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Two of Chicago Magazine's "Top 500 Physicians"Have Referred Their Own Patients for 19 years!
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Why Choose Us for Marital Counseling?

RESULTS: "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. I very highly recommend her, as she is by far the best counselor with whom I haave ever had contact." M. D., former patient
 
  • Pristine Reputation for decades: Two of Chicago Magazine's Top 500 physicians have referred their own patients, for 19 years.
  • Exceptional expertise: Prior Brigham and Women's physician (now at Mayo Clinic) and North Shore University Health Systems physicians have recommended the Director's treatment manual, featuring "state-of the-art treatment methods " to colleagues and patients.
  • Unprecedented Results: Dr. Andrew Weil and Wayne Dyer's agency invited your therapist to be represented as a leading expert in the country.
  • Ethical: Past President of Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. B. Loeb: "R. Hutcheson, (Clinical Director of North Shore Center for Marital Therapy) is of the highest ethical and professional level and I highly recommended her.
  • Rapid results: 2-12 visits for most issues, with the majority of clients completing therapy in as few as three to five visits.
  • Consistently successful with patients and/or couples who have failed in previous therapy/marriage therapy (Results for any therapy cannot be guaranteed.)
  • Leading Certified Sex Therapist available.
  • It has been estimated that as much as 75% of couples counseling is ineffective. To date, the North Shore Center has had an unprecedented success rate of over 90% of couples, who have received therapy for 6 sessions or more, having experienced significant improvement or complete resolution of presenting problems. The average number of sessions to complete therapy is 6 sessions. Many couuples only require 2-3 sessions. This is both an unprecedented success rate and an extraordinarily brief number of sessions. Many couples come to s because they have been in marital therapy on average for 1-3 years, without seeing significant results. Marital therapy is a unique specialization and takes a specialized skillset. We do not beleive in aimlessly talking about problems, because that can go on indefinitely and/or make matters worse  It is our commitment to offer you a positively focused, exceptionally skillful therapy that leads you back to positive feelings as quickly as possible.
 
 
The premiere, private Marital Therapy Center serving the suburban North Shore and DuPage County, since 1989.
 
The North Shore Center for Marital Therapy was established to provide expert psychological therapy, education and counseling for marital 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.
 
 
WHEN YOU WANT  FAST, EFFECTIVE, EXPERIENCED, AND REPUTABLE HELP:  CHOOSE THE NORTH SHORE CENTER FOR MARITAL THERAPY. LTD.
EXPERTISE, AND RESULTS:
  •  Highly experienced:: 23 years of expertise, specialization and dedication in Marital Therapy
  •  Rapid results: 2-12 visits for most couples
Consistently successful with couples who have failed in previous therapy (Results for any therapy cannot be guaranteed.)
Excellent reputation: Two of Chicago Magazine's Top 500 physicians have referred their own patients for two decades
Brigham and Women's and North Shore University Health Systems physicians highly recommended your therapist's treatment manual to colleagues and patients as featuring state-of the-art treatment methods.
Dr. Andrew Weil and Wayne Dyer's agency invited your therapist to be represented as a leading expert in the country
Past President of Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. B. Loeb: "R. Hutcheson, is of the highest ethical and professional level and I highly recommended her."
R. Hutcheson, M.A., L.C.P.C., Clinical Director, ASCH-Certified, established the North Shore Center for Marital Therapy as a specialized resource for marital therapy in 1989. The mission statement for the Center is to offer the most rapid, effective treatment available to improve and save marriages, in a caring, respectful environment.
 
“R. Hutcheson, M.A., is of the highest ethical and professional caliber.”  B. Loeb, M.D., past President, Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL.
 
C. Lara, M.D., co-therapist at Loyola University Medical Center's Sex and Marital Clinic states, “R. Hutcheson, M.A.has outstanding clinical skills and great sensitivity to her patient’s needs.”
 
Leading urologist, Dr. M. Blum, Winnetka, of North Shore University Health System, one of Chicago Magazine’s Top 500 physicians, who has referred his patients since 1989, states, “I highly recommend R. Hutcheson’s state-of-the-art treatment methods as presented for my review. I learned much myself and recommend it to colleagues and laymen.”
 
