What you should know about premarital counseling?

By: James E. DelGenio MS, LCPCSenior Staff TherapistThe Family Institute at Northwestern University Premarital Counseling is a really good idea!  Premarital counseling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship. This will give you a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage. Premarital counseling can also help you identify weaknesses that may become larger …

Issues to discuss before marriage?

By James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC Issues premarital couples should discuss before marriage.  Check it out! Finances You may not realize it now but this is a big one.  Do you know the extent of each other’s Assets? Debts?  How do you view the sharing of these assets? Do you have the same attitude toward saving? Will one of you …

Homework for couples

James E, DelGenio MS, LCPC Homework for couples. As a cognitive behavioral therapist, I assign homework between sessions to the couples I counsel. Homework will not solve conflict, communication or resentment issues. Those issues need to be addressed in session. Home work will, however, help and typically addresses the following: Civility and Respect This one is a must. Civility and …

How to become a good listener?

By: James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC Be a good listener and improve your relationships. Poor Communication Many marital problems are rooted in poor communication. Effective communication between partners can be learned and developed. When communication is poor and feelings go unsaid or unaddressed, the couple feels disconnected, even resentful. Over time, this leaves them feeling distant. Resentment creates further distance …

The Family Institute at Northwestern University

James DelGenio LCPC is a senior staff therapist who offers teletherapy and accepts BCBS PPO Insurance.  Teletherapy is HIPPA approved via Zoom.com  His services include: Individual and family counseling, marital and premarital counseling, and treatment of mood disorders and dependence. Locations include Millennium Park (Michigan Avenue), and Westchester.  Teletherapy anywhere via zoom.  HIPPA approved and accepted by BCBS PPO Insurance. …

Psychotherapy for Couples, Families, and Individuals.

Welcome to the offices of James E. DelGenio LCPC in the Chicago Loop and Westchester, Illinois. 847-733-4300 Ext 638 I am currently a senior therapist with The Family Institute at Northwestern University.  In addition, I have been a practicing Psychotherapist, Author and Consultant throughout the country for over 40 years.  I am experienced in the treatment of Couples, Families, and …

How to conduct family meetings to improve your relationship.

Conduct family meetings to manage child behavior too!Once upon a time, families ate dinner together. There was no eating in front of the TV; no texting or answering the phone and no internet. This was a time when families discussed what was going on in the household i.e. news, upcoming events, behavior issues and general discussions. Dinner used to be …

How to improve your love connection?

By James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC Planning is key to improving your relationship!It is a hectic world we live in. Everything seems to take precedence over our relationships. Health issues, kids’ activities, work issues all take precedence. The next thing you know when you look back is that you haven’t had time for just the two of you in months! …

How to nurture your relationship?

James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC How to keep your emotional connection strong? It is a hectic world we live in. Everything seems to take precedence over our relationships. Health issues, kids’ activities, work issues all take precedence. The next thing you know when you look back is that you haven’t had time for just the two of you in months! …

The Family Institute at Northwestern University

James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Senior Staff Therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University The Family Institute at Northwestern University is a unique not-for-profit organization that is leading the way in all facets to strengthen and heal families from all walks of life through clinical service, education and research. No other institution brings together such …