Gottman Method Therapists in McHenry, IL

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Erica Veach
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LCP
I have advanced clinical training for Gottman Method Couple Therapy.
Empathy, acceptance, and genuineness are three qualities that I believe are the foundation for building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. My areas of specialty are in the treatment of Couples, Women's Health Issues (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, postpartum, pregnancy loss and infertility), Eating Disorders, Depression, Relationships, Pre-Marital counseling, and Emotional Regulation. In working with complex trauma, the emotional processing, exploration of self-related difficulties (e.g., fear and shame), and acceptance or resolution of past interpersonal issues are an important part of therapy. With complex trauma, I utilize an emotion-focused therapy approach, bringing emotion to the clinical forefront of therapy.
(779) 234-4052
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Gisella Foto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
My passion is to see individuals come to the realization that they have the power to enact change to circumstances in their life. My goal is to provide a comfortable environment with a nonjudgemental approach to assess the best interventions to tackle mental health symptoms. I focus on their emotional needs , thinking patterns, and interpersonal relationships that may be impacting functioning in daily life. I work in a collaborative nature with the client to establish their goals and provide guidance in finding solutions.
(779) 204-4793
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Andrew Stuckey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I’m dedicated to walking the journey with you, truly listening, and helping you clarify and achieve your next-level vision for a life of mental wellness. I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways.
(779) 223-1515
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McHenry, IL 60050
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FJ Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I have been providing psychological and behavioral services in the Chicagoland and Grand Rapids, Michigan area for the last 14 years. In session I am empathetic and positive, working collaboratively with each client, in overcoming life challenges. Due to the vast amount of experience I have gained in both psychotherapy as well as behavioral modification, my therapeutic approach is diverse and can be non-directive, guiding the client at their own pace, or directive in nature. My goal is to assist each client to a happier, healthier, productive life, in a safe environment.
(815) 401-0766
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Jennifer Gosnell
Counselor, LCPC, CCTP-II, CSAM
Verified
Verified
My passion resides with those who find themselves at the intersection of mental health and court involvement. I am a McHenry County approved family court mediator and SUPR approved DUI evaluator and Risk Education facilitator. I hold certifications as a Specialized Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2, Certified Specialist in Anger Management, and Addiction Counseling Professional. As a psychometrician I regularly conduct comprehensive mental health assessments for ADHD, mood disorders, FOID cards, deferred prosecution, anger management, DUI, substance use, parenting time evaluations, and more.
(815) 396-5469
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Rick T Landre
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Has sexual addiction or problematic sexual behavior caused problems in your life? Have your relationships been suffering? Counseling may help you achieve your preferred future and reduce stress in your life. I have worked five years helping clients with addictions and relationship issues make sense of their surroundings and make the changes needed to make their lives more in line with how they want them to be. I understand the difficulties involved in make lifestyle changes and repairing broken relationships.
(815) 239-6070
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Willoughby Center for Behavioral Health LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The Willoughby Center focuses on the use of empirically supported therapeutic treatment options geared towards increasing a client's psychological flexibility, stress management skills, and overall functionality. Therapy consists of a collaborative and individualized approach, allowing rapport to blossom and work towards the clients chosen values to achieve a life worth living. Our center provides a variety of behaviorally focused, client-centered approaches to help clients effectively cope with life's challenges and struggles to start living not just surviving.
(224) 293-4307
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Melanie Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Did you or your spouse recently have an affair? Do you wonder if there is still hope for your marriage after a betrayal? I specialize in helping couples recover from an affair and have helped hundreds of couples move through the healing process. Many couples even report that they have a better marriage now than they did prior to the betrayal.
(815) 513-0828
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McHenry, IL 60050
Not accepting new clients
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Innovative Counseling Partners, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. As a result, we tend toward and Integrative approach and have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a systems-based approach using behavior methods.
(773) 312-3612
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Hope & Healing Psychotherapy, PC
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
Verified
At Hope & Healing Psychotherapy, we believe there is truly hope for healing from the mental and physical suffering caused by the stress of living in a world shadowed by a pandemic, societal mistrust, and physical and emotional violence. We support an integrative healing process that may include your spirituality, mindfulness, body work, yoga, nutrition, breath work, psychopharmacology, and connecting with the natural world.
(224) 263-1527
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Lindsey Patrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help regulate conflict, improve communication and rebuild/improve intimacy & connection.
All relationships have chaotic or lonely times where you may feel incapable of approaching each other. Couples need a place to turn when they don't know what to do or have no support system. I help couples stuck in conflict gridlock begin to reengage with each other. I specialize in working with couples who experience: high levels of conflict; inability to communicate; emotional & physical distance or disengagement; infidelity; transitioning to parenthood; infertility/pregnancy loss; difficulty overcoming family of origin or cultural differences; and difficulty making the decision to divorce or separate.
(773) 814-3891
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Donna Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PLLC
Verified
Verified
I also have training in the Gottman method of couples therapy.
Supporting you on your journey of fulfillment and enlightenment in your mental, emotional, and spiritual health is important to me. If you are dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, marital/relationship issues, parenting/familial issues, or loss, I will partner with you to work towards resolution. I provide an affirming and creative space in which to explore your challenges ~ aware that we are all perfectly imperfect and striving - and there is hope! "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen
(224) 479-1180
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Cary, IL 60013
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Lindsay Keisman
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I have advanced training in The Gottman Method and am a trained facilitator of The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work workshops.
All people have THAT moment. The big one, where we question if we are with the right person. We find ourselves loving someone, but falling into a pattern that we can't find our way out of. Communication, betrayals, falling out of sync, the fights that lead nowhere, someone shutting down, lack of emotional or physical intimacy, or not seeing eye to eye on important issues are all reasons people can benefit from an intensive look into their relationship. You want your person to be "your" person again. To love openly with affection, but also with the ability to resolve conflicts is what I wish for each couple I work with.
(815) 664-3005
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Robert Mount
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In my 30 years of practice I've encountered a variety of problems as presented by both adolescents and their families. Perhaps you can relate to some of the following: "I'm worried about my daughter, we're getting a divorce and am afraid she may be cutting again." "We don't ask for much, maybe a little cooperation, all we get is disrespect." "I've seen four or five therapist since I was a kid, how will this be any different?" "Our son has always been anxious, he's agreed to at least talk to someone about some strategies."
(847) 380-8227
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Wonder Lake, IL 60097
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Steve Wodka
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating men/women from dysfunctional families who have anxiety/depression as a result of their upbringing. Treatment interests include Adult Children of Alcoholics, family dysfunction, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma. I utilize a direct and interactive style contingent on the clients' needs. I help clients understand their emotional "blue-print" and create new learning and choices. I work well with emotionally distant individuals, building communication skills and a positive sense of self. I work well with young adults struggling with academic underachievement and transition into adulthood.
(847) 303-3266
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Amanda Berry
MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained to treat people experiencing relationship problems in a unique and effective way - much of the time this includes research-driven tools and techniques that with time will help you get the relationship you desire and deserve! I am dedicated to my clients' pursuit of stronger romantic relationships as well as relief from anxiety or depression that has been holding you back from living a full life. As a results-driven therapist and person, my goal is to provide you with the insight and practical tools you need to improve your relationship and your life.
(312) 584-5166
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Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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Innovative Counseling Partners, LLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. As a result, we tend toward and Integrative approach and have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a systems based approach using behavior methods.
(773) 312-3612
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Lisa Sloka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is messy. That’s the motto I adopted a few years ago to remind myself that there is no such thing as perfect and rarely does everything go according to plan. My journey has taken me through a variety of messes…divorce, single parenting, job changes, remarriage and the blending of families, just to name a few. Although this isn’t the path that I planned to take, I am thankful for each step because of the healing and growth that accompanied it and ultimately led me to pursue my master’s degree in family and marriage therapy.
(815) 261-4358
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Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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Ashley (Santos) Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Welcome! Whether you have been in counseling before, or if this is your first time, I am glad you are here. My name is Ashley. I am here to help you continue, or begin, your therapeutic journey. I work with an approach to therapy that doesn't have a "one size fits all," but is holistic, evidence-based, and inclusive. If you are ready to begin, go ahead and give me a call or send an email. I will be there to meet you halfway! We can address any issues you bring to the table and set goals together. If you have any questions along the way, I will work to provide appropriate psychoeducation, resources, and interventions.
(815) 281-5379
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Stephanie Green
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Everyone needs a person to talk to, but just as important, you need someone to listen and hear what you are saying. My goal is to be that person for you, and help you navigate everyday life, including any struggles or difficulties you are facing. As the mom of two teenagers, I know that life is busy, and that often times, we do not make time for our own needs or our relationships. Whether that relationship be with your spouse or partner, children, or any other relationship you are trying to improve or heal from, I would like the privilege to help and hear you.
(815) 248-5882
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Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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Gottman Method Therapists

