Relationship Issues Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Anne Pothour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My areas of special interest include working with adults, emerging adults, and college students, with particular attention to relationship issues , anxiety, feelings of low self-worth, co-dependency, and depression.
Life is full of never ending change and unexpected challenges leaving us all confused and unsure at times. I view therapy as a unique space to explore painful feelings, relationships, and what might not be working so well for you anymore. I value helping my clients establish a deeper understanding about what brings them in, their needs/desires, and early life experiences. I may incorporate mindfulness to help deal with stress, and enhance self-care. My style is compassionate and views you as the expert in your own life possessing many strengths that will help guide this process.
(773) 570-2203 x3 
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
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Paula W Siegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Are you in a relationship that you want to leave? Do you long for a relationship in your life but you can't seem to find the right person or act in a way that brings out your best self? Are you feeling down on more days than you are feeling up? Perhaps we should talk. The first step is the hardest, picking up the phone and asking for some help. A courageous act which I so respect and understand, but the necessary first step in the journey towards feeling better. Often you will feel better for just having done that for yourself.
(312) 854-2785 
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Chicago, IL 60601
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George J Didier
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified
Welcome! I believe that one of the essential ingredients of change and transformative psychotherapy is the relationship between the individual and the therapist. Feeling understood and comfortable only helps reduce one's symptoms, encouraging self-acceptance, but also leads toward deeper work which promotes lasting change and a deeper experience of one's whole self.
(312) 553-6961 
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Chicago, IL 60604
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Laurieann Chutis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, ABECSW
Verified
As a Couples & Sex Therapist, I provide a full range of services for those wondering if your relationship is "On the rocks" or needs "retooling" or had infidelity.
I work with you, your partner & Family in a clear practical manner, focusing on life issues, providing insights and skills to cope. I give homework between sessions so you can practice what you learned and focus on healing, communication and problems-solving. For those experiencing anxiety at home or work, I can teach you Meditation, Stress & Anger Management skills and provide you cognitive, behavioral therapy while you learn to apply these skills to your situation. Many of you "may know" what to do. How to find a way to apply it to your situation is what I can provide.
(847) 416-0838 
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Chicago, IL 60637
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David deBoer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Life is difficult even under the best of circumstances. You may be seeking therapy in order to overcome some blocks to important goals in your relationships or career. Oftentimes these blocks are the result of using ways of coping that once were essential in dealing with important figures and problems from earlier in life, but which now get in the way of positive and healthy emotional and interpersonal functioning. Therapy is an excellent way of using a helping relationship to identify these coping styles, and ultimately to develop more effective ways of relating to yourself and to others.
(773) 312-4384 
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Tom Herman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Relationship therapy includes a shift from attempting to conquer or control our partner(s), to creating a relational field in which all partners cultivate interest in learning more about the other’s experience, whether they agree with them or not.
I work with people who are experiencing anxiety and distress. Many feel stuck in unsatisfying experiences. We can gently explore these experiences in ways that can loosen their "grip", and bring innate healing resources into play, cultivating a deeper sense of ease and opportunity in everyday experience. The dissolving of these unsatisfying patterns, and the appearance and growth of more satisfying ones, happens in both individual and relationship therapy.
(773) 492-8687 
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Elizabeth Pierre
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
My specialties include trauma, relationship difficulties, family concerns, spiritual issues, and racial issues.
I enjoy working primarily with individuals who have a history of interpersonal violence. I especially feel honored to journey with those navigating their relationships as they work through their trauma history. I recognize how one's racial, cultural, and faith background impact recovery and welcome integrating these components in therapy. I also take time to explore how childhood experiences shape the individual and current relationships. My hope is that, through our time together, you will gain greater insight into yourself, which will contribute to your flourishing and the flourishing of your relationships.
(872) 266-7916 
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
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Christopher Chroniak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Hello, I'm Dr. Chris Chroniak. For 35 years I have assisted individuals struggling with depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, OCD, a relationship or lack of one, as well as numerous other psychological and emotional issues. I begin therapy by developing a warm and genuine relationship with my client. We then work together to explore and work through the underlying issues that block growth and cause pain or discomfort. I also teach my clients practical and effective tools that help them deal with painful and troubling thoughts and feelings, as they occur, moment by moment.
(773) 219-2056 
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Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
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Marla Vannucci
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
UPDATE: I am unfortunately not taking new clients currently. My practice consists of a small group of psychologists focused on helping clients make changes toward more fulfilling, connected, and healthier lives. Knowing it can be difficult to reach out for help, I create a caring, safe space in which we work collaboratively to foster healing and eliminate barriers to finding meaning and living life more fully. Therapy is a collaborative endeavor, and it is key to develop an effective and nurturing relationship in which we have a common understanding of the challenges you face.
(773) 312-7346 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
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Tori Hairston
Hi there! I'm glad you are taking a courageous step to focus on your wellbeing. Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time, returning, or looking for a new therapist, you are right where you need to be if you are looking for a warm and caring therapist who is passionate about trauma, grief, life transitions, identity, relationships, and faith and spirituality. I help women of all ages and faiths relieve anxiety and depression, heal childhood and relationship wounds, navigate grief and life transitions, and gain more tools to cope with life, work, and relationships.
