Relationship Issues Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Irina Rivera
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
I am also passionate about social justice and how privilege and power impact the therapeutic relationship .
I believe therapy is a collaborative process and invite feedback at all stages of our work. I bring to therapy my previous experiences working in creative environments, to help clients foster new perspectives and solutions that fit your unique struggles, identities, and personality. My clients have come from diverse backgrounds and many have experienced abuse, loss, and/or marginalization. Therapy can offer some immediate relief from stress, depression, and anxiety, but I also work with clients to make lasting changes in the way you see and relate to yourself and others. I work with university students, couples, and adults.
(312) 579-2728 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Klesman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
It takes a great deal of courage to share your experiences with a therapist and begin to work on yourself. I believe in accepting yourself as you are, while also continuing to change and improve yourself to live your best life. I work to create a safe space that is nonjudgmental and open to nurturing personal growth. I strongly believe that the most progress comes from a good client-therapist relationship . I specialize in working with adolescents and adults working through life's challenges and processing ordinary stressors.
(312) 548-1572 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Alissa Mazzenga
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
I have found that many of the emotional and relational struggles that individuals face are a result of having undergone painful experiences, and having learned ways of coping or relating that become unhelpful and even self-defeating in later stages of life. Through the work of psychotherapy, one has an opportunity to explore, gain self-knowledge and awareness, shift patterns, and discover, or discover again how to engage in relationship , both with oneself and with others. It is in this space that healing and change can occur.
(855) 339-9148 
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
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Jessica E. Plonka
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Finding a therapist who really "gets you" is a crucial part of change. I work with individuals and couples who want a trusting and collaborative relationship . I work with clients with a wide range of concerns and from diverse cultures. I use a holistic and multicultural approach with every client, to better understand their unique experiences and provide treatment that is effective for them. I also focus therapy around helping white folks process their own positive racial identity (anti-racist) and find balance between speaking up and listening.
(872) 204-2436 
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
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Kanchan Parkash
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Additionally, my areas of focus include working with those who are experiencing relationship issues , grief and loss, and family conflict as well as emotional, interpersonal, academic, and culturally-related distress.
Life is often unpredictable and can demand a level of fluidity that can, sometimes, be hard to navigate. In moments of change, difficulty, or hardship, we might find ourselves feeling uncertain and unsure of what to think, how to feel, attend to what we may need, or how to continue caring for ourselves. During these moments we may be seeking comfort, a new perspective, or a desire to be truly seen and understood. As your therapist, l will strive to understand your unique experiences - who you are based on what you have lived through, your view of self, and how you have been impacted by culture, society, and those around you.
(312) 262-4527 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Dialectical Solutions
Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC
Verified
I value a strong therapeutic relationship and aim to be honest and open in treatment to encourage direct communication and help co-create a therapeutic space that feels validating, safe, and helpful.
Dialectical Solutions provides expert consultation, training, and community workshops to help clinicians and non-clinicians better understand, support, and encourage folks struggling with complex, often difficult to treat mental health problems. All of the services offered at Dialectical Solutions are informed by evidenced based theory and are taught with an appreciation for the difficulties that accompany helping clients or loved ones build a more meaningful life.
(224) 300-7816 
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Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
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Gabe Seldess
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified
I take a no fault, no blame approach to exploring problems – but I’m willing to call someone out for acting in ways that are detrimental to personal and relationship goals.
I hope to work with people open to exploring their assumptions and expectations of themselves and others around them. My ideal clients may feel stuck in place or just find themselves in a rut, looking for possible options for change and improvement. I enjoy working with clients seeking more personal control and more authentic connection to others – pointing themselves toward more fulfilling tomorrows.
(336) 728-6299 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Byron John Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
I am a trauma-informed therapist who is passionate about supporting people navigating life’s challenges. My clinical experience includes assisting with mood-related disorders, relationship issues , addictive behaviors, and trauma.
(708) 866-1119 
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Chicago, IL 60642
Offers online therapy
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Caroline Quintanilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in treating clients who struggle with eating disorders, relationship issues , issues pertaining to sexuality, women's issues, issues with self esteem, various forms of anxiety, depression, and stress within life transitions.
You spend a substantial amount of time pretending to have it all figured out, but inside you struggle with feeling flawed, unusual, or broken, and you imagine that no one around you can really understand what this feels like. It might look like despising the body that you exist in and feeling like your only option is to change it. It might look like feeling like your insecurities are crushing you, and impacting how you interact with others. It might look like struggling after hearing your partner had an affair, not knowing how you will emotionally recover. You want a therapist who can hold your hand and remind you of your own light.
(872) 252-7538 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Katie Thorrud
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Are you feeling stuck? Do you struggle with negative thoughts day in and day out? Do you find it difficult to focus or find a moment of calm in your day? You are not alone. Negative thoughts and feeling overwhelmed are common reasons why people reach out for help. Therapy can help bring balance in your life and help learning tools on how to decrease your stress level. I specialize in treating adults experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse, challenges with life transitions, and relationship problems.
(773) 290-1419 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
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Dawn Paquelet
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MEd
Verified
I have specific interests in relationship conflict, life-stage transitions, infidelity, and parental alienation.
We all yearn for fulfilling relationships with our partners, family, and other important people in our social circles. Sometimes we need help navigating the complexities of our connections. I believe the therapeutic experience can help clients better understand themselves and their relational needs. I am a Couple and Family Therapist intern and a second-year Ph.D. student in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Adler University in Chicago.
(312) 313-1805 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Katerina Fager
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCPC
Verified
Do you feel disconnected, deal with infidelity, or poor communication? I help individuals and couples to develop some new skills and new ways to communicate and grow to create more satisfying relationships. I have completed Level 3 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use Gottman Method in my work with couples. This method is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in your relationship . I believe that although each individual is unique, everyone has the ability to change, heal and move forward. Therapy can help you to feel better and have a better relationship .
 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
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Julia Hongying Chen
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified
Having lived in different countries (China, England, and the U.S.) and lived the life of both a “majority” and a “minority”, I am able to connect with people in their diverse life experiences. I see therapy as a relationship between two people committed to face the deeper truths of our lives. I am here to understand your unique personal story, and support you in sorting out complex emotional and relational concerns. The goal is for you to set yourself free from limiting barriers, build emotional resilience, and develop more fulfilling relationships with others.
(312) 604-5979 
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Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
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Amy Rivas Orellana
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS
Verified
I have experience working with trauma, relationship issues , depression, anxiety, families, and the LGBTQ+ population.
I see clients with a large range of presenting issues and identities. The connecting factor for many of my clients is their courage to want to create meaningful change in their lives. Many clients come feeling stuck or as if they have tried everything. Through our collaboration, you can begin exploring and have a deeper understanding of your past and current circumstances. Most importantly, I strive to create a safe space where my clients can feel comfortable sharing personal matters and can be their most authentic selves.
(312) 516-2410 x4 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Mary and Tom Leo Associates, Inc
Each client is matched with the therapist that can best meet their or their family's needs to create an effective, therapeutic relationship .
Mary and Tom Leo Associates has provided counseling for children, adults and families throughout the Chicagoland area since 1975. We are dedicated to assisting all members of the family through individual, play, couples, and family therapy. Additionally, we provide parent coaching and parent training classes. Our experts assist struggling parent(s) with their children's negative behaviors. MTLA also provides therapeutic visitation using a model of service provision that is designed for neutrality, safety, structure, and consistency. We make the onboarding process seamless as we are dedicated to assisting clients reach their goals!
(773) 340-9926 
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
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Jacob Mullins
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, tired, anxious and depressed? Life can sometimes be a lot to handle on our own. I am passionate about meeting folks where they are, and establishing a genuine connection. Whether you are seeking support to work on self-growth, personal exploration, acceptance, or any other goal – we will collaborate to find a path that is best for you. I work with members of the LGBTQ+ community who are experiencing depression, anxiety, low self esteem, low motivation, and feelings of helplessness, as well as folks who are working on coming out, identity exploration, and relationship issues .
(773) 207-3247 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Benjamin Schwartz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I feel privileged to be a psychologist and my therapeutic style reflects this appreciation. Building a trusting, collaborative relationship is at the forefront of my work, though I'm aware this looks differently with each of my clients. I see the process of change as occurring in the context of the therapeutic relationship and by exploring patterns that may be preventing one from living a fulfilling existence. Through the discovery of these patterns, we can begin to understand how to live life more genuinely. I incorporate various therapeutic approaches and interventions, which speaks to our unique needs.
(312) 548-9356 
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
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Heather Shannon
Counselor, LCPC, CST
Verified
I love helping people to have a healthy and authentic sex & relationship life whatever that means for them. Topics I often explore with clients include: dating anxiety, attachment styles, sexual trauma, creating healthy boundaries in relationships, increasing emotional intimacy, communication skills, conflict resolution, family-of-origin issues, managing relationships with difficult people, difficulty orgasming, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, exploring kink, opening the relationship , exploring sexual orientation, exploring gender identity, etc.
(872) 233-4265 
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Chicago, IL 60642
Offers online therapy
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Susanna Krebs
LPC Intern, MA
Verified
I believe the most important component of counseling is the relationship between therapist and client. As a therapist, I strive to create a collaborative environment – one that is safe, warm, supportive, and empathic. With this foundation, we will explore together how one can grow and create positive change. My goal is to help individuals and couples improve their lives through the quality of their relationships. Healthy, happy, and meaningful relationships take work! Whether they are romantic partners, family members, friends, or coworkers, these relationships directly affect our mental health.
(872) 242-1945 
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Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
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Thomas Cleland
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1)The most important relationship we have is with ourselves.
First thing we do is discuss the presenting issue. The homework is to complete a personality style questionnaire that is key in helping to focus on the work. Then we see how the personality works with the presenting issue. Then we set up a way to address the issue that is tailored to the personality style. I assign common sense realistic ways for you to be able to use that will result in an immediate healthy sense of well being. I do individual and relationship counseling. I have the life and professional experience needed to help you.
(773) 451-8678 
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Chicago, IL 60646


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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.

If you're looking for a Chicago relationship therapist, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in Chicago.