Marriage Counseling Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Joyce Bookshester
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Life's challenges often take us by surprise. Having a strategic plan and support can help one face a challenge that may be accompanied by anxiety, depression, grief and as well as the impact of individual, marital and child and family life cycle stages. With more than 25 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist, I focus on assisting children and adolescents,individuals, couples and families to aquire the necessary skills to confront life's challenges.
Life's challenges often take us by surprise. Having a strategic plan and support can help one face a challenge that may be accompanied by anxiety, depression, grief and as well as the impact of individual, marital and child and family life cycle stages. With more than 25 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist, I focus on assisting children and adolescents,individuals, couples and families to aquire the necessary skills to confront life's challenges.
(312) 300-6912 View (312) 300-6912
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Center for Relational Transformation
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Our warm and friendly therapists have been trained in affective-neuroscience as it relates to psychotherapy and marriage/couples counseling in order to facilitate growth and healing in the shortest time-span possible.
Welcome to the Center for Relational Transformation. We are a group of relationship experts who can help you with any relationship issue or any psychological issue that stems from relational difficulties (depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, neglect, abuse). Based on what we now know from the latest research in neuroscience, deep healing on a fundamental level is possible. Instead of just treating symptoms, we can cue up and facilitate "corrective emotional experiences" that can profoundly heal past hurt and trauma for both individuals and couples. You don't need to suffer any longer.
Our warm and friendly therapists have been trained in affective-neuroscience as it relates to psychotherapy and marriage/couples counseling in order to facilitate growth and healing in the shortest time-span possible.
Welcome to the Center for Relational Transformation. We are a group of relationship experts who can help you with any relationship issue or any psychological issue that stems from relational difficulties (depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, neglect, abuse). Based on what we now know from the latest research in neuroscience, deep healing on a fundamental level is possible. Instead of just treating symptoms, we can cue up and facilitate "corrective emotional experiences" that can profoundly heal past hurt and trauma for both individuals and couples. You don't need to suffer any longer.
(312) 646-4387 View (312) 646-4387
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Joseph Shoshana
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
My practice is comprised of a team of certified professionals skilled in general mental health issues, marriage and families, and neuropsychological testing.
I have been in private practice for over 20 years and have treated thousands of clients including individuals, families, children and adults. People often come in seeking relief from a range of struggles including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflicts. Through my work with many families I began to also address issues of parenting and family dynamics as well as children and adolescents facing a variety of disorders, self-esteem issues, and acting out behaviors. Over the span of my career I have also treated substance abuse, bipolar, psychotic and personality disorders.
My practice is comprised of a team of certified professionals skilled in general mental health issues, marriage and families, and neuropsychological testing.
I have been in private practice for over 20 years and have treated thousands of clients including individuals, families, children and adults. People often come in seeking relief from a range of struggles including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and family conflicts. Through my work with many families I began to also address issues of parenting and family dynamics as well as children and adolescents facing a variety of disorders, self-esteem issues, and acting out behaviors. Over the span of my career I have also treated substance abuse, bipolar, psychotic and personality disorders.
(847) 457-4046 View (847) 457-4046
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Lupe Rodriguez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I'm a certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator, passionate about helping couples work through pre-marital counseling, ensuring a solid foundation as you embark on your life together.
Hi there! My name is Lupe, and I'm honored to be on this journey with you. I work with couples and families struggling with communication breakdowns, relationship distress, infidelity recovery, co-parenting challenges, and parent/child relationships.
I'm a certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator, passionate about helping couples work through pre-marital counseling, ensuring a solid foundation as you embark on your life together.
Hi there! My name is Lupe, and I'm honored to be on this journey with you. I work with couples and families struggling with communication breakdowns, relationship distress, infidelity recovery, co-parenting challenges, and parent/child relationships.
(217) 269-0277 View (217) 269-0277
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Amanda Atkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60625
I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, an LMFT (in IL, CO, and FL) and a graduate of the Family Institute at Northwestern.
My specialties are in couple's issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss (particularly partner, parent, or child loss), chronic or terminal illness, as well as infertility and postpartum mood disorders. I enjoy treating issues related to parenting, including the complex demands placed on parents of disabled children. I’ve partnered with corporations to provide on-site therapy in the midst of workplace crisis and tragedy, as well as presenting on mental health issues in the workplace. My first book is coming out in spring of 2025 with Workman Publishing on the topic of disability parenting.
I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, an LMFT (in IL, CO, and FL) and a graduate of the Family Institute at Northwestern.
