Relationships are our passion.

A couple mending a broken relationship. A family caring for aging parents. A young child with emotional and behavioral problems.

As an international leader in the fields of mental health treatment, research and education, we transform lives by providing the highest quality care for families, couples and individuals.

Building stronger family bonds. We are The Family Institute at Northwestern University.
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Military Couple Study Results

Research conducted at The Family Institute by Dr. Lynne Knobloch-Fedders detected clear interpersonal behavior differences between couples with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Counseling Program of the Year

TFI’s on-ground Counseling Program is the proud recipient of the 2016 Leo G. Bent Award, which recognizes an outstanding professional counseling program. The award will be presented during the upcoming Illinois Counseling Association Conference in November. Learn more about what makes this program so exceptional.


Transitions to Parenthood

The Transitions to Parenthood Program understands the joys, stresses and overwhelming nature of the journey to becoming parents. Through individual, couples, family and group therapies, our dedicated therapists support moms, dads and families in this new phase of life start off in a loving and fulfilling way.