Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"Are you a highly driven and self-motivated professional who struggles with self-criticism? Regardless of the successes, you still have moments every now and then when you feel like a failure. If you’re someone who holds yourself to high standards, you might feel frustrated by how you get in your own way from succeeding. If you struggle with the combination of perfectionism and procrastination, counseling can help. I provide direct, interactive feedback designed to help you stay accountable to your goals."
Gay Allied
(224) 407-3319 x1
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Gay Allied
"Are you a highly driven and self-motivated professional who struggles with self-criticism? Regardless of the successes, you still have moments every now and then when you feel like a failure. If you’re someone who holds yourself to high standards, you might feel frustrated by how you get in your own way from succeeding. If you struggle with the combination of perfectionism and procrastination, counseling can help. I provide direct, interactive feedback designed to help you stay accountable to your goals."
Cara McCanse, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"A fundamental human need is to feel emotionally close to others. Difficulty connecting in a platonic or romantic way can leave one feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Often, we retreat from attempted connection to avoid potential pain, or become involved with others who may cause us more interpersonal stress because we don't know any different or because we don't want to feel disconnected. But isolating or engaging with harmful others can cause us to feel vulnerable, damaged, and upset with ourselves. This pattern often leads us to question if we are capable and deserving of joining and creating mutually beneficial relationships."
Gay Allied
(312) 257-3625
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Gay Allied
"A fundamental human need is to feel emotionally close to others. Difficulty connecting in a platonic or romantic way can leave one feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Often, we retreat from attempted connection to avoid potential pain, or become involved with others who may cause us more interpersonal stress because we don't know any different or because we don't want to feel disconnected. But isolating or engaging with harmful others can cause us to feel vulnerable, damaged, and upset with ourselves. This pattern often leads us to question if we are capable and deserving of joining and creating mutually beneficial relationships."
Jacquelyn M Georgen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60605
"You're not sure what changed, but you have noticed that you don't feel like yourself anymore. You feel exhausted and on edge. Your mind is constantly racing, and you can't seem to focus. Instead of doing the things you used to do, you binge watch TV or spend hours “scrolling” because that's all you have the energy to do. You try to sleep, but can't seem to quiet your mind, and you wonder if you will ever feel better."
Gay Allied
(312) 626-6085
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Gay Allied
"You're not sure what changed, but you have noticed that you don't feel like yourself anymore. You feel exhausted and on edge. Your mind is constantly racing, and you can't seem to focus. Instead of doing the things you used to do, you binge watch TV or spend hours “scrolling” because that's all you have the energy to do. You try to sleep, but can't seem to quiet your mind, and you wonder if you will ever feel better."
Nyela Malone,
MS, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60615
"Life can be tough. We become stretched in all directions and it can be overwhelming. I will work with you to manage life's demands. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with individuals through difficult times. Together, in a therapeutic environment, we will have a dialogue tailored to meet your needs. You will be provided with a safe space of mutual trust to empower you to meet life's challenges with a strengthened approach."
Gay Allied
(312) 548-1162
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60615
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Gay Allied
"Life can be tough. We become stretched in all directions and it can be overwhelming. I will work with you to manage life's demands. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with individuals through difficult times. Together, in a therapeutic environment, we will have a dialogue tailored to meet your needs. You will be provided with a safe space of mutual trust to empower you to meet life's challenges with a strengthened approach."
Robert Stoner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60606
"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, either individually or as couples. I use an interactive approach, grounded in Gestalt Therapy with a focus on the mind/body connection. I specialize in grief and loss and navigating life’s major transitions, in recovery from past trauma, and gay/lesbian issues."
Gay Allied
(872) 713-5915
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Gay Allied
"As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, either individually or as couples. I use an interactive approach, grounded in Gestalt Therapy with a focus on the mind/body connection. I specialize in grief and loss and navigating life’s major transitions, in recovery from past trauma, and gay/lesbian issues."
