Introducing Tatiana Matyukhin, AMFT, LCPC
Tatiana Mtyukhin is a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. She is a trilingual therapist, speaking English, Russian and French.
Offering Intensives in couples therapy retreats in Illinois.
Welcoming couples to book in-person marriage retreat in
Also offering an intensive marriage retreat online.
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M.A., Adler University, Chicago, Illinois, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2010
B.A., University Paris VII | Saint Denis, France, Psychology, 2005
Illinois: Licensed Associate Marriage And Family Therapist #208.000699
Illinois: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor #180.013719
Wisconsin: Licensed Professional Counselor: #8740-125
Additional Certifications & Trainings
- Workshop Leader in The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work , Gottman Institute
- Certification in Addiction Recovery with couples
- Certification in Treating Affairs and Trauma with couples
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (PESI)
My role as a couples therapist is to help couples get through the difficult times while nurturing their bond and healing the pain. I specialize in couples counseling and also work with individuals who experience distress and challenges in their intimate relationships.
My goal is to support and guide you in building a partnership that provides you with safety, stability and happiness.
Couples who visit my office bring a diversity of relational challenges and strengths. They are clear about feeling dissatisfied with the way they go through life together and openly express desire to explore, understand, adjust and rediscover their relationship.
Some of the goals couples work on focus on:
- healing the pain of past betrayals to repair trust and commitment,
- establishing emotional safety to deepen closeness and physical intimacy,
- balancing power and responsibilities to feel appreciated,
- asking for wants and needs to feel cared for,
- giving each other support to manage stress better,
- coping with mental health to feel more in control, and
- most importantly building a relationship that makes them feel good as individuals and as partners.
I deeply admire the strength and determination it takes couples to face existing problems in their relationship and feel honored to be let into their intimate world to help them build the partnership they have been longing for. In couples therapy, I think it’s a necessary trait to be able to connect with clients and explore their worlds and aspirations.
My career in mental health started in undergraduate school. Since then, I worked in different settings with people struggling with a variety of mental health and relationship issues.
I have a background working in a long term inpatient psychiatric hospital/residential facility where people had chronic mental health conditions and criminal backgrounds. While in grad school, I completed my practicum in a sex offender program where I co-led psychotherapy groups and did individual counseling with convicted individuals and with victims of sexual crimes. My most recent experiences include a residential treatment facility for substance abuse, dual diagnoses and anxiety and a group practice where I worked with couples going through substance abuse recovery, couples healing from infidelity, couples navigating life with a history of trauma and mental health conditions, couples rediscovering their physical intimacy and those working on communication and closeness.
Throughout my career, I have been blessed to work with extraordinary people who filled my heart with empathy, respect and admiration.
I have always been surrounded by strong and independent women. They showed me the power of resilience, hope and determination. I come from a family of teachers and professors who strongly contributed to my inquisitiveness and love for learning. I love to learn and will continue to add certifications and trainings. Learning inspires and energizes me.
My office is located in a small but very active downtown of Glenview, north side of Chicago, walking distance from a variety of restaurants and shops. Glenview is also surrounded by other beautiful towns such as Northbrook, Glen, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Evanston, Wilmette all within a 10-20 minute drive. Chicago Botanic Garden and sandy beaches of Lake Michigan are beautiful sites to visit during your retreat as well.
I invite you to join me in Glenview, Illinois to conduct your private couples therapy retreat.