Mindfulness * Attachment Theory * Neuroscience
We use mindfulness, attachment theory and the latest research in neuroscience in order to help facilitate fundamental transformation for both individuals and couples.
Based on what we now know about human relationships (attachment theory), how the brain processes information (neuroscience), and the effect of nonjudgmental awareness (mindfulness), much of human suffering can be transformed into psychological growth, leading to personal resilience and a deep connection with others.
Difficulties in our relationships, whether on-going or in the past, can negatively impact our mood and our ability to cope with life's challenges. Healing those relationships, even with those no longer here, can have a profound effect on our sense of inner peace and well-being.
We can do this
Together we will create a safe place where you can experience and express the full range of human emotion, get in touch with what you need, and express those needs in a way that brings you closer to others, works through your difficulties, and celebrates the joyful moments in life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or depressed? Feeling stressed out or anxious? Or have you been through a recent breakup or are you involved in a taxing relationship? I can help. I have successfully treated individuals suffering from a wide variety of difficulties ranging from “mood disorders” to relational problems. Whether it’s betrayal, infidelity, early childhood trauma or neglect, or if you are having trouble letting go, you can get the support you need to thrive.
Do you find yourself caught in the same fights over and over again, or cold and distant from your partner, or both? Learn how to stop the fighting, thaw the deep freeze, and connect in new ways. I offer an engaged approach that helps you and your partner identify and express your underlying needs in a non-attacking, non-judgmental way so that you can be heard and your needs can finally be met. There are practical steps that you can take to lead you back to deep connection. Let’s get started.
Traveling for work, on vacation, or not feeling well and don’t want to miss a session? We’ve got you covered. We can use secure, HIPPA-compliant, video technology to stay in touch. This is a great tool for individuals who need to travel a lot for work but still want to benefit from regular therapy.
We are accepted as an "out-of network" provider for most insurance plans. Your plan may reimburse you for a portion of your expenses for therapy with an out-of-network provider. Upon your request, we can periodically (monthly or quarterly) give you a receipt as a ”superbill” to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. (A superbill is a specialized invoice that will include procedure coding, diagnosis coding and sessions dates that your insurance carrier will need in order to reimburse you.) Please call your insurance carrier directly to learn about their policies for working with out-of-network providers and to ensure coverage for the type of service you desire.
We accept checks, cash and credit cards. We can also arrange to have your sessions automatically paid by credit card after each session.
111 N Wabash Ave, Suite 1726 Chicago, IL 60602
Our office is located in heart of downtown Chicago in The Loop and is easily accessible by car or public transportation. The waitng room features complimentary tea and free wifi for you to use before your appointment.
111 N Wabash Ave, Suite 1726
There is a valet service at the building or ample public parking within a short walking distance to my office.
Our office is accessible by all “L” lines and by Metra:
Michael W. Glavin, LMFT
I love what I do. I love helping individuals and couples move through crisis and create deeply satisfying lives with nourishing relationships. From my own experience, I know how working through pain and suffering can ultimately lead to greater compassion and a deeper connection with others. I feel honored to be able to help others through this difficult process.
I strive to continually improve my skills as a clinician and have been fortunate to receive training from some of the most renowned experts in relationships, including AEDP founder Dr. Diana Fosha; EFT founder Dr. Sue Johnson author of “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love;” Dr. David Mars, AEDP Faculty and founder of “AEDP for Couples;” couples therapist Dr. Michael Klein; and Dr. Dan Wile, founder of “Collaborative Couples Therapy” author of “After the Honeymoon.” I hold a Master's Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) where I learned how to help people transform their lives, not simply treat symptoms.
In my quest to find the elusive life/work balance, I spend time with my wonderful wife and my two amazing kids, and I am a sporadic pracitioner of yoga and mindfulness meditation.
I look forward to hearing from you.