Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"You deserve a balanced, happy and successful life. Whether you are questioning what to do, who you are, struggling to find motivation/strength, or just not sure how to attain what you want, there is a safe & non-judgmental space for you. You will learn how to become the "you" that you have always wanted to be. Through empowering work, you will challenge thoughts and uncover negative and sabotaging patterns to help overcome barriers."
Gay
Weight Loss
(847) 416-1050
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Gay
Weight Loss
"You deserve a balanced, happy and successful life. Whether you are questioning what to do, who you are, struggling to find motivation/strength, or just not sure how to attain what you want, there is a safe & non-judgmental space for you. You will learn how to become the "you" that you have always wanted to be. Through empowering work, you will challenge thoughts and uncover negative and sabotaging patterns to help overcome barriers."
Sergio D Hernández, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"Sergio D. Hernández is a bilingual (English/Spanish), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and registered yoga teacher, with over 5 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children in outpatient and community mental health settings. Sergio believes in one's innate ability to heal and bring about meaningful change through innovative, tailored interventions that help cultivate mindfulness and self-awareness. Sergio strives to help clients recognize patterns that underlie psychological or emotional distress, and to provide symptom relief. He employs an integrative, strengths-based approach, drawing from person-centered, Humanistic/Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, trauma-focused and Psychodynamic approaches."
Gay
Weight Loss
(872) 201-3896
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Gay
Weight Loss
"Sergio D. Hernández is a bilingual (English/Spanish), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and registered yoga teacher, with over 5 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children in outpatient and community mental health settings. Sergio believes in one's innate ability to heal and bring about meaningful change through innovative, tailored interventions that help cultivate mindfulness and self-awareness. Sergio strives to help clients recognize patterns that underlie psychological or emotional distress, and to provide symptom relief. He employs an integrative, strengths-based approach, drawing from person-centered, Humanistic/Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, trauma-focused and Psychodynamic approaches."
Devin Bercaw, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, E-RYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I believe in a holistic approach to counseling and therapy and provide full-spectrum and client-specific treatment in a warm and non-judgmental setting. Most of us lead complicated and stressful lives and often find ourselves unable to cope with the many challenges facing us on a daily basis. I am both a yoga teacher and therapist and utilize an eclectic approach to therapy. I draw from various therapeutic approaches to address the unique needs of each client. I also incorporate mindfulness, breathing, and meditation into sessions when it is appropriate for dealing with stress, anxiety, and related issues."
Gay
Weight Loss
(773) 863-3904
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Gay
Weight Loss
"I believe in a holistic approach to counseling and therapy and provide full-spectrum and client-specific treatment in a warm and non-judgmental setting. Most of us lead complicated and stressful lives and often find ourselves unable to cope with the many challenges facing us on a daily basis. I am both a yoga teacher and therapist and utilize an eclectic approach to therapy. I draw from various therapeutic approaches to address the unique needs of each client. I also incorporate mindfulness, breathing, and meditation into sessions when it is appropriate for dealing with stress, anxiety, and related issues."
Jamie Eisenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"Choosing to begin therapy shows incredible inner strength and a desire to invest in yourself. This investment will allow you to understand all parts of yourself, establish authentic connections with others, and voice your needs in ways that can be heard. When you can do this, you are able to manage the staggering complexities that exist within life, as well as find joy in the process of living."
Gay
Weight Loss
(773) 340-3949
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Gay
Weight Loss
"Choosing to begin therapy shows incredible inner strength and a desire to invest in yourself. This investment will allow you to understand all parts of yourself, establish authentic connections with others, and voice your needs in ways that can be heard. When you can do this, you are able to manage the staggering complexities that exist within life, as well as find joy in the process of living."
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
Weight Loss
(872) 713-5915
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Gay
Weight Loss
"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."
Paul Fressola, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"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."
Gay
Weight Loss
(773) 639-2768
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Gay
Weight Loss
"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."
