Couples Therapy addresses the behaviors of partners and the way these behaviors affect individuals and the partnership as a whole. Couples therapy may also be referred to as marriage counseling or couples counseling.
Couples Therapy can be short-term consisting of solution-focused sessions. More sessions may be required, however, depending on the nature and depth of the treatment goals. In couples therapy, the therapist will begin by meeting with both partners and then spend some time with each individual. The approach to relationship health and wellness is to engage both the individuals within the relationship and explore the relationship or partnership as a whole. This treatment modality is goal-oriented and works toward established outcomes.
The team of professional counselors at One Life Healing are passionate about serving individuals and couples in varied stages of personal and relationship growth. We welcome you into a safe space to explore any and all aspects of your relationship including, but not limited to:
Intimacy: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Recreational
Transitions: Premarital Counseling, Career Transitions, Cohabitation
Transitions (cont.): Home Ownership, Long Distance Relationship, Graduate Studies
Money: Financial Therapy, Creating Shared Goals, Balanced Management, Spending vs Savings, Debt, Cultural Differences
Parenting: Transition to Parenthood, Post-Natal Transition, Mindful Parenting
Work/Life Balance: Priorities and Expectations, Self-Care, Creating Moments of Connection
Culture: Understanding Cultural Belief/Values, Dating/Marriage in a Mixed-Race Partnership
Love: Building Love Maps, Integrating The 5 Love Languages
Communication: Effective Communication
Our team members consider themselves life-long learners and embrace a “growth mindset” in training and their work with couples. Below are several of the approaches and frameworks we utilize in providing services to couples, individuals within relationships, and their families:
Brief Consultation and Relationship Tune-Up (3-6 Sessions)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
Gottman Method: The Seven Principles, Bringing Baby Home
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
PREPARE/ENRICH: Premarital, Parenting, PreAdoption and Foster Care
How to get started? What to expect?
Call 312-586-8721 to schedule your initial appointment. The first session is generally dedicated to gathering information and for the therapist to listen all perspectives. In addition, you should be able to: begin outlining goals of treatment, discuss any guidelines for therapy, get a sense of the therapist’s role, and hopefully align schedules for a second appointment.
Below is a list of recommended readings for your perusal. Enjoy and we look forward to hearing from you.
Can Love Last? By Stephen Mitchell
I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Terry Real
Loving Bravely By Alexandra Solomon
Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
Sync Your Relationship Save Your Marriage By Peter Fraenkel
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
The All-Or-Nothing Marriage by Eli Finkel
The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin
The Man’s Guide to Women By John Gottman
The State of Affairs by Esther Perel
Wild by Cheryl Strayed