Fred W Gross
Fred W. Gross is a clinical an social work therapist with over 30 years of experience. He obtained his degree from Loyola University in Chicago. Fred specializes in marital and couples therapy, including divorce, as well as other family oriented therapy, working with children and adolescents.
He uses a cognitive behavioral approach that he describes as “practical…that offers restorative solutions at every step of the therapeutic process.”
Fred strives for his patients to be comfortable and specializes in using metaphor and analogy to bring insight specific to each patient’s needs.
Drawing influences from a wide variety of disciplines, including psychoanalytic thought, Bowenian family therapy, and constructivism, Fred’s therapeutic approach can benefit a wide variety of couples and issues that their relationships may face.
Robert H. Dargel
Robert H Dargel is a well seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience specializing in couples therapy. In 1981, Robert obtained his degree from the University of Michigan. Robert offers a comfortable therapeutic atmosphere, in which he helps couples discover relationship skills that lead to long lasting and successful unions.
He also has experience with the LGBT community, and has worked with a diverse clientele including African American and Hispanic populations, and has also worked extensively with other therapists for their own counseling needs.
Robert has a wide variety of influence and experience, and he is able to utilize vast amounts of knowledge, while remaining down-to-earth and relatable. His office accepts a wide variety of insurance and payment methods.
Michael A Weiss
Michael A Weiss has been practicing for 46 years. He specializes in couples therapy as well as adolescent issues and family conflict. He obtained his MA degree in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in 1969 and has stayed active in continuing his education, obtaining his DpT from the Institute for Psychoanalysis in 1990.
Weiss emphasizes a patient centered approach allowing you to take the lead, making sure that couples are comfortable throughout their therapy. He believes that therapy does not have to be painful, but strives for a constructive atmosphere, where difficult emotions can be managed.
His holistic approach is designed to not only improve relationships, but other aspects of the patients’ lives. Michael makes it easy to take the first difficult step into therapy by offering free over the phone consultation and a sliding pay scale.
Gloria Graff has enjoyed over 25 years of therapy experience, specializing in marital/premarital, depression, and anxiety.
She obtained her degree form the prestigious University of Chicago in 1976, and has gone on to co-found Partners for Change, a group of experienced and active psychotherapy professionals in downtown Chicago.
Gloria has a high referral rate from past clients. She is a cognitive behavioral psychologist who tries to create a warm and comforting atmosphere, using creative and insightful solutions to help couples realize their relationship goals, build confidence, and make healthy choices. You can learn more about Gloria and the group of professionals she works with at partnersforchange.com.