Counseling for Family Conflict

Family connections are some of the most important relationships.

We’re here to help you reconnect with your family and learn how to manage conflicts when they arise.

When conflict arises between family members, relationships can become complicated. You may feel like you have less options when it comes to speaking up or setting boundaries.

You feel stuck between family members and uncomfortable about having to choose sides.

Family conflict comes in many forms.

As we transition from childhood to adulthood, our roles change.

From child to

     spouse to

          adult to


                    ….and so many phases in between.

Family Conflict ChicagoIt can be hard to navigate these changes, so you are true to yourself while keeping your relationships strong.

New parents have to learn how to parent together.

Couples may struggle to adjust to the rules and expectations of each other’s family.

Becoming an adult can lead to differing values, world views, and life choices that family might not agree with.

Setting boundaries with family members is often necessary but can feel difficult. What will happen if a different opinion is shared? Will the relationships be lost? Will the whole family structure change? Will there always be tension?

Trying to manage family conflict can cause anxiety, stress, and an urge to isolate from family. It can mean dreading family events or holidays weeks or months in advance. It can make even answering phone calls scary.

This is where we come in. We can provide tools to help you identify when and how you can manage the conflict and when you may need to prioritize taking care of yourself.

We can help!

We understand the difficulty of managing conflict in your family. Each family is unique and the challenges you face need to be clearly understood in order to achieve the results you desire.

Whether we are working with you individually or working with the entire family, we are committed to taking the time to explore what has been preventing the harmony you desire in your family. While conflict is never comfortable, we can give you the confidence you need to manage your emotions and maintain your relationships!

It is time to have freedom from the conflict!

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Read some frequently asked questions about counseling and accepted insurance plans.

Your privacy is important to us, and confidentiality is an important piece of the therapeutic process. All your information is kept strictly confidential. However, there are specific exceptions:

  • With your signed permission, we may collaborate with other providers such as your psychiatrist or primary care physician
  • By law, we are required to break confidentiality and report to the appropriate authorities if we learn that you are a danger to yourself or others or if we learn of actual or threatened harm to those who are vulnerable such as children, elderly, or those with special needs.

Our paperwork details the limits of confidentiality, and we will discuss this more fully during our first appointment.

Often, people think they must be in crisis or that things must be “really bad” before they go to counseling. Counseling can help offer support and validation, determine if and how to make necessary changes, and achieve goals.

Maybe you worked with a counselor in the past but feel like things are becoming difficult again. This happens; life happens.

Just as with many things in life, we, too, may require ongoing maintenance to deal with new struggles or to continue managing ongoing stressors.

We work together to learn about your experience and determining what may be most useful for you.

We offer counseling services only, not medication management. However, we are happy to refer you to psychiatrist, or you can ask your primary care physician to assist you with medication management.

With your written consent, we can collaborate with your psychiatrist or physician regarding your mental health care.

We are in-network with a variety of insurance options. As an “in-network” provider, we have a contract with the insurance company so you are able to utilize your in-network health insurance benefits. There are many types of insurance plans within a network, so it is advised to call your insurance company to see if Restorative Counseling is covered in your network. A few of the many plans accepted by Restorative Counseling are:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health (Northwestern University students)
  • BlueChoice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Meritain (not Meridian)
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (for Loyola University Chicago students and University of Chicago students)
  • United Medical Resources (UMR)