Prairie Family Therapy
Supporting couples & families since 1996
"It takes two to know one."
Not Your Typical Therapists
Our expertise is working with people
and their primary relationships.
We work collaboratively with our clients, taking a systemic
and practical approach to relationships and mental health issues.
Some issues are best handled with traditional “talk” therapies, while other concerns may need more active interventions, such as recovery coaching or integrative healthcare.
Endorsed by a community of the area’s finest professionals,
we provide the necessary tools, resources and supports to restore healthy functioning to couples and families.
We are committed to helping our clients
enjoy full and healthy lives.
What's so different?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.
Marriage and family therapists are a highly experienced group of practitioners, with an average of 13 years of clinical practice in the field of marriage and family therapy.
They evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders, other health and behavioral problems, and address a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system.
Marriage and Family Therapists broaden the traditional emphasis on the individual to attend to the nature and role of individuals in primary relationship networks such as marriage and the family. MFTs take a holistic perspective to health care; they are concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families.
In addition to expertise specific to couples and families, Prairie Family Therapy Clinicians have advanced training and experience in specialty areas including but not limited to, the following:
SCHOOL RELATED CONCERNS
Learning disabilities, giftedness, and stress can all contribute to a student's inability to perform optimally. Often times, failing grades or excessive absences signal a problem and, by that time, damage to the child's self-esteem and their relationship with parents and teachers has usually occurred.
PFT works very closely with parents, educational consultants and local schools to make sure that students are appropriately supported and served. Additionally, we understand the complexities of families who deal with chronic medical conditions or have children with special needs, providing services in both home and school.
We've ALL been through SO much, and many of us will continue to feel the impact of this global pandemic for months to come.
Prairie Family Therapy has created a safe space for frontline workers, those diagnosed as "long haulers," as well as people who have lost friends or family members to COVID-19.
Whether you're struggling with moving from hypervigilence to navigating public spaces or having your experiences invalidated by your outside world, we're ready to support you.
When a family member suffers from a significant issue that requires treatment outside of the home, the whole family is impacted. Studies reveal that individual treatment success is directly linked to the involvement of that person's significant relationships in their treatment. Family sessions can focus on processing anger and fear, reorganizing family expectations and routine, as well as making adjustments prior to discharge that may be needed to ensure a successful outcome.
Our therapists have training and experience working with family systems who are effected by addiction, eating disorders and mental illness. Using encrypted technology, our offices are equipped to collaborate with families and treatment facilities before, during and after a family member is admitted to an inpatient or residential treatment programs.
Ideally, divorce negotiates a resolution that works for everyone, but getting there is hard work! Separating spouses must navigate through emotional detachment and physical separation from each other, while remaining attached in their parenting roles. Children often get caught in the wake, lacking the emotional maturity to be able to manage their own adjustment successfully.
Our staff members are highly skilled and experienced in helping couples and their children to negotiate the divorce process. From providing services as a Divorce Coach or Child Specialist in a collaborative divorce, to assisting couples in developing a co-parenting relationship in spite of pending litigation, we are expert at helping families to reach a healthier post-judgment relationship with one another.
COVID-19 INFO: In accordance with state & local guidelines, we are now available for in-person sessions to those who are fully vaccinated and will continue to provide telehealth services to those who have not yet received the vaccine. Additionally, office safety protocols have been put in place, including but not limited to state-of-the-art air filtration, contact screening and temperature checks prior to entry, and room sanitation between each session.
Our office is conveniently located in the historic Kroehler Furniture Factory,
known as 5th Avenue Station, directly adjacent to the Naperville Metra station.
Since 2014, we have provided telehealth services to Illinois residents and
are now approved as an "out-of-state telehealth provider" for the state of Florida as well.
We are an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield.
We accept all major credit cards and offer a case-by-case sliding scale to those who are uninsured.
All therapists at Prairie Family Therapy are culturally competent and welcoming.