Center for Gender & Sexuality at Juniper Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
At The Juniper Center you will find LGBTQ centered care. We are owned and directed by a therapist and a member of our community. Your name, your pronouns, your identity belong to you. Helping you heal belongs with us. You don't want to have to hide any of who you are. Whether your gender does not match your body, your identity does not match your gender, you love someone born the same sex as you or you love someone who is working their way through these issues, we are here to help. Perhaps you are a parent wanting to understand your child, or to help your child find a positive way through confusing issues.
(847) 807-4258 x1
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
At The Juniper Center you will find LGBTQ centered care. We are owned and directed by a therapist and a member of our community. Your name, your pronouns, your identity belong to you. Helping you heal belongs with us. You don't want to have to hide any of who you are. Whether your gender does not match your body, your identity does not match your gender, you love someone born the same sex as you or you love someone who is working their way through these issues, we are here to help. Perhaps you are a parent wanting to understand your child, or to help your child find a positive way through confusing issues.
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Brandon Bigby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCATP Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, grief, identity, life transitions, LGBTQ individuals and couples, and relationship issues.
I believe in the inherent strength, competency, and resourcefulness of individuals, couples, and families; this guides my approach to work with clients. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills that you possess, while supporting you in the development of new adaptive techniques and strategies. Through this collaboration, we will work toward a clear understanding of what brings you to therapy, as well as opportunities for growth and acceptance. Effective therapy results in an affirmative response to the question: "Am I authentically living a meaningful and fulfilling life?"
(773) 326-6775
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, grief, identity, life transitions, LGBTQ individuals and couples, and relationship issues.
I believe in the inherent strength, competency, and resourcefulness of individuals, couples, and families; this guides my approach to work with clients. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills that you possess, while supporting you in the development of new adaptive techniques and strategies. Through this collaboration, we will work toward a clear understanding of what brings you to therapy, as well as opportunities for growth and acceptance. Effective therapy results in an affirmative response to the question: "Am I authentically living a meaningful and fulfilling life?"
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Keisha-Marie Alridge
PsyD, MA Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Not accepting new clients
Please call me Keisha-Marie, and I use they/them pronouns! I am a Black Queer person who conducts therapy and psychological testing remotely. As you or your child's pre-licensed psychologist, I will approach concerns with a foundation of consent, trust/belief, and individualized consideration. I ask your willingness to tell me what is on your mind, experiment with new things, and feel through challenges as we develop our trust. We will collaborate and get to know each other through my relational and expressive style. I am committed to providing psychotherapy that supports you or your child to achieve what you or they want and need.
(872) 206-9442
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Not accepting new clients
Please call me Keisha-Marie, and I use they/them pronouns! I am a Black Queer person who conducts therapy and psychological testing remotely. As you or your child's pre-licensed psychologist, I will approach concerns with a foundation of consent, trust/belief, and individualized consideration. I ask your willingness to tell me what is on your mind, experiment with new things, and feel through challenges as we develop our trust. We will collaborate and get to know each other through my relational and expressive style. I am committed to providing psychotherapy that supports you or your child to achieve what you or they want and need.
Jeffery L. Siddall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I identify and affirm members of the LGBTQ+ communities.
I am a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in Chicago in 2017. Along with my counseling education and skills, I had a successful first career working as a special education and traditional elementary teacher, reading specialist, and literacy staff developer. Recently, I worked in higher education as a doctorate level college professor for 18 years, at a community college teaching developmental and traditional English classes.
(331) 246-1391
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I identify and affirm members of the LGBTQ+ communities.
I am a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in Chicago in 2017. Along with my counseling education and skills, I had a successful first career working as a special education and traditional elementary teacher, reading specialist, and literacy staff developer. Recently, I worked in higher education as a doctorate level college professor for 18 years, at a community college teaching developmental and traditional English classes.
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Courtney Remacle
MSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
I became drawn to the work of therapy after many years of working in social justice movements, and seeing how relationships hold the power and potential to change the world. I particularly enjoy working with people who use drugs, queer and trans folks, and people doing social movement work from a harm reduction and trauma-informed perspective. As a therapist, I believe you have the tools and skills necessary to heal yourself, and our work in therapy is to uncover them together. I'm interested in the intersections of healing and liberation, and am excited to explore with you how your own healing contributes to a liberated future.
(708) 295-3205
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Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
I became drawn to the work of therapy after many years of working in social justice movements, and seeing how relationships hold the power and potential to change the world. I particularly enjoy working with people who use drugs, queer and trans folks, and people doing social movement work from a harm reduction and trauma-informed perspective. As a therapist, I believe you have the tools and skills necessary to heal yourself, and our work in therapy is to uncover them together. I'm interested in the intersections of healing and liberation, and am excited to explore with you how your own healing contributes to a liberated future.
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Amy Daigler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Post-graduate training in LGBT issues, alongside practice with members of this community, has provided me with a special sensitivity in treatment.
Everyone experiences change in life, and sometimes those transitions are hard to manage alone. Uncomfortable feelings are a signal that it's time for something to change. I can assist you in exploring your options and making choices to put you back on track. My goal is to help you gain confidence and feel more in control. Feelings are normal, but can seem overwhelming without an outlet. Together we can discover ways to improve your comfort with yourself and those you care about, whether you are dealing with a loss or one of the other bumps along life's road.
(312) 715-7973
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Post-graduate training in LGBT issues, alongside practice with members of this community, has provided me with a special sensitivity in treatment.
Everyone experiences change in life, and sometimes those transitions are hard to manage alone. Uncomfortable feelings are a signal that it's time for something to change. I can assist you in exploring your options and making choices to put you back on track. My goal is to help you gain confidence and feel more in control. Feelings are normal, but can seem overwhelming without an outlet. Together we can discover ways to improve your comfort with yourself and those you care about, whether you are dealing with a loss or one of the other bumps along life's road.
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Jessica Punzo
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
In addition, I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community.
The majority of my training and work experience has specifically focused on the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma. I believe my job is to walk alongside my clients as they unpack their traumatic experiences, while providing continued safety and validation, all at their own pace. I have extensive experience in evidence based treatments for PTSD and have been successful in treating a wide variety of individuals. I have also completed specialized training in maternal mental health. I treat women dealing with mental health issues that come up during and after pregnancy, such as anxiety, depression, and OCD. I also help women navigate pregnancy loss, infertility, and traumatic births. As a mother myself, I am passionate about working with other mothers struggling with mental health issues related to pregnancy or the postpartum period.
(708) 613-8682
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
In addition, I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community.
The majority of my training and work experience has specifically focused on the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma. I believe my job is to walk alongside my clients as they unpack their traumatic experiences, while providing continued safety and validation, all at their own pace. I have extensive experience in evidence based treatments for PTSD and have been successful in treating a wide variety of individuals. I have also completed specialized training in maternal mental health. I treat women dealing with mental health issues that come up during and after pregnancy, such as anxiety, depression, and OCD. I also help women navigate pregnancy loss, infertility, and traumatic births. As a mother myself, I am passionate about working with other mothers struggling with mental health issues related to pregnancy or the postpartum period.
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Grace Couple and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
Here at GCFT, we care about your relationships. We believe that human beings are wired for connection. We strive to help you heal yourself and your relationships through honest assessment, courageous communication, self-improvement, and authentic connection. Therapy is both an art and a science. Our therapists are trained in effective, evidence-based therapies carried out in a compassionate, personalized way. We always prioritize the relationship with our clients, in combination with skillful interventions that strive to meet your goals. Our practice is culturally competent, anti-racist, LGBTQ+, sex worker, kink, and poly affirming.
(630) 884-4160
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Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
Here at GCFT, we care about your relationships. We believe that human beings are wired for connection. We strive to help you heal yourself and your relationships through honest assessment, courageous communication, self-improvement, and authentic connection. Therapy is both an art and a science. Our therapists are trained in effective, evidence-based therapies carried out in a compassionate, personalized way. We always prioritize the relationship with our clients, in combination with skillful interventions that strive to meet your goals. Our practice is culturally competent, anti-racist, LGBTQ+, sex worker, kink, and poly affirming.
