Queer Notions Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
Offers online therapy
My specialty is LGBTQ+ issues and relationship counseling. My approach is grounded in Client-Centered Theory and have experience and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and other relational humanistic methods. What that all means is I will honor the processes that you naturally use to work out problems while helping you be more clear about how you really think and feel, help you find and resolve trauma, and work out problems in relationships. I am known for being warm, inviting, empathic, nonjudgmental, and authentic. You can trust me to keep your secrets, welcome your thoughts, and honor your process of solving problems.
(773) 207-2184
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Chicago, IL 60626
Offers online therapy
My specialty is LGBTQ+ issues and relationship counseling. My approach is grounded in Client-Centered Theory and have experience and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and other relational humanistic methods. What that all means is I will honor the processes that you naturally use to work out problems while helping you be more clear about how you really think and feel, help you find and resolve trauma, and work out problems in relationships. I am known for being warm, inviting, empathic, nonjudgmental, and authentic. You can trust me to keep your secrets, welcome your thoughts, and honor your process of solving problems.
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Susan Ruth Schwendener
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCPC, LMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
Offers online therapy
We will focus on communication and conflict-resolution skills using the practices of John Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Are you feeling anxious, sad, irritable, and stuck? Are you having difficulty in your relationships and daily life? Are you looking for a new career? As a therapist for individuals, I will work with you to better understand your thoughts and behaviors so you can express yourself more effectively. We can then collaborate on identifying your strengths and using them to find solutions to empower you. In couple's therapy work, we will use in-session exercises to help you recognize and change attitudes and behaviors that damage your relationship. I use a positive-psychology approach to help you find the innate resiliencies in your life.
(773) 345-6528
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Chicago, IL 60642
Offers online therapy
We will focus on communication and conflict-resolution skills using the practices of John Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Are you feeling anxious, sad, irritable, and stuck? Are you having difficulty in your relationships and daily life? Are you looking for a new career? As a therapist for individuals, I will work with you to better understand your thoughts and behaviors so you can express yourself more effectively. We can then collaborate on identifying your strengths and using them to find solutions to empower you. In couple's therapy work, we will use in-session exercises to help you recognize and change attitudes and behaviors that damage your relationship. I use a positive-psychology approach to help you find the innate resiliencies in your life.
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Natalie A. Stanish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a M.S in Child Development & Family Studies, specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Purdue University. I specialize in working with couples, parents and co-parents, families, teens and Adults. My systemic approach goes beyond the individual and addresses problems within the context of people's relationships and environment. I believe relationships form a key part of health & well-being and strive to help people work through/resolve their emotional injuries to achieve happiness & harmony internally (within one's self) and externally (in relationships).
(872) 204-1579
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a M.S in Child Development & Family Studies, specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Purdue University. I specialize in working with couples, parents and co-parents, families, teens and Adults. My systemic approach goes beyond the individual and addresses problems within the context of people's relationships and environment. I believe relationships form a key part of health & well-being and strive to help people work through/resolve their emotional injuries to achieve happiness & harmony internally (within one's self) and externally (in relationships).
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Ileana Ungureanu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MD, PhD, LMFT, CFTP Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
I am passionate in working with relational issues, either when helping individuals or couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. I am yet to hear a client or a friend or a family member talk about distress that is not somehow associated to a relational issue... Aren't we all longing to belong and to find safety and security in the arms of our loved ones (partners, parents or very dear friends that are like family)? And yet, these are precisely the people that can hurt us the most.
(312) 818-3684
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
I am passionate in working with relational issues, either when helping individuals or couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. I am yet to hear a client or a friend or a family member talk about distress that is not somehow associated to a relational issue... Aren't we all longing to belong and to find safety and security in the arms of our loved ones (partners, parents or very dear friends that are like family)? And yet, these are precisely the people that can hurt us the most.
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According To Sykes, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
Services are emotionally focused and culturally affirming with a strengths-based perspective.
