Meridian Behavioral Health is a private practice in McHenry County with several experienced marriage therapists. We help couples with a wide variety of problems and can help you rebuild, repair and improve your marriage. If you would like more information, or would like to request a first visit with a couple’s therapist, please fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you. You can also call us directly at (815) 344-5061. We can often schedule your first visit within a week.
What happens in marriage counseling?
We work with you and your spouse to reduce distress as quickly as possible, and to start building the positive aspects of the relationship that lead to intimacy and satisfaction. Marriage counseling helps build communication, connection and understanding. We also understand that people in a relationship may prefer very different therapy styles when seeking marriage counseling. Some couples want help processing difficult experiences and trying to find a resolution to them. Other couples may want a practical, skills-based approach focused on generating tangible changes in the relationship. All of our marriage counselors work to adjust their style and therapy goals to fit the needs of each couple’s specific needs.
Do we only focus on discussing problems in marriage counseling?
No, not necessarily. While marriage counseling is often the ideal place to talk about past events with a therapist present to help the process, much of the work done in marriage counseling is about finding new ways of interacting with your spouse that leads to less conflict and more intimacy. Talking through problems is part of marriage counseling, but there needs to be an emphasis on strengthening the positive aspects of the relationship that may be missing.
Whatever your needs are, you’ll find our clinicians flexible and adaptive to the best approach for your circumstances. A few common issues we work with are: