Mona Fishbane

Mona DeKoven Fishbane, PhD is the director of the couple therapy training program at the Chicago Center for Family Health. She offers workshops on couple therapy, intergenerational family relationships, and neurobiology and therapy. She has led consultation groups for therapists exploring their own families of origin, as well as group and individual supervision in couple therapy.

Dr. Fishbane received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1979 from the University of Massachusetts and BA from Wellesley College. She has been a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Chicago, and has taught at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Hebrew University Student Counseling Services in Jerusalem. She is an approved AAMFT supervisor and a member of the American Family Therapy Academy. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, including object relations, intergenerational, relational, neurobiological, and narrative approaches. Dr. Fishbane is in private practice in Highland Park and Chicago, specializing in couples therapy and intergenerational family therapy.

Dr. Fishbane has published and lectured widely. Her most recently published articles include “The Vulnerability Cycle: Working with impasses in couple therapy,” “Differentiation and Dialogue in Intergenerational Relationships,” “Honor your father and your mother: Intergenerational values and Jewish tradition,” “Wired to Connect: Neuroscience, Relationships and Therapy,” “‘News from Neuroscience’: Applications to Couple Therapy,” and “Relational Empowerment in Couple Therapy: An Integrative Approach.”

Loving with the Brain in Mind


Dr. Fishbane recently completed writing a book on neuroscience and couple therapy “Loving with the Brain in Mind: Neurobiology and Couple Therapy”.

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Private Practice Locations: Chicago Loop & Highland Park
Expertise & Specializations: Couple therapy, Intergenerational family therapy, adult individual psychotherapy

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