Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I believe each person has inherent value and worth. Through lived experiences, one can cease living from a space of inherent worth, authenticity, and connection with others. I believe therapy can be a place to be heard, witnessed, practice new ways of experiencing the world, and to find authenticity and connection. Therapy can lead to a reconnection to positive self-worth and value. Commitment to therapy takes a great deal of honesty, courage, and vulnerability. I use a holistic and person-first lens. I see clients as people first and assist them in finding their true authentic selves."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(773) 993-1587 x7766
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"I believe each person has inherent value and worth. Through lived experiences, one can cease living from a space of inherent worth, authenticity, and connection with others. I believe therapy can be a place to be heard, witnessed, practice new ways of experiencing the world, and to find authenticity and connection. Therapy can lead to a reconnection to positive self-worth and value. Commitment to therapy takes a great deal of honesty, courage, and vulnerability. I use a holistic and person-first lens. I see clients as people first and assist them in finding their true authentic selves."
Jeff Levy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTRS
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"We often seek therapy because ways we’ve learned to navigate the world aren’t working the way they used to or the way we’d like them to. Sometimes these strategies cause us pain and sometimes they cause pain to others. Our work involves uncovering strategies we’ve learned to survive in the world and understanding where they come from. Once we understand their origin and function, we can develop awareness of when they arise in the present and make choices to navigate differently. "
Gay
Expressive Arts
(773) 717-2962
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"We often seek therapy because ways we’ve learned to navigate the world aren’t working the way they used to or the way we’d like them to. Sometimes these strategies cause us pain and sometimes they cause pain to others. Our work involves uncovering strategies we’ve learned to survive in the world and understanding where they come from. Once we understand their origin and function, we can develop awareness of when they arise in the present and make choices to navigate differently. "
Nicole Nelson-Sease, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60618
"I believe that connection is the truest of human experiences, and therapy can be a helpful tool in order to overcome issues and pain related to trauma, grief, loneliness, relationships or feelings related to depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental and healing environment in order to best facilitate growth and a better understanding of ourselves. Trauma can be pervasive, and complex, whether we find it in insidious day to day struggles or we have experienced a specific traumatic event. "
Gay
Expressive Arts
(773) 832-5142
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60618
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"I believe that connection is the truest of human experiences, and therapy can be a helpful tool in order to overcome issues and pain related to trauma, grief, loneliness, relationships or feelings related to depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions. I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental and healing environment in order to best facilitate growth and a better understanding of ourselves. Trauma can be pervasive, and complex, whether we find it in insidious day to day struggles or we have experienced a specific traumatic event. "
Patrick M McKee, Counselor
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
Expressive Arts
(847) 416-1050
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"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."
Iu-Luen Jeng, Counselor
Counselor, ATR, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60614
"As a bilingual therapist specializing in art therapy, I provide a broad prespective of the therapy process. I consider how cultural systems, trauma, and artistic expression impact personal growth and the healing process. I use compassion and affirmation while working collaboratively with you to navigate life difficulties. With extensive work expeience with adolescents, couples and young adults, clients often seek out support for issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and family dynamics. I also help clients understand and explore their sexuality, gender identity, body image and cultural identities."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(872) 256-9223
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"As a bilingual therapist specializing in art therapy, I provide a broad prespective of the therapy process. I consider how cultural systems, trauma, and artistic expression impact personal growth and the healing process. I use compassion and affirmation while working collaboratively with you to navigate life difficulties. With extensive work expeience with adolescents, couples and young adults, clients often seek out support for issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and family dynamics. I also help clients understand and explore their sexuality, gender identity, body image and cultural identities."
Yvette Camacho, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60608
"I help people achieve healing and wellness in their lives by focusing on positivity and internal strengths. I believe the mind and the body connect and affect one another. This is why I believe therapy can help people who are feeling overwhelmed with big emotions, having difficulties with life transitions, struggling with past traumas, feeling anxieties over the future, repair or create healthy connections or relationships with others and obtain inner peace."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(312) 626-6601
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60608
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"I help people achieve healing and wellness in their lives by focusing on positivity and internal strengths. I believe the mind and the body connect and affect one another. This is why I believe therapy can help people who are feeling overwhelmed with big emotions, having difficulties with life transitions, struggling with past traumas, feeling anxieties over the future, repair or create healthy connections or relationships with others and obtain inner peace."
