Joseph Gottfried

Joseph Gottfried

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC - 180.009130
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 15545
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Office 1
3850 N Lawndale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
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Office 2
1580 N Northwest Hiway
Suite 311D
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
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Has distance and arguments overtaken your relationship or marriage? Does the hurt of your relationship make you feel like giving up? My approach to couples counseling helps you resolve the root causes of you conflicts, so your pain can end. Once you understand and deal with the underlying problems, the struggle and stress that has worn you down can turn into support and happiness that lifts you up instead. Your love can grow and last.

My approach takes you through a three stage process that ends the hard times and puts love and trust back into your relationship, typically taking only 12 to 20 sessions. Current research has proven this approach to be the most effective couples counseling available.

So how does my approach work? First, I help you understand and change the negative patterns that you are stuck in, facing them together rather than feeling against each other. Here you learn to step out of your conflicts instead of getting sucked down into a whirlpool of hurt and trouble.

The second and core stage is, simply put, where you both learn to be more real and honest with each other. I respectfully guide you both to be more yourself and therefore feel more understood and loved for who you are. You learn to know and trust each other more. A closer bond is formed, often deeper and clearer than ever before. Here, old hurts and even painful betrayals can be healed. The differences that once seemed to push you apart, now can actually bring you closer together.

This sets the third stage, where communication and problem solving are way easier. Instead of arguing about the unseen roots of your conflict by fighting to be accepted, trusted, and loved, you can now simply talk through your differences, trusting in your love for each other. Now there is much more room for passion, peace, and fun together.

I understand that relationships can be tough at times. And, as a counselor with more than 15 years of experience, I know how to guide you and your partner into a happier relationship and life. Give me a call today. I'd be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment or free consult.


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Services I Provide

  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Relationships and Marriage

Types of Therapy

  • Authentic Movement
  • Bioenergetic Analysis
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Voice Dialogue

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