Here at According to Sykes, assistance and guidance is offered through Individual, Family and Group therapy as well as Professional Development and Training Opportunities. We recognize and understand the complicated and complex ways that trauma influences all parts of someone’s life, body, and brain, and make treatment decisions based on that framework. We realize that most people have lived through some type of trauma because trauma is so common and understand treatment through that lens.
(773) 649-4122
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Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
Services are emotionally focused and culturally affirming with a strengths-based perspective.
Here at According to Sykes, assistance and guidance is offered through Individual, Family and Group therapy as well as Professional Development and Training Opportunities. We recognize and understand the complicated and complex ways that trauma influences all parts of someone’s life, body, and brain, and make treatment decisions based on that framework. We realize that most people have lived through some type of trauma because trauma is so common and understand treatment through that lens.
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Maria Alejandra Ramirez
PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
Evidence based practices that inform my practice include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness based treatment, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT for couples), Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) model, and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
My therapeutic approach is to fosters a space where the past, present, and future intersect in a way that healing, empowerment, and clear direction can flourish. I understand that life can at times be challenging, change can be destabilizing, and loss will cause pain. Through these life transitions one may at times need a safe space to cultivate hope and grow. I employ evidence based practices, cultural sensitivity and awareness to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals.
(872) 231-3776
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Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
Evidence based practices that inform my practice include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness based treatment, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT for couples), Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) model, and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
My therapeutic approach is to fosters a space where the past, present, and future intersect in a way that healing, empowerment, and clear direction can flourish. I understand that life can at times be challenging, change can be destabilizing, and loss will cause pain. Through these life transitions one may at times need a safe space to cultivate hope and grow. I employ evidence based practices, cultural sensitivity and awareness to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals.
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Michael P. McCauley
MA Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
Mike offers compassionate support to people who experience depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship challenges and significant life transitions. He celebrates the goodness and strength of his clients, and offers sessions that are nurturing, captivating and goal oriented. Before training in psychotherapy, Mike enjoyed a lengthy career as a journalist and communication educator, and he’s also worked as a life coach, hospice volunteer and chaplain intern. He discovered that his first love was working one-on-one with a diverse group of clients on the career, family and relationship concerns they brought to his office.
(872) 231-3258
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
Mike offers compassionate support to people who experience depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship challenges and significant life transitions. He celebrates the goodness and strength of his clients, and offers sessions that are nurturing, captivating and goal oriented. Before training in psychotherapy, Mike enjoyed a lengthy career as a journalist and communication educator, and he’s also worked as a life coach, hospice volunteer and chaplain intern. He discovered that his first love was working one-on-one with a diverse group of clients on the career, family and relationship concerns they brought to his office.
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James R Harris
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
Trained in both EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I often introduce an experiential component that enriches your work and our collaboration.
My psychotherapy with adult individuals and couples is active and collaborative. We begin with discussing what precipitated your visit and attempt to understand why you are where you are from a perspective that is developmental and non-pathologizing. As an individual and couples therapist, I am skilled at weighing the relative contributions of what is within an individual and what is between individuals and within troubled relationships.
(312) 396-2339
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Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
Trained in both EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I often introduce an experiential component that enriches your work and our collaboration.
My psychotherapy with adult individuals and couples is active and collaborative. We begin with discussing what precipitated your visit and attempt to understand why you are where you are from a perspective that is developmental and non-pathologizing. As an individual and couples therapist, I am skilled at weighing the relative contributions of what is within an individual and what is between individuals and within troubled relationships.
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Michael Purcell
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60707
Not accepting new clients
In my couples work, I utilize an evidence-based approach, Emotionally Focused Therapy, that helps partners to identify and interrupt negative patterns and find positive ways to feel more connected.
We all naturally strive towards happiness, growth, and development. Sometimes, however, there are obstacles along the way: depression, anxiety, loss, financial strain, illness, relationship turmoil, addiction, or the impacts of prejudice and inequality. I will partner with you, get to know and understand who you are, where you come from. Together, we will explore solutions to get you back on track, to help you overcome suffering, to help you live more fully, more intentionally, and more effectively.
