Marriage Counseling Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Donna Vinegar
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
If you are looking for premarital or marriage counseling, if you want to be happy but questioning if it is possible, if you want to stop feeling disconnected and discouraged about where your relationship is headed and instead rebuild trust and intimacy, schedule an appointment today.
Most couples want a marriage where they can be vulnerable with each other. Where intimacy and loyalty come together and create a beautiful friendship where they can experience the fullness of life together. The problem is, many couples often feel isolated and uncared for because of unmet expectations, miscommunication, and mistrust. I know it's frustrating when you feel like you aren't on the same team or how sad it feels when you second-guess if you made the right choice when you said “I do.”
If you are looking for premarital or marriage counseling, if you want to be happy but questioning if it is possible, if you want to stop feeling disconnected and discouraged about where your relationship is headed and instead rebuild trust and intimacy, schedule an appointment today.
Most couples want a marriage where they can be vulnerable with each other. Where intimacy and loyalty come together and create a beautiful friendship where they can experience the fullness of life together. The problem is, many couples often feel isolated and uncared for because of unmet expectations, miscommunication, and mistrust. I know it's frustrating when you feel like you aren't on the same team or how sad it feels when you second-guess if you made the right choice when you said “I do.”
(331) 215-9723 View (331) 215-9723
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Taylor Ariel Pettway
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60605
I hold my MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University in and a BA in Psychology from Spelman College.
There is power in seeking the help of others along our journey, and it is my hope that therapy can represent a unique healing environment, focused on your reality and your needs. The change that we all seek lies within our stories being validated and understood. As we witness the power of our stories in light of culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other intersections of identity through therapy, we partner in using your strengths to lessen your limitations. By developing your self-awareness, we can work to heal from past wounds, develop more understanding of your Self and those around you, and create better relationships.
I hold my MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University in and a BA in Psychology from Spelman College.
There is power in seeking the help of others along our journey, and it is my hope that therapy can represent a unique healing environment, focused on your reality and your needs. The change that we all seek lies within our stories being validated and understood. As we witness the power of our stories in light of culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other intersections of identity through therapy, we partner in using your strengths to lessen your limitations. By developing your self-awareness, we can work to heal from past wounds, develop more understanding of your Self and those around you, and create better relationships.
(312) 626-6658 View (312) 626-6658
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Latrice Peoples
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
Peoples has experience in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, , LGBTQIA+ related concerns, identity related concerns, couples and marital concerns, racial identity, in addition to issues related to adjustment, career planning, and familial concerns.
Dr. Peoples is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. She is a member of PSYPACT which allows for her to practice in multiple states (See approved stated here: psypact.org). She is passionate about her commitment to social justice and devoted to providing an environment conducive to mental wellness. Dr. Peoples was drawn to become a mental health professional due to a lack of mental health services available to individuals in dire need.
Peoples has experience in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, , LGBTQIA+ related concerns, identity related concerns, couples and marital concerns, racial identity, in addition to issues related to adjustment, career planning, and familial concerns.
Dr. Peoples is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. She is a member of PSYPACT which allows for her to practice in multiple states (See approved stated here: psypact.org). She is passionate about her commitment to social justice and devoted to providing an environment conducive to mental wellness. Dr. Peoples was drawn to become a mental health professional due to a lack of mental health services available to individuals in dire need.
(773) 207-3098 View (773) 207-3098
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Anne M Appel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
With a background in Marriage and family therapy, I specialize in areas pertaining to relationships and life transitions, including marriage/divorce, parenting, relocation, and loss.
With over 15 years of experience, I know that life is full of challenges and struggles which can leave us feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or angry. It takes courage to look at the areas of your life that you are dissatisfied with and share your thoughts and feelings. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate space where you have the opportunity to tell your unique story, gain insight, and make positive lasting change. Working to alleviate your distress, my focus is to guide you to take the necessary steps towards greater fulfillment, meaning, and an overall sense of well being.
With a background in Marriage and family therapy, I specialize in areas pertaining to relationships and life transitions, including marriage/divorce, parenting, relocation, and loss.
With over 15 years of experience, I know that life is full of challenges and struggles which can leave us feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or angry. It takes courage to look at the areas of your life that you are dissatisfied with and share your thoughts and feelings. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate space where you have the opportunity to tell your unique story, gain insight, and make positive lasting change. Working to alleviate your distress, my focus is to guide you to take the necessary steps towards greater fulfillment, meaning, and an overall sense of well being.
(312) 313-0965 View (312) 313-0965
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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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Way to Know Thyself LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60647  (Online Only)
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been in practice since 2006. Throughout the years I have worked in different settings with individuals from all ages. I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, and individuals struggling to cope with symptoms of depression, anxiety, marital or interpersonal relationship problems. I am familiar with non-traditional love styles and my approach is kink-affirming and sex positive.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been in practice since 2006. Throughout the years I have worked in different settings with individuals from all ages. I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, and individuals struggling to cope with symptoms of depression, anxiety, marital or interpersonal relationship problems. I am familiar with non-traditional love styles and my approach is kink-affirming and sex positive.
(773) 830-2890 View (773) 830-2890
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Robert J VanTreeck
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
To engage in the work of psychotherapy is a profound act of courage. It requires risk, persistence, and often the willingness to look at very painful experiences. To seek positive change in one's life is a mark of health and strength. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with New Insights Behavioral Health Services, located near the Blue line. I have 21 years of specialized experience providing therapy in English and Spanish to children, adolescents and adults. I utilize evidence-based therapies in my practice, focusing on issues that include anxiety, depression, trauma, and marital/ relationship concerns.
To engage in the work of psychotherapy is a profound act of courage. It requires risk, persistence, and often the willingness to look at very painful experiences. To seek positive change in one's life is a mark of health and strength. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with New Insights Behavioral Health Services, located near the Blue line. I have 21 years of specialized experience providing therapy in English and Spanish to children, adolescents and adults. I utilize evidence-based therapies in my practice, focusing on issues that include anxiety, depression, trauma, and marital/ relationship concerns.
(847) 440-1410 View (847) 440-1410
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Grace Ahn-Im
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
I also enjoy working with couples preparing for marriage.
As a therapist, I create a safe and supportive environment in which a collaborative and goal-oriented relationship can develop. Through this safe and supportive relationship I assist people in increasing awareness of themselves and begin the journey of healing, growth, and change.
I also enjoy working with couples preparing for marriage.
As a therapist, I create a safe and supportive environment in which a collaborative and goal-oriented relationship can develop. Through this safe and supportive relationship I assist people in increasing awareness of themselves and begin the journey of healing, growth, and change.
(312) 625-5130 View (312) 625-5130
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Laura Gossin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
I work with couples who are experiencing communication, intimacy, and conflict issues, navigating the transition to marriage and parenthood, and facing various life transitions.
I am a relational, systemic therapist who works with individual adults and couples. I believe most clients seek therapy because their approach to improving their lives is not working. They feel stuck and without direction. I help individuals and couples develop new strategies to improve their relationships, cope with significant pain and loss, and live more fulfilled and satisfying lives. My approach is empathetic, honest, interactive, and direct. I value client insight and recognize the importance of a trusting and open therapeutic relationship to bring about healing.
I work with couples who are experiencing communication, intimacy, and conflict issues, navigating the transition to marriage and parenthood, and facing various life transitions.
I am a relational, systemic therapist who works with individual adults and couples. I believe most clients seek therapy because their approach to improving their lives is not working. They feel stuck and without direction. I help individuals and couples develop new strategies to improve their relationships, cope with significant pain and loss, and live more fulfilled and satisfying lives. My approach is empathetic, honest, interactive, and direct. I value client insight and recognize the importance of a trusting and open therapeutic relationship to bring about healing.
(312) 257-3505 View (312) 257-3505
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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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Nosh Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I earned my Masters degree from Northwestern University in Marriage and Family Therapy.
As a therapist, I believe in the power of self-awareness in helping people overcome adversity. Trained in Systems Therapy at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, my orientation is to use relationships to strengthen our understanding of one another, and of ourselves. I value the humanistic experience most of all, and strive to learn as much as possible about one's past motivations and ways of coping. I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is the key ingredient in effecting change. I use compassion and acceptance as tools to help create space for that change.
I earned my Masters degree from Northwestern University in Marriage and Family Therapy.
As a therapist, I believe in the power of self-awareness in helping people overcome adversity. Trained in Systems Therapy at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, my orientation is to use relationships to strengthen our understanding of one another, and of ourselves. I value the humanistic experience most of all, and strive to learn as much as possible about one's past motivations and ways of coping. I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is the key ingredient in effecting change. I use compassion and acceptance as tools to help create space for that change.
(630) 560-6733 View (630) 560-6733
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Vanessa Bradden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience working with individuals, couples and families facing the challenges life presents when dealing with change and transition. Psychotherapy offers a safe place to explore difficult emotions, gain new perspective and heal from painful losses. My approach combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, family systems theory, narrative therapy and psychodynamics. I place great emphasis on the therapeutic relationship with my clients and believe that the right personal "fit" is crucial to a successful therapeutic relationship and, in turn, to facilitating greater self-awareness and personal growth.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience working with individuals, couples and families facing the challenges life presents when dealing with change and transition. Psychotherapy offers a safe place to explore difficult emotions, gain new perspective and heal from painful losses. My approach combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, family systems theory, narrative therapy and psychodynamics. I place great emphasis on the therapeutic relationship with my clients and believe that the right personal "fit" is crucial to a successful therapeutic relationship and, in turn, to facilitating greater self-awareness and personal growth.
(773) 770-6762 View (773) 770-6762
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Dr. Kres Snyder
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CST, Pact I
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Finding balance is often hard. I specialize in individual and couples therapy with a focus on marital and couples, sex therapy, and alternative lifestyle issues, such as non-monogamy. I have over 16 years of experience with LGBTQIA+ concerns, ethical non monogamy, and marital and couples work with communication and conflict issues. I bring a warm, honest, and open approach to therapy while helping you feel and find hope. I truly work to meet you where you are and create a space where you are not only safe but with a friend. This step is hard and I have been in your shoes so I will never judge.
Finding balance is often hard. I specialize in individual and couples therapy with a focus on marital and couples, sex therapy, and alternative lifestyle issues, such as non-monogamy. I have over 16 years of experience with LGBTQIA+ concerns, ethical non monogamy, and marital and couples work with communication and conflict issues. I bring a warm, honest, and open approach to therapy while helping you feel and find hope. I truly work to meet you where you are and create a space where you are not only safe but with a friend. This step is hard and I have been in your shoes so I will never judge.
(773) 492-6453 View (773) 492-6453
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Debra Steele
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
I am a passionate therapist with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern who worked at the Studio For Change for six years. I use client strengths, humor, parts therapy, and goal setting to resolve problems and work with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds. I take a holistic approach to all my cases combing elements of mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness to bring healing into client's lives. I am a level 1 graduate of Internal Family Systems therapy, and a "Prepare-Enrich" premarital counselor.
I am a passionate therapist with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern who worked at the Studio For Change for six years. I use client strengths, humor, parts therapy, and goal setting to resolve problems and work with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds. I take a holistic approach to all my cases combing elements of mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness to bring healing into client's lives. I am a level 1 graduate of Internal Family Systems therapy, and a "Prepare-Enrich" premarital counselor.
(847) 984-0599 View (847) 984-0599
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Fadumo Omar
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60637
Welcome! My name is Fadumo Omar and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience. My client focus currently is individual and couples. However, I have experience working with teens and families. I have experience treating mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, relational issues, life transitions, pre-marital/marital issues, grief, immigration-related issues, ADHD, and cultural issues. Although I have a designated working model that I utilize to help clients navigate presenting concerns, I make it a priority to match a client's learning style to effectively promote their path to healing.
Welcome! My name is Fadumo Omar and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience. My client focus currently is individual and couples. However, I have experience working with teens and families. I have experience treating mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, relational issues, life transitions, pre-marital/marital issues, grief, immigration-related issues, ADHD, and cultural issues. Although I have a designated working model that I utilize to help clients navigate presenting concerns, I make it a priority to match a client's learning style to effectively promote their path to healing.
(708) 381-2032 View (708) 381-2032
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Karolina Jasko
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606
I then completed my graduate education and training at The Family Institute, where I received my MS in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northwestern University.
I believe that difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations. I would be honored to help you work towards your destination. My name is Karolina (she/her) and I’m so excited you are here and taking the step towards therapy, whether it’s your first time or you’re back for another go-around! Although I work with a wide range of challenges, I carry a particular interest in working with adults that present with relational issues, work stress, life transitions, and wanting to improve self-worth/self-compassion, as well as couples looking to increase intimacy, and better understand one another through their communication.
I then completed my graduate education and training at The Family Institute, where I received my MS in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northwestern University.
I believe that difficult roads can lead to beautiful destinations. I would be honored to help you work towards your destination. My name is Karolina (she/her) and I’m so excited you are here and taking the step towards therapy, whether it’s your first time or you’re back for another go-around! Although I work with a wide range of challenges, I carry a particular interest in working with adults that present with relational issues, work stress, life transitions, and wanting to improve self-worth/self-compassion, as well as couples looking to increase intimacy, and better understand one another through their communication.
(312) 900-8925 x4 View (312) 900-8925 x4
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Maryrose Fernandes Bolgar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, MCH
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661
Usually, people look for help when they are faced with a situation that they are unable to find a satisfactory solution to either in their own repertoire of experiences or within their immediate environment. Situations can involve the loss of a loved one, or a marriage. It can also include a family crisis, anxiety, depression, difficulty connecting and maintaining a connection with others, work troubles, and illness and death.
Usually, people look for help when they are faced with a situation that they are unable to find a satisfactory solution to either in their own repertoire of experiences or within their immediate environment. Situations can involve the loss of a loved one, or a marriage. It can also include a family crisis, anxiety, depression, difficulty connecting and maintaining a connection with others, work troubles, and illness and death.
(224) 522-4257 View (224) 522-4257
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Emily Thornton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CYT-200
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60647  (Online Only)
Together, we can address concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, marriage, parenting, gender, spirituality, and career.
As the creator of Breathe First, I am passionate about expanding the definition and practice of mental health. My aim is to build meaningful and collaborative partnerships with every client and provide truly holistic treatment. Bringing together theory, technique, and ideas from diverse modalities and philosophies, we meet you where you are. All of our programming is trauma-informed and filtered through a social justice lens so that our liberation as individuals is rooted in and honoring of our connection to each other.
Together, we can address concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, marriage, parenting, gender, spirituality, and career.
As the creator of Breathe First, I am passionate about expanding the definition and practice of mental health. My aim is to build meaningful and collaborative partnerships with every client and provide truly holistic treatment. Bringing together theory, technique, and ideas from diverse modalities and philosophies, we meet you where you are. All of our programming is trauma-informed and filtered through a social justice lens so that our liberation as individuals is rooted in and honoring of our connection to each other.
(773) 839-4572 View (773) 839-4572
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Terrence Adkins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , MA, LCPC, CRADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals and couples with the goal of providing support, encouragement and the emotional tools necessary to successfully navigate through a variety of mental health issues. My treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I rely on an eclectic approach to therapy in order to best meet the needs of my clients and their presenting issue(s). My focus areas of treatment include: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Christian Spirituality (Catholic & Protestant), Anger Management, Marital and Pre-marital, Men's issues, Substance Abuse and Other Addictions.
I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals and couples with the goal of providing support, encouragement and the emotional tools necessary to successfully navigate through a variety of mental health issues. My treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I rely on an eclectic approach to therapy in order to best meet the needs of my clients and their presenting issue(s). My focus areas of treatment include: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Christian Spirituality (Catholic & Protestant), Anger Management, Marital and Pre-marital, Men's issues, Substance Abuse and Other Addictions.
(513) 300-6498 View (513) 300-6498
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Karen Jacobson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
People come to me when feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed with fear and stuck - whether it's a relationship concern, a challenge with a child, a loss or life has taken an unexpected turn. As an experienced Clinical Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help. I partner with clients to change limiting beliefs and defeating patterns, discover strengths and embrace possibilities. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore difficult emotions, understand triggers, process deep wounds and become curious about all parts of ourselves.
People come to me when feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed with fear and stuck - whether it's a relationship concern, a challenge with a child, a loss or life has taken an unexpected turn. As an experienced Clinical Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help. I partner with clients to change limiting beliefs and defeating patterns, discover strengths and embrace possibilities. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore difficult emotions, understand triggers, process deep wounds and become curious about all parts of ourselves.
(312) 284-3236 View (312) 284-3236