Keeton Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
Are you LGBTQIA+ or someone who hasn’t found a therapist who sees, understands, or meets you where you currently are in life? As a psychotherapist I believe that you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help you navigate and work through the trauma and challenges you face. I believe that our best work together is achieved when you feel supported and encouraged so through humor and compassion I will meet you where are so that we can work together to address challenges and trauma you face and help you achieve your goals.
(773) 217-8819
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
Are you LGBTQIA+ or someone who hasn’t found a therapist who sees, understands, or meets you where you currently are in life? As a psychotherapist I believe that you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help you navigate and work through the trauma and challenges you face. I believe that our best work together is achieved when you feel supported and encouraged so through humor and compassion I will meet you where are so that we can work together to address challenges and trauma you face and help you achieve your goals.
Steve N. Du Bois
Psychologist, PhD, LCP Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I identify as a gender-nonconforming queer male. My work with all clients is informed by frameworks like antiracism, social justice, feminism, and anti-imperialism. I bring authenticity and genuine empathy to each client, pairing these with effective and approachable therapeutic interventions that research says work. I can help with micro-level goals like improving mood and reducing anxiety, on macro-level goals like recovering from trauma and coping with systemic oppression, and on relational goals like building intimacy. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are my personal and professional values. I believe that Black Lives Matter.
(312) 883-9639
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I identify as a gender-nonconforming queer male. My work with all clients is informed by frameworks like antiracism, social justice, feminism, and anti-imperialism. I bring authenticity and genuine empathy to each client, pairing these with effective and approachable therapeutic interventions that research says work. I can help with micro-level goals like improving mood and reducing anxiety, on macro-level goals like recovering from trauma and coping with systemic oppression, and on relational goals like building intimacy. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are my personal and professional values. I believe that Black Lives Matter.
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Cate Morrow
MA, ALMFT Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
I am a queer-identified relational therapist specializing in working with individuals, couples, triads, and other relationship configurations of any size. My professional goal is to help each of my clients become their most radically authentic selves. I work with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship struggles, communication problems, life transitions, and issues relating to sex. I work collaboratively with my clients, creating a safe space for exploring your concerns through cultural sensitivity, humor, and a non-judgmental stance.
(773) 912-0483
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
I am a queer-identified relational therapist specializing in working with individuals, couples, triads, and other relationship configurations of any size. My professional goal is to help each of my clients become their most radically authentic selves. I work with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship struggles, communication problems, life transitions, and issues relating to sex. I work collaboratively with my clients, creating a safe space for exploring your concerns through cultural sensitivity, humor, and a non-judgmental stance.
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Jared Day
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Are you LGBTQIA+ and struggling with a difficult time in life? Does anxiety and depression challenge you daily? If you want someone to collaboratively work with, i'm your person. Lets dig in and find how to best support your desired change with developing coping skills for the present and mending the past for a better future. Sometimes finding support can be a critical part of healing or becoming who you want to be. I want to connect with you to find your strengths to navigate through this time in your life and live as the authentic person you want to be.
(773) 466-6788
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Are you LGBTQIA+ and struggling with a difficult time in life? Does anxiety and depression challenge you daily? If you want someone to collaboratively work with, i'm your person. Lets dig in and find how to best support your desired change with developing coping skills for the present and mending the past for a better future. Sometimes finding support can be a critical part of healing or becoming who you want to be. I want to connect with you to find your strengths to navigate through this time in your life and live as the authentic person you want to be.
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Daniel Lovan
MA Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I am committed to helping clients grow into more authentic versions of themselves by exploring their mental health and intersectional identities. I tend to work with individuals seeking to learn new coping skills, challenge negative thoughts, and grow in more positive ways. I am particularly passionate about serving members of the LGBTQ+ community who are grappling with conflicting intersectional religious identities. No matter who my client is or what they want to work on, I seek to provide warm, empathic psychotherapy that is grounded in empirically based practices to promote overall well-being.
(312) 586-9934 x8
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I am committed to helping clients grow into more authentic versions of themselves by exploring their mental health and intersectional identities. I tend to work with individuals seeking to learn new coping skills, challenge negative thoughts, and grow in more positive ways. I am particularly passionate about serving members of the LGBTQ+ community who are grappling with conflicting intersectional religious identities. No matter who my client is or what they want to work on, I seek to provide warm, empathic psychotherapy that is grounded in empirically based practices to promote overall well-being.