(847) 750-4709 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Nicholas McCarley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Therapy is a rich opportunity for gaining invaluable insights regarding the ways in which fears, disavowed wishes, and injustices from the past can motivate current behavior, and how individuals, often resiliently, continue to live above a rubble of neglected wounds. I believe the success of treatment is dependent upon the establishment of a solid therapeutic relationship and that the therapeutic alliance is a reciprocal "we- relationship " where healing and growth can occur. I also may incorporate more direct mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral approaches in therapy when effective to promote symptomatic change.
(773) 355-4574 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
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Amber (Myers) Bouda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
I have 12 years of experience working with individuals who are bogged down by anxiety and stress-related relationship issues .
I am a firm believer in building an alliance with my clients that is authentic and real. Trust, respect, acceptance and humor are all valuable to me, and I strive to use and practice these tools daily. I work best with individuals who are looking to manage anxiety, health anxiety and related issues, and those who have thoughts, emotions and behaviors that interfere with their daily life. If this feels like you, you are not alone.
(630) 405-5601 
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Chicago, IL 60647
Not accepting new clients
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Anne Harlan Strohm
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
A positive, trusting relationship is the foundation of effective therapy. My goal is to help you discover your strengths, cope with stress, improve relationships, heal past trauma, and attain a happier, more fulfilled life. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I am dedicated to offering compassionate, solution-focused therapy, and helping you make positive, lasting life changes. I have helped individuals and families to resolve a range of problems including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting and other family issues, grief and loss, substance abuse, and the effects of sexual abuse and other traumas.
(708) 406-7958 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Paul Popernik
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
You are not alone dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, anger, trauma, or relationship difficulties. I understand the pain and complications of these issues and have successfully helped individuals, like yourself, find peace and happiness for over 20 years. In a relaxed, supportive environment, I will help you explore and process difficult feelings and challenge underlying counterproductive thoughts and behaviors. You will achieve a greater sense of relief and awareness, and develop tools that foster better continued health. I will also help you acquire a more balanced lifestyle achieved through exercise, diet, sleep hygiene, work/life balance and maintaining healthy relationships.
(773) 417-5330 
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Chicago, IL 60610
Offers online therapy
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John Andrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Couples, do you and your partner have difficulty communicating? Do you feel like you're both on different wavelengths at times? I can help get your relationship back on track.
Would you like to better manage your stress, overcome anxiety, decrease depression, improve relationships and develop positive coping skills? We can work together to establish clear goals. I am committed to providing you with effective strategies to address your concerns with honesty, respect and compassion.
(708) 512-7784 
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Chicago, IL 60643
Offers online therapy
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Justin Sato
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MBA, CADC
Verified
Areas I specialize in include suicidality, substance/process addictions (gambling), kink, financial therapy, medical family therapy (end of life/memory loss), gender identify/sexuality, life transitions, & relationship difficulties.
All of us yearn for a sense of belonging, and it is human to feel lonely due to issues we may be facing in life. Feeling alone can have a detrimental impact not only to our mental/emotional health, but also physical health. I'm here to support you in your mental health journey and working towards a better quality of life. I strive for social justice and am attuned to the impacts and influences of society and culture. I approach therapy from a trauma-informed and harm reduction lens, meaning I’m sensitive to the past experiences that have shaped you into who you are today while working in a collaborative approach.
(312) 934-0048 x31 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Hillary Douin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ICDVP
Verified
I have a background in a variety of community settings, primarily specializing in work related to traumatic stress, family systems, and community mental health. I have individual and group therapy experience working with adult, adolescent, and child survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other forms of interpersonal violence. I am passionate about providing affirming services to the LGBTQIA+ community. Specialties: trauma and attachment, victim advocacy, anger management, relationship issues , transitions, parent-child work, nonprofit work, clinical supervision
(708) 318-4514 
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Petya Randelova
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My work focuses on our relationship and skills-building to provide relief for the symptoms that brought you into treatment in the first place while also exploring the powerful impact of early life experiences on the way you view the world and yourself in the present. I believe that the relationship developed between us provides the foundation on which to build insight and self-awareness to help you make the changes necessary to reach your unique potential and create the life you want to live. I approach therapy as a collaborative journey that asks both of us to bring our expertise into the room and use it to reach your goals!
(872) 240-5581 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Lara, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC, ICDVP
Verified
I have worked with youth/adults in the areas of stress, trauma, relationship and life transitions.
***CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** In a world of constant transitions, it can be challenging to feel settled with change. Therapy is an outlet to discuss, explore and change aspects of our lives that are causing distress. Therapy allows a supportive, non-judgmental space to talk through feelings and engage our strengths to cope with life's changes. I provide action-oriented, supportive, feminist, and person-centered psychotherapy. I am a bi-lingual (Spanish-speaking) and bi-cultural therapist that understands cultural influences and can express feelings and thoughts in a language that my clients feel comfortable.
(773) 717-2936 
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Chicago, IL 60643
Not accepting new clients
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Betsy Nettleton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
A safe, trusting relationship is essential for change.
I help people who feel stuck and unhappy. Maybe you feel depressed or anxious; maybe you are lonely; maybe you feel uncertain about relationships or work. Perhaps your problems are new; perhaps you have been struggling for years. I am here to listen and help. I know it can be difficult to talk. I know it takes courage to share painful feelings, especially when you might be weighed down with shame, fear, guilt, sadness or anger. Together, we will work to sort through your current struggles and also explore the deeper, underlying patterns that keep you unfulfilled and trapped.
(312) 257-3571 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy


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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

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