Family Counseling Services in Wheeling, IL.

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


Family Therapist

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

Within driving distance of Wheeling

I grew up in a family too. What is it with this most necessary unit of human existence that makes it so problematic? Why can't we speak our truth to the people we ought to be closest to? I call it the Law of Inverse Emotional Risk (LIER). We are most likely to hide the truth from people whose love we most fear losing. In working with families, I have found that, at the root of most of their problems are secrets, unexpressed feelings, resentments, and blame. How do you talk about such things? There is a way. It has four steps: Take responsibility - Admit the past - Live together - Keep it going; TALK for short. If you want to learn it, call me, email me, come see me. You get a free first session and I will tell you all about it.

Family Therapist

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Wheeling

The family is the building block of society. We all want good families but life is harder than it appears on TV, and there isn't always 30 minute solutions. Our trained therapists would like to work with you and your family to improve communication, learn better conflict resolution skills and become better at caring for each other. Each family member has their unique issue and role in the family. We want to help each individual contribute to the health of the family.

Family Therapist

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Wheeling

Given the importance of the understanding and addressing the larger social environment, I also offer family counseling. Although some clients choose to enter family therapy as the first choice of treatment, other times family work is incorporated after a period of individual, child, or couples therapy. I can assist families, large or small, in addressing issues that have previously caused conflict between family members. Common issues addressed for family therapies include: • Parent-Child Conflict • Parenting Adopted or Step-Children • Family Communication Problems • Defiant, Angry, or Isolated Children • Mourning and Issues of Loss • Caring for Aging Family Members

Family Therapist

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Wheeling

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!

Family Therapist

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Wheeling

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

Family Therapist

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

Within driving distance of Wheeling

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

Family Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Wheeling

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.

Family Therapist

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Wheeling

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.

Family Therapist

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / Therapist

Within driving distance of Wheeling

I work with a lot of adolescents struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Family involvement is an important component of their treatment, as adolescence is a challenging developmental period to navigate. Adolescent clients often feel misunderstood and isolated in their experiences, so communication is an important factor in alleviating these feelings.

Family Therapist

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

Within driving distance of Wheeling

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.

Family Therapist

Home Psych Services, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Within driving distance of Wheeling

Home Psych Services, P.C. provides home-based family therapy. We believe this is the most effective way to treat family problems by impacting these family problems where they usually start - in the home. We have multiple professionals including social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists that are able to address family problems from multiple different viewpoints. We are in the unique position of being able to observe how family problems play out in session in the actual environment where these problems started in the first place. This puts us in a unique position to diagnose and treat family problems.

Family Therapist

Lori Corrigan, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Wheeling

We are all social beings that come from a family system. It is through growing up in a system that we learn how to socialize with others. There are many things that affect us as individuals as well as the family as a whole within the different dynamics of the systems we live in. I meet individuals and families where they are at and seek to understand the strengths & weaknesses of the system & work with them to achieve time-framed & realistic goals for healthier functioning. Awareness, understanding, boundaries & effective communication are just a few of the dynamics I address to strengthen individuals and relationships in the family system.

Family Therapist

Daniel Kill, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Wheeling

Our understanding of families and desire for how families should function stem from our earliest expereinces within our own families. Sometimes these expereinces don't fit the new relationships we enter into and new rules and roles need to be developed. These evolving understandings of family will explore areas of communication, conflict managment, emotional support, resolving differences, and strengthening internal intimacy maps.



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Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed family therapists in Wheeling.  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 Wheeling right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Wheeling is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and Lake County in Illinois. It has a land area of 8.66 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Wheeling is 38,079 people with 14,132 households and a median annual income of $56,110. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Wheeling, IL

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Wheeling is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Wheeling therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility