About Imago

Reimagine your life with Imago Relationships...

Imago is the Latin word for "image". Deep down, each of us carries a picture of what we think love is supposed to look, sound and feel like. We bring that vision and those expectations with us into our committed relationships, but they don’t always serve us well.

Imago is a uniquely nonjudgmental, compassionate approach that will help you...

  • Reinvigorate your relationships.
  • Transform conflict into connection.
  • Embrace new possibilities to deepen all your relationships.

How does Imago differ from other types of therapy?

Imago's collaborative approach often takes fewer sessions than other forms of therapy to uncover the root problems and patterns fueling most conflict and disconnection. Imago’s approach also lessens most common concerns partners may have about participating in therapy. These concerns or fears may include - belief a couple should solve their own problems, fear of being blamed for relationship issues, concern therapy won’t bring lasting change, lack of progress with previous forms of therapy, or the belief that the current status of the relationship should be left alone.

Imago takes a relational vs. an individual problem-solving approach. For couples, it guides them on understanding how each of them come to the relationship with issues and how to heal together as a team.

Rather than acting as a referee, our therapists teach and guide couples to communicate in a safe and structured way that removes blame, shame and criticism. Instead, by facilitating a conversation the couple can learn from one another, using conflict as an opportunity for healing and growth.

Why is Imago so effective?

Learning how to resolve conflict in healthy and loving ways helps to avoid lasting damage, resentment or hurt that can slowly tear relationships apart. Imago teaches specific tools, skills and guiding principles designed to empower couples and individuals to:

  • Express feelings in a non-confrontational, safe and structured environment.
  • Address the root of conflicts rather than problem-solve specific incidents.
  • Embrace the fact that each partner has different needs, wants and expectations.
  • Make small changes that create big differences in terms of happiness and fulfillment.
  • Build more intimate, trusting and mutually supportive relationships.

Who can benefit from Imago?

Imago tools work well for people seeking to deepen connections, including individuals and couples at all stages of relationships. From dating and prenuptial to long-term commitments or marriages, our tools can help couples whether or not they are currently experiencing distress.

Origins of Imago

Relationship experts and NY Times best-selling authors Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., and Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., are the co-creators of Imago Relationship Therapy, practiced by thousands of therapists in nearly 60 countries. Dr. Hendrix has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show 17 times and Oprah affectionately calls him the "marriage whisperer."

Imago Relationships North America
12172 South Route 47, #207
Huntley, IL 60142
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(866) 960-1550

Diversity and Inclusion

IRNA welcomes and aims to be enriched by all people and cultures.

Outside North America?

Imago networks can be found all around the world.