Couples and Marriage Counseling

Services for Couples and Marriage Counseling in Arlington Heights, IL

The Lighthouse Emotional and Wellness Center promotes innovation when it comes to couples and marriage counseling services. Located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, our powerful approach offers a dynamic, fair and balanced approach to defining and reaching your goals for both members of the couple. Our approach works where traditional marriage or couples counseling does not.

There is an unfortunate lack of industry standards when it comes to couples and marriage counseling. There are no formalized training programs and no licensing requirements for therapists who wish to counsel couples towards their individual and relationship goals. The majority of therapists practice in a general manner, unless they carry specific training.

We practice an approach that has been developed and optimized by Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian. This method had become our cornerstone and has the benefit of over 20 years of development that has helped thousands of our couples over the years. This model is a multifaceted approach that combines a range of proven therapeutic techniques, including CBT, Gottman, EFT, Imago and interpersonal modalities, and minimizes gender bias through combination with conjoint therapy for more productive and less damage-causing discourse throughout each session.

In traditional couples counseling with one therapist, there is a gender bias that is unavoidable. Studies have shown that this bias can even damage the relationship further. At The Lighthouse, couples sessions are conducted with 2 therapists, one assigned to each person in the relationship. This allows for a balanced process because we know that in relationships there are either 2 winners or 2 losers. All of our staff are trained in The Couples Synergy Method. Marriage and Couples Counseling Services at The Lighthouse are covered by most major insurance plans and we accept PPO accounts.

The cash rates at The Lighthouse are as follows:
Couples Evaluation $350
After the couples evaluation, the cost is $150 per person per session

  Couples we have helped:    

 Married Couples, Dating Couples, Divorced Couples desiring a strong CoParenting Relationship

Couples Synergy Coaching Program

  • 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 the Couples Synergy Program, the couples coaching program developed  by “power couple”, Dr. Ray & Jean Kadkhodaian designed to revitalize and strengthen your marriage!

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The Approach:

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 couples and marriage counseling field in that each individual of the couple works with their own therapist both individually and as a team to provide the greatest opportunity of success for the couple. In this way, we can 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 of 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, the 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.

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