Relationship and Marriage Counseling In Chicago

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Briar Gartner, LCSW

Briar Gartner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

 

Briar uses an interactive, integrative, strengths-based approach promoting self-worth and self-love when helping couples navigate the complexities of their relationship.  Collaboratively working with you and your partner, she will work toward removing barriers in communication and rebuilding trust.


Often as relationships progress, life stressors, interaction patterns, and our past become barriers to the relationship vision we once held.  Briar truly believes within each partner resides the answers and tools to heal and improve the quality of their relationships.  Her strong desire to create a collaborative, safe space fosters mutual respect, intimacy, and insight to help you and your partner overcome obstacles for greater fulfillment in many areas of your life.


Briar earned my undergraduate degree in Counseling Psychology at North Park University and graduate degree from the Jane Addams School of Social Work where she specialized in Child and Family Mental Health.  Her clinical background and passions include couple and family therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and victim advocacy.


She lives in Chicago with my husband and two beautiful daughters.  


 Briar's Specialties include:   

 

Specializes in:


Accepted Insurance:

  • BlueCross BlueShield - BlueChoice PPO
  • BlueCross BlueShield - Preferred PPO
  • BlueCross BlueShield - Blue Options/BlueChoice Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield - Participating Provider Organization


Conveniently Located in River North - Streeterville

Christine Badger, Counselor

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Cara Brigandi, Counseling Intern

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Specializes in: 

  Adults Coping with Previous Trauma or Abuse

Anxiety & Stress Management 

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy

Depression and Anxiety Disorders

 Self-Esteem Development

Stress Management

Trauma/Abuse


Katerina Fager, LPC, ALMFT

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Stress Management 

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Depression

Discernment Counseling 

Divorce Mediation

Infidelity

Life Stage Adjustment / Transitions

Premarital Counseling

PTSD / Trauma/ Abuse

Linda Lazarra, LSW

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

 Specializes in:

Anxiety and Stress Management

Blended Families

Couples in Distress

Depressive and Mood Disorders

Infidelity 

Interfaith Relationships

Intimacy Issues & Sex Therapy

Premarital Counseling 

Relationship and Marriage Counseling

Anna Lyman, LCPC

Relationships, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, LGBTQ, Premarital

 Specializes in: 

Anxiety & Depressive Disorders

Life Transitions

Millennials and Emerging adults

Relationship Problems

Self-Esteem Development

Stress Management

Trauma/Abuse

Michael Villarreal, Founder, LCPC

michael villarreal Relationship, Marriage Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling,

Specializes in:

Anxiety and Stress Management

Couples in Distress

Depressive and Mood Disorders

Discernment Counseling 

EMDR / PTSD/ Complex Trauma

Gender & Sexual Identity Issues

Infidelity 

Intimacy Issues & Sex Therapy

Premarital Counseling 

Relationship and Marriage Counseling

  







Our therapists receive specialized training, on an on-going basis,to provide the highest quality care with research-based workable solutions to improve the quality of your relationships and your overall well-being.