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Therapy for Breakups

UGHHH, the pit in your stomach that lives because of a breakup – recent or otherwise – and the corresponding heartache.

You have no idea how to rank which is worse.

And it doesn’t really matter because they’re both pretty pervasive. Pretty constant. Devastatingly present.

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In Therapy for Breakups in Chicago, IL, Individuals Deal with...

Many individuals in therapy for breakups in Chicago, IL experience symptoms and interfering behaviors such as:

  • Guilt

  • Regret

  • Sleep issues

  • Appetite issues

  • Feeling empty

  • Loss of motivation

  • Brain fog or trouble focusing

  • Lack of interest in things

  • Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness

And of course, the thought cycles that are on constant repeat, the way you used to have on favorite songs in middle school…..

  •               “If only I had…..”

  •               “I’m too old to find someone now…”

  •               “I’ll never find someone like that again…”

  •               “I realize now that was *my* person and I lost my chance for love…”

  •                “Now I have to go back to the dating apps..."

The Breakup Recovery Process is an Exhausting One, Especially if No One is There...

The thoughts practically squeeze your brain—almost like goggles that are too tight—and prevent any other content from entering. Sometimes, the thoughts are so loud, so intense. And, maybe, even so, paralyzing that you can barely focus on anything. Not the book you usually enjoy reading; and, not your work projects; barely even a conversation while out attempting to socialize.  

The Joy You Once Experienced is Dwindling...

Friends and family have maybe gotten sick of listening to you. You’ve lost the joy in any of the fun things you used to do. Additionally, you are getting nervous you’ll always be in this space, that/these feelings will never go away. And, you won’t be able to get rid of these thoughts that have become your constant companion. That's where therapy for breakups in Chicago, IL can help.

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What Do You Do Now That You're in the Breakup Recovery Process?

So, you’re here. Looking to consider starting relationship therapy for singles or therapy for break-ups in Chicago, IL. Or maybe you’ve decided you’re ready for sure and are just curious about how good a therapist in Chicago, IL is. And you want some assurances you’ll make it through. So, let’s outline what we do in therapy for breakups to help you make that next step to get started:

The Marble Wellness Approach to Therapy for Breakups in Chicago, IL

In our therapy together, we will combine a variety of techniques to help bring you to the other side of heartache... those techniques typically include:

  • A *lot* of processing. You’ll be allowed to take space and time in our sessions to talk about it from all of the angles you need to. You’ll be able to look at the same scenario several times over. And you can do it without worrying that our therapists will get annoyed with it or sick of you.

  • Building self-care tools so you can regain control over the symptoms and negative emotions you’re experiencing. We will help you nurture yourself, feed your needs, and start to be able to stand up straight (metaphorically and maybe physically if that’s you!) again.

Therapy for Breakups is About More than Processing!


We won’t stay in processing. And that processing that you do in talking it out over and over—we won’t let you get to a stuck place or stay there if you’re already there. Our Chicago therapists will help you balance the healthy side of going over it again and again. You will be equipped with the necessary and fruitful nudges to move forward, to slide the weight from your shoulders, and to move through it. At that point in the process—as some energy is coming back from the self-care behaviors and unburdening through talking— we usually turn to:

Next Steps in Breakup Recovery in Chicago, IL


  • Addressing thought processes that are contributing to that “stuck” place. And also the ones that may be cropped up in the relationship and create some problems or challenges.

  • Core beliefs. What are the pillars of your worldview and how are those interfering with your healing? Can they be shifted, morphed, or altogether changed to help you actually live a healthier life post-breakup? Let’s check it out.

  • Values clarification. Were these getting their due attention and prioritization in your relationship? Can increase awareness of them help you heal, give you some confidence, or guide your next decisions (relationship and otherwise!)?

  • Confidence building. Because let’s be honest: no matter how a breakup went down, that reflection of self usually takes a hit! But being realistic about your strengths and skills, and also transparent about your flaws and how to embrace them, is a huge step in healing after a breakup.

  • And then usually a combination of building skills to create healthy boundaries; effective communication strategies; recognizing red flags and green flags; and more.

What You Can Expect from Our Chicago Therapists

Our Marble Wellness therapists in Chicago use a variety of counseling techniques to do these things with you: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Motivational Interviewing; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Mindfulness Training; Psychoeducation; and more, as their expertise and training informs them.

On the other side of this therapy process, comes the opportunity for a better relationship with yourself; more confidence in navigating future relationship challenges; increased functioning in interpersonal relationships; less fear, and more capability in managing the future.

At the End of the Breakup Recovery, You Should Feel...

The emotions that come with all of this type of work include:

  • hope;

  • happiness;

  • a sense of unburdening;

  • increased fulfillment;

  • deeper contentment;

  • and a general sense of peace, even during times of chaos or uncertainty around you.


These emotions come to you during periods of solitude---even times that you’re single---and during new romantic pursuits, new committed relationships, your next long-term relationship.

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Its time to begin to breakup recovery in a safe and supportive space

So, let's get you feeling better, feeling lighter, feeling like an even better version of you from pre-breakup. Let's get you back out exploring the new restaurants of the West Loop and Fulton Market; let's get you to a place you feel energized to explore the street festivals of Chicago's various neighborhoods; let's get you happy enough to spontaneously buy tickets to a Cubs or White Sox game; let's get you back out there, taking advantage of everything Chicago, and life, has to offer. Begin therapy for breakups in Chicago, IL today!

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Learn more about how therapists recommend healing after a breakup. Get tips, tricks, and new insights on caring for yourself after heartbreak and start feeling like yourself again!

Check out our following blogs:

8 Tips to Navigate a Bad Breakup

How People in Chicago Can Get Back Into Dating After a Bad Breakup

8 Ways to Prioritize Mental Health in Chicago After a Bad Breakup

4 Ways to Cope After a Breakup from a Chicago Therapist

3 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health While Dating

Begin Therapy for Breakups
in Chicago, IL

If you've been going through a breakup---one that has left you feeling a little down or one that has completely wiped you out---don't feel like you have to navigate it on your own. Our therapists in Chicago, IL are here and ready to work with you, in our West Loop location or virtually if you're anywhere in Illinois, and get you feeling back and maybe even better than ever.


Reach out to Marble Wellness

Our Client & Project Coordinator will be your first point of contact. She'll get you set up with a good match for you on our team, and talk first appointment details.


Meet with one of our Chicago Therapists

Our in-person therapists and online team members are skilled in relationship dynamics, including life after a breakup. We will partner with you to formulate a plan to help you overcome what's been keeping you stuck, and help you start to move forward.


Start to live happy and calm again

Whether it's in-person, online, or park therapy, you and your therapist will use their skills and your strengths to help you start to live the life you've been longing for.

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Start to live a more confident, centered and connected life, today

Other Mental Health Services at Marble Wellness

At Marble Wellness, our goal is simple: Counseling services are designed to help set you on a path of living a more fulfilled, calm, and happy life. We specialize in, in-person therapy in Chicago, Ilanxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness, therapy for men, couples, and maternal overwhelm. We can also help new moms with various postpartum concerns,  moms in the thick of parenting, and moms with teens. We can also chat from wherever you are in the state with online therapy in Missouri and online therapy in Illinois.  No matter where you are in your journey, we would love to support you.

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