The Couples Clinic is the home of an innovative team of therapist/educators who have pioneered new methods for improving relationships, based on exciting new developments in neurobiology and the science of intimate relationships.
The team’s methods are used widely by marriage counselors and educators across the United States. In recent years, they’ve been the topic of numerous keynote addresses
at professional conferences, dozens of professional journal articles
, two books
, and have been featured in The Oprah Magazine
, The Washington Post
magazine, and other outlets.
The Couples Clinic offers marriage counseling, couples counseling, seminars, workshops, and groups for people who are seeking to improve their relationships. The clinic is located in Geneva, a western suburb of Chicago, near St. Charles, Batavia, Elgin and Aurora. Methods used by Couples Clinic therapists and educators are scientifically-based, drawing from:
- Long-term research studies that have identified exactly how people who are good at getting their partners to treat them well go about doing it.
- Long-term studies that examine how emotional attachment occurs in couple relationships, and why an emotional bond is crucial both to the success of relationships and the well-being of individual partners.
- New neurological studies which suggest how we can break out of old habits of interacting with others by “reconditioning” our brains for more flexibility.
Janice Kaplan describes how Dr. Atkinson helped her fall back in love with her husband through the practice of...
Dr. Atkinson speaks about Increasing the Capacity for Love at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York....
Dr. Atkinson’s book chapter appears in the newly published book, Couple Resilience: Emerging Perspectives.