Family Counseling Services in Des Plaines, IL.

Find a family therapist in Des Plaines, Illinois. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Family Therapist

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

If you are struggling in a close relationship with conflict, distance and/or withdrawal, or feel that there is no longer an emotional connection with your partner or other family members, it can be helpful to work with a therapist. It is not just as easy as “how you communicate.” Therapy can help you take an objective look at emotional, thinking and behavioral patterns that perhaps no longer are effective and test new methods of interaction to improve your relationships. This can be applied in your relationships with your spouse, your children, parents and friends, neighbors and work colleagues.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Family Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

In dealing with families, I strive to help to improve communication and conflict resolution techniques. Often, members of familiies mean well, but express their needs and dis-satisfactions in a way that increases conflict and turmoil. In home conflicts often escalate and lead to withdrawal or explosive incidents. A calmer, problem resolution is possible in and office setting with a neutral party. In such a setting, we are usually able to effect better listening to one another and achieve the kind of understanding and acceptance that leads to greater family harmony.

Cathy Betti, AMFT, MSMFT
Family Therapist

Cathy Betti, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60015 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Family therapy can be extremely beneficial in restoring the peace back into relationships within the family that are not currently working, due to any number of constraints. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I encourage more members of the family to be involved in the therapeutic process to restore relationships both inside the therapy space, and to use the tools learned in therapy together to outside of therapy and in the true context of the relationship.

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Amanda has a masters degree in marriage and family therapy. Family therapy requires a specific level of training that includes managing dynamics to create emotional safety within the family. Family therapy is appropriate for parents and children, transgenerational family (grandparents, parents, etc), and can apply to many different issues. Divorce, illness, abuse - family therapy is an excellent tool for facilitating healing and change.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Family Therapist

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Families are complicated, especially in today's day and age. Children, adolescents and parents endure more stress today than any other generation before them. Therapists must not only be knowledgeable, but adapt to the changing family structures and dynamics of the modern family. Our practice at The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center specializes in helping families bring back the joy, connection and synergy that has dwindled over the years, utilizing our own model of therapy called, Family Synergy Counseling. Families benefit by learning communication skills, develop healthier boundaries, regain respect and understanding for each member of the family, and become happier altogether.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Family Therapist

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Life is complicated. It is hard to create and maintain healthy relationships with those we love the most. There are many different thoughts and feelings, from the past and present, that exist in all of our interactions with one another. It isn’t always simple, whether we are trying to effectively communicate feelings, establish rules for the household, navigate the waters of intimacy, guide our children toward a successful future or simply attempting to provide a healthy meal while working, studying, and cleaning. The world and our family lives are increasingly more complex. Though we all have the tools within ourselves and within our relationships to create thelives we want. Through our psychotherapy approaches whether parenting coaching, couples or...(view profile to read more)

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Family Therapist

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

SIGNS of needed family therapy: Continuous arguing, adolescent and child misbehavior or substance abuse, spouse and sibling anger and agitation, marital separation, domestic emotional abuse, domestic violence, infidelity, blended family conflict. TREATMENT: Systems therapy, gestalt therapy, communication training, assertiveness training, anger-reduction therapy, conflict resolution therapy and state-of-the-art role-playing techniques. BENEFITS of treatment: Enhanced spousal intimacy, reduced agitation, skyrocketing problem-solving skills, much improved parent-child communication, reduced childhood misbehavior, improved child school performance and elimination of marital and child abuse.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Family Therapist

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Families with problems will (1) learn three different/new ways to talk and listen to help each other live better (2) within a short time (3-6 sessions) know 2-3 ways to solve conflicts in the family (3) be taught how to best reduce, manage, eliminate hurtful, destructive feelings of family members (4) be able to show increased empathy toward other family members and know how to effectively ask for empathy

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW
Family Therapist

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

In 60605 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

We will identify goals that your family would like to work on, and can spend sessions focusing on improving in specific areas identified. Using Systems therapy and Emotionally-Focused therapy, I will focus on identifying how individual and family needs may coincide or conflict with each other, and help your family learn new patterns of interacting with each other.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Family Therapist

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Does it seem like your family is just off? or maybe like one person is to blame? Sometimes, the adults think that a child is root cause of an issue, but many times they may be the symptom to a bigger family issue. Many times I work with kids whose behaviors have escalated, and parents are looking for support. I then walk alongside them and the child to help identify the symptoms, the underlying issues as a family, and work towards living a more fulfilling life. Most times youth learn new ways to cope, as well as parents learning to decipher the codes that kids are trying to tell us. Call me for a free phone consultation and I'll help you assess if family therapy is right for you!

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Family Therapist

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

When a member of a family becomes ill or disabled, the entire family will be affected. Confusion, fear, anxiety and even anger can occur - even after the person recovers - such as with a cancer survivor. With my Registered Nursing and Counseling background I can help families understand some of the changes that are taking place due to the illness. Talking about what each member is experiencing can help all understand each other and lead to finding ways to handle the uncertainty. When you have a plan for coping with the illness or effects of the illness, tensions can decrease, and the family can find a "new normal" - a new way of being together. Different, but still good - still family

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW
Family Therapist

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Whether your goal is to reduce conflict, overcome challenges, or process an upcoming transition - family therapy can be a great setting to help you strengthen your relationship with one another and increase communication among members. Through games and fun we will engage each member of the family so that you can become a more connected, healthy family unit.

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.
Family Therapist

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

In 60602 - Nearby to Des Plaines.

Our approach to family therapy includes examination of individual members of the family. It is frequently observed that a family member who may have a psychiatric disorder is a source of conflict in the family. If that individual or individuals are not identified, it is unlikely that family therapy will work. So the first step is to rule out serious psychiatric disorders in the family. Our approach is to make an effective change in individuals and then work with the group because we believe that a machine can not work efficiently if all parts don't work equally well.



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Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed family therapists in Des Plaines.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counseling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Des Plaines right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Des Plaines is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 14.34 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Des Plaines is 58,677 people with 22,191 households and a median annual income of $65,109. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Des Plaines, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines public health department.