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Brennan Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
Night/ Weekend availability. As a board-certified, licensed counselor, I specialize in LGBTQ+ issues, working with individuals and couples, teens through seniors. I seek to create a personal and healing space to promote insight and growth. I strive to empower my clients, and look beyond symptoms to treat the whole person.
(312) 626-7017
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
Night/ Weekend availability. As a board-certified, licensed counselor, I specialize in LGBTQ+ issues, working with individuals and couples, teens through seniors. I seek to create a personal and healing space to promote insight and growth. I strive to empower my clients, and look beyond symptoms to treat the whole person.
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Justin Sato
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MBA, CADC Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Populations of focus are LGBTQ+, immigrant/first generation, couples, and non-traditional relationships.
All of us yearn for a sense of belonging, and it is human to feel lonely due to issues we may be facing in life. Feeling alone can have a detrimental impact not only to our mental/emotional health, but also physical health. I strive for social justice and am attuned to the impacts and influences of society and culture. I'm here to support you in your mental health journey and working towards a better quality of life. I approach therapy from a trauma-informed and harm reduction lens, meaning I’m sensitive to the past experiences that have shaped you into who you are today while working in a collaborative approach.
(312) 934-0048 x31
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Populations of focus are LGBTQ+, immigrant/first generation, couples, and non-traditional relationships.
All of us yearn for a sense of belonging, and it is human to feel lonely due to issues we may be facing in life. Feeling alone can have a detrimental impact not only to our mental/emotional health, but also physical health. I strive for social justice and am attuned to the impacts and influences of society and culture. I'm here to support you in your mental health journey and working towards a better quality of life. I approach therapy from a trauma-informed and harm reduction lens, meaning I’m sensitive to the past experiences that have shaped you into who you are today while working in a collaborative approach.
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Ross Mondschain
BA Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck? Struggling with meaningful change in your life? Do you want to improve the quality of your intimate relationships? I provide empathetic and encouraging counseling to both individual and relationship clients. Actively collaborating with my clients, I ensure that each session moves you closer to your therapeutic and personal goals. Additionally, I specialize in affirmative treatment with LGBTQ+ clients, and celebrate diverse expressions of sexuality, gender, and intimate relationships.
(773) 207-4037
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck? Struggling with meaningful change in your life? Do you want to improve the quality of your intimate relationships? I provide empathetic and encouraging counseling to both individual and relationship clients. Actively collaborating with my clients, I ensure that each session moves you closer to your therapeutic and personal goals. Additionally, I specialize in affirmative treatment with LGBTQ+ clients, and celebrate diverse expressions of sexuality, gender, and intimate relationships.
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Barry Shaeffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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!
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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!
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Michelle Malters
Clinical Psychologist, PsyD Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
We all have areas of growth and great strengths. My approach to therapy honors your strengths and uses them to enhance personal growth. I have a passion for working with people who experience issues related to identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I want to assist in helping you reach your goals and long-term emotional health. I have experience working with diverse communities in a variety of mental health settings. I specialize in working with those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and have additional specialized experience working with those who have experienced trauma.
(312) 516-2331
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
We all have areas of growth and great strengths. My approach to therapy honors your strengths and uses them to enhance personal growth. I have a passion for working with people who experience issues related to identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I want to assist in helping you reach your goals and long-term emotional health. I have experience working with diverse communities in a variety of mental health settings. I specialize in working with those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and have additional specialized experience working with those who have experienced trauma.
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Lisa J Rivitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
I also have training in hypnotherapy and experience working with compulsive sexual behavior and love addiction and have worked extensively with the LGBT community.
When you are feeling depressed or overwhelmed, you may feel that you have few options. You may feel even worse if you are drinking more than usual or engaged in other compulsive behaviors. I will help you see that you have choices and that you can start acting and thinking in ways that make your vision of a satisfying life a reality. I am solution-focused and although I believe psychotherapy is a process, I am comfortable working with a short-term model as well as in a more ongoing way. I believe in being direct while remaining empathic.
(773) 997-2223
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
I also have training in hypnotherapy and experience working with compulsive sexual behavior and love addiction and have worked extensively with the LGBT community.
When you are feeling depressed or overwhelmed, you may feel that you have few options. You may feel even worse if you are drinking more than usual or engaged in other compulsive behaviors. I will help you see that you have choices and that you can start acting and thinking in ways that make your vision of a satisfying life a reality. I am solution-focused and although I believe psychotherapy is a process, I am comfortable working with a short-term model as well as in a more ongoing way. I believe in being direct while remaining empathic.
