Expert Couples and Family Therapy

Expert Couples and Family Therapy

Couples Therapy

SpringSource Psychological Center provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with mood, anxiety, eating disorders, and relationship issues related to life transitions. Our team works with clients from a variety of modalities to identify ineffective patterns of thoughts and behaviors, heal past hurts, and find more adaptive ways of relating and communicating. We are conveniently located in the Loop in downtown Chicago and we offer online virtual conferencing. 

  • SpringSource Psychological Center is a Chicago-based therapy practice that provides couples counseling.
  • Drs. McClanahan and Derrick are both licensed psychologists with over 40 years of combined clinical experience working with couples, families, adolescents, and adults.
  • Therapists on staff are trained to help develop healthy communication skills and strategies for improving relationships between partners and members of the family unit.
  •  Therapists use a variety of modalities including CBT, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, etc.

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Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling that helps family members communicate more effectively and resolve conflicts. These sessions can be short-term or long-lasting, depending on your specific needs.  Couples & Family Therapy provides counseling, diagnoses, and treatment for emotional and mental disorders in the context of the marriage and family systems. This counseling can provide support to couples and families in all stages of life, including pre-marital issues, fertility concerns, parenting, adjusting to childhood diagnoses, blended families, and divorce counseling.   

What is the focus of family therapy?

Family therapy can help you improve your relationships with family members, including partners and children. The most common reason people seek this type of counseling are for improving troubled marriages or repairing strained financial situations, and for navigating issues related to parenting. 

Mental health professionals often recommend family-based treatment alongside individual psychotherapy sessions for family members because it has proven effective when working on complex issues such as eating disorders or mood and anxiety problems.

Family therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Different approaches are needed based on whom you’re trying to help and how severe the conflict has been within your family system.

Family therapy looks at the family as a system and how each member of this system has an essential role within it. The therapy process includes exploring what is happening within this system, intending to find changes to restore balance and stability.


Couples Therapy

If you are considering couples therapy, you may wish to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you and your partner have a disconnected relationship?
  • Do the two of you  seem to be fading from each other’s lives, leaving behind an irritated person who is tired of feeling unheard or misunderstood by their loved one?
  • Have fights become more frequent because it feels like all topics are off-limits now that there is no trust anymore?
  • Does it seem that intimacy has faded from the relationship or that passion is lacking in both parties’ desires for one another?
  • Have arguments become common between yourselves when discussing essential topics which leave each feeling unheard?
  • Is work stress playing havoc on what were once happier days at home?
  • Are you dealing with infidelity?

Whether you’re a newlywed or have been together for years, couples counseling can help repair the cracks in your relationship. SpringSource Psychological Center offers couples’ therapy sessions that will give both partners a safe place to talk about these issues without judgment.

When building relationships, people arrive with different personalities and communication styles. They may experience disagreement or frustration due to their unique backgrounds, which can cause tension in an otherwise healthy relationship if not addressed properly by both partners.  Couples therapy helps each member look at the situation from the others’ perspectives and build empathy and attuned responsiveness. 

Couples Therapy Can Bring Families Together Again

Therapy can be an intimidating experience, but it doesn’t have to feel that way. Our therapists will create an atmosphere where both parties feel safe enough to open up about their issues without feeling judged by one another, which ultimately leads them closer together. At SpringSource Psychological Center, we work with couples of all orientations and backgrounds to get the help your relationship needs to feel satisfying, loving, and beneficial for everyone involved. 

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