Meet Gary

by Gary Gilles

Gary Gilles M.A., M.Div., LCPCGary’s approach to counseling is based on a strong belief that we are most healthy and satisfied when we regularly engage in meaningful relationships. His passion is to help married or dating couples, individuals and young people overcome the obstacles that keep them from experiencing these relationships. As a Christian, Gary seeks to ground his perspective in a biblical understanding of change and growth.

Gary Gilles is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C) with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Master of Divinity from Trinity International University. He has maintained a clinical practice since 1987 and currently has a private counseling practice in Palatine, IL and a relationship and life coaching practice nationwide. He serves as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Chicago Social Service Program, Trinity International University in Psychology and Communications and for Argosy University in Psychology.

In addition, he regularly conducts personal workshops and professional training for businesses, social service agencies, schools and churches on a variety of topics.

He is formerly the editorial director of Chicago Caregiver and Los Angeles Caregiver magazines and frequently contributes to other publications writing on topics pertaining to physical, mental and spiritual health.


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Katy Wright

This is beautiful, Gary. Thank Nancy for letting me know about your blog.

Gary Gilles

Hi Katy,

Thanks for visiting my site and signing up for my newsletter. I appreciate your encouragement and support.

Eric Bobbitt

Gary, I just looked at your website for the first time! Thanks for all you’ve learned and all you’re sharing with us. This is exciting, Gary.


Hey, thanks for the post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

Nathan Clevinger

Hello Gary,
I stumbled across your website and it is AMAZING>>
I am currently working on my Masters in family , Marriage and addiction with the N.C.C.A.
My heart and vision is to help the local churches effectively and efficiently equip .
I am on base level, just a vision; But I know God has put this in my heart.
looks like I’m going to be spending time on your website to help this process.

Allan N. Schwartz, PhD

Hi Gary,

We used to be colleagues at I retired from writing and Mike has told me they sold the site. I was surprised to hear this and more than a little dismayed. I thought I might return at some point but, I guess that was not meant to be. So, now I’m thinking of starting my own website and I see you have one yourself. How is that working out for you.


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