Do you live in a rural area of Illinois where there are few choices for mental health services?
Or perhaps you live in Chicago or Springfield and you just don’t have time to get to and from counseling appointments?
Perhaps you are just more comfortable attending therapy from the comfort of your own home?
You and your spouse or partner have been arguing more lately. Even when you are together you feel alone. It’s like you just can’t understand each other. Maybe you’ve tried talking through your issues on your own, but it feels like your partner retreats and nothing truly gets resolved. You don’t feel loved, respected or supported.
Online Couples Therapy?
You know it’s time for marriage counseling or couples therapy, but you aren’t sure how that will work logistically. How would you even find a time when both of you could be in the same place on a weekly basis? Maybe one of your often works long hours or you’re separated by distance as one person travels for works. Or there are childcare issues and you know you can’t take your children to a couples therapy session. The bottom line is that you aren’t going to make it into our counseling office for regular visits, but you still want to reconnect.
Arguing & feeling isolated or alone
You can't come in for an office visit
One partner is traveling, one is working long hours
...but you still want to reconnect!
Ideally, you would each connect to our secure, online couples therapy portal from separate places on different devices. This is particularly important for high conflict couples! Then, as you learn to talk to each other using our communication tools, you would then have your session sitting together using the same device. However, if you don’t have the internet bandwidth to support two connections or the physical space to allow you to be in different locations, no problem. We can also meet with you on the same device to start with. It will just take a little more cooperation to make sure everyone is heard and has a good experience.
Transform Your Relationship
It's possible your partner is on board to make changes, but their schedule doesn't allow it. We can help you determine the ways to present your thoughts in a non-confrontational way. Your time together is limited. Let's get you connecting more and confronting less.
Online therapy will help you learn how to improve your relationship skills, together.
We all have patterns of behavior to unlearn. A way of thinking or acting that may have served us well in the past can become a big issue down the road. With your caring therapist. you can identify these patterns for yourself. Then, we can create new ways of listening, communicating and expressing your needs. Finally, we're going to work together to learn how to bring your partner around as well.
Online therapy can be a great option for couples who need more intensive support.
Online couples therapy in Illinois can help during a difficult and confusing time in your marriage or relationship. Whether you need to discuss communication, parenting styles, past hurts or more, we can help. It can seem overwhelming to get started in marriage counseling, but having an online option might make that decision easier.
Online counseling for couples is easy
While virtual sessions are always preferred for counseling, we also know that technology can have limitations. Now, if you have connectivity issues you may want to set yourself up near an internet modem and make sure nobody else in your house is using the internet signal. Perhaps, offer your kids a DVD rather than streaming video or apps on a tablet that aren’t connected to the internet.
However, at the end of the day, don’t let internet problems stand in the way of getting the mental health support you need. Our therapists also offer phone counseling sessions for individuals or "Couples Therapy for One" when needed.
You want high quality, specialized counseling services. You’re looking for a therapist who truly understands the importance of restoring the connection in your relationship. But you also need therapy that fits with your lifestyle. We understand. Online marriage & couples counseling services at the Center for Relational Transformation may be the answer you’ve been looking for. You’ll be working with couples therapists who have a deep understanding of relationships but without the hassle of trying to get both of you to a counseling office each week.
Benefits of Online Counseling
While online counseling may be a little different than what you typically picture when you think of couples counseling, it has many benefits. First and foremost, online counseling saves time. You save all of the time you would typically spend walking, driving or taking the L-train to our Chicago counseling office. Instead, you each just pull up our secure platform on your computer and begin your counseling session. Next, online counseling can offer an extra element of privacy. We use a HIPAA compliant video chat system so you know it is only you, your partner and your therapist in sessions.
Lastly, it can be much easier to get two people in front of a computer from wherever they are located than to get both partners in the same physical space. There are a variety of reasons you and your partner may find online couples counseling a better option from a space standpoint. Perhaps one of you travels frequently. Or you both have jobs where leaving for long enough to travel to our office would be a significant challenge. Regardless, this is an option that allows you to begin to work on your marriage or relationship together even when you are separated by distance.
Online Couples & Marriage Counseling Can Help
Our Chicago relationship therapists can help with all kinds of relationship issues using our online platform. Whether you’re new parents that have grown apart and want to reconnect or retired empty-nesters who realize the spark has long been missing from your relationship, we want to help. We work with couples of every age, race, gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity.
Online Premarital Counseling in Illinois
You are looking forward to your big day but want to make sure you are both prepared for what’s to come! Online premarital counseling sessions are easy to fit into busy schedules. Our expert relationship therapists will help you address the difficult topics now so you are on the same page in the future!
Online Couples Counseling to Improve Communication in Illinois
Communication is key to any good relationship, and stress can magnify communication issues that already exist. In fact, stress can tear a couple apart or bring you closer together. Our couples' counselors take a unique approach to help you and your partner practice compassionate communication. In fact, we have a blog post that might help you now! Through online counseling sessions, you and your partner will learn to connect with one another, express your needs effectively to your partner and begin solving problems together.
Online Marriage Counseling for Affair Recovery in Illinois
Learning about your partner’s affair or being confronted about your own indiscretion was painful. If you’re honest, everything about your relationship has been far from perfect for a while. You don’t know if your marriage can survive the infidelity, but you want to try. Right now, it’s painful just to be in the same room. Every time you talk you end up arguing. How did it come to this place?
Online marriage counseling allows you and your spouse to begin to acknowledge the pain of the affair, examine what went wrong and reconnect so you can move forward together. Sometimes, it’s easier to begin some of your couples counseling work when you are in separate places and a therapist can help direct the conversation through our online video sessions. Then, as you move through the healing process you can come back together for future sessions.
Begin Online Couples Therapy Therapy in Illinois
The hope you are looking for is right here, with couples therapists from our Chicago Loop counseling center. Our caring therapists are ready to help you explore the best ways to communicate with your partner. To begin:
Hear back from a therapist within 24 hours (except for Sundays)
Feel more confident and connected as a couple.
Online Therapy in Illinois and in Our Downtown Chicago Counseling Center
Helping individuals and couples dealing with relationship issues is our passion. Your relationship can and will become better than ever before. Our framework for compassionate communication helps couples in all stages of a relationship. Our couples therapists help with premarital counseling, couples therapy, poly, and open relationship counseling and marriage counseling. In addition, if you have experienced infidelity, we offer divorce discernment therapy and affair recovery counseling. Our skilled therapists also offer anxiety treatment and depression therapy in our downtown Chicago psychotherapy office as well as online therapy for individuals. We look forward to helping you become the best version of yourself you can be.