Feel More Connected
Humans are wired for meaningful social connection. It’s actually in our DNA. As years pass, particularly in a big city, it can be hard to find the relationships and friendships you want. You long for deeper, more fulfilling connections and our therapists can help you feel less alone and sort things out.
We all want to find “our tribe,” the people who get your humor, your quirks, your personality. People with whom you build a shared history. With these folks, they even give you “a pass” if you screw up, because they accept and trust you. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.
Relationships can be complicated.
You might be drawn to people, romantic or otherwise, who aren’t good for you or perhaps you aren’t good for them. Perhaps you’ve had a falling out with old friends and don’t know how to repair it. Or, like many people, maybe you didn’t prioritize relationships earlier in life and now find yourself feeling rather alone. Whatever the reasons, you are longing for more.
It’s hard to know how to handle those scenarios. Relationship therapy can help you decipher unhealthy patterns, establish boundaries and understand what matters most to you in a friendship or relationship. Sometimes it can mean letting go of others, as hard as that sounds.
Cultivate Deep, Meaningful Relationships
How have situations in your past shaped who you are today? Your childhood, family life, past friendships, past marriages, relationships with coworkers, recent breakups – reflecting on these can bring a fresh perspective. You may be closing yourself off and not even realize it.
Our therapists will help you navigate all the feelings and situations that come up in relationships so you can:
- Allow yourself to be vulnerable and enjoy emotional intimacy.
- Care for others more fully.
- Feel fully accepted, like your best self.
- Overcome fears of rejection or hurt.
- Be empowered to relate to others in a way that aligns with your values and who you want to be.
Our relationship counselors are here to support you in discovering more trusting, deep relationships. That’s what our therapy is about. Life is meant to be enjoyed and you are worthy of happiness and connection.
Onsite & Teletherapy
Psychotherapy Associates of Chicago provides onsite & HIPAA-compliant teletherapy sessions. Although in-person sessions are generally preferable, teletherapy can be a great option when this is not possible. Contact us for more information.
Why PAC for Relationship Counseling?
We don’t use clinical jargon or write for academic journals; we are here to help people. Our approach doesn’t work for everyone, nor should it. It just needs to work for you. Your concerns guide our therapeutic approach. We each have diverse specialties so you can choose one of our licensed therapists that fits you. Sometimes you instantly click with a mental health counselor. Other times, you don’t. We get that and work to find you the best match.
Our Chicago community has counted on our psychotherapy practice for over 20 years. The services we provide range from individual therapy, couples therapy, mindfulness and child therapy. It’s a true privilege knowing that we have created a highly respected resource for our neighbors. We are an inclusive practice serving individuals, couples and families of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities. All are welcome.