Secrets of a Couples Counselor: 3 Steps to Happier Relationships

Susan presents the idea that if we nourish our relationships we become a team and build the trust and goodwill that we’ll need to get us through the difficult times. She offers three tools that can help make relationships happier and lasting. Susan L. Adler, LCSW has 35 years of experience as a therapist, and was named a Chicago Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Chicago Chapter. She is an award-winning author and an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor. Currently in private practice, Susan specializes in Couples Therapy including Pre-marital Counseling, and Separation and Divorce Recovery as well as Adult Individual Psychotherapy. She has a subspecialty working with LGBTQ individuals and couples. Susan is known for her approachable, humanistic, strength-based, goal-driven approach to treatment. She is passionate about helping others discover and reach their personal goals and experience deep and satisfying relationships. Happily married, Susan has lived, worked and raised her family, including six children and step-children, in the Oak Park / River Forest area for the past 30 years. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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