"I highly recommend R. Hutcheson's program." L. Abrams, M.D., Deerfield, IL, North Shore University
 
"I highly recommend R. Hutcheson to anyone who needs a great therapist. She is a caring, compassionate and an exceptionally gifted therapist.  I highly recommend her. You could not find a better therapist." Joseph Masbaum, M.A., L.C.P.C. 
 
"I have referred a number of individual patients and couples to the Center.  All of the patients have reported being very satisfied with Ms. Hutcheson's skills, thoroughness, sensitivity and interpersonal stlyle. I feel verly confident when making referrals and will continue to do so." Mark Oster, Ph.D. Psychologist Oster and Associates, Professor at Adler School of Professional Psychologoy, Chicago
 
"I have never referred a patient who has not been highly pleased with their results and therefore very appreicative for the referral. I highly reocmmend the North Shore Center for Marital Therapy." C.K. Patel, ED.D, Psychologist (Past President of the Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis and member of the Amercian Association of Sex Educators, Therapists and Counselors
 
"The North Shore Center for Marital Therapy provides outstanding help. My work brings me into contact with many physicians and psychotherapists. Physicians and psychologists I have spoken to have all highly esteemed her work. In my opinion, the Center offers the most competent,  caring and effective psychological treatment for these problems in the entire Chicago area."  the late Sol Bernstein, R. Ph and representative for Osbon Products
 
"Both our urologist, one of Chicago Magazine's Top 500 physicians, and our internist from Evanston Hospital referred us to R. Hutcheson.  A.B. Patient
 
Your therapist:
  • Has been invited to educate North Shore physicians, Adler Institute graduate students and radio and TV audiences on these issues for 20 years.
  • Trained and practiced psychotherapy and sex therapy at Loyola University Medical Center's Sex and Marital Clinic under the supervision of national best-selling author Dr. Domeena Renshaw in 1989. Dr. Renshaw stated in her supervision report that R. Hutcheson was "hardworking, earnest and very mature." 
  • Has co-led with a urolgist, a group for couples struggling with dysfunction at Elmhurst Hospital, from 1990-1997.
  • Brings life experience of over 30 years of marriage to the counseling experience. 
  • Was invited for exclusive representation by Drs. Andrew Weil and Wayne Dyer’s literary agency as a leading expert in the field.
  • Was featured in Who’s Who of American Women, 21st Edition.
  • Authored a privately printed treatment manual featuring the Center’s “state of the art treatment methods” which was reviewed and highly recommended  to colleagues and laymen as an excellent and  authoritative text by physicians from Mayo Clinic and NorthShore University Health Systems.  
  • Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Wayne Dyer's literary agency recognized R. Hutcheson, M.A. as exceptional in the field and requested to exclusively represent R. Hutcheson as a leading expert and authority in the field.
  • Two of Chicago Magazine’s Top 500 physicians from the NorthShore University Health System, (previously ENH, associated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, currently associated wtith the University of Chicago) have recommended the North Shore Center for Marital Therapy to their colleagues and referred their own patients for 19  years. 
OFFERING OUTSTANDING HELP FOR:
 
Communication Difficulties
Parenting issues
Stress
Anxiety disorders (including OCD)
Depression
Grief
Unconsummated Marriage
Mediation
Infertility stress
Family Counseling Issues
Premarital Counseling
Weight/Body Image Issues
Vaginisumus
Loss of passion/desire
The high success rate is a function of the avialability of numerous cutting-edge theraapies such as Internal Family Systems, Callahan technique, holistic protocols, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness- based therapies, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, the Callahan Technique, etc. and various other techniques that your therapist can use as deemed appropriate, combined with 25 years of experience. 
 
Your therapist has used most of these modalities, that are only now being recognized as cutting edge therapies, for decades. This is because of a commitment to finding the most helpful techniques for helping clients achieve their goals as rapidly as possible.
 
       Flexible Hours: including days, evenings, weekends
 
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