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Rashmi Pandey

Rashmi Pandey, PsyD

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

He works with adults, individually or in couples, experiencing a wide range of issues, including shame, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, irritability,…... Read more
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

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…... Read more
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…... Read more
111 North Wabash, Suite 1422, Chicago, Illinois, 60602
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Symptoms and Remedies to Fight Seasonal Active Disorder in Your Partner

You ve dressed for success with your partner, but they re just not giving you the attention you desire. ...

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 ...
Ritamaria Laird

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

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…... Read more
2865 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60618

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Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Relationship with Your Child?

As a Pediatric Therapist I am the mom of a spunky 3 year old and, I admit, there are times that I think ...

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…... Read more
318 W Adams St, Suite 1517, Chicago, Illinois , 60606

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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.

Her clients include emerging adults, students, young professionals and senior executives who want to explore or develop their identity, move past hurt, improve…... Read more
1200 West 35th Street , Chicago, Illinois, 60609

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Tips for Maintaining Healthy Communication with Your Partner After a Blow-Up

Fights with your spouse or partner can be the worst. They re tiring, emotionally draining and after it ...

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

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…... Read more
4256 North Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 216, Chicago, Illinois, 60613

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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

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…... Read more
53 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 1605 , Chicago, Illinois, 60604

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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

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

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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

Natalie is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an M.S in Child Development & Family Studies and specialization in Marriage and Family…... Read more
Clarity Clinic, 1 E Superior St, Suite 306, Chicago, Illinois , 60611

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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 ...
Robyne Howard

Robyne Howard

Dr Robyne Howard Psy.D is the Owner and Founder of Lakefront Counseling Group Ltd., a group practice with offices in the Chicago Loop and Evanston/Northshore ... Read more
Dr Robyne Howard Psy.D Lakefront Counseling Group, Millenium Park Plaza - 155 N Michigan Ave, Suite 325-326, Chicago, Illinois, 60601

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5 Easy Steps to Having a More Connected Relationship

Does your relationship feel lukewarm? Do your feet not touch in bed anymore? Does it feel like there ...

Managing an Easily Triggered Spouse Suffering from Sensory Processing Disorder

Does your partner find ways to ruin important events? Do they complain about the brightness of the lights ...
Nancy Simon

Nancy Simon, LCSW

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…... Read more
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

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…... Read more
636 Church St,, Evanston, Illinois, 60201

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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

Stephanie Mazzanti is a licensed psychotherapist. She uses evidence based counseling practices to work with individuals, couples and groups in the workplace. She started…... Read more
3633 W Lake Ave STE 404 Glenview, , Glenview, Illinois, 60026
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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.

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.

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?

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.