Joshua Rose, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I provide individual, couples, and family therapy with an integrative approach rooted in Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy; drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate to diverse individuals with unique needs. He believes that presenting a warm, safe, and comfortable environment is essential for therapeutic growth. Josh is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology"
Gay
Weight Loss
(773) 570-9841 x15
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Gay
Weight Loss
"I provide individual, couples, and family therapy with an integrative approach rooted in Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy; drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate to diverse individuals with unique needs. He believes that presenting a warm, safe, and comfortable environment is essential for therapeutic growth. Josh is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology"
Jen Schroeder, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60625
"I work with individuals across the lifespan, couples, and groups however my specialties are working with women and health care/mental health professionals. My Ideal clients are interested in deeper, longer-term work, and are open to emotional exploration and mind-body approaches. My areas of specialization include complex issues related to trauma, abuse or neglect, grief, loss, separation, life transition, relationship difficulties/couples, dissociation, emotional regulation, sexuality, post-menopausal sexuality, eating disorders, body image concerns, and fertility issues. I also have significant experience working with cancer survivors and their families as well as in the area of relational violence."
Gay
Weight Loss
(847) 868-3322
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Gay
Weight Loss
"I work with individuals across the lifespan, couples, and groups however my specialties are working with women and health care/mental health professionals. My Ideal clients are interested in deeper, longer-term work, and are open to emotional exploration and mind-body approaches. My areas of specialization include complex issues related to trauma, abuse or neglect, grief, loss, separation, life transition, relationship difficulties/couples, dissociation, emotional regulation, sexuality, post-menopausal sexuality, eating disorders, body image concerns, and fertility issues. I also have significant experience working with cancer survivors and their families as well as in the area of relational violence."
Elizejoy 'joy' Guzzarde, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Joy received a M.A. in Counseling with a specialization in Sport & Health Psychology at Adler University in Chicago. During her training, Joy learned to help people reach their peak performance in life by teaching them effective skills to increase motivation, goal setting, interpersonal skill building as well as managing emotional distress. Joy believes a holistic approach is most beneficial in one’s well-being. She incorporates realistic, positive self-talk & imagery to manage anxiety & other emotions. "
Gay
Weight Loss
(872) 395-4946
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Gay
Weight Loss
"Joy received a M.A. in Counseling with a specialization in Sport & Health Psychology at Adler University in Chicago. During her training, Joy learned to help people reach their peak performance in life by teaching them effective skills to increase motivation, goal setting, interpersonal skill building as well as managing emotional distress. Joy believes a holistic approach is most beneficial in one’s well-being. She incorporates realistic, positive self-talk & imagery to manage anxiety & other emotions. "
Kate Hinkle, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"The process of therapy is a highly personalized journey, and I approach the therapy relationship from an open and collaborative perspective. I predominantly utilize interpersonal, mindfulness, and family systems theories to inform my clinical work. My commitment is to actively listen; to witness your journey; to learn about your worldview and experiences; and to provide support on your path towards insight, growth, and self-fulfillment."
Gay
Weight Loss
(312) 635-5896 x2
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Gay
Weight Loss
"The process of therapy is a highly personalized journey, and I approach the therapy relationship from an open and collaborative perspective. I predominantly utilize interpersonal, mindfulness, and family systems theories to inform my clinical work. My commitment is to actively listen; to witness your journey; to learn about your worldview and experiences; and to provide support on your path towards insight, growth, and self-fulfillment."
