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Dr Nutashia Baynes

Dr. Nutashia Baynes

Licensed Professional Counselor

  • PTSD
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  • Confidential Treatment of Sexual Issues


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Thanks to Ardent for being there for us, during a time when we weren't sure there was an us. You helped us realize that we wanted an us, and that we both had to work to have it.
-- Shawn and Kimberly in Chicago  

Pre-Marital Counseling in Chicago, Illinois & Iowa

Whether you call it "marriage," "civil union," "holy union," or "gett'n hitched," great relationships are built intentionally. Our pre-commitment counseling addresses common topics such as communication, forgiveness, "fighting fair," extended family, finances, sexual intimacy, and hopes, dreams, and goals.

Our experienced counselors structure your time together taking into consideration your individual personalities, how your personalities relate, and any challenges unique to your situation. This is not one-size-fits-all counseling. In six to ten sessions together, we seek to prevent problems, and teach you how to work through tough issues and conflict.

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We also address how to manage the stresses of planning and preparing for your commitment service, helping ensure your special day will be meaningful, memorable, and fun. We even offer service planning assistance to help the ceremony reflect your personalities and commitment. Getting ready for your big day should not only include careful attention to the day of the service and celebration, but also the many days that make up a great life together.

Contact us to discuss how you and your partner can benefit from pre-commitment counseling.

We look forward to working with you and wish you a happy and fulfilling life together.


Make an appointment today by calling us on (888) 870-1775(888) 870-1775 or by filling out our Contact Form.