Jason Price is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Co-Director of Affiliates in Counseling. He specializes in working with adolescents, especially teenage boys who are often resistant to therapy. In addition, Jason has expertise working with couples during times of crisis. Whether it is the decision to stay together or divorce, dealing with extramarital affairs or other areas of conflict, he has had success helping couples identify the underlying problems in their relationship and develop a healthy life together.
Working with individuals, couples, families and groups, Jason has experience treating the following:
- Adolescent issues, including substance use, behavior and conduct problems, school refusal, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and self-harming behaviors.
- Parent/Child conflict
- Self-esteem issues
- Generalized anxiety
- Psychosomatic problems
- Couple and family relationship issues, including affairs, sexuality, anger management, divorce and remarriage
After receiving my degree from Northwestern University’s The Family Institute, I worked at Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U), a non-profit in Evanston, where I developed the skills to work with teenagers who were initially resistant to therapy.
I learned that I had to tailor my approach to the adolescent’s world. Today, I bring in a lot of sports, music, and social media, as a way to help adolescents better navigate the world in which they live.
As my private practice has developed, I have focused on the issues that many couples face. For every couple I’ve worked with, at least one of the partners has expressed that their needs are not being met, that they have lost themselves, and that they feel uncertain about the direction of their relationship. I help couples identify the patterns that have gotten them “stuck” and offer strategies to enhance the relationship going forward.
My approach to working with individuals, couples and families is fairly direct. I believe that when clients come to therapy they want answers as to why they are in the state they are in. I help them identify the underlying issues that cause stress in their lives and relationships and help them develop skills to remedy their problems.
Jason is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He works collaboratively with many schools throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.