Centered Therapy Chicago, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"Everyone experiences challenges in their personal and family life. Therapy can dramatically improve the quality of your life and relationships. We focus on working with individuals and families who are experiencing stress, sadness, anger, or distressing feelings related communication, work/life balance, career/school, relationship struggles, parenthood, and family difficulties. We also work with individuals on issues related to trauma, identity, relationships, self-esteem, grief, life transitions, eating/body image concerns, and sexual/gender identity. "
Gay
Expressive Arts
(773) 524-6887
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"Everyone experiences challenges in their personal and family life. Therapy can dramatically improve the quality of your life and relationships. We focus on working with individuals and families who are experiencing stress, sadness, anger, or distressing feelings related communication, work/life balance, career/school, relationship struggles, parenthood, and family difficulties. We also work with individuals on issues related to trauma, identity, relationships, self-esteem, grief, life transitions, eating/body image concerns, and sexual/gender identity. "
Erilda Borici, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60614
" For the last 10 years, I have been committed to supporting children, teens, parents, and adults in creating a life they find meaningful and can thrive in. My style is warm and supportive and building a strong and trusting relationship will be essential in our work together. I strive to appreciate and understand your unique story and struggles, offer insights on issues that might be beyond your awareness, and share adaptive tools in managing your life’s challenges."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(872) 244-6257
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Gay
Expressive Arts
" For the last 10 years, I have been committed to supporting children, teens, parents, and adults in creating a life they find meaningful and can thrive in. My style is warm and supportive and building a strong and trusting relationship will be essential in our work together. I strive to appreciate and understand your unique story and struggles, offer insights on issues that might be beyond your awareness, and share adaptive tools in managing your life’s challenges."
Stephanie Mcsharry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, GL-CMA
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Creative Arts Therapist. I have worked in several agencies around Chicago providing a range of therapeutic services as well as clinical supervision. I have done extensive work with individual and group therapy and find great joy in helping others. I utilize both verbal counseling and creative arts techniques when working with clients. My experience includes helping individuals deal with personal stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, low self-esteem, life adjustments and relationship issues."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(773) 823-0885
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Creative Arts Therapist. I have worked in several agencies around Chicago providing a range of therapeutic services as well as clinical supervision. I have done extensive work with individual and group therapy and find great joy in helping others. I utilize both verbal counseling and creative arts techniques when working with clients. My experience includes helping individuals deal with personal stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, low self-esteem, life adjustments and relationship issues."
Andrea Stiles, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"My clinical interests include working with women, gender, trauma (complex and secondary), human sexuality, dating and relationships (traditional and nontraditional), addiction, life transitions, identity, religion/spirituality, and racial/cultural concerns. I believe the most important aspect in the therapeutic space is having a collaborative, genuine, and empathic relationship with the client. My hope for those that I am so fortunate to work with is for them to reach a place of peace, acceptance, and liberation. I have confidence in my client's ability to cultivate change and create a new meaning, a new story, for their lives. "
Gay
Expressive Arts
(855) 622-3871
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"My clinical interests include working with women, gender, trauma (complex and secondary), human sexuality, dating and relationships (traditional and nontraditional), addiction, life transitions, identity, religion/spirituality, and racial/cultural concerns. I believe the most important aspect in the therapeutic space is having a collaborative, genuine, and empathic relationship with the client. My hope for those that I am so fortunate to work with is for them to reach a place of peace, acceptance, and liberation. I have confidence in my client's ability to cultivate change and create a new meaning, a new story, for their lives. "
Naomi A. Ansari-Lahiri, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I aspire to use an intersectional feminist model and anti-oppression framework for therapy largely because of my own experiences privilege and oppression. I work to be attentive to both the privileges and oppressions that come along with my various identities, and enjoy working with people who are also on this journey. My experiences have reinforced my commitment to continually work on decolonizing my mind and supporting the people I work with in doing the same."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(773) 570-2140 x7892
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"I aspire to use an intersectional feminist model and anti-oppression framework for therapy largely because of my own experiences privilege and oppression. I work to be attentive to both the privileges and oppressions that come along with my various identities, and enjoy working with people who are also on this journey. My experiences have reinforced my commitment to continually work on decolonizing my mind and supporting the people I work with in doing the same."
