Discernment Counseling in Naperville, IL

Discernment Counseling

IFyou or your spouse are considering divorce but are not completely sure that’s the best path you are in a tough spot. Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It’s a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your marriage. READ MORE.


Couples Therapy in Naperville, IL

Couples Therapy

AT Family Life Solutions, we can help you identify what is causing your relationship problems through a comprehensive assessment process. Then we will work with you to develop a treatment plan to get you back on track and have the relationship you desire. Let’s take that next step together. READ MORE.

“Create an Authentic, Meaningful, Satisfying Relationship.. and Life!”

Thomas Mahan, PhD, LMFT 

My approach to Marriage Counseling /Couples Therapy is informed by the latest science-based research in Marriage and Family Therapy, Neuroscience, and Family Systems Theory. I blend my training, education and collaborative approach with knowledge of the most up-to-date research on intimate relationships and what makes them work. My clients report over a 90% success rate in accomplishing the goals that are important to them based on client intake and outcome surveys.

Advances from Neurobiology and the Science of Intimate Relationships. Longer Session Lengths for Better Results. New discoveries in neurobiology and the science of intimate relationships will help you and your partner each more fully develop a core set of emotional habits that have been proven to lead to satisfying relationships over 90% of the time.” – Brent Atkinson, PhD and author Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy

I want to help you live the most authentic and satisfying life you can!  Finding the right individual or couples therapist can be an incredibly nerve-wracking process.  You’re stressed due to your relationship problems so you don’t want to add to that stress by worrying about what therapist to choose. I want to help you feel as comfortable as possible throughout this process.  I will listen attentively to you because I understand and care about the things that are most important to you and your relationship”.  – – Thomas Mahan PhD, LMFT

As your relationship therapist, my mission is to help you create and live an authentic, meaningful and satisfying life. Whether you want help for you relationship or marriage, or for yourself as an individual, we can help! As your counselor or marriage therapist, I’m here to collaborate with you…to teach the knowledge and skills that help you and your partner have a happy and healthy marriage!

We would argue relentlessly, constantly blaming each other for the problems in our marriage. It felt like we were going around in perpetual circles and didn’t know how to get off the proverbial “hamster wheel.” We thought we were through…read more

John and Linda’s Story

We were married for 18 years, having dealt with some major challenges for the previous seven years. When we first came to see Dr. Thomas, I had been asking Steve to attend therapy several times. Though reluctant at first, he agreed. After seven more

Steve and Lisa’s Story

We had gone to Couples Therapy for years, but nothing was working. It was always the same thing. We would get to the end of the 50-minute session feeling like we had just gotten started and had to stop, leaving us feeling frustrated that more

Bobby and Julie’s Story

Kristin’s Story
After my husband left me, I was devastated and lost. The world I knew was falling down around me and I felt I had no solid ground to stand on. I didn’t even know what questions to ask or what to do. Dr. Mahan knew more

Kristin’s Story