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).


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.

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.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Couples Counselor

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Life Solutions Licensed Therapists
Couples Counselor

Life Solutions Licensed Therapists

Behavioral Health Professionals

In 60119 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop? Do you feel like the you and your partner are drifting away? Do you desire more intimacy between you and your partner? This is what couples services is for. All things can be improved, changed and bettered, with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship. In our couple’s therapy sessions, we help people develop the necessary skills needed. Clinicians are highly trained in couples approaches, so please inquire now!

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.

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!

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!

Angela Rene Brown, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Angela Rene Brown, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60560 - Nearby to West Chicago.

I offer Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Marriages are created from two distinct life experiences, expectations, communication patterns and love languages. Helping couples learn skills and identify issues that create conflict and emotional pain allow couples to have deeper connection and understanding and a more joy-filled marriage. All marital relationships go through different seasons. It can be helpful to have an outside professional assist a couple in navigating through a fall or winter season. The marriage bond can be fortified and strengthened to withstand the challenges and transitions of life.

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60174 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Couples Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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 60175 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP
Couples Counselor

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP

Licensed clinical social worker

In 60515 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Entering into a new relationship can be hard. It requires work. The work may cause challenges that are small and big. In couples therapy, couples learn how to work together on their challenges. Through coaching, they learn techniques that work for them to help them to better communicate. . They will learn what their strengths are and their weaknesses as a couple.

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC
Couples Counselor

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60175 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

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.

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.

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 West Chicago.

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.

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.

Emily Zeller, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Emily Zeller, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 60189 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.



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.