Shanel Jackson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, REAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"Perhaps you feel stuck, with no clear sense of purpose and don’t know the next steps to move forward in your life. Or your environment is not supportive, and you feel disconnected, frustrated and unheard in your relationships. Maybe you're dealing with emotional wounds caused by racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of oppression. And maybe you aren't even sure what the problem is, you just know things aren't working and no matter how hard you try, you end up in the same cycle of struggle. I am here to support you in creating deep and meaningful change, so you can live the authentic and empowering life that you deserve to have. "
Gay
Expressive Arts
(312) 629-4984
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"Perhaps you feel stuck, with no clear sense of purpose and don’t know the next steps to move forward in your life. Or your environment is not supportive, and you feel disconnected, frustrated and unheard in your relationships. Maybe you're dealing with emotional wounds caused by racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of oppression. And maybe you aren't even sure what the problem is, you just know things aren't working and no matter how hard you try, you end up in the same cycle of struggle. I am here to support you in creating deep and meaningful change, so you can live the authentic and empowering life that you deserve to have. "
Megan Earley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I offer individual, group and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in working with individuals who have issues related to sexual/physical/emotional abuse, self-harming behavior, stress and anger issues, trauma and behavioral disorders. I utilize several different treatment modalities and strive to meet the needs of each individual client. My approach with client's is to make them feel supported, respected, and that are in a safe environment. I work at a group practice that covers the whole spectrum that covers mental health needs."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(708) 497-9903
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"I offer individual, group and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in working with individuals who have issues related to sexual/physical/emotional abuse, self-harming behavior, stress and anger issues, trauma and behavioral disorders. I utilize several different treatment modalities and strive to meet the needs of each individual client. My approach with client's is to make them feel supported, respected, and that are in a safe environment. I work at a group practice that covers the whole spectrum that covers mental health needs."
Sarah Buino, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CDWF
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60613
""The longest journey that a man must take in his lifetime is the 18 inches from his head to his heart." This is the basis of Head/Heart Therapy. Utilizing various therapeutic methods, each client is treated as a unique individual to facilitate healing. Head/Heart Therapy is a private therapy practice where clients can experience non-judgmental, open, and authentic therapy. We value working with unique people from diverse backgrounds, life styles, and points of view."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(773) 966-2298 x1
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Gay
Expressive Arts
""The longest journey that a man must take in his lifetime is the 18 inches from his head to his heart." This is the basis of Head/Heart Therapy. Utilizing various therapeutic methods, each client is treated as a unique individual to facilitate healing. Head/Heart Therapy is a private therapy practice where clients can experience non-judgmental, open, and authentic therapy. We value working with unique people from diverse backgrounds, life styles, and points of view."
Katharine Joy Houpt, Counselor
Counselor, MAAT, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60626
"Are you feeling stressed, stuck, or sad? Are you coping with the loss of a loved one? Perhaps you're not feeling satisfied in your relationships. I will collaborate with you to identify creative strategies to better understand yourself and your connections with others. I will listen and offer non-judgmental guidance as you take steps to improve the way you feel. Sometimes words alone aren't enough to express yourself. I will guide you in meaningful, non-intimidating artmaking to help you meet your goals."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(872) 206-3486
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60626
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"Are you feeling stressed, stuck, or sad? Are you coping with the loss of a loved one? Perhaps you're not feeling satisfied in your relationships. I will collaborate with you to identify creative strategies to better understand yourself and your connections with others. I will listen and offer non-judgmental guidance as you take steps to improve the way you feel. Sometimes words alone aren't enough to express yourself. I will guide you in meaningful, non-intimidating artmaking to help you meet your goals."