How does the Gottman method work?

One of the core doctrines of the Gottman method is that negative emotions hurt relationships about five times more than positive emotions help them. Thus, couples require five times more positive interactions than negative interactions with each other. The therapist will guide clients on how to improve communication and understanding of each other to manage conflict and have their emotional needs met. The therapist will also advise couples on how to repair relations with each other when conflict arises, and therefore avoid lasting damage.

Is the Gottman method evidence-based?

Yes, this method is an evidence-based approach to couples therapy. The method is based on more than 40 years of research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the psychologists who developed the method. The Gottmans analyzed decades of data to draw conclusions about what types of interactions are likely to lead to specific results, and which interventions are most likely to lead to success. Studies have found that this approach leads to improvements in relationship satisfaction, intimacy, communication skills, and a lower rate of divorce.

How long does the Gottman method take?

The duration of treatment depends on the specific challenges clients face. Sessions are typically 60 to 90 minutes long, and an average course of treatment is around 10 sessions. In some cases, such as for couples dealing with a critical problem, the therapist will suggest an intensive course of treatment, with daily sessions over the first two to four days. Treatment is complete when the couple is satisfied and has met the goals they’ve set, and when the therapist believes they have the skills to continue on their own.

Is the Gottman method effective?

Through the Gottman method, couples can achieve changes that are real and sustainable. This treatment has been used for more than 40 years; the method is supported by empirical research, including randomized controlled trials that have demonstrated effectiveness in improving relationship outcomes for couples. Like any talk therapy, success or failure depends in large part on how committed the clients are to making positive changes and working toward results.