About Us

About the Founders

 

The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center provides expert marriage family and individual counseling services in Arlington Heights Illinois and has for nearly 20 years. Dr Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian founded The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center in 2002 with an original desire to provide a new and more successful approach to helping couples improve their relationships. Dr. Ray and Jean were married on February 14th 1998. They met while working in a community mental health setting and discovered they were both attending Roosevelt University and working on their master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Their passion for their own relationship and how to learn and grow together led them to create Couples Synergy, Family Synergy Therapy and found The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center.

 

They believe that their relationship needs to be a beacon for all the couples and families they work with and they certainly practice what they preach. They are constantly working on developing both as individuals and as a couple. All living things are either growing or dying. Relationships are no different. If a couple is not investing time, energy and new experiences into their relationship it becomes stagnant. From this perspective Dr, Ray and Jean are committed to creating an extraordinary relationship. Their adventurous and creative spirits have led them on many adventures such as climbing a volcano in the Philippians and hiking the John Muir Trail for 180 miles over 20 days to riding motorcycles and scuba diving to traveling to many exciting places around the world. They are currently working on writing and publishing the second version of their book “Good Boundaries – Great Relationships”. They have a grown son and a daughter-in-law who live in Washington DC and a grown son in Texas. They have a dog named Jasmine and a fishtank with 3 stingrays. They have a passion for creating beautiful spaces and even designed and helped build their office in Arlington Heights Illinois. You can follow their blogs on facebook “On the Trail with Ray and Jean” and “Couples Synergy with Dr Ray & Jean”.

 

Be sure to check out great ideas for “Date Night” on the resources page!

Our Staff

 Eddie Oriole, LCPC, NCC

Eddie Oriole, LCPC, NCC

Bethany Juran, LPC

Bethany Juran, LPC

Angela Zender

Angela Zender

April Moritz, LPC

April Moritz, LPC

David Klemm, LPC

David Klemm, LPC

Kristin Garrigan

Kristin Garrigan

Arbin Memisi

Arbin Memisi

Certified Therapy Dog

Jasmine

Jasmine

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Marriage Counseling Arlington Heights IL

Couples & Marriage Counseling: We began our practice working with couples. Today it is the cornerstone of our practice.

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Couples Coaching Arlington Heights IL

Couples Synergy: The couples coaching program designed by Dr. Ray & Jean Kadkhodaian, designed to revitalize marriages and bring back passion and excitement again in your relationship!

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Mental Health Counselor Arlington Heights IL

Individual Counselor:  If you’re depressed or anxious about your situation in life, how are you coping with it?

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Family Counseling Arlington Heights IL

Family Counseling: Together as a team we create healthy boundaries and powerful interactions within the family system.

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Child Therapist Arlington Heights IL

Child Counseling: Our child therapists use different techniques to help children to explore the issues that are causing problems in their lives.