Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy

Your primary relationship is the most important one in your life, and even the happiest of couples will face challenges and obstacles along the way. Michael is a Senior Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and Workshop leader, and he was personally trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman at the Gottman Institute in Seattle, WA. 

Michael knows how to help couples to reconnect, improve their communication and rebuild trust.  Michael’s clients includes couples of all kinds including straight and gay couples, new and newly engaged couples, those in long term relationships, and couples in crisis. He assists couples in breaking down barriers, so each partner can see the other’s side of an issue. Michael also specializes in guiding couples through addressing difficulties such as long standing areas of conflict, infidelity, divorce, and comorbidities such as mental health illnesses, or addiction that may be affecting the partnership.

Watch Michael McNulty on Chicago’s WGN 9 Morning News
Watch Michael McNulty on Chicago’s WGN 9 Morning News


Michael specializes in the following areas of couples counseling: 

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Adjustment to Marriage
  • Parenting Issues
  • Transition to Empty Nest
  • Transition to Retirement
  • Chronic Illness
  • Infidelity
  • Conflict Management
  • Building or rebuilding intimacy
  • Communication/co-parenting post separation/divorce
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Couples and ADD - At Gottman Institute annual conferences, Michael has presented on the topic: Working with couples when one partner suffers from attention deficit disorder (ADD).
  • LGBTQ Couples 

In addition to working directly with couples in his practice, Michael also produces & co-presents the Gottman “The Art & SCIENCE of Love” Couples Workshops in the Chicago area. To learn more about this two day weekend workshop, click here

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For further information on the Couples Workshop, please contact:
Michael McNulty, PhD    -

Phone:  (847) 328-0106
Fax:  (847) 328-5497

The Chicago Relationship Center - 2 offices to serve you...
708 Church Street, Suite 258
Evanston, IL 60201

735 St. Johns Avenue, Suite 100
Highland Park, IL 60035 

Gottman Couples Therapy

Serving the Chicago Metropolitan area with offices located in Evanston, IL. and Highland Park, IL., The Chicago Relationship Center provides individual counseling services and psychotherapy. Locally for counseling and therapy, both offices serve the counties of Cook County, Lake County, and DuPage County and the Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding communities including Waukegan, North Chicago, Grayslake, Wauconda, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Vernon Hills, Highwood, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Highland Park, Northbrook, Winnetka, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Des Plains, Glenview, Evanston, Park Ridge, West Ridge, Norwood Park, Bartlett, Roselle, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Addison, Franklin Park, North Side, Uptown, Lake View, Logan Square, Northlake, Elmhurst, Lombard, the Lower West Side, Cicero, Brookfield, La Grange, Downers Grove, Wheaton, West Chicago, and Carol Stream, Illinois.