Carrie Sandler, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60603
"I believe that therapy belongs foremost to the patient. I believe that the verbal sharing of experiences allows one to hear themselves think and identify how they feel-gaining meaningful insights into who they are along the way. There is no need to know why exactly treatment is being sought. The only need is a willingness to know the self better, and a belief that through a collaborative dialogue, change is possible. My goal is to create the safe and trusting relationship necessary to allow the treatment process to unfold. I join my patients as a active collaborator, a sensitive observer and a discerning interpreter. "
Gay
Weight Loss
(312) 970-0964
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Gay
Weight Loss
"I believe that therapy belongs foremost to the patient. I believe that the verbal sharing of experiences allows one to hear themselves think and identify how they feel-gaining meaningful insights into who they are along the way. There is no need to know why exactly treatment is being sought. The only need is a willingness to know the self better, and a belief that through a collaborative dialogue, change is possible. My goal is to create the safe and trusting relationship necessary to allow the treatment process to unfold. I join my patients as a active collaborator, a sensitive observer and a discerning interpreter. "
Shannon M Duffy, Counselor
Counselor, MFT, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60606
"My overall goal for each client is to work on obtaining balance within a healthy lifestyle. Through obtaining balance one's symptoms can lessen and each individual and/or couple can focus on the positive attributes of their life and move forward towards reaching their goals. Daily stressors are inevitable and it is essential to build coping strategies for how to handle stress and combat negative thinking patterns. Creating behavior changes is another focal point of psychotherapy and beneficial in wanting to create a sense of structure and consistency in one's relationships and overall life. "
Gay
Weight Loss
(312) 578-9990
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Gay
Weight Loss
"My overall goal for each client is to work on obtaining balance within a healthy lifestyle. Through obtaining balance one's symptoms can lessen and each individual and/or couple can focus on the positive attributes of their life and move forward towards reaching their goals. Daily stressors are inevitable and it is essential to build coping strategies for how to handle stress and combat negative thinking patterns. Creating behavior changes is another focal point of psychotherapy and beneficial in wanting to create a sense of structure and consistency in one's relationships and overall life. "
Sara LaCasse, Ph.D., LLC, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"The process of therapy begins with establishing a sense of trust and safety wherein individuals can explore themselves and how they came to be who they are. In understanding our individual strengths, and vulnerabilities we can gain and challenge our capacity for change, acceptance, and growth as an individual."
Gay
Weight Loss
(312) 313-2128
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Gay
Weight Loss
"The process of therapy begins with establishing a sense of trust and safety wherein individuals can explore themselves and how they came to be who they are. In understanding our individual strengths, and vulnerabilities we can gain and challenge our capacity for change, acceptance, and growth as an individual."
Robin Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"People enter into therapy for a variety of reasons such as; having experienced a recent or past trauma, struggling with anxiety, depression or a life altering event. Ultimately, we all want to feel better and live more productive lives. I believe that therapy is a collaborative endeavor which takes place in an open and non-judgmental environment. My role is to help clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, what motivates their behaviors and how they can bring about the desired changes."
Gay
Weight Loss
(312) 487-4088
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Gay
Weight Loss
"People enter into therapy for a variety of reasons such as; having experienced a recent or past trauma, struggling with anxiety, depression or a life altering event. Ultimately, we all want to feel better and live more productive lives. I believe that therapy is a collaborative endeavor which takes place in an open and non-judgmental environment. My role is to help clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, what motivates their behaviors and how they can bring about the desired changes."
Kevin Vail, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"Kevin believes his role as a therapist is never to “fix” his client but empower them to uncover the fulfilled life they deserve. He feels listening with sincere empathy, remaining without judgment, and guiding the client to a better understanding of self in a safe and honest place shapes the foundation for long-lasting positive changes. The client is the utmost expert of themselves, and Kevin is honored to walk alongside his clients on their journey. The client’s individualized treatment goals will be formulated through collaboration between Kevin and his client based on what they would like to achieve in therapy."
Gay
Weight Loss
(872) 814-6170
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Gay
Weight Loss
"Kevin believes his role as a therapist is never to “fix” his client but empower them to uncover the fulfilled life they deserve. He feels listening with sincere empathy, remaining without judgment, and guiding the client to a better understanding of self in a safe and honest place shapes the foundation for long-lasting positive changes. The client is the utmost expert of themselves, and Kevin is honored to walk alongside his clients on their journey. The client’s individualized treatment goals will be formulated through collaboration between Kevin and his client based on what they would like to achieve in therapy."
