Couples Counseling Chicago
Urban Balance believes all couples can benefit from therapy or counseling to reduce stress, conflict and negative interaction. Couples counseling can significantly improve relationship strengths and increase intimacy and happiness.
It is a common misconception that seeking couples therapy means your relationship has serious problems or is headed for divorce (or a breakup). All relationships have issues and conflict, and we have professionals who can help you manage them in a way that improves your quality of life.
Urban Balance recommends couples counseling not only when experiencing relationship distress or a specific issue, but also during times of transition (i.e. moving in together, getting married, starting a family). Additionally, some couples participate in couples counseling even if they have decided to split, especially when children are involved, and they need to develop ways to communicate and co-parent effectively.
Common Issues Couples Bring to a Therapist:
- Communication problems
- Conflict resolution problems
- Financial issues
- Trust/boundary matters
- Commitment questions
- Sexual/intimacy concerns
- Division of labor
- Revitalizing long-term committed relationships
- Premarital concerns
- Relationship stress due to various life issues (health, career, finances, etc.)
How It Works
Some couples may need to start with individual therapy prior to couples work. Some people may participate in individual and couples therapy simultaneously. Urban Balance therapists are experts in assessing whether individual therapy, couples work or a combination would be most beneficial for you and your partner. While therapy is confidential, clients may choose to give consent for their individual and couples therapists at Urban Balance to collaborate to ensure that everyone is working together effectively and efficiently.
Therapy is a safe and confidential place to get support, insight, guidance, information, tools, resources and skills to improve your relationship for years to come. Our therapists are trained and seasoned experts in facilitating relationship healing and growth.
Contact us to find therapists who specialize in marriage and couples counseling at your preferred location. All of our offices have therapists on staff who focus their practice on couples. Some insurance plans cover couples counseling, and our billing department can quickly answer your questions about mental health benefits and your insurance plan.
Find couples resources in our Wellness Directory. Therapist recommended books, organizations and sites to help create healthy relationships.