Rashmi Pandey

Rashmi Pandey, PsyD
Psychologist

Rashmi Pandey is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience. Rashmi has gained international educational experience in psychology with degrees from University of Kolkata, India, University of Sydney,…...
605 North Michigan Avenue Suite 401, Chicago, Illinois, 60611
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My Contributions

Managing Upsets in Marriage

In a marriage, there will inevitably be sometimes when feelings are hurt or when disasters happen. I ...
Santiago Delboy

Santiago Delboy, MBA, LCSW, S-PSB
Psychotherapist

He works with adults, individually or in couples, experiencing a wide range of issues, including shame, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, irritability, loneliness, self-doubt, and compulsive behaviors. Part of his work is…...
1011 W Wellington Ave., Suite 210, Chicago, IL, 60657
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The Relationship Journey: Beginnings, Middles, And Ends

Just to state the obvious, relationships can be very rewarding but they are not easy. They are journeys ...
Asya Brodsky

Asya Brodsky, LCSW, CADC
Psychotherapist

Asya Brodsky, LCSW, CADC is a licensed clinical social worker with a part-time private practice in Chicago, Illinois. Her practice, Speak Chicago Psychotherapy, aims at “promoting emotional wellness by deepening insight,…...
25 E. Washington, Suite 1908, Chicago, Illinois, 60602
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The Delicate Art of Marriage: Foundational Ingredients of a Solid Bond

There isn t one unique formula to ensure marital success or satisfaction. Marriage is a forever evolving, ...
Caroline Steelberg

Caroline Steelberg, PsyD

Caroline Steelberg, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with offices downtown and Andersonville, Chicago. I private practice for over 20 years, she specializes in the treatment of individuals and couples who have…...
111 North Wabash, Suite 1422, Chicago, Illinois, 60602
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Anxiety in Relationship- Should You Clean It or Leave It?

Shall I wash those dishes or leave them in the sink? Do I care? Will my partner care? These kinds of ...

Seven Year Itch or Ten Year Hump? Is There Any Truth to Marital Milestones?

A trusted mentor once told me that if a couple can meet the ten year marital milestone, the chances of ...
Ritamaria Laird

Ritamaria Laird,  M.A, L.C.P.C, N.C.C.
Counselor

Ritamaria is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Clinical Director at Individual and Family Connection in Chicago, IL. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Child and Adolescent Psychology…...
2865 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60618

My Contributions

It Comes from Within: the Do’s and Don’ts of Motivating Your Kids

As a pediatric mental health counselor, I see many ways professionals and caretakers attempt to motivate ...
Caty Harris

Caty Harris, LCSW
Social Worker

Neuropsychology nerd, writer, potter, nature enthusiast, born and bred Alabamian, and owner of a vibrant research-based private practice in Chicago’s Loop, Caty has aimed at making research-based mental health more…...
318 W Adams St, Suite 1517, Chicago, Illinois , 60606

My Contributions

Embracing Irrationality in Communication

Personal partnerships are fertile grounds for miscommunication. We re told to communicate, we re told ...
Shemiah Derrick

Shemiah Derrick, M.A.
Psychotherapist

Her clients include emerging adults, students, young professionals and senior executives who want to explore or develop their identity, move past hurt, improve relationships with themselves and others and achieve clarity. She…...
1200 West 35th Street , Chicago, Illinois, 60609

My Contributions

7 Tips to Combat Miscommunication in a Relationship

Communication is one of, if not the single most important part of a relationship. What and how things ...
Noelle McWard

Noelle McWard, LCSW
Therapist

Noelle McWard, LCSW is a therapist and the founder of Counseling Solutions, a psychotherapy group practice in Chicago, IL. Noelle has been in practice since 1993, and specializes in providing couple’s therapy as well as…...
4256 North Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 216, Chicago, Illinois, 60613

My Contributions

4 Steps to Make Your Marriage Work with a Traveling Spouse

I was at dinner recently with a group of friends when one friend complained about how her husband s frequent ...
Linda Meier Abdelsayed

Linda Meier Abdelsayed, LMFT
Therapist

Linda Meier Abdelsayed is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for California and Illinois. She specializes in working with couples that face infertility. Linda is the founder of Smart Talk, a video therapy practice serving…...
53 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 1605 , Chicago, Illinois, 60604

My Contributions

Learning to Fight Fair in a Relationship with the Help of Counseling

Part of every relationship, be it a friendship or a romantic relationship, involves disagreements. It ...

How to Survive the First Year of Having Children

Congratulations! You are probably reading this article because you are close to having a child or just ...
Sara Schwarzbaum

Sara Schwarzbaum, Ed.D, LMFT, LCPC
Counselor

Sara Studied clinical psychology and marriage and family therapy in Buenos Aires, Argentina prior to emigrating to the U.S. in 1982. …...
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2130, Chicago, Illinois, 60611

My Contributions

Are You Suffering from Touch Deprivation?