(773) 362-5296
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Chicago, IL 60707
Not accepting new clients
In my couples work, I utilize an evidence-based approach, Emotionally Focused Therapy, that helps partners to identify and interrupt negative patterns and find positive ways to feel more connected.
We all naturally strive towards happiness, growth, and development. Sometimes, however, there are obstacles along the way: depression, anxiety, loss, financial strain, illness, relationship turmoil, addiction, or the impacts of prejudice and inequality. I will partner with you, get to know and understand who you are, where you come from. Together, we will explore solutions to get you back on track, to help you overcome suffering, to help you live more fully, more intentionally, and more effectively.
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Tracy Bisterfeldt Schafer
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
In couple's treatment, my foundation is EMT (Emotionally Focused Therapy).
I create a safe, non-judgmental environment where couples are able to tune-in and cultivate meaningful insight. This will set in motion thoughtful, intentional, value-congruent changes that will help to define opportunities for growth in your relationship, as well as your individuals lives. I work with couple's at all stages. Some are looking to further enrich or revitalize an otherwise healthy relationship. Others may be looking to rescue one that has gone awry. Still others are looking to transition to a different kind of partnership. Wherever you are, I can help.
(312) 425-2928
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
In couple's treatment, my foundation is EMT (Emotionally Focused Therapy).
I create a safe, non-judgmental environment where couples are able to tune-in and cultivate meaningful insight. This will set in motion thoughtful, intentional, value-congruent changes that will help to define opportunities for growth in your relationship, as well as your individuals lives. I work with couple's at all stages. Some are looking to further enrich or revitalize an otherwise healthy relationship. Others may be looking to rescue one that has gone awry. Still others are looking to transition to a different kind of partnership. Wherever you are, I can help.
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Valentina Prida
MA, MFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
When working with couples I work from an (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy framework.
***Currently not taking new clients *** Every person is seeking love and acceptance from one another. Life is meaningful when we connect with others. So, why is it so hard to navigate through relationships? Our culture, family of origin, and social expectations play an essential role in the ways we engage with others and influence our current struggles. We need love and acceptance for relationships to thrive, and so often we find ourselves in relationships where our needs are not being met. During our sessions, we will identify the underlying emotional needs and gain tools to communicate those needs to others.
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
When working with couples I work from an (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy framework.
***Currently not taking new clients *** Every person is seeking love and acceptance from one another. Life is meaningful when we connect with others. So, why is it so hard to navigate through relationships? Our culture, family of origin, and social expectations play an essential role in the ways we engage with others and influence our current struggles. We need love and acceptance for relationships to thrive, and so often we find ourselves in relationships where our needs are not being met. During our sessions, we will identify the underlying emotional needs and gain tools to communicate those needs to others.
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Tamara Placeres
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60610
Offers online therapy
Depending on your needs and preferences, we explore how past events have influenced your daily life (Psychodynamic Approach), we uncover emotional patterns that are part of your identity (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and we identify how your thoughts influence your behavior (Cognitive Behavioral approach).
*Now offering in person and virtual sessions* Walking through life we all face challenges and questions that require an answer, and at times, this can feel overwhelming. Together we can build an authentic relationship where you feel safe, validated, and empowered to explore and confront those challenges. I help adults, couples, and families to find healthier ways to cope, as well as, promote holistic wellness: emotionally, physically and spiritually. Therapy is a collaborative process where you have an active role.
(312) 586-8347
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Chicago, IL 60610
Offers online therapy
Depending on your needs and preferences, we explore how past events have influenced your daily life (Psychodynamic Approach), we uncover emotional patterns that are part of your identity (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and we identify how your thoughts influence your behavior (Cognitive Behavioral approach).
