicago Ridge may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Chicago Ridge public health department.