Family therapy services in 60559: Westmont, IL. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 60559: Westmont, IL. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Westmont, Illinois.


Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Family Therapist

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

1167 Wilmette Avenue Suite 207, Wilmette, Illinois 60091 | 847-828-6066

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.

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Family Therapist

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

910 Skokie Blvd. Suite 211 , Northbrook, Illinois 60062 | 847.212-3722

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

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Family Therapist

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

900 Skokie Blvd. Suite 211, Northbrook , Illinois 60062 | 847-274-8423

I work with families whose interactions and communications need improvement or are outright dysfunctional. For example, in a family with an out of control child, it is easy to blame the family stress entirely on the child. However, the way parents or siblings react or respond to the troubled child often compounds the stress in the household. I have worked with parents and children, as well as grandparents and children, as well as grandparents and grandchildren.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Family Therapist

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

550 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093 | 847 446-0050

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

Angela Rene Brown, LCSW
Family Therapist

Angela Rene Brown, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Route 47 & W Fox Rd., Yorkville, Illinois 60560 | 815-600-1999

Family relationships can change over time and can become difficult to negotiate. Over time, relationships can face challenges for a variety of reasons including children entering their "teen years", or when a loved one is facing addiction, behavioral and/or mental health challenges. Sometimes the family relationships are not "in crisis", but family members would like to have more fulfilling relationships with each other. Learn how to communicate more effectively with each other, learn coping skills and ways to effectively parent children with loving discipline and boundaries.

Cathy Betti, LMFT, MSMFT
Family Therapist

Cathy Betti, LMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

770 Lake Cook Road, Suite 220, Deerfield, Illinois 60015 | 2245958697

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.

Damen Wellen, LCSW
Family Therapist

Damen Wellen, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

770 Lake Cook Road, Suite 220, Deerfield, Illinois 60035 | 646 621 3743

There are many different approaches to family therapy. As a clinician, I look at the family relationships within, behaviors, and patterns as they are shown within the therapy session. I help clients to see how intergenerational patterns can also play a role in their current dynamic and offer a non judgmental and nurturing environment for family members to work through their conflict and towards a more healthy relationship.

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP
Family Therapist

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

9335 Calumet Ave. Suite D, Munster, Indiana 46321 | 219-736-1000

Family is like a big machine. The machine can work only if all parts play their roles and their efficiency in playing their parts is optimal. No matter how good a machine may be even one part of the machine does not work, it is likely that the rest of the machine won't work. My approach in family therapy is to make sure that all parts work in an optimal fashion.

Allison Schechter, PsyD
Family Therapist

Allison Schechter, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

222 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 | 8157933787

All families are different and unique and all families experience periods of difficulty and disconnectedness. It can sometimes take the help of an outside perspective to assist families with identifying dysfunctional patterns and dynamics that exist within a family to try to bring better cohesion, communication, and unity to the family unit. I can help with exploring underlying difficulties that exist within family units, help families talk to and listen to each other more effectively, and work with you to create a more peaceful and overall happier family unit.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Family Therapist

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

2615 Three Oaks Rd, #2A, Cary, Illinois 60013 | 847 275 8236

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.

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD
Family Therapist

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

41W 444 Powers Road, Huntley, Illinois 60142 | (847)456-6498

When working with children and adolescents, family therapy is often a part of the treatment plan since a child's or adolescent's behavior impacts a family and vice versa. I use a systems approach to family therapy and often explore the communication patterns, roles, and rules of the family. I help families examine the interactions and/or dynamics of the family that are working and the patterns and/or interactions that are not.

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
Family Therapist

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC

Marriage Counselor

600 Dakota St., Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012 | 815-276-3947

Family therapy needs to be engaging for it to be helpful. It can be daunting, with some family members not feeling safe enough to say what they truly feel. Each family member deserves to be understood, and to be a part of something special. The family therapist needs to connect with each member of the family. Encouraging humor, creativity, and stretching comfort levels are all part of the process.

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Family Therapist

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

105 E. Main Street, Suite 307/308, Morris, Illinois 60450 | 815-322-3238 or 708-250-2027

You might seek family therapy in response to a stressful event or situation such as death of a loved one, divorce, a change in family structure, problems with one of the children, or perhaps you are having problems communicating. Collaboration among family members is an important goal of family therapy, as is improvement in connection, improved communication, and a mindset of problem solving rather than blaming one individual in the family.


60559 is a zip code located in DuPage County and part of Westmont, Illinois. It has a land area of 4.872 square miles.  The population of 60559 is 24,852 people.