Barry Shaeffer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
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Barry Shaeffer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Inner Sun Psychotherapy
Confidential and Convenient Therapy Online
www.innersunpsychotherapy.com
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy

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Online Therapy
All Residents of Illinois
Chicago, IL 60601
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About

My life’s work is strengthening the LGBTQ community from the inside out. I do this by working with gay men to live the lives they desire. What often holds us back are layers of expectations and belief systems that we take on from society, our families, and others. When these systemic messages conflict with our authentic selves, this creates a dissonance that often results in anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. This isn’t something that is broken or bad in us. Quite the opposite, it’s our authentic selves yearning to be expressed!
I believe in the strength and resilience of the human spirit. I also believe that we are all worthy of love, belonging, and connection with ourselves and others. Through our collective experiences in the LGBTQ community we have developed a deep well of strength, resilience, humor, creativity, fierceness, and fabulousness from which to draw.
When we live authentically, grounded in our values and driven by purpose, we transform our lives and we can change the world. Please visit my website listed in my contact information for more about me and working together.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $175 per session
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Lyra
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
If your workplace offers Lyra for mental healthcare, I am in network.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • License: Illinois / 149.019001
  • School: University of Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 2014

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTRS

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Barry Shaeffer's Groups

Daring Way Group

The Daring Way group calls us to "Show up, Be Seen, Live Brave." Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, the process includes exploring topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. Learn more at Inner Sun Psychotherapy's website.

More about this group

Location

Inner Sun Psychotherapy
Confidential and Convenient Therapy Online
www.innersunpsychotherapy.com
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Online Therapy
All Residents of Illinois
Chicago, IL 60601
Specialties
  • LGBTQ+
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Transgender
  • Vulnerability and Shame
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Daring Way Facilitator Candidate
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Barry Shaeffer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW