Elizabeth Ritzman, LCPC

Relationship & Couples Counseling
Oak Park Illinois 60301

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About Rev. Elizabeth Ritzman

I’ve been in clinical practice since 1985. In that time I’ve learned creating a strong, intimate connection in your marriage is the most important, most meaningful and most challenging work that you can do.

Despite the harsh challenges facing all couples these days, marriage is the primary tool available to you for personal development and maturity. (I use the word marriage in the most inclusive sense, honoring those who are not permitted to legally marry and their relationships.)

I encourage you to face opportunities for growth and maturity within your relationship because it provides the necessary “lab” for the “growing-up” each of us can accomplish as adults.

In couples therapy, I create an atmosphere of respect for your relationship and each individual. I ‘hold the tension’ between couples as I work with each partner to develop the skills to manage their own anxiety within the relationship and take responsibility to work on healing themselves. I will help you develop your capacity to risk yourself within your romance and your ability to successfully invite your partner to do the same.

Compromise, “better communication” and negotiation will help you collaborate but won’t build joy, intimacy or marital satisfaction. Compromise creates an atmosphere of disappointment and frankly, negotiating away differences may extract excitement from the relationship, causing a loss of eroticism. There are exciting, playful and incredibly satisfying options to giving up or getting out!

As a human race, we are now exploring new frontiers in intimacy; it is a great joy to participate personally and professionally, in this process of human growth and development.

For more information visit my website.

    Contact Information

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  • Street Address
  • 1144 Lake Street
  • Suite, Apt, Other
  • Suite 207
  • City
  • Oak Park
  • State
  • Illinois
  • Zip Code
  • 60301
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    License Certification

  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • License Number
  • 180001294
  • License State
  • IL
  • Education

  • Graduate School/University
  • Mc Cormick Theo Seminary; Kansas State
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • MDiv, MS
  • Graduation Year
  • 1980
  • Gender
  • Female
  • Therapy Settings
  • In Office

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