Childhood Abuse Couples Counseling - Center for Contextual Change

9239 Gross Point Road, Skokie
821 W. Van Buren, Chicago
180 W. Park Avenue, Elmhurst
Call 847-676-4447 x304 for appointments
or a confidential assessment
Spanish speaking therapists available

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Shadow Dancing, Couples Therapy

How to heal couples wounded from childhood abuse.

The couple may enter treatment burning each other down with rage, or with such bitter coldness it freezes the air. By the time they seek therapy they are being crushed by the echoes of childhood abuse but the causes may be buried, even from themselves. Yet statistics support that 50% of adults in treatment are survivors of childhood abuse or sexual abuse and this trauma can infiltrate adult relationships in an alarming and destructive path.

As clinicians grapple with restoring couples to loving respectful relationships, few know how to recognize the symptoms of early trauma in the context of marital therapy. This workshop will supply you with an arsenal of tools for uncovering traumatic origins, negotiating intimacy, creating and respecting boundaries, empowering emotional safety, developing marital survival skills, conflict resolution, meeting the needs of both partners as a couple and individually.