My specialties are in couple's issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss (particularly partner, parent, or child loss), chronic or terminal illness, as well as infertility and postpartum mood disorders. I enjoy treating issues related to parenting, including the complex demands placed on parents of disabled children. I’ve partnered with corporations to provide on-site therapy in the midst of workplace crisis and tragedy, as well as presenting on mental health issues in the workplace. My first book is coming out in spring of 2025 with Workman Publishing on the topic of disability parenting.
(312) 651-6909 View (312) 651-6909
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Eric Wren
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I am trained as a Marriage & Family Therapist & earned my M.
My clinical interests include working with individuals experiencing relationship issues, depression & anxiety, body image concerns, and life transitions. As a clinician, I approach my work with warmth, empathy, humor and logic & greatly value the therapeutic relationship. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and committed to practicing with cultural humility. I consider it a privilege to work with people with varying backgrounds and identities.
I am trained as a Marriage & Family Therapist & earned my M.
My clinical interests include working with individuals experiencing relationship issues, depression & anxiety, body image concerns, and life transitions. As a clinician, I approach my work with warmth, empathy, humor and logic & greatly value the therapeutic relationship. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and committed to practicing with cultural humility. I consider it a privilege to work with people with varying backgrounds and identities.
(773) 790-4868 View (773) 790-4868
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Matthew Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am in full support of recognizing our differences and utilizing dialogue that addresses their impact in our stories.
The therapeutic environment offers a unique opportunity to share, confront, and enhance parts of ourselves while exploring and discovering deeper traits and skills that we may possess. As a therapist, I believe in empowering the individual through therapeutic experiences that foster a lasting change outside of the therapy setting. I cherish the opportunity to engage in this relationship and commit myself to doing the work with you and supporting your exploration. I value modeling transparency, care, boundaries, and healthy support systems. I believe that challenging dialogue in a safe environment leads to internal growth.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am in full support of recognizing our differences and utilizing dialogue that addresses their impact in our stories.
The therapeutic environment offers a unique opportunity to share, confront, and enhance parts of ourselves while exploring and discovering deeper traits and skills that we may possess. As a therapist, I believe in empowering the individual through therapeutic experiences that foster a lasting change outside of the therapy setting. I cherish the opportunity to engage in this relationship and commit myself to doing the work with you and supporting your exploration. I value modeling transparency, care, boundaries, and healthy support systems. I believe that challenging dialogue in a safe environment leads to internal growth.
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Christina Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
I also specialize in inter-racial/inter-cultural relationships/marriage and the unique challenges that may arise, as well as, with navigating parenting in blended families and establishing healthy boundaries with former spouses and non-toxic co-parenting in divorce situations.
If you are struggling with this thing called life;I can help! Whether it is the day to day challenges of your relationships (spouse, children,parents,siblings, friends,boss or co-workers), or how you feel about yourself (physically, emotionally, spiritually); if you are ready to make changes or improvements in any area in your life, I welcome the opportunity to work with you! Also, if you are going through some of life's more serious challenges: divorce, domestic abuse, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders,sexual abuse trauma, or death of a loved one; please contact me.
I also specialize in inter-racial/inter-cultural relationships/marriage and the unique challenges that may arise, as well as, with navigating parenting in blended families and establishing healthy boundaries with former spouses and non-toxic co-parenting in divorce situations.
If you are struggling with this thing called life;I can help! Whether it is the day to day challenges of your relationships (spouse, children,parents,siblings, friends,boss or co-workers), or how you feel about yourself (physically, emotionally, spiritually); if you are ready to make changes or improvements in any area in your life, I welcome the opportunity to work with you! Also, if you are going through some of life's more serious challenges: divorce, domestic abuse, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders,sexual abuse trauma, or death of a loved one; please contact me.
(708) 761-4228 View (708) 761-4228
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Caitlin Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a background in Massage Therapy, I also believe reconnecting our minds and bodies allows for a richer understanding of ourselves.
I believe life and relationships are full of challenging, yet rewarding transitions. These transitions provide us with valuable opportunities to understand ourselves more deeply, and to strengthen our relationships. By recognizing our patterns of behavior and understanding why we have them, we are then able to decide if, and how, we want to change those patterns. I strive to help couples and individuals reach this place of understanding by drawing on their strengths and fostering compassion.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a background in Massage Therapy, I also believe reconnecting our minds and bodies allows for a richer understanding of ourselves.
