Couples Counseling

Strengthen your relationship and foster deeper connections with couples counseling in Chicago, Oak Park, and Boulder. Our trained therapists provide a nurturing space for couples to grow and thrive.

How To Get Started With Wildflower

Request a Free Consultation

Schedule a 15-minute call online or by phone. We’ll cover key details and make sure we’re the right fit for your needs. 

Complete New Client Paperwork

Receive registration forms pre-visit. Your therapist will review details, ensuring clarity on our policies and guidelines.

Attend Your First
Therapy Session

During a 60-minute intake session, you’ll get to know your therapist better and discuss your treatment needs. 

Drifting Apart? We’ll Help You Bridge the Distance. 

Rekindle the connection that once brought you together. Couples counseling can help you heal the divides, fostering understanding and deepening your bond. Schedule a free consultation to gain clarity in your relationship and embrace a new phase of renewed intimacy and growth. 

Embracing Change and
Growth as a Couple

Couples engage in counseling at Wildflower for a myriad of reasons. Some are seeking to resolve longstanding conflict patterns, while others aim to rekindle the waning spark in their relationship. Life transitions, like becoming parents or facing illnesses, often act as catalysts for seeking therapy. Sexual dissatisfaction and questions about the future viability of the relationship are also frequent concerns. 

At Wildflower, our professionals are well-versed in multiple couples counseling techniques, ensuring that each pair receives individualized attention and care tailored to their specific needs and situations. We are dedicated to helping couples navigate their challenges and enhance their connection.

Rekindling the Spark: How Couples Therapy Can Help

Every relationship faces its own set of challenges and triumphs. Through couples therapy, partners gain insights and tools to navigate hurdles, fortify their bond, and foster a deeper understanding of one another.

Addressing Infidelity or Trust Issues

Trust, once broken, can be challenging to rebuild. Couples grappling with infidelity or trust issues often seek counseling to mend their relationship. Through modalities like Emotionally Focused Therapy, couples can work to restore trust, understand the underlying causes of their problems, and rebuild a foundation of loyalty and respect.

Navigating Sexual Challenges

Sexual compatibility and satisfaction play pivotal roles in any relationship. Whether addressing sexual dissatisfaction or exploring sexual function, Sex Therapy can offer couples a specialized space to navigate these challenges and reignite their physical connection.

Breaking Unhealthy Relationship Patterns

Couples may sometimes find themselves stuck in repetitive, unproductive patterns of interaction. Counseling offers a chance to break free from these cycles. Through counseling, couples can identify and change behaviors that prevent them from having healthier interactions.

Understanding the Role of Attachment

Our early life experiences influence how we connect with partners in adulthood. Attachment-based therapy offers insights into these patterns, helping couples understand their interpersonal dynamics and fostering a deeper emotional connection.

Building Intimacy and Connection

A thriving relationship relies on a deep sense of intimacy and connection. Through modalities like the Gottman Method, couples can learn strategies to strengthen their bond, fostering closeness and ensuring they maintain a loving relationship over time.

Developing Effective Communication

Misunderstandings can create chasms in relationships. Good communication is key to bridging these gaps. With guidance from modalities like the Gottman Method, couples can learn to communicate more empathetically, ensuring both partners feel heard and understood.

Flourish With Wildflower:
Discover. Heal. Grow. 

Dive into a transformative therapy experience with Wildflower. Uncover hidden strengths, embrace emotional growth and journey toward a renewed sense of self. 

Core Tenets of Wildflower’s
Clinical Philosophy

Deeply Relational &
Personalized Therapy 

We recognize that you are the expert on your life. Therapy at Wildflower is a collaborative journey. Our caring, affirming therapists tailor sessions to your unique needs and experiences, emphasizing the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for growth.

Commitment to
Excellence & Learning

Every client deserves the best of our clinical skills and knowledge. Our team is a community of professionals who not only uphold shared values and clinical excellence but also engage in regular training and consultation to stay at the forefront of therapeutic practices.

Stigma-Free View on
Mental Health 

Mental health is a vital component of overall well-being, deserving of attention without any stigma or judgment. Everyone faces challenges, and seeking help is a sign of resilience and strength. Every person’s mental health journey is valid, and we aim to support that with the utmost respect.

Advocates of Social
Justice & Inclusivity 

We recognize that no one exists in a vacuum. Complex systems of oppression and privilege shape individuals’ lives. We believe that as mental health professionals, we have an obligation to promote social justice and contribute to a world that celebrates every person’s inherent worth. 

Frequently Asked Questions

During the initial session, therapists typically focus on understanding the couple’s primary concerns and the dynamics of their relationship. This session offers a chance to discuss goals, set expectations, and get a feel for the therapeutic process. In addition to allowing the therapist to gather information, it’s also an opportunity for the couple to ask questions and understand the framework of upcoming sessions.

The frequency of sessions often depends on the specific needs and goals of the couple. In the beginning, weekly sessions are recommended to establish momentum and build on therapeutic gains. As progress is made, sessions may be spaced out further apart. However, the therapist will work with the couple to determine the best schedule based on their unique circumstances.

Absolutely. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of the therapeutic relationship. Anything discussed within the therapy room remains private unless there are safety concerns or legal requirements that necessitate disclosure. Therapists are bound by law and professional ethics to maintain the confidentiality of their clients.

Couples therapy can be beneficial for partners facing a range of issues, from communication breakdowns to major life transitions. If you find that the same conflicts arise without resolution, or you feel distant from your partner, therapy might be a helpful avenue. It’s also ideal for couples looking to strengthen their relationship foundation before marriage or after major life changes.

While it’s optimal for both partners to be involved, individual therapy focusing on relationship issues can still offer benefits. Sometimes, when one partner begins therapy, the other may see the positive changes and change their mind. Your therapist can also provide guidance on how to approach a hesitant partner about couples therapy.

Yes, couples therapy can be beneficial at all relationship stages, including during times of crisis. During sessions, you and your partner have the opportunity to explore feelings, understand patterns, and make informed decisions about the future. Whether the goal is reconciliation or amicably parting ways, therapy provides the support and clarity couples need during challenging times.

Our Clients’ Growth Stories

Blooming Insights:
The Latest from the Wildflower Blog 

We believe that knowledge and learning are key aspects of helping you to grow and thrive on your mental health journey. Stay updated with our latest articles on emotional well-being, perinatal mental health, sexuality, and more on our blog. 

Blossom Into Your Best Self with Wildflower

Work with Wildflower to cultivate emotional strength and clarity. With expert support and a deeply personal touch, let’s nurture your growth and well-being. Ready to bloom? We’re here to guide you.