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Here are some of the comments partners have made  about the help they’ve received at the Couples Clinic :

“This clinic changed the course of our marriage. We’ve done 2 Intensives at the clinic and the amount of change we’ve seen in our relationship has been life changing. And unlike previous therapies we’ve gone through – 5 years later the change persists.”
(Google Review)

“We had two couples therapies before seeking help from the Couples Clinic. These other therapies were OK but in the long run they weren’t good enough. But the Couple Clinic approach brings so many helpful things you don’t find in other approaches… I can really say that the clinic saved our marriage.”
(Google Review)

“One of the most powerful & positive experiences I’ve had EVER.”
(Healthgrades Review)

“The Couples Clinic saved my marriage! The practical and scientific approach to relationships really worked for us.”
(Healthgrades Review)

“We went to the Couples Clinic with a marriage in crisis. The work we did there was surprisingly fast in helping us to rescue it.”
(Google Review)

“My therapist was truly a master, and my husband and I are very thankful we received his help at a crucial time in our marriage… I can still hear his sound coaching in my ears when I need it the most.”
(Healthgrades Review)

“I went to The Couples Clinic about 9 years ago. For me it was life changing, it allowed me to understand how important communication and consideration is for building and maintaining a strong relationship with my partner.”
(Healthgrades Review)

Our therapist is able to tell us the things we don’t want to hear but need to in order to move to the next level His ability to see where each person is at and then move them closer together has been a huge benefit to us. He gives us the tools necessary to bring our marriage to a better place.
(Healthgrades Review)

The Couples Clinic does couples counseling different than anywhere that I’ve been. Instead of it being a generic approach – they really tailor it to what you need. For instance they will send recordings for you that are specifically made for you and for your situation. The other thing that is so clear when you go there is that they really care about their clients. They have always gone the extra mile for me. Thank you.
(Google Review)

The Couples Clinic model emphasizes self-responsibility in our relationships, rather than allowing ourselves to be “victimized” and then blaming our partners. It’s an active model that requires us to have integrity. Love it! (Google Review)

The thing I love most about this clinic is they give you guidance. Usually counseling is just talking and “what do you feel about that?” But when I ask them what to do at the couples clinic – they tell me EXACTLY what to do! I don’t like to pay therapists to help me explore how to do relationships. I would much rather have them say “do this.” And when they tell me what to do – it works!
(Google Review)

Highly recommend. Instrumental in helping my wife and I save our marriage.
(Healthgrades Review)

Our Couples Clinic therapist is such a talented and honest clinician. He is so honest and straightforward and will call people on their BS.
(Healthgrades Review)

Our therapist takes a multi-disciplinary research-based approach that helped us to clean out contempt from our marriage and put us on the road to a new relationship built on mutual trust and deep appreciation of one another’s differences. The mindfulness teaching and trainings build the foundation for rewiring to establish respect and love in a marriage.
(Healthgrades Review)

My husband and I went to the Couples Clinic for several months. Our therapist helped each of us see our contribution to the problems and gave helpful, meaningful solutions to us. We had worked with other counselors in the past, but with little success in addressing the real issues. I felt that our Couples Clinic therapist got to the heart of the matter. Our marriage is better now than it was before with more openness and understanding.
(Healthgrades Review)

I went to the Couples Clinic on and off for a couple years. Our therapist was very fair and honest with me. Supported me when I needed to be supported and challenged me when I needed to be challenged. I learned effective communication techniques that I still use to this day. I feel very comfortable referring friends and family to her. I highly recommend. (
Google Review)

The staff at The Couples Clinic are a wonderful group of caring, thoughtful, highly trained and dedicated clinicians. This is a top notch place for training and for therapy services.
(Google Review)

My therapist has been nothing but helpful and understanding. I feel like she really is helping me understand the issues in my marriage and is helping me and my husband in so many ways. I highly recommend her as a therapist and will continue to see her.
(Google Review)

I love this research-based approach to couples counseling!
(Google Review)

