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

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


Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD
Couples Counselor

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

In 60142 - Nearby to West Chicago.

I use a systems approach to couples and family therapy and often explore the communication patterns, roles, and rules of the couple or family. I help couples examine the interactions and/or dynamics of the relationship that are working and the patterns and/or interactions that are not. As opposed to continuing to blame his/her partner, I ask individuals to assess his/her part of the difficulties in the relationship and help them identify areas that he/she can work on to improve their relationship. Ultimately, the only thing one has control over is his/her own behavior or his/her part of the problem in the relationship.

Felicia Glick, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60004 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Couples can sometimes fall into a cycle of " Negative Sentiment Override" which they don't know how to change. Many couples will wait an average of 6 years from the time they recognize problems in their relationship before seeking help. In using the Gottman Method with my clients I see them develop and use the skills necessary to pull themselves out even long standing negative feelings towards each other. I use practical questionnaires and exercises to facilitate change. The relationship skills are applicable to couples that are engaged, contemplating marriage or couples that have been together for a lifetime but want to deepen their relationship.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60007 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60555 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Margo Milano, LCPC, NCC, CFLE, EAP-S
Couples Counselor

Margo Milano, LCPC, NCC, CFLE, EAP-S

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Family Life Educator

In 60119 - Nearby to West Chicago.

If you are concerned about your relationship, it is normal. Most people wonder how healthy their relationship is and if it could be better. Society teaches us to focus on the fun of falling in love but not the tools to make relationships work well in the long-term. Couples counseling is most effective if the counselor is specially trained in a theoretical model or approach specific to relationships. Effective models are PET-C or Gottman. Ideally, the couple will attend counseling together. If not, simply make an appointment individually. The most important step is to make an appointment, individually or as a couple, or there is lessened potential for increased relationship satisfaction.

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

In 60174 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

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 West Chicago.

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.

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60561 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60563 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Couples Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

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 60540 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Couples Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Couples Counselor

Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60118 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Couples Counselor

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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!

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC
Couples Counselor

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC

Dr. Tracey Clifford Licensed Psychotherapist

In 60510 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Althea Olson, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

In 60543 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Deborah Metroka, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60156 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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!

Regina Rogers, LCPC, NCC, BCC
Couples Counselor

Regina Rogers, LCPC, NCC, BCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60504 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Couples counseling can be beneficial to any couple in a committed relationship. If both partners are willing to participate, counseling can be effective regardless of sexual orientation, age, race or length of time spent together. Couples will benefit from tracking progress as it helps to promote emotional awareness, communication, and healthy changes in behavior. Couples counseling can benefit clients dealing with trust issues, financial burdens, resentment/unresolved issues, infidelity, transition phases and countless other challenges effecting the relationship.

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60515 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.
Couples Counselor

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60134 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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!



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

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

West Chicago is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 15.15 square miles and a water area of 0.33 square miles.  The population of West Chicago is 27,447 people with 7,566 households and a median annual income of $69,071. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for West Chicago, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in West Chicago 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 West Chicago public health department.