Philip Cooke
PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"When people make the courageous step to start therapy, they usually know they want a change, but may feel unsure about what to change or how to change it. Perhaps you’ve found yourself stuck in old emotional patterns, struggling to make satisfying connections with others or manage complex feelings from past traumas. You may be striving to live openly and authentically, but unsure how to take the next step toward a more fulfilling life. As a counseling psychologist, I am trained to help you clarify what you want from life, let go of the emotional patterns that no longer serve you, and live with greater purpose and fulfillment."
Gay Allied
(872) 266-1327
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Gay Allied
"When people make the courageous step to start therapy, they usually know they want a change, but may feel unsure about what to change or how to change it. Perhaps you’ve found yourself stuck in old emotional patterns, struggling to make satisfying connections with others or manage complex feelings from past traumas. You may be striving to live openly and authentically, but unsure how to take the next step toward a more fulfilling life. As a counseling psychologist, I am trained to help you clarify what you want from life, let go of the emotional patterns that no longer serve you, and live with greater purpose and fulfillment."
Alicia Hoffman, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"It's a total crap shoot trying to choose a therapist, and you've been through this before. Maybe you have come close to making that first call several times but are filled with doubts and questions. You've gone to therapy but felt like the counselor didn't get you, maybe you're also a therapist searching for the right fit, or you have no idea how it could possibly help. Even worse, you're afraid of finding out something actually IS wrong with you. Perhaps you've also been questioning yourself, believing you shouldn't feel the way you, or you've been called "too sensitive.""
Gay Allied
(630) 394-5769
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Gay Allied
"It's a total crap shoot trying to choose a therapist, and you've been through this before. Maybe you have come close to making that first call several times but are filled with doubts and questions. You've gone to therapy but felt like the counselor didn't get you, maybe you're also a therapist searching for the right fit, or you have no idea how it could possibly help. Even worse, you're afraid of finding out something actually IS wrong with you. Perhaps you've also been questioning yourself, believing you shouldn't feel the way you, or you've been called "too sensitive.""
Morgan Stevens, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60603
"Although beginning therapy and delving deeper into the inner workings of your life can initially be fearful, it is a courageous act and an opportunity for growth and a new understanding of who you are. I believe that the foundation of any effective therapeutic work is a genuine therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and empathy, and I value creating an environment with you that facilitates this. My approach is collaborative, supporting you in exploring difficult thoughts, feelings and relational patterns that may have previously felt too overwhelming to embark on alone."
Gay Allied
(312) 663-8252 x687
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Gay Allied
"Although beginning therapy and delving deeper into the inner workings of your life can initially be fearful, it is a courageous act and an opportunity for growth and a new understanding of who you are. I believe that the foundation of any effective therapeutic work is a genuine therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and empathy, and I value creating an environment with you that facilitates this. My approach is collaborative, supporting you in exploring difficult thoughts, feelings and relational patterns that may have previously felt too overwhelming to embark on alone."
Stephanie Whitman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, JD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you and your partner experiencing conflict that you can't seem to resolve? I can help you understand the underlying issues and needs that lead to withdrawal or anger, and work with you to re-establish strong bonds. Together we will identify the negative patterns that repeat, learn how to interrupt those and to instead create positive conflict resolution skills. I am passionate about the work I do as a therapist, and I respect each person's struggle and strengths."
Gay Allied
(847) 416-2073
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Gay Allied
"Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you and your partner experiencing conflict that you can't seem to resolve? I can help you understand the underlying issues and needs that lead to withdrawal or anger, and work with you to re-establish strong bonds. Together we will identify the negative patterns that repeat, learn how to interrupt those and to instead create positive conflict resolution skills. I am passionate about the work I do as a therapist, and I respect each person's struggle and strengths."
Elaine Belsito, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"Oftentimes, people come to therapy because they feel stuck in patterns that they can't shake, despite their best efforts--this may be creating symptoms of anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. I provide a safe, focused environment that allows my clients to explore themselves, their relationships, and their experiences in the world. I also offer special sensitivity to how cultural, racial, and societal issues affect an individual's life. The process is aimed at allowing people to clarify their own goals and move toward them, and to discover new ways of approaching life's challenges while becoming more aware of their personal values and needs."
