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

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


Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Couples Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to Palatine.

I recognize that each couple is unique, in their approach to life and to each other. I would focus on their strengths, especially as work on their problematic areas began. I encourage open communication but discourage name calling; I also encourage the use of "I feel" statements. I would be interested in their individual life histories in that the baggage we bring to relationships cannot be removed, but responses to behavior can be altered. And sometimes awareness of why an individual acts and/or feels a certain way can be quite helpful.

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60121 - Nearby to Palatine.

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.

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Couples Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60076 - Nearby to Palatine.

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.

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60118 - Nearby to Palatine.

In the stress of daily life and struggles, couples often forget why they love each other. They lose perspective and only feel anger and hopelessness. This is not what God wants for your relationship. Couples therapy involves looking at the communication patterns and baggage that keeps you stuck but will also help you remember and regain the love and understanding for the one you love.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Palatine.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Couples Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Palatine.

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.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Palatine.

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)

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Couples Counselor

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60625 - Nearby to Palatine.

Miscommunication is one of the most described problems by couples when calling for couples counseling. Couples counseling is helpful in addressing not only the causes of miscommunication by also the remedies. In a safe environment, couples learn how to listen in a different way, to be patient and respectful. The goal is for each member of the couple to feel heard and understood. Make an appointment today to improve your relationship.

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

In 60563 - Nearby to Palatine.

We strive to understand your unique challenges as a couple. We look at what each of you bring to the equation of your union and how the manner in which each of you handle your difficulty may contribute to the continuation of the problem. We also look at the your individual development, history and family of origin experiences as important clues.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Couples Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to Palatine.

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.

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60156 - Nearby to Palatine.

In helping your coupleship become more satisfying, I first want to hear your story--how you met, your journey to date, both the highs and the lows. Then together we will identify your strengths, issues that have become problematic, what skills you have already, those to add or enhance for the future, and strategies to work through any special difficulties or remaining woundedness. Collaboratively, we will develop a plan to encourage and give you hope that you can still make your relationship all that it can be!

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60175 - Nearby to Palatine.

Accepting and celebrating the differences that make up a couple can bring joy to any relationship. Validating emotions and not having to understand them reduces the amount of fighting that will take place. Watching for areas of stonewalling, contempt, defensiveness and criticism will allow communication to continue and not shut someone down or up. Learning how to repair a relationship on a daily bases will keep it on the road for many years.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Couples Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Palatine.

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.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Palatine.

Is your relationship ready for a tune up? Being married and raising 4 children, I know it's hard to find time for "us" during the parent rearing years, let alone if the relationship is struggling. Change can happen even if it's just by one person! I promise! Give me a jingle to see if couples counseling is right for you. Sometimes the things we can easily see are not the root cause of relationship stress. I can help you identify where the stress is coming from, and live a more fulfilling life!

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.
Couples Counselor

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60134 - Nearby to Palatine.

Being in a couple is a dream-come-true for most individuals. Yet, when the romance, over time (generally 6 months to 2 years), melds into the routine, lovers feel lost, lonely, and long for the past. What does this pattern mean on the developmental, life-long path of a couple? Feeling attracted is Step 1. Making a commitment to each other is Step 2. Disillusionment is Step 3 before you (Step 4) shake up your beliefs about a "happy marriage." How could you and your partner rejuvenate and inspire your commitment? I can help you understand the Steps with powerful ideas for you to start applying today. If you spouse isn't ready, you can lead the way!

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Palatine.

Of all the counseling I have done, couple counseling is the most satisfying. My goal in working with couples, married, dating or engaged, is always with the goal of building healthy, live-giving ways of communicating, and in helping to create a wonder a curiosity of the other person in order to appreciate and come to love them more. As a Christian, I counsel couples who want Christian-based counseling on dating or marriage, and also work with those who simply want to improve their relationship with a partner or loved one, though not necessarily with a spiritual element. I am also a Wedding Officiate, and have officiated at several weddings over the last few years.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Couples Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Palatine.

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

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
Couples Counselor

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC

Marriage Counselor

In 60012 - Nearby to Palatine.

Marriage counseling can be scary, not knowing what to expect. I take the time to make sure that each person feels understood. Often this is what people want the most in order to feel resolve issues and feel closer. Secondly, people want to stay calm but do not always know how. Thirdly, most prefer creative proposals to solve problems versus debates. Having a communication coach, and an understanding of how your past affects the present can make the difference. We also provide premarital assessments and counseling.

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

In 60123 - Nearby to Palatine.

Suspecting an affair? Have you just learned that your spouse wants a divorce? These are the types of crises situations that Kari Hunter specializes in. A relationship counselor for 25 years, she has worked with all types of couples to help them navigate the many difficulties that go along with love and partnership. Whether your relationship can benefit from conflict-resolution skills, communication coaching, or intimacy enrichment, don't wait until small problems become a crisis. But if you have gotten to the point of contemplating a break-up, there is a new service for that too, it is called Discernment counseling and it helps couples come to a mutual confident decision about the future.

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60174 - Nearby to Palatine.

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.

Emily Zeller, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Emily Zeller, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 60189 - Nearby to Palatine.

Whether you are dating, engaged or married, I can work with you to build a relationship that lasts and works for you. Therapy offers a safe space for you and your partner to identify areas of your relationship that are causing conflict and stress. I will help you break down what isn't working so you can focus on strengthening the connection you share.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Palatine.

Stenzel Clinical has many marriage counselors on staff. We believe in dealing with communication, conflict resolution and immediate issues to help facilitate a safe environment to deal with the underlying difficult issues creating stress and discord. We believe your marriage can enjoy greater love and peace with work from both partners. Marriage is hard, let us help to make it easier.

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60515 - Nearby to Palatine.

Couples counseling in one of my areas of expertise. Many clinicians refer couples to me because of my years of success in working with this population. I believe each couple brings in their own unique set of circumstances, thus I do not use one standard "formula" in my approach. You will find your time in therapy with me as an experience of feeling respected, being deeply understood, with the ultimate result of positive and constructive change in your relationship. Are you ready to find fulfillment and joy in your partnership? If so, then please contact me at your convenience.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Couples Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Palatine.

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

Deb Norton, MS LCPC NCC
Couples Counselor

Deb Norton, MS LCPC NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60048 - Nearby to Palatine.

The greatest issue with couples therapy is that most couples wait too long to seek it out. So instead of reconnecting a cart and horse that were in the same location, time now has them in different counties - sometimes different states! The challenge with couples right out of the gate is identifying the depth of the disconnect. Next is boundary setting as I'm a firm believer, no couple can gain a thing from fighting with each other in my office! My job is not to referee. My job is to help them identify what's broken in their relationship and then teach them how to fix it. Quite simply, this journey is about trust, communication and the willingness to make compromise. I'm the tour guide.



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

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

Palatine is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 13.61 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Palatine is 69,308 people with 26,242 households and a median annual income of $71,573. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Palatine, IL

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Palatine for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Palatine public health department.