Entries by Danielle Kepler, LCPC

There’s Only One Sign A Couple Should Go To Therapy

I contributed to the following article for the Huffington Post about the signs a couple should consider going to therapy: “It gives you a safe, open space to address complaints you haven’t voiced to your partner. “Take a behavior that six months ago was slightly annoying to you, such as your partner forgetting to turn […]

Modern & Upscale Office in Illinois

I was interviewed about office design for therapists for Freshpractice.design Blog: “1) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR THERAPY OFFICE? I’d describe the style of my office as modern industrial. My office building was built in the late 1800s with Romanesque architecture and I wanted to keep some of that theme in my […]

Apologies 101: What You Need to Know About Giving and Receiving an ‘I’m Sorry’

I contributed to the following Everup.com article about how to give an effective apology: ““An apology is really just you accepting some responsibility for your part in the argument,” explained Danielle Kepler, LCPC, a clinical therapist based in Chicago, IL. “It shows you care about the relationship and that you recognize what you may have done wrong.” […]

This Common Behavior Could Easily End Your Marriage

I contributed to the following article for the Huffington Post about ways to avoid criticism, one of John Gottman’s 4 Horsemen: Erase the words “always” and “never” from your vocabulary. “Saying your partner ‘always’ does something or ‘never’ does something will most likely get them on the defensive quickly. This turns your complaint into a character flaw […]

7 Fights Couples Tend To Have Right Before A Breakup

I contributed to the following article for the Huffington Post about common fights couples tend to have before a breakup: The “I’m sorry you feel that way” fight For an apology to mean anything, it has to be genuine. When you tell your spouse “I’m sorry you feel that way” after you get into a heated […]