Family Therapy chicago

Healthy Family Connections

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Why Is Family Therapy Important?

When your family isn’t able to connect and communication breaks down, conflict mounts and you feel like you have lost a part of yourself. But that doesn’t mean that part of you has to stay lost.

Learn how to bridge the gap, foster effective ways to communicate and rebuild trust.

At Ammirati Counseling, our family therapists in Chicago are highly trained in various specialties. We are committed to providing personalized and continuing care for all members of your family.

Trust & Openness

Benefits of Counseling with a Family Therapist

Benefits of family counseling include:

  • Better communication
  • Improved group dynamics
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Stronger bonds
  • A source of support during life transitions
  • Resolution of family conflicts
  • A safe space for family members to share feelings
  • Healthier ways to cope with loss
  • Finding ways to deal with anxiety, depression and isolation

Journey Of Healing

What Is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is a type of counseling that focuses on the relationship between the members of a family and their interactions with each other. Family therapy can help families members find new ways to communicate, resolve conflict and reduce stress.

The family is the first agent of socialization. This means that parents, siblings and extended family members help each other learn to function successfully in the world. A family therapist can help your family address specific issues that are may be affecting healthy socialization and the overall well-being of your family.

Who Needs Family Counseling?

We All Need help No Matter What Stage In Life We Are In

We Work With:


Families with Young Children


Families with Teens


Blended Families


Families Coping with Loss


Families in Transition

Get Back On Track

How Can Family Therapy Help?


A professional Chicago family therapist can help people facing a variety of issues:

  • Behavioral problems in children or teens
  • Changes within the family
  • Communication problems
  • Death of a loved one
  • Divorce, separation or marital problems
  • Parent-child conflicts
  • Problems between siblings
  • Parenting issues
  • Stressful events or major life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Chronic illness or a mental health condition

If your family is also suffering, we can help.

"And when your family shares a deeper intimacy and respect, problems between family members will seem lighter to bear."

FAQs on Family Therapy

I understand how busy life can get. We’re often overbooked with balancing different demands. But the lack of time can actually be a problem in and of itself. By committing to family therapy, you can show your loved ones that growing closer together is a priority that you are willing to make time for.

Change can start taking place as soon as you commit to a regular schedule. It doesn’t have to be a lengthy commitment, and you get to choose what we focus on throughout our work together. The important thing is to take the first step and dedicate yourself to finding solutions.

Absolutely. While it is ideal that everyone is present at one point in time, that isn’t always necessary. One person can affect change across the family, and there is a lot of flexibility in how we work depending on who is able to attend. If you are ready to get started, even by yourself, we would be happy to meet with you.

We offer teletherapy services, so we can offer confidential virtual sessions even if family members are not in the same location or can’t attend sessions in our office.


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