Couples Counseling & Relationship Therapy
in Chicago, IL

Specializing in Evidence-Based Solutions for
BIPOC and Interracial Relationships

Humans are hardwired for connection.

So it can feel confusing when our most important relationships leave us feeling disconnected, lonely and misunderstood. At Chicago Compass Counseling, our therapists are here to help you better understand the cycles of conflict you and your partner find yourselves in so that you can begin to liberate yourself from them. Trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), a highly researched form of therapy, CCC therapists help you use the power of emotion to strengthen your bond with your partner.

Specializing in Working with BIPOC and Interracial Couples

Every relationship has its own story, especially for couples navigating the nuances of racial and cultural intersections. Here, your journey is honored with empathy and expertise. Our relationship therapists have a deep understanding of the specific challenges faced by BIPOC and interracial couples, from societal pressures and family expectations to identity conflicts and communication barriers.

Inclusive, Empathic Support for:

  • Frequent conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting challenges
  • Cultural differences
  • Relational trauma
  • Sexual Desire Discrepancy
  • Premarital preparation
  • Navigating non-monogamy

Meet Our Expert Couples Counselors

Alexandra Backis and Jessica Wang specialize in providing Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. They currently accept Aetna and BCBS PPO insurance plans, with available cash pay options.

Frequently Asked Questions about Couples Counseling and Relationship Therapy at Chicago Compass Counseling

Q: What can we expect during our first session?

A: During your first session, we will get to know you as a couple, discuss your relationship challenges, and set goals for therapy. It’s a chance for you to share your story and for us to understand how we can best support you.

Q: How long does couples counseling usually last?

A: The duration of couples counseling varies depending on each couple’s unique needs and goals. Some may find resolution in a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term support.

Q: Do you offer virtual sessions?

A: Yes, we offer in-person and virtual sessions to accommodate your preferences and needs.

Explore Our “Hold Me Tight” Retreat

Are you interested in deepening your connection in a structured setting? Learn about our “Hold Me Tight” retreat, specifically designed to support and strengthen BIPOC and interracial relationships through intensive workshops and activities. Learn more and register your interest here.

Ready to Begin?

Ready to begin? Schedule your first appointment today and start your journey towards a stronger, more connected relationship.