Gay Allied
(312) 313-3139
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Gay Allied
"Oftentimes, people come to therapy because they feel stuck in patterns that they can't shake, despite their best efforts--this may be creating symptoms of anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. I provide a safe, focused environment that allows my clients to explore themselves, their relationships, and their experiences in the world. I also offer special sensitivity to how cultural, racial, and societal issues affect an individual's life. The process is aimed at allowing people to clarify their own goals and move toward them, and to discover new ways of approaching life's challenges while becoming more aware of their personal values and needs."
Marissa Bohrer
MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I believe therapy should be a space for collaboration, exploration, and growth. I understand that taking that first step into a therapeutic setting requires enormous vulnerability, as well as a great deal of strength, and I strive to make every client feel warm and welcomed. Therapy is an opportunity to create the change in your life that has always been possible – even if it may not feel that way to you right now. My therapeutic style is straightforward, honest, and goal-oriented, and more often than not, there is room for humor and laughter in a therapy session. "
Gay Allied
(872) 231-3275
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Gay Allied
"I believe therapy should be a space for collaboration, exploration, and growth. I understand that taking that first step into a therapeutic setting requires enormous vulnerability, as well as a great deal of strength, and I strive to make every client feel warm and welcomed. Therapy is an opportunity to create the change in your life that has always been possible – even if it may not feel that way to you right now. My therapeutic style is straightforward, honest, and goal-oriented, and more often than not, there is room for humor and laughter in a therapy session. "
Lydia Wardin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60660
"I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist specializing in neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations and treatment. I work with adolescents and adults who present with cognitive changes in the context of neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. Areas of clinical interest include dementia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, autoimmune disorders, and psychiatric disorders. "
Gay Allied
(224) 601-8150
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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Gay Allied
"I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist specializing in neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations and treatment. I work with adolescents and adults who present with cognitive changes in the context of neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. Areas of clinical interest include dementia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, autoimmune disorders, and psychiatric disorders. "
Deborah Danner, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60630
"I see a large variety of clients, from depression to severe traumatic experiences. For those coming in, each therapeutic journey is unique and treated as such. I believe seeking therapy shows strength, vulnerability and hope for change. I seek to help my clients find their strengths and utilize those to support change. "
Gay Allied
(331) 208-5390
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60630
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Gay Allied
"I see a large variety of clients, from depression to severe traumatic experiences. For those coming in, each therapeutic journey is unique and treated as such. I believe seeking therapy shows strength, vulnerability and hope for change. I seek to help my clients find their strengths and utilize those to support change. "
Stephen Martz, Counselor
Counselor, DMin, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"I work primarily with adult individuals and couples who seek greater depth in their lives or relationships. In practice since 1987, I have considerable experience in a range of concerns: midlife and professional challenges; illness, loss, and grief; retirement; relationships and sexuality; LGBT concerns; dreams -- and more. My practice is diverse in many ways but the common denominator is desire for growth and change, and a willingness to work together to achieve it. You can find more about me at www.jungiananalysischicago.org"
Gay Allied
(630) 948-4595
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Gay Allied
"I work primarily with adult individuals and couples who seek greater depth in their lives or relationships. In practice since 1987, I have considerable experience in a range of concerns: midlife and professional challenges; illness, loss, and grief; retirement; relationships and sexuality; LGBT concerns; dreams -- and more. My practice is diverse in many ways but the common denominator is desire for growth and change, and a willingness to work together to achieve it. You can find more about me at www.jungiananalysischicago.org"
Colleen Lally, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"You feel stuck. This isn't the life you pictured and your day-to-day existence leaves you feeling unsatisfied and looking for ways to escape. Despite your best efforts, nothing seems to create change. My hope is to help you build a life you want to be present in. I believe in a collaborative approach, beginning with meeting you where you're at, and with you as the expert of your experience. "
Gay Allied
(331) 225-1678 x4
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Gay Allied
"You feel stuck. This isn't the life you pictured and your day-to-day existence leaves you feeling unsatisfied and looking for ways to escape. Despite your best efforts, nothing seems to create change. My hope is to help you build a life you want to be present in. I believe in a collaborative approach, beginning with meeting you where you're at, and with you as the expert of your experience. "
Patricia Ahern, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60643
"I am a licensed professional counselor affiliated with Balance Counseling & Wellness in Homewood. I generally see clients in the Beverly community of Chicago, and via the Internet using HIPAA compliant software. I listen carefully to my clients, and work with them to help them accomplish their mental health goals. I see clients with a variety of needs, but have experience in addiction, LGBTQ issues, and anxiety. I listen, and I care."
