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Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in
Chicago, Illinois and Northfield, Illinois.

You can contact Dr. Frisch, Psy.D. at
(847) 498-5611.

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Marital Therapy
Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D

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I have customized specific aspects of my Relationship Bridge-Building program for couples counseling. A fundamental tenet of my philosophy is that the foundation of your emotional and spiritual well-being is built on your ability to love and be loved. My Relationship Bridge-Building program for couples enhances your ability to love and be loved by developing the skills necessary to enrich your relationships.

My Relationship Bridge-Building program for couples is designed to assist any couple who's seeking to 1) learn how to create a fulfilling relationship for the first time; 2) learn how to enrich an already fulfilling relationship; 3) learn how to transform a troubled relationship into a fulfilling relationship. Through your efforts, you'll unlock the secrets to nurturing the emotional needs of you and your partner, celebrating the individual differences of you and your partner, and balancing the needs.of you and your partner with the needs of the well-being of your relationship.

The Relationship Bridge-Building program for couples will enable you to stop your self-defeating patterns of behavior and communication, master the skills necessary to overcome the obstacles that maintain the status quo of your relationship, and learn the dynamics and relationship skills necessary to enrich your relationship. This is done through an ongoing process of assessing and effectively utilizing you and your partner's strengths. Together, you'll begin to identify the mechanisms that create specific patterns of sabotage. By identifying those mechanisms, you'll identify the different choices you have for creating an emotionally safe and nurturing relationship.

Improving the verbal and non-verbal communication of a couple is the means by which any relationship is transformed. If you don't understand what your actions as well as your words communicate to your partner, you'll continually sabotage your best intentions. You may have adapted patterns of communication that do not serve the best interests of the relationship. Over the course of time, these patterns can become destructive. You may not be aware of your destructive patterns of communication. Eventually, you'll begin to identify and then transform your self-destructive patterns of verbal and non-verbal communication.

Another area of focus is the obstacles present in the relationship that keep you and your partner stuck. There's always a competing tension between deepening the level of emotional intimacy in a relationship and maintaining the safety of what's most familiar. Oftentimes, conflict exists because you and your partner may disagree about how close is too close and how far is too
far. As a way of meeting these competing tensions, you and your partner may create immovable obstacles to maintain the status quo of the relationship.

As you identify those obstacles, you'll explore what purpose those obstacles serve you and your partner. Next, you'll collectively create a plan whereby you can remove those obstacles and replace them with more effective ways of keeping the relationship safe, yet dynamic and growing. The heart and soul of my Relationship Bridge-Building program are the relationship skills you'll learn.  You'll learn how to combine these relationship skills with your willingness to apply them in a consistent respectful fashion to any relationship into a richly rewarding experience. Conflict resolution, providing support, creating acceptance are but a few of the skills you will have the opportunity to master.

In its total, my Relationship Bridge-Building program is designed to activate the ingredients necessary to assist you and your partner in forming the kind of relationship that you both desire. By forming a partnership that is committed to the growth and nurturance of your relationship, you'll discover the secrets to creating a great relationship with your partner.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by e-mail at

Professional Services Available
ACOA Therapy
Addictions/Recovery Therapy
Adult Survivors of Physical and Sexual Trauma Therapy
Couples Therapy
Group Therapy
Group Therapy Schedule
Individual Therapy

Free Online Books Available

Building Better Bridges: Creating Great Relationships With the People Who Matter Most
By Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D.

Making Molehills Out of Mountains: Reclaiming
Your Personal Power in Your Relationships

By Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D.

Entering The World of Your Child:
How to Nurture the Spirit of Your Child

By Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D.

Free Online Special Reports Available

The Art of Living Consciously: How to
Create A Life of Love, Joy, and Authenticity

By Dr. Steve Frisch, Psy.D.

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