Relationship and Marriage Counseling In Chicago

Relationship, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, River North Chicago

Christine Badger, Mental Health Counselor

Christine believes everyone has the capacity and longing to establish and maintain healthy, satisfying, loving relationships. She strives to provide a non-judgmental and calm environment that is both supportive and collaborative. She supports partners to rediscover their innate ability to overcome life’s challenges by tapping into inner strengths and talents, learning how to cope effectively, and taking responsibility for how we respond as these stressors arise. 


Christine graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with adults from diverse multicultural backgrounds. Christine’s clinical interests include supporting couples experiencing anxiety and depression, grief and loss, alcohol/substance abuse and recovery, and trauma and abuse.


Christine uses a person-centered, integrative approach to counseling that includes psycho-dynamic talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mind/body connection, and emotion-focused therapy. She believes that people are the experts of their personal experience, and strives to understand the individual to help to facilitate self-awareness and change. 


Whether it’s a relationship with yourself or with others, Christine believes that authentic connection is at the core of the human experience. 


 Christine's Specialties include:   

 

Specializes in:


Accepted Insurance:

  • BlueCross BlueShield - BlueChoice PPO
  • BlueCross BlueShield - Preferred PPO
  • BlueCross BlueShield - Blue Options/BlueChoice Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield - Participating Provider Organization


Conveniently Located in River North - Streeterville

Michael Villarreal, Founder, LCPC

michael villarreal Relationship, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling,

Specializes in:

Anxiety and Stress Management

Couples in Distress

Depressive and Mood Disorders

Discernment Counseling 

EMDR / PTSD/ Complex Trauma

Gender & Sexual Identity Issues

Infidelity 

Intimacy Issues & Sex Therapy

Premarital Counseling 

Relationship and Marriage Counseling

  







Our therapists receive specialized training, on an on-going basis,to provide the highest quality care with research-based workable solutions to improve the quality of your relationships and your overall well-being. 

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Specializes in: 

  Adults Coping with Previous Trauma or Abuse

Anxiety & Stress Management 

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy

Depression and Anxiety Disorders

 Self-Esteem Development

Stress Management

Trauma/Abuse


Katerina Fager, LCPC

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Stress Management 

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Depression

Discernment Counseling 

Divorce Mediation

Infidelity

Life Stage Adjustment / Transitions

Premarital Counseling

PTSD / Trauma/ Abuse

Briar Gartner, LCSW

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Linda Lazarra, LSW

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

 Specializes in:

Anxiety and Stress Management

Blended Families

Couples in Distress

Depressive and Mood Disorders

Infidelity 

Interfaith Relationships

Intimacy Issues & Sex Therapy

Premarital Counseling 

Relationship and Marriage Counseling

Anna Lyman, LCPC

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

 Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Depressive Disorders

Life Transitions

Millennials and Emerging adults

Relationship Problems

Self-Esteem Development

Stress Management

Trauma/Abuse