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Couple's therapy does not mean that this is the end of your relationship. Quite the contrary in many cases. People come to couple's therapy for many different reasons. S & J Wellness therapists who provide marriage counseling and relationship counseling. Our couple’s therapists near Naperville are located in Warrenville and offer in person and virtual therapy. Our couple's therapists have special training with couple's and use a variety of evidenced based interventions to restore communication, increase intimacy, discuss parenting or co-parenting, and explore infidelity issues.
What reasons do people come to couples therapy?
One of the primary concerns that brings people in, is communication. Let's face it, being in a relationship can be difficult sometimes. There is outside pressure from the economy, work, kids, and life in general. After some time together, communication can become broken.
Infidelity, either emotional or physical is another reason that partners come to couple's therapy. Infidelity does not always mean the relationship is over, but you, your partner, and therapist will need to set realistic goals and work on how to mend the broken trust.
Deciding if divorce or breaking up is the next step is another reason that people seek couple's therapy. It may seem that you have tried everything and this may be the end. Couple's therapy is a good place to start before breaking up or divorcing.
What is couple's therapy like?
S & J Wellness couple's therapists will generally meet with the couple together first to get a sense of what bring you in the door (or virtual room). The next 1-2 sessions will be a time for the couple's therapist to meet with each of you individually to get your perspective on what is going on and what you would like to work on. After those initial sessions, the therapist and couple will meet together and establish a plan and goals to work on.
Couple's therapy may involve intimacy building homework, and even include therapist prescribed dates. After a couple has been together for some time, the spark naturally dies down. This is very natural. Couple's therapy will focus on intimacy, romance, and communication. We will also discover together what your love languages are- this is how you and your partner show love and respect to each other. If you do not have a love language, the couple's therapist will work with you both on establishing one.
Couple's therapy will also help the partnership enhance communication. Like I mentioned earlier, communication can become skewed with the daily stress of life, work, and children. We want you to get closer, feel more loved by your partner, and heal from broken trust, if that is what your goals are as a couple.
What happens is couple's therapy does not work?
This is a really good question. There are times, that separation and divorce is the goal for each partner. Our goal would be to help you make sure that is what you want. If separation is what you want, we will help you during this process. We will link you to necessary resources for mediation.
Can I see a therapist for online couples counseling?
Yes, online couples counseling is effective and you can meet with your therapist through tele-therapy. S & J Wellness uses HIPAA secure communication, billing, and video methods. Online couples therapy works well for the following:
1- couples who have busy schedules
2- new parents
3- couples with health issues
4-those in rural areas looking for a specialist
6-anyone who wants to give online therapy a try.
Couple's and Family Therapy at S & J Wellness
We have three clinicians currently on staff who work with couples.
Jennifer Moreno, MA, LCPC enjoys couple's work. Jennifer works specifically with partners who have a history of trauma and substance use. Jennifer uses an Imago therapy approach when working with couples. Jennifer also specialized in working with LGBTQ+ couples and families.
Sophia Cortes, MS, LCPC, NCC is clinically licensed and is co-owner and clinical director of the practice. Sophia has special certification in couple's and family work and is bilingual. Sophia has worked with couples and families for almost 10 years now. Sophia uses Emotionally Focused Therapy, discernment counseling trained, and is trauma focused and trained in her work with couples and families.
Avis Calhoun, LPC sees couples virtually and offers premarital counseling and relationship counseling. Avis uses DBT, somatic, and skills based. Avis sees couples for the following concerns:
2- breaking negative patterns
4- forensic and reintegration after incarceration
5- parenting and empty nesting
S & J Wellness sees couples from all different backgrounds. We are LGBTQIA+ affirming and culturally responsive in our work with individuals, couples, and families.
4320 Winfield Rd suite 200, Warrenville, IL 60555, USA
Location: In person therapy in Warrenville, IL
Service Areas: Driving distance to Aurora, Naperville, Lombard, and surrounding DuPage County
Illinois Online Therapy: Chicago, Champaign, Springfield and all cities in Illinois. We see all Illinois residents for telehealth.
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