Couples Counseling Services
The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center was founded on an innovative and unique approach to couples counseling offered nowhere else in the Chicagoland area. Whether you have worked with a traditional couples therapist before in the past or not, you will find our approach to be dynamic, gender-balanced, goal-oriented and fair towards both of you.
Besides therapists who have specifically trained in marriage and family therapy training programs, there are no formal specialization licenses for therapists that want to focus on working with couples or families. Thus, there are no standards that therapists need to adhere to in order to call themselves a couples or family therapist, and in fact, most therapists are generalists in nature.
Our model in working with couples is the cornerstone of our practice and has been perfected by Dr Ray & Rev Jean Kadkhodaian over 15 years of work and with thousands of couples. Our model, although unique, inegrates all of the leading research and therapeutic approaches in the field, such as Gottman, Imago, EFT, CBT and Interpersonal modalities. When combining all these evidence-based practices with conjoint therapy, this leads to gender bias minimization and a significant decrease in unproductive and damaging conflict arising in session.
Couples we have helped:
Married Couples, Dating Couples, Divorced Couples desiring a strong CoParenting Relationship, LGTB Couples
Couples Synergy 90 Day Program & Workshop
- Are you stagnant in your marriage?
- Do you love your spouse but miss the passion, spontaneity and fun you used to have?
- Do you feel that your spouse doesn’t get you, or even know you anymore?
Learn more about Couples Synergy, the 90 day program developed by and conducted by “power couple”, Dr Ray & Rev Jean Kadkhodaian designed to revitalize and strengthen your marriage!
It is our premise that each individual has contributed equally to the condition of their relationship. Our work is to help each individual understand their part, including what they have power and control of changing
Our approach with couples is a structured and developmental model customized to each couple that walks through our doors. Our work with couples is unique to the Chicagoland area in that each individual of the couple works with their own same-gendered therapist both individually and as a team to provide the greatest opportunity of success for the couple. In this way, we are able to balance any gender bias that often occurs in traditional single therapist settings.
The number one problem that each couple lists when they meet with us is a problem with “communication” in their relationship. This is a catch all word that often can mean a plethora of issues in how the couple interacts with each other. The first session is designed to “triage” the relationship and give us a quick assessment to the needs of the couple and to help the treatment team design a plan for each individual as well as the relationship as a whole.
We thoroughly assess the conditions of communication, trust, honesty, quality time, intimacy, personal time, spirituality, outsider involvement, safety of the environment, coparenting and dysfunctional coping skills within each relationship. We also focus heavily on education, teaching each couple new skills and tools on how to effectively communicate with each other, how to build trust in the relationship and how to avoid repeating the same bad habits they have learned along the way.
Research has found that the average couple waits 6 years before seeking the help they need in their relationship. There is no need to wait any longer to receive the support necessary to improve your relationship, contact us today to set up your first evaluation appointment.