Scott Robinowitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60614
"My perspective is that everyone's life has a story, and therapy is a way to identify and change that story to fit with your goals, values and designs. Seeking therapy can be difficult, and I enjoy supporting people in finding their narrative and re-writing it the way they desire to fit their needs. As a strength-based and client-centered therapist, I believe that meeting people where they are enables them to feel at ease and supported in the process. Helping others identify their innate strengths and using them is a large part of my philosophy. "
Gay
Weight Loss
(872) 395-6022
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Gay
Weight Loss
"My perspective is that everyone's life has a story, and therapy is a way to identify and change that story to fit with your goals, values and designs. Seeking therapy can be difficult, and I enjoy supporting people in finding their narrative and re-writing it the way they desire to fit their needs. As a strength-based and client-centered therapist, I believe that meeting people where they are enables them to feel at ease and supported in the process. Helping others identify their innate strengths and using them is a large part of my philosophy. "
Mason L Kelly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, NBCCH, CSOTS, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60617
"Do you ever wonder why you keep experiencing the same kind of problem over and over again? Do you keep feeling defeated even before you begin? Ever wonder sometimes what's it all for and why you're still living? Many people ask themselves these questions everyday, but do nothing about it. You are not alone! There is help. You've come to the right place! People sometimes develop unhealthy ways of living due to their past experiences of being abused, hurt or traumatized. I specialize in helping those people suffering from the pain of life's disappointments, hurts or tragedies."
Gay
Weight Loss
(773) 270-8292
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60617
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Gay
Weight Loss
"Do you ever wonder why you keep experiencing the same kind of problem over and over again? Do you keep feeling defeated even before you begin? Ever wonder sometimes what's it all for and why you're still living? Many people ask themselves these questions everyday, but do nothing about it. You are not alone! There is help. You've come to the right place! People sometimes develop unhealthy ways of living due to their past experiences of being abused, hurt or traumatized. I specialize in helping those people suffering from the pain of life's disappointments, hurts or tragedies."
Annaliese R Spalink, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60618
"Finding a therapist that's a good match can be difficult from an online search. That's why I make it part of my work to help clients feel comfortable and work together towards your goals for therapy. I believe that finding a therapist that helps you meet these goals, in a safe and non judgmental space is essential for growth. I have over 10 years of experience in mental health, with a focus in anxiety and depression."
Gay
Weight Loss
(773) 832-5811
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60618
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Gay
Weight Loss
"Finding a therapist that's a good match can be difficult from an online search. That's why I make it part of my work to help clients feel comfortable and work together towards your goals for therapy. I believe that finding a therapist that helps you meet these goals, in a safe and non judgmental space is essential for growth. I have over 10 years of experience in mental health, with a focus in anxiety and depression."
Lee Carr,
M.A., LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"As a therapist, I strive to ensure that the largest influence on your life story is your genuine self, not judgment, worry, fear, or external entities. To do this, I help you: identify what has held you down or is holding you back, discard unnecessary judgment, and leave behind what no longer serves you, so that you can embrace positive change. "
Gay
Weight Loss
(773) 482-3702
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Gay
Weight Loss
"As a therapist, I strive to ensure that the largest influence on your life story is your genuine self, not judgment, worry, fear, or external entities. To do this, I help you: identify what has held you down or is holding you back, discard unnecessary judgment, and leave behind what no longer serves you, so that you can embrace positive change. "
Nitaya Chawla, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"Change is never easy,but with the assistance of a therapist, you can start to learn skills to move towards your goals. Some of these skills include effective communication, mindfulness, relaxation, and changing negative thought patterns. In my work with couples, I focus on teaching communication skills and understanding underlying issues that effect the relationship."
Gay
Weight Loss
(630) 796-0890
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Gay
Weight Loss
"Change is never easy,but with the assistance of a therapist, you can start to learn skills to move towards your goals. Some of these skills include effective communication, mindfulness, relaxation, and changing negative thought patterns. In my work with couples, I focus on teaching communication skills and understanding underlying issues that effect the relationship."

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Gay (LGBTQ) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in Chicago or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in Chicago or for a Chicago gay therapist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly therapists plus gay therapists in Chicago, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

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.