Couples Counseling and Marital Therapy

Many of the issues that arise between partners in relationships can be worked through in therapy. Couples seek counseling not only when they are experiencing relationship distress or to address a specific issue, but also preventively at times of transition (e.g., moving in together, getting married, starting a family, etc.). By creating an emotionally safe and supportive environment where partners can establish authentic communication, a therapist is able to help a couple to reduce stress, conflict and negative interaction and improve relationship strengths, increasing intimacy and happiness. We believe all couples can benefit from therapy, as a safe and confidential place to get support, insight, guidance, information, tools, resources and skills to improve their relationship for years to come.
 
From enhancing relationships to helping couples resolve serious concerns, the therapists at evanston therapy group assist couples throughout their partnerships with issues that include:

 

  • Communication problems
  • Tension and conflict management and resolution
  • Infidelity and extra-marital affairs
  • Issues related to finances
  • Trust and boundary matters
  • Commitment questions
  • Division of labor conflict
  • Infertility
  • Sexual concerns
  • Pre-marital, pre-commitment, pre-cohabitation counseling and transition to marriage
  • Transition to parenthood, pre-baby and post-birth
  • Parenting skills
  • Life cycle relationship transitions (e.g., empty nest, midlife and aging issues)
  • Substance abuse, addiction and co-dependency
  • Adoption issues
  • Loss and grief
  • Dealing with divorce
  • Remarriage
  • Biracial and bicultural issues
  • Abuse and domestic violence
  • Relationship growth and development