*Now offering in person and virtual sessions* Walking through life we all face challenges and questions that require an answer, and at times, this can feel overwhelming. Together we can build an authentic relationship where you feel safe, validated, and empowered to explore and confront those challenges. I help adults, couples, and families to find healthier ways to cope, as well as, promote holistic wellness: emotionally, physically and spiritually. Therapy is a collaborative process where you have an active role.
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Maggie Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I work with adults, couples, adolescents and families around issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, infertility and trauma. I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). My clients describe my approach as warm and supportive yet straightforward. My goal is to help clients better understand their past so they can make positive changes for their future. I believe in empowering my clients to live their best lives and tailor my approach to each individual or family. I truly love the work that I do and I believe that comes through to my clients in the work that we do together.
(773) 570-6914
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I work with adults, couples, adolescents and families around issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, infertility and trauma. I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). My clients describe my approach as warm and supportive yet straightforward. My goal is to help clients better understand their past so they can make positive changes for their future. I believe in empowering my clients to live their best lives and tailor my approach to each individual or family. I truly love the work that I do and I believe that comes through to my clients in the work that we do together.
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Mialauni Griggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, ALMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
It is not always easy to reach out to a stranger for help, yet you know you are ready to make a change in your life. My focus is on helping clients by understanding systemic or external factors that may impact your relationship with yourself and others. With that understanding we then work together to use that understanding to influence how we treat ourselves and engage the world around us.
(219) 641-3137
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
It is not always easy to reach out to a stranger for help, yet you know you are ready to make a change in your life. My focus is on helping clients by understanding systemic or external factors that may impact your relationship with yourself and others. With that understanding we then work together to use that understanding to influence how we treat ourselves and engage the world around us.
Lauren Baldwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60661
Offers online therapy
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and spent two years at the Training and Research Institute for EFT in California.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by work, relationships, or health issues? Perhaps it feels impossible to keep up with the daily demands of life, and you're not sure where to turn. My name is Lauren Baldwin and I graduated with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology, AIU - San Diego. I work with individuals and couples from a systemic, attachment-based approach and more specifically, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I specialize in working with high conflict couples, women's health/sexual health/chronic health issues, highly sensitive people (HSP) and empaths.
(773) 830-3814
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Chicago, IL 60661
Offers online therapy
I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and spent two years at the Training and Research Institute for EFT in California.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by work, relationships, or health issues? Perhaps it feels impossible to keep up with the daily demands of life, and you're not sure where to turn. My name is Lauren Baldwin and I graduated with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology, AIU - San Diego. I work with individuals and couples from a systemic, attachment-based approach and more specifically, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I specialize in working with high conflict couples, women's health/sexual health/chronic health issues, highly sensitive people (HSP) and empaths.
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Yue Li
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
With couples and families, I employ emotionally focused therapy and am active in offering feedback.
It takes great courage to live out our authentic selves, find wisdom underneath our emotions, and repair and transform relationships that are close to heart. I admire your strength and humanity. As a counseling psychologist, researcher, and professor, I received doctoral and postdoctoral training in individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy. As an immigrant, I witness life and culture in its nuances and complexities. I believe (and research shows) that, built upon a safe and trusting relationship, therapy can effectively support people to find clarity, authenticity, and resolution through the richness of our life journeys.
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
With couples and families, I employ emotionally focused therapy and am active in offering feedback.
It takes great courage to live out our authentic selves, find wisdom underneath our emotions, and repair and transform relationships that are close to heart. I admire your strength and humanity. As a counseling psychologist, researcher, and professor, I received doctoral and postdoctoral training in individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy. As an immigrant, I witness life and culture in its nuances and complexities. I believe (and research shows) that, built upon a safe and trusting relationship, therapy can effectively support people to find clarity, authenticity, and resolution through the richness of our life journeys.
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Marena M Sabo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
I am certified in the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, an approach with strong evidence for its effectiveness.
