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We found 7 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions near Geneva, IL.

Dr. Jeffrey Brian Van Meter, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
321 Hamilton Street
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Vanmeter is a psychologist in Lisle, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Vanmeter include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vanmeter has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Imago relationship therapy, couples therapy

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Robin Sieburg Shultz, MS, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Recreation Therapy, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
115 Campbell Street; Suite 200a
Geneva, IL
 

Ms. Robin Shultz specializes in family therapy, social work, and recreation therapy. Ms. Shultz's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and meditation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and United Healthcare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Substance Abuse, Attachment ... (Read more)

Dr. Psy,d Paulette C C Toburen, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
405 Illinois Avenue; Suite 2c
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Paulette Toburen practices psychology. Dr. Toburen's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. She honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Joseph Ahern, JD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
2210 Dean Street; Suite O-1
Saint Charles, IL
 

Mr. Patrick Ahern works as a social worker in Saint Charles, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Mr. Ahern's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and suicide. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

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Christine Nellie Tredup, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
409 Illinois Avenue; Suite 1a
St Charles, IL
 

Ms. Christine Tredup's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Tredup's clinical interests include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and life transitions. She takes Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, Health Net, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Holistic Approaches, Mindfulness, ... (Read more)

Mary B McMillan, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
226 State Street
St Charles, IL
 

Ms. Mary McMillan's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. McMillan include acceptance and commitment therapy, education consultation, and phobias. Ms. McMillan accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education Consultation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
125 Hamilton
Geneva, IL
 

Ms. Susan Wickstrom practices social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Wickstrom include depression, stress management, and family therapy services. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Great-West Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Family Issues, Stress Management, Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Massage, Family ... (Read more)

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy refers to a specific type of counseling where relationship issues are the focus of the treatment. It used to be referred to as marriage counseling and still may be called that in many places, but because participants are not always married to each other, couples therapy is a more accurate name.

Closely related to family therapy, couples therapy is a type of counseling that seeks to help couples improve their relationship. A therapist may teach each partner in the relationship specific skills, such as managing or expressing their emotions, conflict resolution, communication skills, and problem solving. Both people in the couple need to be committed to learning new skills themselves as well as putting effort into supporting the relationship. The typical goals of couples therapy are to decrease conflict, unhappiness, and resentment, as well as increase communication, intimacy, and connection.

Couples therapy may be offered privately, at a university, or in a group practice. It is usually short-term therapy, lasting a few weeks until the participants have learned new skills and have the ability to repair their relationship. Its effectiveness depends on the willingness of both participants to commit to therapy and make the relationship a priority. For many couples it can be extremely helpful.