Family Therapy Chicago

Counseling and Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Family therapy can be a powerful tool in aiding your recovery. Our counseling sessions help you to set clear boundaries for yourself with members of your family, while also helping you all to reach a sense of peace.

Family Therapy: Get The Help You Need at CRC in Chicago, IL

Many programs often overlook the importance of supporting families during their loved one’s substance abuse recovery and treatment. But at Chicago Rehab Center, we educate, support, and guide families through the process of recovery. At CRC, our focus is on a continuum of care for families with evidence-based, scientifically-validated treatment options.

Our family therapy sessions provide you with a calm platform to speak with your family members about your feelings and have your voice heard, while also offering you a place where you can learn how to listen and effectively process emotions. During a family therapy session with CRC, a trained therapist gently guides the conversation to enable everyone to examine the specific dynamics and roles within the family unit, as well as to help each individual identify behavioral patterns. Discovering what exactly is at the core of those patterns can be extremely beneficial for long-term healing, improved communication, and recovery.

Benefits of Family Therapy with Trained Therapists

Through in-person counseling, mental health professionals at CRC Institute can tremendously help you benefit during your recovery in several ways. The family therapists provide a supportive environment at the center, which can help many families to become educated, guided, and supported as they look at their relationship to their lives and life experiences. During family therapy services, you will learn how to:

  • Create healthy boundaries with family

  • Build and maintain coping skills

  • Tackle behavioral problems

  • Gain insight into complex family relationships

  • Understand previous negative patterns

  • Improve communication skills

  • Effectively communicate with family members

  • Enhance problem-solving skills in each various family relationship

  • Learn anger management skills

  • Establish a deeper sense of empathy

  • Address issues relating to anxiety and depression

  • Improve mental health and overall well being

Other areas we service for family therapy include:

Chicago | Evanston | Northbrook | Arlington Heights | Winnetka | Hinsdale | Wilmette

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Female rehab patients at CRC's rehab center in Chicago participating in meditation in the meditation room which features dim lighting, warm tones and a big window that looks out to the city of Chicago.

CRC Institute: Family Therapy in Chicago, IL

At CRC, our goal is to create lasting changes towards recovery. We do not believe that you need to be “fixed.” During family therapy, we work with both patients and families to support a long-term continuum of care that lasts well after patients move on from our structured services and support.

Family Therapy in Chicago, IL: Modern Recovery Therapies for Substance Abuse

While enrolled in family therapy at CRC, parents, adolescents, teens, and children will receive a variety of evidence-based therapies customized to their needs:

The front desk reception area at CRC Institute's rehab center in Chicago is modern and elegant with black and copper tones, a big chandelier, and the CRC Institute logo displayed on the wall behind the copper desk.

Our goals at CRC are:

  • Help you heal your mind, body, and soul through a variety of effective therapies

  • Provide state-of-the-art care to help you during your healing process

  • Teach you tools to cope with life’s emotional challenges in a healthy way

  • Help you to feel empowered and confident in your life

  • Help you gain awareness and insight into your specific triggers

  • Address any co-occurring mental health conditions

  • Treat not just yourself as an individual but also address your relationships with family members and loved ones

  • Offer you collaborative therapy and support during your recovery


Our medical and wellness teams provide patients with a truly singular experience through respect, kindness, and compassion that promotes ease and tranquility. You matter, your family matters, and the way in which you all interact matters.

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Why Choose CRC Institute in Chicago, IL for Family Therapy

In order to heal from a chronic condition, one thing has to change — everything. This journey towards health and wellness is different for every individual, but the two elements that are always involved include connection and magic. In order to achieve these two treatment components, our counseling and therapies at CRC Institute include:

Our board-certified and licensed medical team goes to extraordinary lengths to fully and comprehensively evaluate all of your concerns, needs, medical history, and specific goals for treatment. Our unique combination of therapy, treatment clinical modalities, and outpatient programs have consistently proven to help you overcome and heal from substance abuse for a successful long-term recovery.

About CRC Addiction Treatment Center Chicago

CRC Treatment Center in Chicago is home to the industry’s most stimulating and successful programming for an evidence-based personalized approach to substance abuse treatment and health optimization that facilitates whole-person healing. Our treatment and wellness team consists of the best doctors, clinicians, and holistic practitioners in their field.

The open seating area at CRC's rehab center in Chicago featuring a modern decor, big blue chairs, copper furniture, and plenty of greenery.

Family Therapy for Individuals, Couples, Children and For Improving Your Marriage: Frequently Asked Questions

A family therapy Chicago session involves the CRC patient who is receiving treatment for the drug and/or alcohol addiction and their family members. Family members can include a boyfriend/girlfriend, partner, children, siblings and spouse. During Chicago family therapy, your licensed therapist uses counseling to guide you and your family members in examining specific roles and behavior patterns within your family unit (including your marriage, when applicable). CRC’s therapists also use different counseling techniques to help you and your family identify specific issues that are producing conflict and to provide everyone with the necessary tools to resolve the issues.

Family therapy sessions at CRC in Chicago can help you and your family better understand one another through counseling. A family therapist can help improve your marriage, provide emotional assistance to adults and children alike, help with complex life transitions, help a child understand their parent or sibling's substance misuse, address depression and anxiety, and enhance the overall dynamics within a family. By providing each family member with support and skills for coping with differences and effectively communicating, family therapy can help everyone improve their mental health and learn how to work through conflict.

Whether couples are seeking help for their marriage or working through a divorce, new clients are looking to start their road to recovery, families are looking to improve a relationship, patients are looking to address trauma, or people are looking for guidance with the parenting of their children, family therapy helps each member of the family unit learn how to establish a deeper sense of empathy and improve problem-solving skills.

Our family therapists at CRC in Chicago, IL are expertly trained in the counseling specifics of family dynamics involving anyone who may be struggling: individuals, a child, children, adolescents, teens, or couples. We utilize a variety of cognitive techniques to help individuals and their family members explore those dynamics within the client's family unit. With hard work and commitment to understanding one another, those who seek a way to understand their feelings and address family relationships will have the supportive environment and guided services that they need for a healthy life.

Yes, family counseling sessions with CRC Treatment Center in Chicago, IL have been found to be very effective in the long-term recovery of our patients. This applies to individuals, couples seeking assistance with their marriage or partnership, and families that involve a child or multiple children. A family therapist routinely incorporates counseling services into your custom treatment plan, along with several other forms of evidence-based therapies. Through work and commitment to change, clients and their families can have a new outlook on life.