Touch is the first of the senses to develop in a human infant and it remains the most emotionally central ...
Natalie A. Stanish

Natalie A. Stanish, MS, ALMFT
Therapist

Natalie is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Child Development & Family Studies and specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. She specializes in working with…...
Clarity Clinic, 1 E Superior St, Suite 306, Chicago, Illinois , 60611

My Contributions

6 Steps to Becoming a Listening Superstar (Your Partner Will Thank You)

A frequent complaint I hear from couples is that one partner isn t listening in the way that the other ...
Nancy Simon

Nancy Simon, LCSW
Counselor

Nancy Simon, L.C.S.W, has been treating couples for over 25 years. She received her Masters from the University of Chicago and specializes in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy....
1740 Ridge #101, Evanston, Illinois , 60201
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Highly Sensitive People in Marriage

If you are one of the 15 to 20 of the population deemed highly sensitive, all relationships are a challenge ...

10 Steps To A Happier Relationship

Relationships are challenging. And, after helping couples excavate their relationships for many years, ...
Tari Mack

Dr. Tari Mack, Psy. D
Psychologist

Dr. Tari Mack is has been a clinical psychologist for more than 15 years. In that time, she has sat with countless amazing, beautiful humans who have had the courage to be vulnerable and tell the truth about who they are. She is…...
636 Church St,, Evanston, Illinois, 60201

My Contributions

How to Create Change in Your Marriage

Marriage can be a lot of work and many of us waste our precious time, energy and resources, trying to ...
Stephanie Mazzanti

Stephanie Mazzanti, LCPC, E-RYT
Counselor

Stephanie Mazzanti is a licensed psychotherapist. She uses evidence based counseling practices to work with individuals, couples and groups in the workplace. She started her practice in 2015 and has been practicing therapy for 8…...
3633 W Lake Ave STE 404 Glenview, , Glenview, Illinois, 60026
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My Contributions

Deal with Relationship Goals like Your Career Goals

Are you in a career that is growing or even thriving because you put effort into it? Think about how ...

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Find the Perfect Therapist in Chicago

There’s nothing wrong in seeking help. You sometimes just need someone to talk to, to share your problems with and get to the roots in a secure, confident environment. Therapists are all ears to you!

Life’s all about taking the next step forward. A new relationship, a new career, relocation, finances or family, at times, can be a bit unnerving and challenging, so, it’s absolutely normal to seek assistance.

Therapy is incredibly effective for people with mental health conditions and it’s worth it even if you don’t have any medical issue.

Therapy is a magnificently versatile tool, it isn’t just the answer to impregnable relationships troubles. It is also the answer to trivial, seemingly inconsequential issues encountered in a relationship. Therapy shouldn’t be the last resort to salvage a bond but the stepping stone to nip surfacing issues in the bud.

Though therapy offers the required assistance to sail through miniscule issues to deeper marital hiccups, resolving tiffs before they fester into graver problems can save you from the forthcoming pain and heartbreak.

However, even if you’re facing serious personal conflict or mental health issues in your life, you don’t have to feel hopeless! Remember, this too shall pass.

All you need to do is talk to a licensed therapist. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but not here. We help you find the right therapist for you, in your city.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?

It’s easy to tell if your therapist:

  • Is located in your area.
  • Specializes in your issue.
  • Behaves ethically, shows professional and empathic behavior.
  • Talks about confidentiality and emergency protocol.
  • Recommends therapy that never conflicts your values and beliefs.
  • Never overshares and knows boundaries.
  • Listens you, remembers key facts and concerns.
  • Is trustworthy and likeable.
  • makes you feel everything is ‘right’.

Not sure what questions to ask a therapist

These sample questions may help you.

  • My problem is [Your Problem]. How would you go about treating that?
  • How will my confidentiality be assured?
  • How available are you, even beyond the sessions?
  • What are your fees?
  • Do you accept insurance?
  • How long do you typically work with clients?
  • Does your therapy more focused on past or present?

How can I set goals for therapy?

Now that you are here seeking help, you have passed the first hurdle. Congratulations! But therapists do not have magic wands, they can’t make our problems vanish in thin air. Don’t let ungrounded expectations make your therapy sessions fruitless. Be objective about what it is that your desire from therapy. For that, you need to set to goals. Goal setting is important because it equips you to make a smooth transition from a messy headspace to a clearer state of mind.

Here are some things to consider when setting SMART goals for therapy-

Specific- Set specific goals. Chalk out the specific pain points of your relationship and aim to resolve them through therapy.

Measurable- Make sure that the goals are measurable. For instance, if you are not spending enough time with each other, you can set goals like going out on a date at least once a week.

Attainable- Be realistic when setting goals, they should be attainable. Talk to your therapist and get a fair idea of what you should be able to achieve through therapy. Then, set goals accordingly.

Relevant- The goals should be relevant. Say for an example, if you and your partner have pent up resentment, then setting goals like going on date nights is not going to help. You have to set relevant goals that will help to resolve the existing resentment Again, talk to your therapist about the kind of goals you should have.

Time frame- Set a realistic time frame when setting a goal. Keep in mind your current relationship dynamics. Years of accumulated damage in a relationship can’t be repaired overnight.

What can be my treatment options?

Ask your therapist about your treatment options, like medication, dietary changes, lifestyle changes or alternative healing therapies. You therapist will discuss each treatment option in detail, along with their pros and cons.