Author: Robert Smith

What happens when one spouse has a medical illness?

A medical illness is not only something that affects your physical state, but also your mental and emotional well-being. This is especially true when one spouse becomes seriously ill, and the other spouse has to take care of them. This can sometimes cause serious emotional problems as well. In some cases, serious signs of depression…
Read more


January 12, 2015 0

How to Help Your Relationship After A Spouse Had An Affair

How do you survive a spouse confessing to or being caught at having an affair? Can you survive? These are questions I regularly receive from clients. In some cases, the spouse had the affair, other times it is the faithful spouse looking for answers. Looking to see if they can or want to forgive their…
Read more


January 2, 2015 0

Chicago Relationship Counseling – How to Manage Your Anxiety

Chicago Relationship Counseling – How to Manage Your Anxiety Chicago Relationship Counseling By:  Robert J. Smith, LCSW 241 Golf Mil Center, Suite 708 Niles, IL 60714 Ph.  (847) 824-8366 Email.  counseling@RobSmithLCSW.com Many patients arrive at my office experiencing heart palpitations, negative automatic thoughts, difficulty with concentration, inner nervousness, tingling or numbness in the extremities, hyper- verbal…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0

Moving From Darkness to Seeing the Light in Marriage

Moving From Darkness to Seeing the Light in Marriage Chicago Relationship Counseling By:  Robert J. Smith, LCSW 241 Golf Mil Center, Suite 708 Niles, IL 60714 Ph.  (847) 824-8366 Email.  counseling@RobSmithLCSW.com Married couples who come in to see me for therapy are considering entering the door into the world of divorce. The experience of feeling…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0

Marriage Counseling and Affairs

Marriage Counseling and Affairs Chicago Relationship Counseling By:  Robert J. Smith, LCSW 241 Golf Mil Center, Suite 708 Niles, IL 60714 Ph.  (847) 824-8366 Email.  counseling@RobSmithLCSW.com In light of recent media attention given to Anthony Weiner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tiger Woods, among others, I wanted to offer a perspective on this topic. In my work…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0

Chicago Relationship Counseling – What Is Psychotherapy?

Chicago Relationship Counseling – What Is Psychotherapy? Chicago Relationship Counseling By:  Robert J. Smith, LCSW 241 Golf Mil Center, Suite 708 Niles, IL 60714 Ph.  (847) 824-8366 Email.  counseling@RobSmithLCSW.com I view therapy as a partnership between myself and those coming in to see me for treatment. How therapy is implemented is different for each person…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0

Chicago Relationship Counseling – Instilling Hope and Resilience in Marriage after an Extra-Marital Relationship

Chicago Relationship Counseling – Instilling Hope and Resilience in Marriage after an Extra-Marital Relationship Chicago Relationship Counseling By:  Robert J. Smith, LCSW 241 Golf Mil Center, Suite 708 Niles, IL 60714 Ph.  (847) 824-8366 Email.  counseling@RobSmithLCSW.com Instilling Hope and Resilience in Marriage after an Extra-Marital Relationship Many couples come to marriage counseling after one partner…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0

Relationship Counseling – Communication Styles that Work Well and those that might Get You Into Trouble

Relationship Counseling – Communication Styles that Work Well and those that might Get You Into Trouble Chicago Relationship Counseling People who enter into counseling or psychotherapy do so for many reasons. Some are unhappy and don’t know why. Some are in an immediate crisis and need to address a specific issue. Some have a long…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0

Importance of Personal Counseling

Importance of Personal Counseling Chicago Relationship Counseling with Robert J. Smith, LCSW Feeling like your head is up in the clouds and like your life is on hold? You can learn how to form a new life road map for yourself. So, you might be thinking about entering into personal or relationship counseling while never…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0

Conquering Insomnia

Conquering Insomnia By: Robert J. Smith, LCSW – Providing Counseling Services in Chicago and Suburbs A common sleep disorder, insomnia, has become a significant problem in our stressed-filled world. According to a report of the National Commission on Sleep Disorders, insomnia has reached epidemic proportions. “Half of all adults now complain of trouble sleeping, up…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0

Using Motivational Interviewing In the Treatment of Addiction and Other Change Processes

Using Motivational Interviewing In the Treatment of Addiction and Other Change Processes By: Robert J. Smith, LCSW – Providing Counseling Services in Chicago & Northwest Suburbs Many clients come in to see me who have been in addiction treatment and 12 Step programs, but continue to relapse. They have difficulty following through with what they…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0

Stress and Relationship Problems – Chicago Relationship Counseling

Stress and Relationship Problems – Chicago Relationship Counseling By Robert J. Smith – Providing Counseling Services in Chicago & Northwest Suburbs Individuals and couples often begin therapy with a concern or complaint about their partner. Blame, anger, resentment, decrease in affection or sex, arguing about parenting or money, and withdrawl into oneself are common couples…
Read more


November 19, 2014 0