INDIVIDUAL,COUPLES & FAMILY COUNSELING Evanston, Ilinois 60201

RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST

I AM NOW OFFERING TELETHERAPY DURING THE PANDEMIC.

Whether you’re single and having trouble finding the right relationship, married and going though a difficult stretch or a pre-marital couple looking for some relationship tools, hope is here. For 0ver 30 years, I have provided a safe space for individuals and couples to learn how to communicate better, identify their relationship triggers and find solutions. Once you can label what is hurting you in your relationship, you can find ways to get what you need. I work particularly well with highly sensitive and creative people who find relationships more challenging as a result of their gifts. In just a few sessions you will gain insight and communication skills that can help you navigate any relationship including those with your family, colleagues and friends.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Counseling is empowering. Many times, after just a few sessions, people describe feeling more hopeful, calmer, clearer, more confident and better able to work through relationship conflict. Don’t lose hope. There is always a solution if you are open to it.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING WILL HELP YOU:

  • Understand your choice in partners
  • Identify what triggers you emotionally in your relationships
  • Turn down the negative thoughts in your head
  • Learn to express your anger more compassionately
  • Explore your anxieties about getting close to others
  • Be kind to yourself

PRE-MARITAL & COUPLES COUNSELING

Relationships can be both difficult as well as very, very healing. Most people get stuck in an emotional dance of anger with their partner and don’t know how to get out. I will teach you simple communication techniques, anger management strategies, empathy and self/partner acceptance that invite connection rather than defensiveness.

Evanston Couples Counseling, relationship counseling, pre-marital counseling

SHORT-TERM COUPLES COUNSELING
For those who are short on time, I will teach you simple techniques to help you communicate with your partner better. Simply making “I” statements such as, “I am feeling angry” rather than “you make me so angry” will garner a more positive response.

 

FAMILY COUNSELING

Are you an adult who has a difficult relationship with your parents or siblings?  Are you a parent who can’t understand your teenage or adult child?  It’s not your fault. Family relationships, even loving ones, have their challenges.  If you find yourself lost in an endless cycle of hurt or anger, I can help you move out of long-held grievances and into a closer and more trusting relationship.

 

ADULT CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS

Even if you grew up in a loving home, as your parents age, their needs and roles change.  As their loving son or daughter, you might feel overwhelmed with having to pay their bills, call their doctors or convince them that it’s time to move out of their beloved home. I will help  you navigate your feelings and theirs and help you set boundaries so you can keep living your life.  Their aging, while challenging at times, is also an opportunity to heal old wounds and create closer relationships. 

RELATIONSHIPS AND A.D.D.

Are you in a relationship with someone who has A.D.D.?  Are you feeling lonely, ignored or angry that chores don’t get done?  Do you feel like a nagging parent?  I can help you understand the A.D.D. mind and how to work with it instead of fight against it.  A.D.D. partners are wonderfully special and should be cherished.  I should know.  I married one.