Gary Friend

Gary Friend, DPM, LPC


(847) 748-0434

Gary came to YFC as an intern from Northwestern University’s Counseling program. After graduating in 1999, he saw clients part-time at YFC for 19 years while continuing his primary career as a foot and ankle surgeon (podiatrist). After retiring from his medical practice, Gary remains at YFC.

Gary treats adults and has a special interest in treating couples. He finds that most couples who come for therapy are not communicating effectively. Gary says, “It is very satisfying to help motivated couples regain the love that originally brought them together.” Gary considers it a privilege to be invited into their lives with mutual trust to resolve marital conflict. Outside of work, he enjoys playing the guitar and traveling.