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Rashmi Pandey, Psychologist

Rashmi Pandey
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…... Read more
605 North Michigan Avenue Suite 401, Chicago, Illinois, 60611
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Managing Upsets in Marriage

Managing Upsets in Marriage

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

Santiago Delboy
Psychotherapist

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

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, Psychotherapist

Asya Brodsky
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…... 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

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, Psychologist

Caroline Steelberg
Psychologist

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 Affective Disorder in Your Partner

Symptoms and Remedies to Fight Seasonal Affective 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?

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, Counselor

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

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Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Relationship with Your Child?

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

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, LCSW, Social Worker

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

Embracing Irrationality in Communication

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

Shemiah Derrick
Psychotherapist

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

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

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,  Therapist

Noelle McWard
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…... 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

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 ...
Sara Schwarzbaum, Counselor

Sara Schwarzbaum
Counselor

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?

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 ...
Katrina McCaleb,  Certified Life Coach

Katrina McCaleb
Certified Life Coach

Kay Rena has experienced teen pregnancy, single parenting, divorce, remarriage and all other aspects of life ranging from gains to losses.She has learned how…... Read more
Accessible Online, Chicago, Illinois, 60612

Work as a Team to Prevent Failed Marriage

So many marriages fail because the partners are working against one another rather than together. In a failed marriage, one may feel as though they re ...

Happy Spouse = Happy House

It is often said that a happy wife equates to a happy life. That is a statement I choose to disagree with. I prefer the phrase, Happy Spouse, Happy House ...
Natalie A. Stanish, Therapist

Natalie A. Stanish
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…... 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)

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, Psychologist

Robyne Howard
Psychologist

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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How to Tell Your New Partner About Your Dysfunctional Family

How to Tell Your New Partner About Your Dysfunctional Family

One of the questions clients, who are beginning new romantic relationships, often ask is how to tell ...
5 Easy Steps to Having a More Connected Relationship

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 ...
Joyce Marter, Psychotherapist

Joyce Marter
Psychotherapist

Joyce Marter, LCPC is a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years experience and Founder of Urban Balance, a counseling practice with over 100 therapists working ... Read more
Joyce Marter, LCPC, Urban Balance, Chicago, Illinois, 60601

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Is a Mental Health Issue the Cause of Your Sexless Marriage?

Is a Mental Health Issue the Cause of Your Sexless Marriage?

Sexual problems are one of the most common presenting issues in couples therapy. However, problems in ...
Few Practical Tips on How to Repair a Sexless Marriage

Few Practical Tips on How to Repair a Sexless Marriage

You know more about my sexuality than my wife, said my client, a man in his early 40 s who was lamenting ...
Ronni Greenberg, Psychologist

Ronni Greenberg
Psychologist

As a couples' therapist I see my role as both coach and facilitator.  Togther we create a tailored plan to achieve your goals, including building steps... Read more
3748 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60613
Chelsea Hudson, LPCC, Clinical Counselor

Chelsea Hudson, LPCC
Clinical Counselor

Couple's therapy at Cityscape Counseling integrates Gottman Method principles to help clients meet their mutal goals.   ... Read more
155 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60601
Matthew Cramer, LCSW, Social Worker

Matthew Cramer, LCSW
Social Worker

Helping men and women individually who struggle with codependence and / or substance / alcohol / sexual / gambling usage.  Learn how to stop ... Read more
1 E. Superior, Chicago, Illinois, 60622
Rae E. Rich, LCSW, Social Worker

Rae E. Rich, LCSW
Social Worker

Many couples are stuck in interactional patterns that impede closeness and connection. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I help couples ... Read more
1509 W Berwyn Ave , Chicago, Illinois, 60640
Robert Aber, Psychologist

Robert Aber
Psychologist

Please visit my website for more information about my practice.... Read more
30 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60602
DARGEL, ROBERT H., LCSW, Social Worker

DARGEL, ROBERT H., LCSW
Social Worker

I actively work to make the process relevant and helpful for you.  I have been a therapist for 30+ years so I have had thousands of conversations with clients ... Read more
2547 W GUNNISON ST, Floor 2, Chicago, Illinois, 60625-2813
Dr. James Davenport, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

Dr. James Davenport, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist

WE ARE A COMPREHENSIVE PRIVATE PRACTICE WITH 15  MARRIAGE FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL STAFF AND APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK.&... Read more
The Psychology Center Inc.10343 S. Western Ave Chicago, IL 60643-2410, Chicago, Illinois, 60643
Nancy Simon, Counselor

Nancy Simon
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…... Read more
1740 Ridge #101, Evanston, Illinois , 60201
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Highly Sensitive People in Marriage

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

10 Steps To A Happier Relationship

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

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

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How to Create Change in Your Marriage

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, Counselor

Stephanie Mazzanti
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…... Read more
3633 W Lake Ave STE 404 Glenview, , Glenview, Illinois, 60026
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Deal with Relationship Goals like Your Career Goals

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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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.