Graystone Manor

34121 N. Rt 45, Grayslake Il. 60030

The Family Stress Clinic

1641 N. Milwaukee #7

Libertyville, IL 60048

224 430 9804

Family Therapy

 “We all live in the shelter of each other”  according to an old Irish saying.  Our joys and our wounds are embedded in family. It is a privilege that families allow me to assist them in ways known to be effective. Together we build realistic plans to achieve the results they want-and to maintain those results into the future.

In-Person Parental Involvement in Child/Teen therapy is associated with the most successful outcomes 

Family therapy brings parents, siblings and extended family members into the therapy process. Your family has its own structure and patterns of communication, which may be defined by parenting style, personalities and other influences. Family plays an important role in our emotional, physical and spiritual development since each individual in the family system impacts and is impacted by the others. 

When the whole family grows, each individual member is better off. I would like to help your family "tune-up" and recharge. In a no-charge 15 minute phone call, we will clarify your family's needs and priorities. 

I find that helping family members  identify the issues that are of the most immediate concern frees them to seek win-win solutions. Skills necessary to implement our plan will be practiced in session and reviewed for feedback from family members. I have yet to encounter a family that did not say they benefited from family therapy. You don't have to go it alone and things usually turn out better when you don't.  

Difficult Conversations


There are expected transitions like becoming an empty nester, or planning for aging-in-place. Unexpected decisions can be forced on us by chronic illness or having  to fill the role of Caregiver suddenly.  Perhaps your family wants to plan preventively for eventualities that worry them. Families find that committing to intentionally exploring upcoming changes makes coping with them immeasurably better. 

Family Therapy provides a forum for group decision-making. It is private, confidential and completely voluntary. I facilitate a purposeful and directed conversation in which family members are encouraged to express their interests and concerns. Our meetings are informal and are held in locations that meet your family's needs, my office, your home or a group living facility. 





9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm