Gary Gilles, MA, M.Div, LCPC

Gary Gilles is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice in the Chicago area and author of How to Be an Emotionally Intelligent Parent. He specializes in attachment-related and addiction recovery therapy and speaks nationally on these topics. He serves on the adjunct faculty of the University of Chicago, Trinity International University and Argosy University. Gary was the managing editor of a regional Chicago magazine for five years and his hundreds of published articles have appeared in a wide range of print and online publications. He currently publishes a popular blog entitled Relationship Matters at His books are available at You can contact Gary at:

Addiction and the Family

My blog reflects my deep interest in how addictions intersect with our most important relationships: marriage, dating, parenting, child/teen development and transitions into older adulthood. I’m passionate about helping people navigate through their addictive patterns with real-world solutions to build healthy relationships in this generation and the next.

How Much Media Is Too Much?

That’s a question a lot of parents are asking themselves these days as teens’ use of electronic media only continues…

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