I believe life and relationships are full of challenging, yet rewarding transitions. These transitions provide us with valuable opportunities to understand ourselves more deeply, and to strengthen our relationships. By recognizing our patterns of behavior and understanding why we have them, we are then able to decide if, and how, we want to change those patterns. I strive to help couples and individuals reach this place of understanding by drawing on their strengths and fostering compassion.
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Camila Salvisberg
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
marriage, infidelity, birth of a child) in their relationship.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to feel more connected to the people around you? If so, you have come to the right place. With a holistic approach in mind, I will provide an open, nonjudgmental and accepting environment in which we can collaborate to explore your feelings, thoughts and patterns. I believe that human relationships are powerful and healing and hope to create an authentic and strong relationship with all my clients.
marriage, infidelity, birth of a child) in their relationship.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to feel more connected to the people around you? If so, you have come to the right place. With a holistic approach in mind, I will provide an open, nonjudgmental and accepting environment in which we can collaborate to explore your feelings, thoughts and patterns. I believe that human relationships are powerful and healing and hope to create an authentic and strong relationship with all my clients.
(872) 241-2300 View (872) 241-2300
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Heather Gunderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps people who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps people who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change.
(224) 385-0762 View (224) 385-0762
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F. Targol Hasankhani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I approach therapy from a strength-based, holistic, and highly collaborative model, welcoming diversity of race, culture, spirituality, gender, and orientation. Areas of specialty include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relational distress and family conflict, life-transition, parenting and co-parenting, and grief and loss. Whether one is exploring gender and sex identity, cultural and ethnic identity, or seeking to translate diverse experiences within a partnership, I will support and guide you through the process
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I approach therapy from a strength-based, holistic, and highly collaborative model, welcoming diversity of race, culture, spirituality, gender, and orientation. Areas of specialty include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relational distress and family conflict, life-transition, parenting and co-parenting, and grief and loss. Whether one is exploring gender and sex identity, cultural and ethnic identity, or seeking to translate diverse experiences within a partnership, I will support and guide you through the process
(773) 786-9875 View (773) 786-9875
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Kelsie Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60647  (Online Only)
With foundations in Marriage and Family Therapy, I utilize a systemic approach that allows me to support individuals, parents, and families in identifying constraints, developing new skills, and increase understanding within relationships.
As a therapist, I believe that a warm and supportive environment is imperative for clients when they enter into a therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about supporting clients as they engage in self-exploration, process through losses in life, and safely explore underlying feelings that are impactful to themselves and relationships. In my practice, I help clients to create meaningful goals that allow them to live a life more aligned with their values. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families across the lifespan. Areas of speciality include parent support, trauma, grief, and loss.
With foundations in Marriage and Family Therapy, I utilize a systemic approach that allows me to support individuals, parents, and families in identifying constraints, developing new skills, and increase understanding within relationships.
As a therapist, I believe that a warm and supportive environment is imperative for clients when they enter into a therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about supporting clients as they engage in self-exploration, process through losses in life, and safely explore underlying feelings that are impactful to themselves and relationships. In my practice, I help clients to create meaningful goals that allow them to live a life more aligned with their values. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families across the lifespan. Areas of speciality include parent support, trauma, grief, and loss.
(872) 204-1580 View (872) 204-1580
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Susan Zeigler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60625
I am here to work with you regarding the things in life where you feel "stuck." You may be stuck for a variety of reasons, including past or current trauma, chronic illness, relationship or work-related stressors, or caring for children or your aging parents. You might be in a heterosexual marriage and realize that you are LGBTQ, and you are scared, wondering how to move forward in a way that is sensitive to your family, and is true to your identity. I have both personal and professional experience with this issue, and I am happy to help you navigate through it.
I am here to work with you regarding the things in life where you feel "stuck." You may be stuck for a variety of reasons, including past or current trauma, chronic illness, relationship or work-related stressors, or caring for children or your aging parents. You might be in a heterosexual marriage and realize that you are LGBTQ, and you are scared, wondering how to move forward in a way that is sensitive to your family, and is true to your identity. I have both personal and professional experience with this issue, and I am happy to help you navigate through it.
(773) 492-8506 View (773) 492-8506
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Keesha Beasley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) I am honored to support couples and individuals during various stages of life.
This is difficult; I get it. Searching for a therapist, placing the initial call, scheduling then attending the first session can truly be overwhelming. I commend you for deciding to make a positive change in your life or the life of a loved one. My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and couples clarify the type of lives they want to live, recognize strengths, identify obstacles, discover realistic solutions, and devise a plan to reach established goals. Our collaborative relationship will increase self-awareness to foster growth and healing.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) I am honored to support couples and individuals during various stages of life.
