For over thirty years I have been helping people who are hurting emotionally. They may be feeling lonely and depressed or overly anxious. They may be having trouble meeting a potential partner, struggling with their marriage, or going through a divorce or break up. In short, I work with normal, everyday people who are at a low point in their lives.
With regard to relationships, many of the women that I see lament that they are tired of giving more than they are getting, while many of the men complain that they are tired of being labeled controlling and told that “they just don’t get it.” The truth is that, even though sometimes it’s hard to see, each person is contributing to the problem regardless of who is the “good guy” and who is the “bad guy.” I help both members of the couple figure out what they are doing that is perpetuating the problem and help them develop a healthier and more effective approach.
Whether I see you individually or as a couple, my job is to help you find satisfaction within yourself and within your relationships. You have a right to happiness. You have a right to be in a relationship in which your wants and needs are being respected while you are respectful to the wants and needs of your partner. Finding fulfillment and true happiness is not a fantasy for the movies. It is reasonable that you can be truly satisfied. I can’t promise you a miracle, but I am confident that I can help you achieve the happiness that you deserve.
- Therapist, Yes, Movie Critic, No: Why A Good Woman Can End Up With An A**hole
- The Continuum: a look at what draws people together for good or ill
- Joe and Gina: an example of marriage counseling for opposites that have attracted to one another
- Listen to the Robot – Don’t Settle for Mr. or Ms. Wrong: expectations one should have in selecting a partner
Comments and QuestionsI welcome your comments and questions. There is a place for comments at the end of each post. Or, if you would like to e-mail me, I can be reached at . My office phone numbers are: Northbrook: (847) 272-7089 and Oak Brook: (630) 571-8722