Lindsay Sherman
Counselor, MAAT, LCPC Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
As a queer-identified and sex positive (kink & poly affirming) therapist, I also offer a deep understanding of LGBTQ+ concerns.
Are you struggling with emotions, career, relationships, or chronic pain, but not sure how to move forward? As we've all experienced through the pandemic to certain degrees; life events can be unexpected, overwhelming, and traumatic. You deserve space to process what brings you to therapy with a professional who can validate your experiences and commit to working with you, at your pace, to develop solutions. I work from a culturally-aware, trauma-informed perspective to ensure that you feel seen and heard, and offer Art Therapy. Non-judgmental by nature, I collaborate with clients by building on strengths to overcome challenges.
(312) 766-6893
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
As a queer-identified and sex positive (kink & poly affirming) therapist, I also offer a deep understanding of LGBTQ+ concerns.
Are you struggling with emotions, career, relationships, or chronic pain, but not sure how to move forward? As we've all experienced through the pandemic to certain degrees; life events can be unexpected, overwhelming, and traumatic. You deserve space to process what brings you to therapy with a professional who can validate your experiences and commit to working with you, at your pace, to develop solutions. I work from a culturally-aware, trauma-informed perspective to ensure that you feel seen and heard, and offer Art Therapy. Non-judgmental by nature, I collaborate with clients by building on strengths to overcome challenges.
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Ethan York
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
Are you a person of faith who also identifies as gay (LGBTQ+) or same-sex attracted? Are you looking for a trauma therapist who's passionate about working with teens and young adults who have experienced trauma? My life's work is focused on teens and young adults who are exploring their faith and sexual identity and who are recovering from past trauma. Common symptoms are anxiety, depression, and PTSD. My goal is always to walk with my clients to find freedom, fulfillment, and an integrated identity. I love getting to know my clients - being entrusted with your story is an honor to me.
(630) 381-7837
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
Are you a person of faith who also identifies as gay (LGBTQ+) or same-sex attracted? Are you looking for a trauma therapist who's passionate about working with teens and young adults who have experienced trauma? My life's work is focused on teens and young adults who are exploring their faith and sexual identity and who are recovering from past trauma. Common symptoms are anxiety, depression, and PTSD. My goal is always to walk with my clients to find freedom, fulfillment, and an integrated identity. I love getting to know my clients - being entrusted with your story is an honor to me.
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Robert Stoner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60606
Offers online therapy
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.
(872) 713-5915
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60606
Offers online therapy
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.
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Jamie Gayle
Psychologist, PhD Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
I am the founder and director of IntraSpectrum Counseling, a private group psychotherapy practice specializing in work with LGBTQ clients, among a number of other areas of expertise.
I became a clinical psychologist because I believe deeply in the reparative power of human relationships. In a number of senses, we become who we are through our interactions with others, and these patterns form the basis of how secure we feel with ourselves and others. I see the therapeutic relationship as a natural vehicle for healing relationship wounds and breaking repetitive self-injurious patterns that dovetail with interpersonal struggles. I invite clients to join me in a collaborative effort to observe and more deeply understand themselves, their relationship patterns, and their characteristic ways of thinking and feeling.
(773) 750-3505
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
I am the founder and director of IntraSpectrum Counseling, a private group psychotherapy practice specializing in work with LGBTQ clients, among a number of other areas of expertise.
I became a clinical psychologist because I believe deeply in the reparative power of human relationships. In a number of senses, we become who we are through our interactions with others, and these patterns form the basis of how secure we feel with ourselves and others. I see the therapeutic relationship as a natural vehicle for healing relationship wounds and breaking repetitive self-injurious patterns that dovetail with interpersonal struggles. I invite clients to join me in a collaborative effort to observe and more deeply understand themselves, their relationship patterns, and their characteristic ways of thinking and feeling.
Lauren Mulligan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
My passion and specialty is in trauma-responsive identity-based work, particularly with members of the expansive queer, kink and polyamorous communities.
As a therapist, I take a non-pathologizing and collaborative approach. My work is grounded in feminist-relational, trauma responsive and body-centered practices. This means that I am interested in creating a genuine, transparent and accountable relationship with you. My hope is that within our relationship we can identify and interrupt patterns that may emerge in other relationships in your life. Together we can build and celebrate new patterns as I hold a space in which you can be witnessed and affirmed in your evolution. I am humbled to do the work of therapy and honor the courage and vulnerability it takes to begin healing.
