Counseling Services/Family & Marital Therapy
Request an Appointment
To request an appointment with a Palos Medical Group individual, family or marital therapist, call (708) 923-7878.
For help in dealing with life’s challenges, choose Palos Community Hospital’s outpatient counseling services. Our expert therapists thoroughly understand the social, environmental and biological reasons people act and think certain ways. That means our behavioral health professionals are specially qualified to help you find ways to live more healthfully and happily.
When Does Counseling Help?
Many scientific studies show counseling helps you enjoy better quality of life. Seek therapy at Palos when you:
- Adjust to a life change, such as retiring, moving to a new city or seeing your grown children leave home
- Experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety
- Grieve the death of a loved one or loss of a relationship
- Think you might be addicted to a drug, alcohol or certain activity
- Want to improve family or marital relationships
What Happens In All Counseling Sessions?
In outpatient counseling at Palos, you schedule meetings with a therapist at times that are convenient for you.
After the intake interview, you and your therapist will discuss ways to address your problems and make you feel better. Together, you might identify lifestyle changes, different ways of thinking or problem-solving techniques that would benefit you. Your therapist may suggest small tasks to help you practice new skills, or recommend support groups that offer advice from people in your situation.
Many people find tremendous benefit from the ongoing feedback and support a group therapy session provides. Groups are led by behavioral health specialists and provide a safe structure and environment. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss your experiences with a group of your peers and learn strategies to better manage your condition. Convenient day and evening group sessions are available.
Want to Improve Family & Marital Relationships?
Good relationships with your loved ones involve joy, intimacy and support. But family and marital relationships also sometimes create stress and conflict. Turn to a neutral therapist at Palos Community Hospital for assistance navigating the challenges, making healthy decisions about relationships and strengthening family ties.
Do We Need Couples Counseling?
Couples counseling at Palos helps you prevent, recognize and resolve conflicts in a committed relationship. Our skilled, experienced therapists can guide you and your partner through many issues, including:
- Communication struggles
- Division and sharing of household responsibilities
- Financial issues
- Loss of a pregnancy or child
- Sexual difficulties
Who Benefits From Family Therapy?
Family therapy at Palos improves relationships among parents, children, siblings and other relatives. Because family dynamics affect each member’s thoughts, feelings and actions, therapy involving your whole family can also relieve one relative’s behavioral health issue.
Ask a skilled family therapist for guidance when:
- A family member dies
- An in-law or extended relative moves into your home
- Children face school or legal troubles
- Siblings don’t get along
- You and your partner express different parenting styles
- You raise children alone
- You separate, divorce or remarry
- You welcome a new baby or child
- Your family adjusts to a move
When Do I Need Additional Help?
If you or someone else faces immediate danger from an abusive partner or family member, call 911. If you or a loved one need behavioral health services immediately, call our 24-hour crisis hotline at (708) 361-TALK.