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

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


Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60048 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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."

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

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 60010 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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)

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

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 Waukegan.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Couples Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Couples Counselor

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60201 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Deb Norton, MS LCPC NCC
Couples Counselor

Deb Norton, MS LCPC NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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.

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC
Couples Counselor

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53158 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Couples counseling may not necessarily be marriage counseling. It also may be premarital, two friends or roommates that need to speak to someone who can be objective and neutral. This type of counseling may also include a parent and child (sometimes an adult child needing to resolve some issues of childhood or even between siblings). So the dyads may each have their own dynamics. As a Counselor I must be able to put myself into the situation at hand. There's no cookie-cutter approach here. I generally use a mindfulness based approach, dealing with current issues as well as Cognitive Therapy. I teach effective communication skills & conflict resolution skills...& help you connect.

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW
Couples Counselor

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW

LCSW

In 60061 - Nearby to Waukegan.

The joys, the disappointments, and the challenges of relationships are the heart of most therapy issues, The depression or anxiety we feel, the self-esteem we may have lost, the bad habits that have replaced what was genuine in our lives, the stresses that erode the wholeness of our families. William Edleman offers effective solutions to strengthen bonds of love and intimacy, mend shattered marriages, and add new tenderness to maturing relationships.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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!

Emily Zeller, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Emily Zeller, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

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 Waukegan.

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

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Learn positive way to communicate and solve conflict . Heal past unintentional hurts that made thier way into your relationship. Rebuild, Develop and Create the best relationship imaginable. YOU CAN!!!!! even better then before. Identify what is going on in the relationship, change the dyfunction and extricate yourself from the power struggles . Real love is born in the relationship. Learn about each other in ways you have not before. Create true intimacy and wonderful life experiences. Your relationship is worth saving.


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

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

Waukegan is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 24.18 square miles and a water area of 0.22 square miles.  The population of Waukegan is 88,475 people with 28,826 households and a median annual income of $45,845. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Waukegan, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Waukegan, 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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan public health department.