J. Graham Thompson, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Springfield
John and Julie Gottman, PhDs, leading international researchers, created a short-term therapy proven to be effective! You learn skills that restore emotional communication and closeness in couples. Really hearing your partner's reality restores emotional closeness. Stop the day to day negativity as a couple. Gottman therapy targets patterns that may be impeding you in attaining your relationship goals. The therapy teaches concise skills addressing issues where the "rubber hits the ground." I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois as well as a certified Gottman couples' therapist.
"Counseling with Graham Thompson has been life changing. We came to Graham when our marriage was literally at the end. Graham taught us practical communication techniques, new ways of thinking and responding to each other. Graham could see to the heart of our issues, it seems almost immediately..." RT, Illinois
I practice at Killlian and Associates in Springfield, Illinois, 217-544-3143. Therapy is available for individuals, couples, and families experiencing issues that impede their happiness, such as anxiety or unresolved issues out of their family-of-origin. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email J. Graham Thompson now - (217) 645-6741


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Western Illinois University
  • Year Graduated: 1975
  • License No. and State: 166-000115 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $170
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Alliance
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • PHAI (Physician's Health Alliance of Ill
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Gottman Institute, Seattle, WA/Certified Gottman Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2009
  • Membership: American Association for Marri/Clinical Fellow
  • Member Since: 1994

J. Graham Thompson's Groups

L1: 'Bridging the Couple Chasm' A research approac

FOR THERAPISTS AND STUDENTS! This is a two-day professional workshop (October 26 and 27, 2012) for those wishing to learn the Gottman method for marital therapy. Attendees receive a complete level 1 manual from the Gottman Institute. The Gottman research is described, assessment of couples is explained, and the therapy interventions are taught. After the workshop, a professional is ready to use these skills in their practice with couples! This workshop comprises the first step in 4 to certify as a Gottman therapist. CEUs are provided as part of the tuition.

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The Art and Science of Love two-day workshop

This is a two-day, pre-Valentine's Day workshop In Springfield, Illinois on February 9 and 10, 2013 where all the skills are taught from the research of Drs. John and Julie Gottman and practiced by the couples who attend. No self-disclosure is required by a couple. Each couple receives a manual of skills and a workshop kit to aid in enhancing the closeness in their relationship. For more info, see http://best-marital-workshops.com.

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  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Codependency


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Certified Gottman Couples' Therapist
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Certified Gottman Therapist
  • Couples/Marriage Therapist
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Family Therapist
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017
J. Graham Thompson, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Springfield

J. Graham Thompson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT