Barbara is a psychotherapist, lecturer and consultant
with more than 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals
and couples. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a
Masters Degree from Smith College. Barbara is a Board Certified Diplomat
in Clinical Social Work, a Certified Imago Therapist and Workshop
Presenter. She trained extensively with Dr. Harville Hendrix,
founder of the Imago Relationship Therapy Institute, and Dr. Pat Love,
author of Hot Monogamy and the Emotional Incest Syndrome.
Barbara's work has also been influenced by other prominent relationship
therapists including Dr.'s Ellyn Bader, Peter Pearson, John Welwood and
David Schnarch. Barbara maintains a private practice for individuals and couples in Hyde
Park and in the Chicago Loop.
Barbara is often assisted in her workshops by her
partner & colleague Dr. Peter Klein.
Peter is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and
consultant. He maintains a private practice of couples and
individuals at The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California.
Peter has also provided consultation and supervision at a Naval Air
Station, a Psychiatric Residency Training Program and a Counseling
Psychology Program at Stanford University.
WHAT COLLEAGUES SAY ABOUT BARBARA
|I refer many of
my couples to Barbara's workshop because I have complete
confidence that under her superb guidance they will return to
marital therapy with a deeper understanding and empathy for each
other and their relationship. Barbara is very intelligent,
compassionate, and runs a wonderful program. -- Dr. Judith
Gillard-Kaufman, Clinical Psychologist
Barbara is a highly skilled
instructor with a wide scope of knowledge and a great ability to
present it. -- Psychotherapist
Barbara is very
knowledgeable about ideas and techniques for helping couples
improve their relationships. She is flexible in her
presentation, very good at fielding questions, and gives many
good examples. -- Psychologist
I refer clients to Barbara
because she's very warm and engaging - very "present"
for a client. She can establish an immediate rapport,
creating a safe place where a client feels "This is someone
I can trust, someone I can confide in." -- Dr. Martha
Lauber, Clinical Psychologist