Relationship-Centered Approaches 

Navigate the intricacy and complexity of relationships with our relationship-centered approaches in Chicago, Oak Park, and Boulder. Learn how to create deeper connections and improve emotional intelligence, enhancing your interpersonal dynamics and supporting inner harmony.

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. 

Feeling Overwhelmed?
We’ll Help You Find Your Calm. 

Everyone struggles with their mental health from time to time, and there are some challenges no one should face alone. Therapy can help you navigate these challenges with emotional clarity, resilience, and strength. 

Navigating the Landscape of Relationships 

Relationships are at the heart of the human experience. At Wildflower, we believe that understanding how you show up in your relationships is pivotal to your mental health and over well-being. Rather than just treat symptoms and address specific challenges, we aim to dig deeper into the dynamics of your interpersonal bonds.

Through our relationship-centered approaches, we guide individuals, couples, and families on a transformative journey to understand their emotions, heal past wounds, and cultivate genuine, healthy relationships – paving the way for lasting fulfillment and meaningful connections.

Relationship-Centered Approaches We Utilize at Wildflower 

At Wildflower, our relationship-centered techniques are not just methods – they are a profound exploration into the essence of what makes us human. We utilize a wide range of therapeutic modalities in individual and couples formats to help you develop or improve emotional and interpersonal skills. 

Attachment-Based Therapy

Attachment-based therapy is a gentle approach that aims to help you understand your patterns of interacting with others in your life and modify those aspects of your interpersonal functioning that may interfere with your ability to fully experience love and closeness.

Compassion-Focused Therapy 

The aim of compassion-focused therapy is to promote emotional well-being by teaching you to become more compassionate towards yourself and others.

Emotion-Focused Therapy

EFT is a highly successful form of couples therapy that examines the patterns in a couple’s relationship and helps the couple take steps to create a more secure, trusting bond.

Therapy for Highly Sensitive Persons

Highly sensitive persons (HSPs) are people who have a naturally heightened sensitivity to emotions and their environment. Our therapists are trained to provide tailored support to individuals with this trait, enabling them to harness the benefits of being highly sensitive while mitigating the challenges.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy 

IPT is a brief psychotherapy for depression that centers on resolving interpersonal problems.

Relational Therapy

Relational therapy is based on relational-cultural theory and the idea that thriving relationships are essential to mental health. It focuses on how social and cultural factors impact how we relate to others.

Parenting Support

All parents need support. Psychotherapy provides a space to explore and learn from your parenting style, strengths, and challenges.

Sex Therapy 

Sex therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy intended to help individuals and couples address concerns related to sexual function and sexual satisfaction.

Gottman Method 

Drs. John and Julie Gottman developed this active and highly practical approach to couples therapy which integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory to help couples manage conflict, increase a sense of connection and intimacy, and maintain loving long-term relationships.

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

Relationship-centered approaches are therapeutic modalities that prioritize understanding fostering healthy interpersonal relationships. These approaches hold that by addressing our emotional needs and relational patterns, individuals can achieve deeper self-understanding and enhance their overall mental well-being.

Individuals facing challenges with emotional regulation, those feeling disconnected or facing relational conflicts, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of their emotional and relational patterns can benefit from these approaches. They are particularly beneficial for those navigating relationship challenges, dealing with past traumas, or seeking to enhance emotional intelligence.

Many relationship-centered therapies, such as emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Gottman method,  and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), have been extensively researched and found to be effective for various emotional and relational issues. The therapeutic community widely recognizes the central role of relationships in mental health, and these approaches have been refined over decades to meet individual needs.

It’s very common for therapists to integrate these approaches with cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness practices, and other modalities. The goal is to provide a holistic treatment tailored to an individual’s unique needs, challenges, and goals. Integrating multiple approaches often allows for a richer and more comprehensive therapeutic experience.

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.