Gay Allied
(872) 266-1311
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60643
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Gay Allied
"I am a licensed professional counselor affiliated with Balance Counseling & Wellness in Homewood. I generally see clients in the Beverly community of Chicago, and via the Internet using HIPAA compliant software. I listen carefully to my clients, and work with them to help them accomplish their mental health goals. I see clients with a variety of needs, but have experience in addiction, LGBTQ issues, and anxiety. I listen, and I care."
MaryJo Barrett
MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60626
Gay Allied
(847) 807-4860
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60626
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Gay Allied
Ailsa K Nielsen, Counselor
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60646
"Many people experience the need for collaborative therapeutic assistance at one time or another in their lives. Episodes of depression and anxiety can limit one's life satisfaction. Experiences of trauma can often have a long-term impact on people. I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a graduate certificate in Art Therapy. I have also completed the 2-year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certifcate at the Institute for Psychoanalysis. I have strong experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and couples therapy. I look forward to having the opportunity of speaking with you personally."
Gay Allied
(847) 457-0308
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60646
Gay Allied
"Many people experience the need for collaborative therapeutic assistance at one time or another in their lives. Episodes of depression and anxiety can limit one's life satisfaction. Experiences of trauma can often have a long-term impact on people. I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a graduate certificate in Art Therapy. I have also completed the 2-year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certifcate at the Institute for Psychoanalysis. I have strong experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and couples therapy. I look forward to having the opportunity of speaking with you personally."
Ed Rhodes, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"Stories have always fascinated me. They have the power to move us emotionally, to educate and instruct, to entertain us, and to cultivate true compassion and empathy through the act of sharing a story with another. They are also a powerful vehicle for how we perceive, interpret, define and live our lives, yet sometimes it can be easy to forget that we can be the authors of our story, not just a character proceeding along some previously determined narrative."
Gay Allied
(312) 313-0272
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Gay Allied
"Stories have always fascinated me. They have the power to move us emotionally, to educate and instruct, to entertain us, and to cultivate true compassion and empathy through the act of sharing a story with another. They are also a powerful vehicle for how we perceive, interpret, define and live our lives, yet sometimes it can be easy to forget that we can be the authors of our story, not just a character proceeding along some previously determined narrative."
Amanda C Malloni, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PCGC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"Are you feeling worried, sad, or just wanting something to change but you're not sure how to start? We all need support and guidance during challenging times! I want to help you reach your personal goals and find a life balance that you feel positive about. You are a unique person with individual strengths. Together we can discover those strengths and guide you towards healing, positive change, and self-discovery. In my professional experience a warm therapeutic relationship, solution-focused inventions, and using your individual unique strengths in a non-judgmental setting can cultivate significant change in your life!"
Gay Allied
(773) 649-1008
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Gay Allied
"Are you feeling worried, sad, or just wanting something to change but you're not sure how to start? We all need support and guidance during challenging times! I want to help you reach your personal goals and find a life balance that you feel positive about. You are a unique person with individual strengths. Together we can discover those strengths and guide you towards healing, positive change, and self-discovery. In my professional experience a warm therapeutic relationship, solution-focused inventions, and using your individual unique strengths in a non-judgmental setting can cultivate significant change in your life!"

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Gay Allied Counseling in Chicago for Gay Clients

If you're gay or are looking for help with being gay in Chicago or for a Chicago gay therapist, these professionals provide therapy for gays in Chicago and counseling for gays or gay clients. Not all those listed here are gay themselves. They are sensitive to the gay lifestyle in Chicago or Chicago homosexual life, including gay couples, gay marriage in Chicago, gay teens and gay parenting. Counseling may include LGBT Counseling in Chicago, LGBTQ or Chicago GLBT Counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Chicago you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Chicago and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Chicago or family therapy in Chicago.