Ph.D. in Psychology, 1979
M.S. in School Psychology, 1976


Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Illinois
Certified School Psychologist – Illinois
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified in Collaborative Divorce
Certified Emotional Release Therapist
Ordained Minister

Post Doctoral Certifications:

Cognitive Therapy
Gestalt Principles and Therapy
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Helping Couples Change
Thought Field Therapy
Heart Centered Hypnotherapy
Couples Therapy
Spirituality in Healing and Medicine
Trained in Collaborative Divorce


Illinois Licensed Psychologist
Insurance May be Available

Dr. Barbara Grace, Ph.D., NCSP, CACHt., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Northern Illinois University (1979) and Hypnotherapy training through the Wellness Institute. Her Post Doctoral training includes Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Principles, Shamanic Studies, and Thought Field Therapy. She holds certificates in other areas as well and is a member of several professional organizations. Click here for Dr. Grace’s full Credentials/Training.

Dr. Grace has had a private practice in Barrington since 1979. Areas of expertise include work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Dr. Grace takes a Holistic approach to her patient’s problems and helps them look at all aspects of their life including lifestyle, relationships, career issues, stress management, life purpose, and spiritual growth in order to help them with depression, anxiety, grief, and other emotional and relationship issues.

She has given hundreds of workshops and talks on such topics as: Teaching Children to be Cooperative, Women’s Midlife Issues, Stress Reduction Using Relaxation and Meditation, How to Evaluate Children’s learning Problems, Healing Trauma, and Using Therapeutic Essential Oils for Depression and Anxiety.


Dr. Grace is a founding member of several community support agencies for parents, and mental health workers. She teaches meditation classes for stress reduction and spiritual growth as well as a class on how our emotions affect our physical health.


“I talked to one of Dr. Grace’s client’s yesterday and I have never heard such a well substantiated testimonial of a psychologist – ever – and I have known a lot of them and in my work have talked to many of those who have been in therapy. I am impressed!” P.P. Aromatherapist

Click here to view Dr. Grace’s credentials