Great Couples Counseling in Villa Park, IL. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Althea Olson, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

In 60543 - Nearby to Villa Park.

Most therapists are scared of providing couples counseling because it is difficult remaining unbiased towards two people who are in the throes of high conflict. However, I love it and it is my favorite type of counseling to provide. In my experience I have found most couples get caught up in the details of life and begin fighting to be right instead of fighting for each other. Instead of focusing on what they need to hear they become consumed over how their partner has wronged them. I focus on restoring reconciling the relationship to a place that is mutually beneficial for each partner using evidence based interventions from CBT, The Gottman Method, Bowen Family Systems, and ACT.

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Couples Counselor

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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 60004 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Couples Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60118 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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.

Janet Wichmann, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Janet Wichmann, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60462 - Nearby to Villa Park.

I approach couples counseling primarily as a facilitator of healthy and mutually respectful communication. This has often broken down at home so creating a safe place for both people to speak and listen to each other is a lost experience I work on recovering. In turn, there may then be a sense of relief and hope that both people are able to calm down and problem solve their situation.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Couples Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to Villa Park.

All relationships have their challenges, you are not alone. If you are you are seeking to overcome a challenging time in your relationship or you desire a more intimate connection with your partner counseling will help. My approach to therapy will give you the tools to reduce frustration, improve communication, establish trust and build intimacy. Most marriages, mine included, go through rocky times. But that doesn't necessarily mean the marriage is over. Working through your challenges will help strengthen you as a couple. Say goodbye to your relationship of the past and open your mind to a new kind of relationship with the same partner!

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60154 - Nearby to Villa Park.

There are many different types of couples with whom I work - Traditional, Re-Married After Being Widowed, Step-Families, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender. Each couple and each relationship is special and unique. Therefore, the strategies we use to improve, change or dissolve/uncouple the relationship will be distinct for each pair of partners and will be based on the partners' goals.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60007 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC
Couples Counselor

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC

Dr. Tracey Clifford Licensed Psychotherapist

In 60510 - Nearby to Villa Park.

Couples often find themselves in the abyss of defense mechanisms they use with each other to punish one another when they’re angry and upset. These defense mechanisms don’t work in fact the more they reactive they are the more the connection deteriorates in the relationship. I Help people discover what their defense mechanism sorrow and create new, healthy, loving and nurturing habits to reconnect. I am an eclectic therapist who uses multiple modes/ models or approaches of therapy to help people achieve the desired goals-depending on who they are and what they respond to Best.

Tom Petit, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, CAP
Couples Counselor

Tom Petit, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, CAP

Licensed Mental Health Counselors / Board Certified Coaches

In 60004 - Nearby to Villa Park.

COVID-19 Stress, tension and anxiety places heavier weights on the best of relationships. Sheltering in place brings new challenges to daily life - who watches the children while both are “working from home”. . . how to prioritize the many new demands? I have over 35 years of working with couples of all ages and stages and 10 years seeing couples online as an E-Therapist. I can teach you how to resolve conflict, gain or restore a loving relationship that can last a lifetime. Weaving a Telehealth into this new reality can give you what you need to come through this crisis stronger and closer.

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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)

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., BCB
Couples Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60540 - Nearby to Villa Park.

Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Are you tired of all the arguing? Couples seek therapy for many reasons, including poor communication, lack of connection, disagreements, parenting differences or even infidelity. Whatever your concerns are, I have experience working with couples to improve relationship dynamics in a nonjudgmental and encouraging therapeutic environment. My goal is to help couples manage through trying periods and to develop effective ways to improve communication and interactions. I will work closely with your partner and you to help reonnect you to the relationship that you were always wishing for.

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Couples Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60076 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Couples Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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.

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60175 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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.

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60121 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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.

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.
Couples Counselor

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60563 - Nearby to Villa Park.

I utilize and implement aspects of the Gottman approach to helping couples heal. I assist each person in the couple in helping them recognize how they communicate with and impact the other, and how some communication patterns are ineffective. I assist couples in finding effective communication strategies, healthy interaction and intimacy patterns, while building trust and respect for one another.

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60555 - Nearby to Villa Park.

Communication barriers and conflict are present in all relationships and it is most important to work through these issues together and in a way that supports growth and fosters love in relationships. In therapy I can provide techniques and a space for you to practice utilizing more effective ways to communicate that allows both people to feel heard and understood. I am available to help you work through conflicts and relationships goals in a safe space together.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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."

David Johnson, LCSW
Couples Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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.

Marianne Tomlinson, M.S. Ed., L.C.P.C.
Couples Counselor

Marianne Tomlinson, M.S. Ed., L.C.P.C.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60510 - Nearby to Villa Park.

Is your relationship not where you thought it would be? Are you having problems with communication and misunderstandings? Has life gotten in the way of your relationship? Relationships take work and with careers, children and life in general, it is not uncommon for relationships to get off track. Collaboratively, we can work to improve communication and find that spark that initially attracted the two of you in the first place. We can discover ways to reawaken and relight the hopes and dreams you had for your relationship. For more information, please contact me or visit my website.

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 Villa Park.

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.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Couples Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Villa Park.

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.



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

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

Villa Park is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 4.71 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Villa Park is 21,969 people with 7,737 households and a median annual income of $70,176. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Villa Park, IL

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Villa Park 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 Villa Park public health department.