Pristine Reputation for Three Decades


  • Exceptional expertise: North Shore University Health System and Brigham and Women's/Mayo Clinic physicians have highly recommended your therapist's treatment manual featuring this extraordinary program as "outstanding", to colleagues and patients alike.

  • Renown experts Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Wayne Dyer's agency invited your therapist to be represented as a leading national expert.

  • Ethical: Dr. B. Loeb, Past President of Good Samaritan Hospital states: "She is of the highest ethical and professional level and I highly recommended her."

  • Rapid Results: 2-12 visits for most couples. Most couples complete therapy in fewer than six visits.

  • Consistently successful with patients who have failed in previous therapy.

  • Certified Sex Therapist and Marital Therapist for 30 years.

  • Gottman Method: Gottman Method Couple's Therapy integrated into treatment as appropriate.
  • Unprecedented and rapid success rates.
  • Intensives are available for expedited results.
  • Your therapist is recognized in Who's Who of American Women.

  • 30 year Expertise in Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, Callahan/Tapping, Clinical Hypnosis, Solutions-Oriented, Somatic-Based and Mindfulness-Based Therapeutic Methods.


  • High Success Rates.

  • Unique and Rare Confidentiality: Your name/record will never be entered in any medical record electronic data base.


You will receive treatment from one of the nation's most experienced sex and marital therapists for the following issues:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Male Loss of Sexual Desire
  • Male Retarded Ejaculation
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Female Loss of Desire
  • Female Orgasmic Difficulties
  • Slow Arousal
  • Unconsummated Marriage
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Vaginismus
  • Loss of Passion
  • Discrepant desire
  • Anxiety Disorders 
  • Marital issues such as hurt, poor communication, etc.
  • Grief
  • Mediation
  • Infertility stress
  • Family Counseling Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Weight/Body Image Issues
  • Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Shyness
  • Dating
  • Parenting Issues
  • Stress Reduction


"In reviewing R. Hutcheson's treatment manual, featuring her state-of-the-art treatment methods, I learned much myself. I highly recommend it to colleagues and patients alike." 
- Michael Blum, M.D., North Shore University Health Systems, voted One of Chicago Magazine's top 500 physicians (who has referred his own patients for 30 years).

"R. Hutcheson, M.A., L.C.P.C., AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, ASCH-Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, has outstanding clinical skills and great sensitivity to patient's needs." 
Cesar Lara, M.D., Co-therapist at Loyola University Medical Center's Sex and Marital Clinic, under the supervision of Dr. Domeena Renshaw (NYTimes Best-Selling Author).

"All patients I have referred have reported being very satisfied with Ms. Hutcheson's skills, thoroughness and interpersonal skills. I feel very confident when making referrals and will continue to do so.
- Marc Oster, Ph.D., Psychologist, Director, Oster and Associates 

"In my opinion, R. Hutcheson, M.A., offers the most competent treatment for these disorders in the entire Chicago area. - late Sol Bernstein, RPH, Osbon Representative 

"I have never referred a patient who has not highly pleased with their result." C. K. Patel, Ed.D., AASECT Diplomate in Sex Therapy 

"I have gone to counseling in the past, but always gave it up because I never felt it was helping. This therapist helped me more in six weeks than anyone else had helped me in six months ." M. D., former patient 

“My husband and I were referred from both his urologist and my internist from Evanston Northwestern Hospital. We were successfully treated within five visits. We highly recommend this program.” Patient A.B., Skokie 

The Center specializes in a completely unique program, developed over 30 years of specializing in Marital and Sex Therapy. This innovative, research-based program provides rapid relief from relationship and individual problems. Many patients experience improvement in the first two sessions. Patients come in feeling stressed, often fearing they are headed for divorce. Often from the very first visit, they leave therapy feeling relieved, helped, and more optimistic. Unlike typical marriage therapy, you will be given specific tools to achieve rapid results that empower you to leave therapy as quickly as possible.

Patients terminate typically within 4-12 visits with this unique, effective approach that brings out the best in each person, as well as the marriage and family. This therapy rapidly shifts distorted, negative thinking to more realistic balanced thinking. It improves depression, which also can impact marital and family satisfaction. We are committed to saving marriages and bring thirty years of exceptional clinical expertise to that end.

The North Shore Center for Marital Therapy was established to provide expert psychological diagnosis, education and therapy for marital and sexual dysfunction issues. The Center has enjoyed a reputation as the premiere, private, Marital Therapy center on the North Shore. A satellite office serves the Oak Brook area. The Center provides exceptional clinical expertise for the treatment of marital issues.

The Center is highly respected and recommended by leading physicians from North Shore University Health Systems/University of Chicago. (Previously ENH/Northwestern Memorial Hospital). Between 1989 through 2010, patients were accepted solely through physician or mental health referral. There was no advertising or marketing but referrals were based on consistently effective outcomes.

Two of Chicago Magazine’s Top 500 physicians from North Shore University Health Systems have referred their patients to the Center for 30 years. They referred their colleagues to the Center as an outstanding source of help to their patients.

The North Shore Center for Marital and Sexual Dysfunction Therapy has gained its reputation based solely on results. Each patient receives completely individualized treatment. The Center brings 30 years of expertise to your unique problem.

There was no advertising for the first 20 years, all patients were accepted solely through physician or mental health referrals, based on the reputation for premiere service and consistently successful results.

*Results can not be guaranteed.

This program is not appropriate for those struggling with active addictions such as alcoholism, severe mental illness, severe personality disorders, or physical abuse.

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