I found our therapist to be excellent, who helped my wife and I enormously. He listened to us patiently and quickly pointed out how behaviors we learned early in life contributed to conflicts which were threatening our marriage. He gave us homework and recommended new behaviors that we adopted. Our lives have changed as a result and our marriage is doing much better. We very much value the counseling we received from the Couples Clinic and are grateful that they helped us rescue our marriage.
(Healthgrades Review)

I was reluctant to seek therapy initially, but after working with our Couples Clinic therapist and experiencing the positive results, I am confident in the concepts, process, and methods taught. Our therapist is attentive, empathetic, objective, and is skilled at putting a leash around tense topics and leading the way to positive resolution. He has helped my wife and I through challenging times. He is patient and has repeatedly gone the extra mile to help even if it does not come at a time convenient for him.
(Healthgrades Review)

My girlfriend and I worked with our Couples Clinic therapist for three months. She skillfully guided us to look within ourselves and dig to the core of our issues. For this to work, you need to surrender yourself to the process. The Couples Clinic certainly has a process that will open your eyes and see yourself and therefore your partner differently. My life has improved greatly after having working with the Couples Clinic.
(Yelp Review)

The Couples therapists here are not “head-nodders”. They listen very, very carefully to make sure they understand exactly what is causing the problems in your relationship and then they gently guide you through the process with lots of coaching and great homework. They teach you how to share your feelings with your spouse WITHOUT getting defensiveness from your partner. This skill alone is a game changer. Dr. Atkinson has clearly found an approach to marriage therapy that the rest of the field needs to get on board with. Six stars!
(Yelp Review)

This clinic is pioneering in their approach to couples’ work. They expect people to take responsibility for themselves and not just blame. If you want real change and are ready to do your own work, this is the place!
(Yelp Review)

My husband and I went to several counselors, but it wasn’t until we went to Couples Clinic that we saw real improvement. Our therapist helped us see how both of us were contributing to the relationship issues, and guided us through the process of effectively applying the concepts from the book. We soon realized that his ideas really worked, once we quit blaming each other and became seriously committed to making the changes that he suggested. We are feeling much closer, less reactive, and happier now.
(Healthgrades Review)

Our Couples Clinic therapist was compassionate but would not hesitate to challenge beliefs/behaviors that perpetuated the problems we came in to fix. While hard to take at first, it grew to be something I really appreciated. It was hard work, but his confidence that we could make our marriage better was steadfast and encouraged us that our effort would be worth it. It was!
(Healthgrades Review)

I went to The Couples Clinic about 9 years ago. The way they approach relationships with your significant other is very unique! If you are a person or couple with an open mind and willing to consider different points of view, the program they offer can be very rewarding. Not just with your partner but in life in general. For me it was life changing, it allowed me to understand how important communication and consideration is for building and maintaining a strong relationship with your partner.
(Healthgrades Review)

Our Couples Clinic therapist’s attitude and expertise make him a trustworthy professional who is easy to open up to. He uses humor to navigate through potentially uncomfortable discussions, and constantly cites research and proven examples when providing recommendations. We credit him for restoring our damaged relationship.
(Healthgrades Review)

Our Couples Clinic therapist put both Karen and I at ease immediately and we were comfortable relaying our personal activities. She was empathetic, related anecdotes to clarify concepts and always managed to bring “off topic” subjects back to an aspect of our challenges. She was positive and encouraging us without patronizing.
(Healthgrades Review)

Our Couple Clinic therapist is outstanding getting you to think in a much broader manner. Her lateral thinking method forces you to see things many perspectives and not just your own perspective.
(Healthgrades Review)

I would highly recommend our Couples Clinic therapist! He was extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and relatable in our sessions! I don’t have enough great words to say for how helpful he was during my time at The Couples Clinic!
(Google Review)

Our Couples Clinic therapists is the best. I strongly recommend this place.
(Google Review Review)