(312) 273-6751
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
My passion and specialty is in trauma-responsive identity-based work, particularly with members of the expansive queer, kink and polyamorous communities.
As a therapist, I take a non-pathologizing and collaborative approach. My work is grounded in feminist-relational, trauma responsive and body-centered practices. This means that I am interested in creating a genuine, transparent and accountable relationship with you. My hope is that within our relationship we can identify and interrupt patterns that may emerge in other relationships in your life. Together we can build and celebrate new patterns as I hold a space in which you can be witnessed and affirmed in your evolution. I am humbled to do the work of therapy and honor the courage and vulnerability it takes to begin healing.
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Jamie Gayle
Psychologist, PhD Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
We are also the only private group practice in the Chicago Loop particularly suited to providing mental health services to the LGBTQ community.
Our staff is comprised of therapists who are deeply committed to helping our clients fulfill their diverse individual potentials and to embrace the full spectrum of their needs and authentic passions. Through a process of self-exploration within a uniquely affirming, validating therapeutic environment, we endeavor to assist our clients in building healthier relationships with themselves (often manifesting in increased self-confidence and improved coping skills) and with others (deepening those relationships and the capacity to be oneself within them).
(773) 750-3505
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
We are also the only private group practice in the Chicago Loop particularly suited to providing mental health services to the LGBTQ community.
Our staff is comprised of therapists who are deeply committed to helping our clients fulfill their diverse individual potentials and to embrace the full spectrum of their needs and authentic passions. Through a process of self-exploration within a uniquely affirming, validating therapeutic environment, we endeavor to assist our clients in building healthier relationships with themselves (often manifesting in increased self-confidence and improved coping skills) and with others (deepening those relationships and the capacity to be oneself within them).
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Paul Fressola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use and abuse, grief and loss, LGBT, mid-life issues, health issues including HIV/AIDS, creation of meaning and purpose.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CADC). I see therapy as a collaborative process of growth and change. My approach is flexible, warm and empathic. I have over 10 years of experience with individuals, couples and groups and utilize psychodynamics, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, family systems, relational, and relapse prevention strategies.
(773) 639-2768
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use and abuse, grief and loss, LGBT, mid-life issues, health issues including HIV/AIDS, creation of meaning and purpose.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Certified Addictions Counselor (CADC). I see therapy as a collaborative process of growth and change. My approach is flexible, warm and empathic. I have over 10 years of experience with individuals, couples and groups and utilize psychodynamics, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, family systems, relational, and relapse prevention strategies.
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Sean F Welsh
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
I have extensive experience with young adults and LGBTQ+ issues.
Life is a journey with many challenges, and people often become stuck, whether in a way of feeling (sad, anxious, in pain) or a way of being (job, relationship, lifestyle). Such distress and confusion can make it hard to move forward. A therapist who genuinely understands and accepts you can help relieve that distress and mobilize your strengths to move forward in a meaningful direction. As a psychologist, I am skilled in helping you free yourself from being stuck to find the meaning, fulfillment and joy that also can be part of life's journey.
(773) 932-6270
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
I have extensive experience with young adults and LGBTQ+ issues.
Life is a journey with many challenges, and people often become stuck, whether in a way of feeling (sad, anxious, in pain) or a way of being (job, relationship, lifestyle). Such distress and confusion can make it hard to move forward. A therapist who genuinely understands and accepts you can help relieve that distress and mobilize your strengths to move forward in a meaningful direction. As a psychologist, I am skilled in helping you free yourself from being stuck to find the meaning, fulfillment and joy that also can be part of life's journey.
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Kevin Barrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois. I provide individual and couples therapy specializing in the particular needs of the queer community. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and acceptance of oneself as well as insight into how one's fears, unacknowledged desires, and conflicts from the past can influence current behavior. I believe that a successful psychotherapy is directly dependent upon a solid relationship between therapist and patient.
(312) 548-3824
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois. I provide individual and couples therapy specializing in the particular needs of the queer community. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and acceptance of oneself as well as insight into how one's fears, unacknowledged desires, and conflicts from the past can influence current behavior. I believe that a successful psychotherapy is directly dependent upon a solid relationship between therapist and patient.

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These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in South Loop, Chicago. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.