Couple Therapy

Relationships are our passion

Our Services

Love and the desire to connect is a fundamental human need. Healthy romantic relationships are linked to all types of positive outcomes for the entire family system; and the converse is equally true. In fact, couple distress is one of the most frequently encountered difficulties. The divorce rate in America continues to hover around 50% with half of these divorces occurring in the first seven years of marriage. The divorce rate for second marriages is even higher at 75%. The good news is that couple therapy, when conducted by a well-trained therapist, has consistently been found to be effective. In fact, research has found that couple therapy leads to positive outcomes in approximately 70% of couples! However, one of the most important factors in receiving positive outcomes is whether or not the therapist has received adequate training in couple therapy. Although research shows that 70% of all therapists treat couples, unfortunately, only a fraction of those therapists have received adequate coursework, supervision, and experience in how to treat couples. This is why we have a couple therapy program that is comprised of staff who not only have received extensive education and training in conducting couple therapy, but we all stay on top of the research literature and conduct empirically informed couple therapy.

Relationships are our passion! We believe that if we are able to help couples from all walks of life have stronger, healthier relationships that we are doing our part to make our society stronger. The types of problems, populations, and services we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Dating couples
  • Premarital couples
  • Transition to marriage
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Transition to empty nest
  • Interracial/Intercultural couples
  • Ethnic minority couples
  • Communication problems
  • Infidelity
  • Difficulties with anger and emotion regulation
  • Religious/Spiritually infused therapy
  • Poor conflict resolution
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Brief relationship assessment
  • Infertility struggles
  • Blended family issues
  • Extended family issues
  • Money/Financial problems
  • LGBT couples
  • Couples in non-traditional relationships
  • Co-parenting issues
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The Family Institute staff is comprised of many well trained therapists who have the requisite training in conducting couple therapy. The members of the Couple Therapy Program is a subset of The Family Institute’s staff practice who meet on a weekly basis to discuss the latest research, to provide case consultation on complex cases, and to disseminate our knowledge through providing trainings to other professionals as well as engaging in scholarly writing on how to alleviate couple distress. The members of our group are:

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment for couples therapy, call Registration at 847-733-4300, ext 263 and ask about our couples counseling services.