Managing Difficulties & Maintaining Relationships

Relationship counseling for couples and individuals confronting relational difficulties

Many times there are parts about your relationship that you love and parts that you are unsatisfied with. Let us help you move past your difficulties and secure the future of your relationship and improve your relational happiness. We are equipped to + experienced in working with monogamous and open relationships as well as any gender identity, sexual orientation.

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Identify, air, and resolve points of conflict.

Whether due to differences in communication styles, life values, religion, sexual compatibility, lack of emotional intimacy, substance use, or not to have children. At the end of the day, it's about your emotional and physical needs being met, effective communication, and life goals being in alignment.

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Our licensed counselors specialize in helping couples & individuals navigate the following hardships:

  • Couples struggling with substance abuse & addictions recovery
  • Adjusting to living together
  • Acclimating to engagement or marriage
  • Navigating relationship uncertainty
  • Recovering from infidelity
  • Collaborative closure therapy for the ending of a partnership
  • Emotional intimacy, conflict, & communication
Our supportive but directive counselors will help you move past your relationship difficulties to:
1

Reflect Constructively

Break through unresolved conflicts, negative interaction cycles, and improve communication + conflict resolution
2

Gain Useful Skills

Generate greater understanding between partners and work together as a team
3

Learn About Yourself

Identify relationship attachment styles and love languages and how they influence your partnership
4

Clarify Your Needs & Wants.

Identify relationship needs, values, and non-negotiables
5

Increase Happiness + Fulfillment

Improve trust, respect, security, affection, and closeness + learn to cultivate more gratitude, mindfulness, and joy
6

Manage Decisions

Renew commitment to the relationship or, if necessary, make thoughtful and informed decisions about separation

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70 E Lake St #222
Chicago, IL 60601

Serving Chicago, Streeterville, Gold Coast, West Town, River North, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown and surrounding areas.

Common Questions

Do you accept insurance?

We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Choice and United Healthcare/Optum. However, if you have another type of insurance we can still work together. We can provide you with a bill that you may send into your insurance company with partial reimbursement. Please contact us to provide you with additional information about this.

Is there parking available at your office?

All el lines are within 1-2 blocks, and, there are two parking garages nearby at 60 E. Lake St. and 20 E. Randolph.

I tried therapy and didn't like it. How's this different?

Therapy varies depending on the personalities of the counselor and client, as well as the particular concerns brought forward. Sometimes the chemistry between the counselor and client or the counselor’s style or approach just isn’t a good fit. The relationship between the client and the therapist is of utmost importance. Therefore, we work to create a safe environment where open and honest communication is encouraged so that concerns or questions about treatment or the relationship can be addressed in session. This often benefits the therapeutic process and deepens the therapeutic relationship.

What can I expect from the first few sessions?

During the first and second session, we will gather information about what has brought you into therapy including your concerns, what you’d like to work on and information about your current and past emotional health and life history. This information helps us gain a deeper understanding about your situation, you as a person and how to best help you. As noted earlier, since it is important that clients feel comfortable with their counseling, we encourage clients to also use the first session as an opportunity to assess if this is a good fit for you as well.

What can I expect during a typical therapy session?

During therapy you will begin to discuss and share your feelings, thoughts, and reactions in order for you to begin to gain insight, develop new thinking patters, coping skills and overall improved quality of life. It is natural to feel uncomfortable about opening up at first but this process because much easier after a few sessions. Since self-growth is possible through commitment and work I will encourage you to practice the things you discuss and learn outside of session.

How long will I need to be in therapy?

The number of sessions needed is different for everyone depending on a number of factors including but not limited to your goals, severity or intensity of your concerns or symptoms, how long you’ve been dealing with your concerns, current levels of stress, and the progress you make towards reaching your short or long-term goals.

Is what I say in therapy confidential?

In general, all communications between a client and counselor are confidential and can only be released with the client’s written permission. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • When there is a reasonable suspicion of child/dependent abuse or of an elder adult.
  • When the client communicates a threat of bodily injury to others.
  • When the client is suicidal.
  • When disclosure is required pursuant to a legal proceeding.
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