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Empowering Your Relationships

We are a full-service group practice on the North Shore of Chicago. We work with all members of the family from the littlest one to the elders. Because we are experienced therapists working in one practice, we can guarantee you continuation and coordination of care.

Together, we will find solutions to your challenges.

Ask us about our couples counseling and couples workshops.

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Now offering telehealth appointments!

Private virtual session from your home. Call us to schedule your appointment.

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With You All The Way

From time-to-time, each of us struggles with personal challenges and we feel distressed, or stuck. The hardest step to take is admitting to ourself that we can’t solve these problems alone. That’s when it’s time to seek professional help from a skilled therapist who has the experience to guide us through a troubling time.


Our Therapists

Well-trained. Personable. Supportive.


Terri A.

Owner & Founder, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Terri specializes in empowering clients to strengthen their relationships. She works with all aspects of relational distress and provides solution-focused therapy.

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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Melanie works with children, teens, adults and families. She has specialized training in trauma, grief and loss, anxiety and mood disorders, women's issues, and self injurious behaviors.

Joan McDonald


Licensed Clinical
Social Worker

Joan brings extensive experience individual and family therapy and group therapy for anxiety, bipolar, grief, trauma, life transitions, ADHD, parenting and executive functioning.



Associate Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor

Aida combines different therapeutic approaches in working with individuals, couples and families. She specializes in relational issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss.



Licensed Social Worker

Zak specializes in working with young adults and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, transitional stress and trauma. He uses traditional and creative interventions.


When To Seek Help

Are you feeling overwhelmed or ashamed and not sure where to begin?

Are looking for a place where you will feel comfortable as you work through personal struggles?

Do you have family members who would benefit from talking with a professional?

Do you have a distressed relationship with your spouse or child?

Are you in a relationship that is not struggling, but just “OK”? Do feel you are drifting apart?

How to Connect with Us

Review our Array of Services

From private individual therapy to group therapy to couples workshop, we are here to serve you.

Fill out Form on Our Contact Page, Email, or Call Us

If you fill out the form or email us, please do not provide any personal health information. You may ask general questions. We will reach back to you.

Register for a Couples Workshop

You may register for our weekend couples workshop, The Art and Science of Love, created by The Gottman Institute.

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Our fees are reasonable and we accept most major insurance plans.

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Empower your relationships today.


“Fondness and admiration are the two of the most crucial elements in a rewarding and long-lasting romance.”
– Dr. John Gottman