This is difficult; I get it. Searching for a therapist, placing the initial call, scheduling then attending the first session can truly be overwhelming. I commend you for deciding to make a positive change in your life or the life of a loved one. My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and couples clarify the type of lives they want to live, recognize strengths, identify obstacles, discover realistic solutions, and devise a plan to reach established goals. Our collaborative relationship will increase self-awareness to foster growth and healing.
(773) 570-9282 View (773) 570-9282
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E.M. Branch and Associates,Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
Let us support you as you overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, aging, loneliness, transition, parenting, marital stress & more.
For over 19 years, Branch has provided culturally relevant clinical mental health services to individuals, families and communities on Chicago's south side. Collectively, Branch staff has more than 50 years of clinical and administrative experience. We serve more than 1500 individuals and families each year at our Beverly and South Loop locations.
Let us support you as you overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, aging, loneliness, transition, parenting, marital stress & more.
For over 19 years, Branch has provided culturally relevant clinical mental health services to individuals, families and communities on Chicago's south side. Collectively, Branch staff has more than 50 years of clinical and administrative experience. We serve more than 1500 individuals and families each year at our Beverly and South Loop locations.
(872) 204-0356 View (872) 204-0356
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Katie Lavery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60612
The individuals who come to me for support are those struggling with eating disorders. We work together to identify goals that are important to you, and address some underlying self esteem concerns and lack of power within your life. Together, we take your power back, eliminating the compulsive need to control food. The second population I serve are those with marital and relationship issues. I have completed Level 1 training of the Gottman method and utilize the strategies to help couples identify the ways in which they sabotage their relationship and restore the friendship that originally brought you together as a couple.
The individuals who come to me for support are those struggling with eating disorders. We work together to identify goals that are important to you, and address some underlying self esteem concerns and lack of power within your life. Together, we take your power back, eliminating the compulsive need to control food. The second population I serve are those with marital and relationship issues. I have completed Level 1 training of the Gottman method and utilize the strategies to help couples identify the ways in which they sabotage their relationship and restore the friendship that originally brought you together as a couple.
(630) 728-1744 View (630) 728-1744
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Heather Bates-Denton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661
I have a degree from The Family Institute at Northwestern University in Marital & Family Therapy.
I deeply believe we are innately good people. When we, or our loved ones, are not our best selves, therapy can help remove the obstacles keeping us stuck. I have a particular interest in work/life balance, parenting young children, substance abuse/adult children of addicts, codependence, life transitions, sexuality/gender identity, anxiety, depression & trauma.
I have a degree from The Family Institute at Northwestern University in Marital & Family Therapy.
I deeply believe we are innately good people. When we, or our loved ones, are not our best selves, therapy can help remove the obstacles keeping us stuck. I have a particular interest in work/life balance, parenting young children, substance abuse/adult children of addicts, codependence, life transitions, sexuality/gender identity, anxiety, depression & trauma.
(773) 945-5747 View (773) 945-5747
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Brooke Holmes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
People often feel distressed, helpless, or overwhelmed long before they seek or begin working with a therapist. I know how much courage it takes to reach out for support, and I applaud your bravery in looking to seize your strengths, goals, wants and needs. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my intention is to help you better understand yourself and enhance your relationships.
People often feel distressed, helpless, or overwhelmed long before they seek or begin working with a therapist. I know how much courage it takes to reach out for support, and I applaud your bravery in looking to seize your strengths, goals, wants and needs. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my intention is to help you better understand yourself and enhance your relationships.
(872) 219-2696 View (872) 219-2696
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Dr. Rae K. Watkins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Dr. Watkins is a Clinical Psychologist who's profession experience includes psycho-diagnostic assessment and counseling of children, adolescents and adults in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, marital guidance, sexuality, juvenile delinquency and phase of life transitions. Dr. Watkins practices from a client-centered framework, focusing on genuineness and unconditional positive regard for clients, with the belief that all persons are capable of functioning at their full, yet personal, potential. Dr. Watkins has served as an Investigator on clinical trials in the areas of Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
Dr. Watkins is a Clinical Psychologist who's profession experience includes psycho-diagnostic assessment and counseling of children, adolescents and adults in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, marital guidance, sexuality, juvenile delinquency and phase of life transitions. Dr. Watkins practices from a client-centered framework, focusing on genuineness and unconditional positive regard for clients, with the belief that all persons are capable of functioning at their full, yet personal, potential. Dr. Watkins has served as an Investigator on clinical trials in the areas of Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.
(773) 993-1383 View (773) 993-1383