I believe that the benefit of psychotherapy is that it allows one to explore and develop new ways of experiencing challenges and opportunities. My style as a therapist is collaborative yet challenging and, above all, genuine. My work is informed by an attachment perspective, which translates to a focus on understanding the emotions and needs that drive individuals to act or react (to others) in a given manner. If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression or simply a sense that you're not living the life that you would like, I may be able to help you find the new direction you're seeking.
(773) 234-7967
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Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
I am certified in the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, an approach with strong evidence for its effectiveness.
I believe that the benefit of psychotherapy is that it allows one to explore and develop new ways of experiencing challenges and opportunities. My style as a therapist is collaborative yet challenging and, above all, genuine. My work is informed by an attachment perspective, which translates to a focus on understanding the emotions and needs that drive individuals to act or react (to others) in a given manner. If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression or simply a sense that you're not living the life that you would like, I may be able to help you find the new direction you're seeking.
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Robert Ballantyne
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
For the past 10+ years, I have had the pleasure to work with individuals and couples of diverse backgrounds find relief from life's stressors. I am capable of treating wide-ranging mental health concerns and am especially effective with depression, relationship, LGBTQ, grief, anxiety, and family related stressors. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, confidential space to help you deepen your self-understanding, change problematic patterns, and enhance self-esteem. As a feminist and multicultural psychologist, I am also sensitive to the ways oppression and marginalization affect psychological wellbeing, and I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and identities.
(313) 307-4772
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
For the past 10+ years, I have had the pleasure to work with individuals and couples of diverse backgrounds find relief from life's stressors. I am capable of treating wide-ranging mental health concerns and am especially effective with depression, relationship, LGBTQ, grief, anxiety, and family related stressors. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, confidential space to help you deepen your self-understanding, change problematic patterns, and enhance self-esteem. As a feminist and multicultural psychologist, I am also sensitive to the ways oppression and marginalization affect psychological wellbeing, and I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and identities.
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Melissa Haberstroh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
When working with couples, I draw from both the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Have you been struggling with managing the changes life has dealt to you? I have worked with individuals from six months to ninety-eight years old, couples, and groups of individuals to support them in their life changes and help them address their needs through therapeutic interventions. My approach to therapy relies on the ability to create safety and developing a strong therapeutic alliance with you. I view this alliance as the vehicle for change that you are looking for. I want to work to meet you where you are at, so that you feel understood and heard in your experience.
(312) 584-2572
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
When working with couples, I draw from both the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Have you been struggling with managing the changes life has dealt to you? I have worked with individuals from six months to ninety-eight years old, couples, and groups of individuals to support them in their life changes and help them address their needs through therapeutic interventions. My approach to therapy relies on the ability to create safety and developing a strong therapeutic alliance with you. I view this alliance as the vehicle for change that you are looking for. I want to work to meet you where you are at, so that you feel understood and heard in your experience.
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Christine Aiello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60661
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic style is warm, thoughtful, integrative, and emotionally focused.
I provide support to individuals and couples seeking a safe place to address relationship conflict and sexual concerns. Clients may come to therapy with some common issues: feeling stuck in patterns of conflict or disconnection, difficulty talking about sex, mismatched sexual desire, pain or discomfort during sex, questions about sexual functioning, and more. With extensive clinical training in relationship and sex therapy, I’m dedicated to helping you gain an understanding of your needs and goals, build empathy and emotional intimacy, and create more connection, pleasure, and fulfillment in your relationships.
(312) 766-7025
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Chicago, IL 60661
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic style is warm, thoughtful, integrative, and emotionally focused.
I provide support to individuals and couples seeking a safe place to address relationship conflict and sexual concerns. Clients may come to therapy with some common issues: feeling stuck in patterns of conflict or disconnection, difficulty talking about sex, mismatched sexual desire, pain or discomfort during sex, questions about sexual functioning, and more. With extensive clinical training in relationship and sex therapy, I’m dedicated to helping you gain an understanding of your needs and goals, build empathy and emotional intimacy, and create more connection, pleasure, and fulfillment in your relationships.

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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Chicago Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these Chicago Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Chicago