Ruth Hedvat Shorr, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60603
"I'm an experienced, sensitive, insightful psychotherapist & psychoanalyst. On the faculty of The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. I'm Cultural sensitive, speak English & Hebrew fluently, have a degree in Judaica. I work with Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults. I work with Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals. Individuals, Couples, Families. People in Business, Academia, writers, people in the Arts. Exploring who you are, Enhancing your Creativity, what complicates your Emergence, Expression, Fulfillment. Satisfaction, Individually, & in relationships.Trauma, Cross-Generational Trauma, Gender issues, Conflicts, Creativity Blocks, Performance & Achievement Anxiety, Separation, Loss, Midlife crises. Mood difficulties -- Depression, Anxiety., Attachment Difficulties. Enhancing relationships. SUPERVISION."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(312) 239-3012
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"I'm an experienced, sensitive, insightful psychotherapist & psychoanalyst. On the faculty of The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. I'm Cultural sensitive, speak English & Hebrew fluently, have a degree in Judaica. I work with Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults. I work with Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals. Individuals, Couples, Families. People in Business, Academia, writers, people in the Arts. Exploring who you are, Enhancing your Creativity, what complicates your Emergence, Expression, Fulfillment. Satisfaction, Individually, & in relationships.Trauma, Cross-Generational Trauma, Gender issues, Conflicts, Creativity Blocks, Performance & Achievement Anxiety, Separation, Loss, Midlife crises. Mood difficulties -- Depression, Anxiety., Attachment Difficulties. Enhancing relationships. SUPERVISION."
Maria Alejandra Ramirez
PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"My therapeutic approach is to fosters a space where the past, present, and future intersect in a way that healing, empowerment, and clear direction can flourish. I understand that life can at times be challenging, change can be destabilizing, and loss will cause pain. Through these life transitions one may at times need a safe space to cultivate hope and grow. I employ evidence based practices, cultural sensitivity and awareness to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals. "
Gay
Expressive Arts
(872) 231-3776
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"My therapeutic approach is to fosters a space where the past, present, and future intersect in a way that healing, empowerment, and clear direction can flourish. I understand that life can at times be challenging, change can be destabilizing, and loss will cause pain. Through these life transitions one may at times need a safe space to cultivate hope and grow. I employ evidence based practices, cultural sensitivity and awareness to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals. "
Alison Vodnoy Wolf, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, R-DMT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"You want to feel emotions fully without shame. You want to be connected to your own sense of desire and purpose. You deserve a space to explore the parts of you that feel unknown, “unacceptable,” or taboo. My commitment in the therapeutic relationship is to welcome and value all aspects of your experience – the stories that reflect humor and resilience, and the parts that have been shamed or dismissed. "
Gay
Expressive Arts
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"You want to feel emotions fully without shame. You want to be connected to your own sense of desire and purpose. You deserve a space to explore the parts of you that feel unknown, “unacceptable,” or taboo. My commitment in the therapeutic relationship is to welcome and value all aspects of your experience – the stories that reflect humor and resilience, and the parts that have been shamed or dismissed. "
Elisa Kalb, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60606
"My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place where we can work collaboratively on specific goals to bring about personal growth, healing and healthier living. In a creative and caring environment, I help clients of all ages gain new perspectives, identify negative thinking patterns and express painful feelings. Many times people don’t have the words for what they are going through and traditional talk therapy merged with experiential components can help to unblock emotions, reduce anxiety, increase positive thinking and create corrective experiences from family of origin wounds. "
Gay
Expressive Arts
(872) 213-7217
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"My approach to therapy is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place where we can work collaboratively on specific goals to bring about personal growth, healing and healthier living. In a creative and caring environment, I help clients of all ages gain new perspectives, identify negative thinking patterns and express painful feelings. Many times people don’t have the words for what they are going through and traditional talk therapy merged with experiential components can help to unblock emotions, reduce anxiety, increase positive thinking and create corrective experiences from family of origin wounds. "
Emily Thornton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CYT-200
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I am passionate about creating meaningful and collaborative partnerships with each of my clients. I work from a strengths-based, empowering approach with every individual or couple, and I solicit your input and feedback throughout our journey together. My approach is rooted in principles of resiliency and inherent strength, focusing on balancing deep processing with practical solutions. As we build our connection, I will meet you where you are to gradually establish and review goals, and explore creative pathways to processing, always confirming that you feel you're making strides toward the personal growth and healing you seek."
Gay
Expressive Arts
(773) 839-4572
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Gay
Expressive Arts
"I am passionate about creating meaningful and collaborative partnerships with each of my clients. I work from a strengths-based, empowering approach with every individual or couple, and I solicit your input and feedback throughout our journey together. My approach is rooted in principles of resiliency and inherent strength, focusing on balancing deep processing with practical solutions. As we build our connection, I will meet you where you are to gradually establish and review goals, and explore creative pathways to processing, always confirming that you feel you're making strides toward the personal growth and healing you seek."

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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.