I would definitely recommend the Couples Clinic….. My therapist was just the best!
(Google Review)

I would highly recommend the Couples Clinic! My therapist was extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and relatable in our sessions! I don’t have enough great words to say for how helpful he was during my time at The Couples Clinic!
(Google Review)

There is no other way to describe my Couples Clinic therapist other than phenomenal. Simply put, he has a unique ability to connect with the families he is working with and always puts their needs first. Needless to say, there are a lot of professionals who work in the field of marriage and family therapy; however, I wouldn’t personally recommend anyone other than the my therapist at the Couples Clinic. If you’re considering working with a marriage and family therapist, you can rest assured starting, and stopping, your search with the Couples Clinic!
(Healthgrades Review)

After waiting far too long to seek therapy, our Couples Clinic therapist was just amazing in helping us navigate the road blocks we had been experiencing for so long. A few months of working with him have made a world of difference, and we are forever greatful we found him! There truly is a method here that works wonders, and our therapist makes it all seem obtainable and undaunting.
(Healthgrades Review)

“Special thanks to our Couples Clinic therapist. Extremely professional and helpful.”
(Google Review)

“While we only saw our therapist for a few sessions, we instantly felt comfortable with him & were able to get down to the nitty gritty quickly. He asked the right questions, listened intently, & gave us doable actions to implement in our relationship. I would definitely recommend him & will be back if we are in need of any farther guidance!”
(Google Review)

“Our Couples Clinic therapist was an extremely effective couples counselor. He listened to the issues we were having at home and gave us tools to implement to solve those issues. The real work was on us to implement those tools and change our behavior between sessions. I would highly recommend working with him if you need couples counseling!”
(Google Review)

“Both my hubby and I highly recommend The Couples Clinic. Their approach, and information provided simply works. I have referred many couples and singly for help. Our therapist is non-judgmental, sweet, honest and helpful. I can personally say I have come a long way. Go to the Couples Clinic if you’re looking for improvement in all your relationships!!!”
(Google Review)

Our Couples Clinic therapist has been not only a wonderful therapist for our family but also a mentor. His supportive approach, knowledge, humor and guidance has been a strength for us during some of our most challenging moments. He has a gift of connecting with everyone and encourages them to find the strength to heal and self advocate. I highly recommend him for individual, couples and family counseling!
(Healthgrades Review)

About a year ago my husband and I were on the brink of divorce. We had seen a Psychiatrist and four different counselors trying to salvage our marriage of 26 years. As a last resort I contacted the Couples Clinic to see if they would be willing to meet with us and possibly work with us intensively for several days to see if he thought our marriage could be saved. They graciously agreed to this so my husband and I made plans to cross the country from Texas to Illinois to come to the Clinic. Our therapist gave us some homework and we both spent the next week preparing to dive head first into what we thought was our last chance. After our trip to Chicago and several days of what felt like marriage counseling boot camp, it was quite evident that we had a long road ahead of us if we wanted this to work. Luckily we were both committed but almost equally as important we now had a therapist who was just as committed as we were. This was indeed different! Now, a year later, I can say with complete confidence that the work we have done and are continuing to do today with our therapist has not only saved our marriage but has changed the way we approach all the relationships in our lives. Changes in intimacy, respect, kindness, and patience have all been part of this transformation. I can’t thank him enough for all that he has done for us. His unparalleled approach and unceasing dedication are immeasurable. Everything from the book he has written (that I would highly recommend) to the weekly counseling sessions as well as the many other creative , effective means of doing the work is what makes his practical approach so different. Just a few of the many things that make his approach so outstanding are: his honesty , kindness compassion and openness; his ability to clearly define expectations and protocols ; his ability to gently motivate both partners to work diligently without giving up , and his quick follow up responsiveness between counseling sessions . Our therapist is so easy to talk to and share difficult feelings with. I just can’t say enough good things about him. Overall, I would highly recommend the Couple Clinic as a phenomenal place to receive couples therapy.
(Google Review)