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