Couples Therapy in Chicago & All Illinois

Starting Couples Therapy in Chicago + Illinois


Couples therapy is one of the many services we provide in Chicago and within the state of Illinois. Couples counseling or relationship counseling can be helpful for couples who are facing challenges in their relationship, related to sexual communication, intimacy, resolving arguments, betrayal trauma, presence of compulsive behavior or substance abuse, premarital counseling, and much more.


Couples counseling is helpful for many relationships and is a worthwhile investment in the longevity of your relationship. Relationships can be difficult and complex. We’re here to help you and your partner find resolve and enrich your relationship, in a safe, objective, and non-judgmental environment.

Starting couples therapy with your partner is nothing to be ashamed about. Couples therapy is not only recommended for couples who are on the brink of a breakup. Couples therapy can be really helpful for couples who want to improve a specific area of the relationship such as the way they communicate or the quality of their sex life. 


There aren’t necessarily always catastrophic problems that need to be “fixed” in couples therapy. For some, couples therapy is an opportunity to explore relationships and feel even more connected with romantic partners. Couples can have a safe, objective, and non-judgmental space to talk through needs, boundaries, desires, and anything else needed to help the relationship thrive. 

Meet our Sex Therapists, Couples Therapists and Psychologists in Chicago

Dr. Kate Balestrieri is a sex therapist in NYC.

Dr. Kate Balestrieri



Licensed Psychologist

Certified Sex Therapist

PACT III Therapist


Raquel Office Pic

Raquel VanLoon, LPC, CADC


Clinical Associate

Licensed Professional Counselor

What Can Couples Therapy in Chicago Help With?


Some of the most common conditions and situations our Chicago therapists can help with include, but are not limited to:


  • Improving Communication
  • Attachment Style Differences 
  • Mismatched Libidos
  • Working Through Trauma
  • Toxic Relationship Dynamics 
  • Parenting Differences
  • Polyamory and Ethical Non-monogamy
  • Infidelity/Betrayal Trauma 
  • Compulsive Behaviors
  • Major Life Stressors/Transitions 
  • Exploring Sexuality
  • Sexual Identity 
  • Improving Intimacy
  • Long Distance Relationship Support 
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Marital and Premarital Counseling
  • Breakup and Divorce Support
  • Working Through Resentment 
  • Emotional Labor, Domestic Labor and Mental Load Disparities

Free 30-Minute Consultation

Teletherapy Service Available

Judgement-Free Counseling

Everyone has the right to empowered, healthy, and thriving relationships. That includes you.

mental health | relationships | sexuality | healing + recovery

We are Ready to Start Couples Therapy in Chicago. What’s next?


Every relationship is different and finding a couples therapist who can help you meet your goals is the first step in getting your relationship where you and your partner would like it to be.


If you’re curious how couples therapy could be beneficial for your relationship, we are happy to speak with you and provide more information. 


Feel free to schedule a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation at a day and time that works best with your schedule. Once booked, a member of our team will contact you and answer any questions or concerns you have about services, rates, available therapists and more.