WHY CHOOSE US?



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OUR REPUTATION WAS ESTABLISHED AS OFFERING THE MOST RAPID AND CONSISTENTLY SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES FOR SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION AND MARITAL THERTAPY FOR 30 YEARS! FOR THE FIRST 20 YEARS THERE WERE NO LISTINGS FOR THE PUBLIC. PATIENTS WERE ONLY ACCEPTED THROUGH DISCRETE REFERRALS FROM SOME OF THE LEADING DOCTORS AND THERAPISTS IN THE CHICAGO AREA. WORD OF MOUTH RECOMMENDATIONS WERE THE ONLY MEANS OF ADVERTISING. WE DID NO ADVERTISING WHATSOEVER FOR THE FIRST 20 YEARS. OUR OUTCOMES WERE OUR ADVERTISING AND WORD SPREAD AMONG SEVERAL CHICAGO MAGAIZINE'S LEADING PHYSICIANS AS THEY TOLD EACH OTHER ABOUT THE CONSISTENTLY SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEIR PATIENTS.

Why choose us?  We hear repeatedly that we offer the most effective therapy our clients have received for sex or marital therapy. We specialize in cases that have failed in therapy elsewhere.

Why choose us? UNPRECEDENTED RESULTS, EXPERIENCE, COMPASSION, EXPERTISE and UNIQUE and EXCEPTIONAL CONFIDENTIALTY!

Because we are a private Center and do not accept insurance, your confidentiality is completely and uniquely guaranteed. We do not enter your name or record into any insurance or shared electronic system. These personal records of yours, if you use insurance, go throughout the medical and health systems. In 30 years we have never shared a client's name or record, unless requested by the patient to their physician. This is the advantage of not using insurance. Our approach, due to the level of experience and expertise more quickly by far than the average length of typical sex or marital therapy.

We have treated many physicians, CEO's, professionals and all of our clients who were afraid to seek help for these very personal issues due to the loss of the control of where that information could be found through electronic records. Today whenever you use insurance it goes into your entire medical record that is often circulated between physicians and hospitals. We value your confidentiality and thus do not accept insurance, releiveing this road block to receiving help.

(Exceptions to this would only be if the record was subpoenaed by a court, requested by the patient, or the normal legal mandates such as impending suicide, abuse, etc.)

This therapy is results-oriented with an unprecedented, rapid success rate. Marriage therapy is known to have a 75% failure rate. We have consistently had an 85% success rate. Success can not be guaranteed, but offering the most effective marital therapy available is what we believe is offered, based on 30 years of specialization

. "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 have 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 couples 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 believe 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 SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION & MARITAL THERAPY.

EXPERTISE, AND RESULTS:
  • Highly experienced:: 30 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 style. I feel overly confident when making referrals and will continue to do so." Mark Oster, Ph.D. Psychologist Oster and Associates, Professor at Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago

"I have never referred a patient who has not been highly pleased with their results and therefore very appreciative for the referral. I highly recommend 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 American 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 Osborn 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 urologist, 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 North Shore 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 North Shore University Health System, (previously ENH, associated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, currently associated with 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
Vaginismus
Loss of passion/desire

Erectile Dysfunction 

Premature Ejaculation

Male and Female Loss of Desire

Male and Female Difficulty or  Inability to Orgasm

The high success rate is a function of the availability of numerous cutting-edge therapies 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

Please Feel Free To Contact Our Office Anytime

LOCATION

Appointment Times

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed