Couples Therapy in Chicago + Illinois
Are You Ready For Couples Therapy In Chicago?
We can help. Couples therapy is one of the many counseling services we provide in Chicago and across the state of Illinois. Couples counseling or relationship counseling is helpful when the joy you once felt in your relationship has dwindled. When couples are ready for therapy, typically there is a challenge in their marriage or relationship they cannot solve on their own.
Couples seek therapy for a myriad of reasons, and all that’s required is a desire to improve your relationship. There is no prerequisite for couples counseling other than you agree to go with your partner.
Our couples counselors can help you address issues that range from communication to infidelity, potential divorce or breakup to how to improve your sex life. There doesn’t need to be a catastrophic problem to fix in couples therapy. For you, it may be that you simply want to deepen your relationship, clear out old hurts from the past or if you’re not yet married, you may want premarital counseling to set your future on the right track.
What Can Couples Therapy in Chicago Help With?
Our Chicago couples therapists are passionate about helping couples and work on all of the areas below, including:
- Improving communication
- Infidelity and past betrayal trauma
- Mismatched libidos or differences in sexual preferences
- Toxic communication
- Past trauma that’s affecting your relationship
- Mental health concerns affecting your relationship (depression, anxiety etc)
- Polyamory and ethical non-monogamy
- Breaking up and divorce
- Life transitions such as empty nest, job loss or change, moving and more
- Addictive behaviors that are affecting your relationship
- Communication challenges and conflict resolution
- Resolving resentment
- Premarital counseling
- Second marriage + third marriage
- Sexual orientation questions arising later in life
- Parenting, step-parenting and co-parenting challenges
- And more
Can Couples Therapy Fix A Toxic Relationship?
This is a great question with a complicated answer. Couples therapy can help you address toxic relationship patterns. We can explore how your communication is harmed by argument strategies and styles, makeup patterns, codependency, and narcissistic communication.
But healing requires that both people actively participate and when you’re in a truly toxic relationship it can be challenging to get your partner to come to therapy with you. In cases like this, we offer individual therapy to help.
When you schedule a session with our intake specialist, be sure to explore which option is best for you given your partner’s willingness to participate in therapy.
Is it too late for our marriage if we’ve talked about getting a divorce?
Not at all. Relationship therapy is a very safe space if your marriage is in a rocky place and getting a divorce feels like an option. Not that every marriage in this situation ends. Some couples start marriage counseling only to realize they still love each other and they want to work it out. Unresolved conflict can wreak havoc on a relationship and many couples finally get to release those worries in therapy.
Premarital counseling with our Chicago therapists
For couples ready to start their married life together, premarital counseling is a wonderful way to solidify your partnership so your marriage starts off on the right foot. This is especially helpful for couples entering their second or third marriage. It will help address any carry over or remaining areas of concerns from the past so you start your new marriage on the healthiest footing possible.
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Are Couples Therapy Sessions Held In Person or Virtually?
At present, all of our therapists are conducting therapy sessions virtually, via telehealth. Since transitioning to 100% telehealth services at the height of the pandemic, we have found that virtual therapy sessions tend to provide our clients with the same quality of care as in-person sessions, with an added convenience.
Our secure, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform enables you to connect with a therapist virtually via video. Convenient, automatic reminders and calendar invites make it easy to remember your appointment time.
How Can I Book an Appointment/Consultation With One Of Your Chicago Couples Therapists?
If you feel ready to get started, but still have a few questions, feel free to contact us today. We offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation where our Intake Specialist can learn more about your goals, answer any questions or concerns you might have, and align you with the therapist who is the best fit for your needs.