Barbara L. Green, LCSW


About Barbara L. Green

Barbara & PeterBarbara 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.



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