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Director of Adult Psychotherapy Services
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy — The Family Institute at Northwestern University
B.A. in Psychology — University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
B.A. in History — University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
I Treat
Young Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Adoptive Families
Issues I Treat
Couples Conflict
Affairs & Infidelity
Work / Life Balance
Family of Origin Issues
Parenthood (Transition to)
Parenting Issues
Women's Issues
Adoption Issues
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Money / Finance Related Issues
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Sexual Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Perinatal Mood / Anxiety Disorders
Postpartum Depression
Workplace Issues
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Midlife (Transitions in)
In-law Relationships
Men’s Issues
Premarital Counseling
Polyamory, Non-monogamy, Non-traditional Relationships
Life Stage Transitions
Personality Disorders
Empty Nest Issues
Retirement (Transition to)
Grief & Loss
Family Business Issues
Types of Therapy
Couple Therapy
Family Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy

Emily Klear, M.S., LMFT, (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Director of Adult Psychotherapy 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. Her therapeutic practice is informed from her previous business career in corporate retail and management and working for privately held family businesses. 

Ms. Klear received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and History from the University of Michigan and her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to her clinical training during graduate school, Ms. Klear worked part-time at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine researching women and depression, and administering diagnostic interviews. She is a clinical fellow member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Ms. Klear is the Director of Adult Psychotherapy Services and part of the Clinical Services leadership team. Previously, she was Director of Couples Services, prior to that, Northbrook site leader; she continues to provide support to that location. Ms. Klear’s therapeutic practice and leadership positions are informed by her previous career in corporate retail and management at two privately held family businesses.

Insurance Accepted
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay