“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

—Helen Keller

Couple & Relationship Therapy

Couple & Relationship Therapy

Couple and relationship therapy is a substantial part of our practice. We will work with you to identify and work through the painful and stuck places in your relationship, and will support you in creating a different experience of one another that honors each partner. Our work incorporates the Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy model, where couples are supported to identify and change their relational cycles in the present, speaking from an increasingly authentic place and shifting the experience of relationship from old repetitive patterns and stuck places to a deeper level of intimacy, trust, and connection. One of the things we love most about this approach to couple and relationship therapy is how deeply honoring it is of the experiences and needs of both partners and how affirming it is about everyone’s deep and basic need to connect, to love, and to feel loved. The change we aim for is not a superficial one, but one that transforms the relationship.

Issues addressed in couple therapy include deepening connection, enhancing intimacy, restoring trust, healing from affairs, addressing problems of communication, moving through life transitions, navigating differing needs and working through conflict.

Evanston Relational Psychotherapy is LGBTQ-affirmative and welcomes people of all genders, sexual orientations, relationship configurations, and lifestyles.