Back to top
Emily C. Klear, LMFT
• 
Donna Baptiste, Ed.D., LCP, LMFT
• 
Neil Venketramen, LMFT
• April 17, 2020

In this time of quarantine, not only do new struggles arise, but old ones can be exacerbated with the shattering of routines and a lack of personal space and distance. Even in the best of circumstances, spending 24 hours a day together in the same space can present difficulties, and when we add anxiety, upended routines, new responsibilities and financial and domestic stressors into the mix, many couples are navigating uncharted waters.

Emily Klear, LMFT, Donna Baptiste, Ed.D., LCP, LMFT, and Neil Venketraman, LMFT, answered questions.

Emily C. Klear, LMFT

Director of Couple Services

Emily Klear, M.S., LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Director, Couple Services at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Ms. Klear takes an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy. Ms. Klear works couples and adult individuals, specializing in difficult transitions to parenthood, dual-income couples and work-related issues.

Donna Baptiste, Ed.D., LCP, LMFT

Department Chair, Counseling Program (on campus & online)
Clinical Professor
Therapist

Dr. Baptiste, in practicing therapy, is not just "flying by the seat of [her] pants." Apart from being a therapist, she is also a mental health educator and scholar, and both her interventions and guidance are based in research science, while maintaining best practices. Ms. Baptiste values and integrates mental and emotional wellness practices in her work.

Neil Venketramen, LMFT

Therapist

Mr. Venketramen helps couples, individuals and families overcome a variety of conflicts related to finances, attachment styles, intimacy, addictions, family transitions, mood disorders, infidelity and discernment therapy.