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Jennifer Wolff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I work collaboratively with adults, and couples from diverse populations, including the LGBTQ+ community.
I work with individual adults and couples. COUPLES – Please do not wait until your relationship is in crisis before you contact a therapist. The longer negative, repetitive patterns and cycles of conflict and arguments continue, the harder and longer it takes to heal. Harsh words cannot be taken back. You will save time and money by contacting a therapist sooner than later. INDIVIDUALS – If you are feeling lonely, disconnected and stuck, I can help you make positive life-long changes. My goal is for you to feel clear, confident and empowered to live life your way, not the way other people might want you to live. You get to choose.
(708) 406-6418
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I work collaboratively with adults, and couples from diverse populations, including the LGBTQ+ community.
I work with individual adults and couples. COUPLES – Please do not wait until your relationship is in crisis before you contact a therapist. The longer negative, repetitive patterns and cycles of conflict and arguments continue, the harder and longer it takes to heal. Harsh words cannot be taken back. You will save time and money by contacting a therapist sooner than later. INDIVIDUALS – If you are feeling lonely, disconnected and stuck, I can help you make positive life-long changes. My goal is for you to feel clear, confident and empowered to live life your way, not the way other people might want you to live. You get to choose.
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Kate Giandonato & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
We also support those within the LGBTQ community, and emerging adults.
Very rarely in our lives are we given the opportunity and the space to truly look at ourselves, where we have been, and the person we are looking to become. At Kate Giandonato & Associates, we create an environment where you can safely look at yourself, relationships, and potential barriers to achieving your goals. Our relationship-based training in Social Work + Child Development has given us the background to notice and work through the conflicting messages, thoughts and emotions present not only in the parent-child relationship, but in every relationship. We work with our clients to better understand and negotiate these most important relationships.
(773) 888-4992
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
We also support those within the LGBTQ community, and emerging adults.
Very rarely in our lives are we given the opportunity and the space to truly look at ourselves, where we have been, and the person we are looking to become. At Kate Giandonato & Associates, we create an environment where you can safely look at yourself, relationships, and potential barriers to achieving your goals. Our relationship-based training in Social Work + Child Development has given us the background to notice and work through the conflicting messages, thoughts and emotions present not only in the parent-child relationship, but in every relationship. We work with our clients to better understand and negotiate these most important relationships.
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Erica Steenbergen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with couples, as well as the LGBTQ+ community.
Hello! I'm Erica Steenbergen, and I've been a Marriage and Family Therapist for more than ten years.
(708) 401-9415
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Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with couples, as well as the LGBTQ+ community.
Hello! I'm Erica Steenbergen, and I've been a Marriage and Family Therapist for more than ten years.
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Alicia Hoffman
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I'm located in downtown Oak Park near public transportation, enjoy working with other therapists, am an LGBTQ+ ally, support health at every size approach, have day and evening hours.
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."
(630) 394-5769
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I'm located in downtown Oak Park near public transportation, enjoy working with other therapists, am an LGBTQ+ ally, support health at every size approach, have day and evening hours.
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."
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Charlotte J Greiwe
MA Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
My speciality is working with LGBTQ teens and adults.
It's easy to feel overloaded in the world today. So much is asked of us, but we don't take the time to process, to self-care, and to heal. Therapy can be a place to do that. We can also learn how take care of ourselves everyday. I can help clients dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, self-harm, and identity issues.
(708) 398-9076
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
My speciality is working with LGBTQ teens and adults.
It's easy to feel overloaded in the world today. So much is asked of us, but we don't take the time to process, to self-care, and to heal. Therapy can be a place to do that. We can also learn how take care of ourselves everyday. I can help clients dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, self-harm, and identity issues.
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Chicago Center for Psychotherapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Stuck? We can help. Would you like to improve your relationship? Increase intimacy? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? We provide a supportive environment to assist you in taking risks and creating new ways of thinking which will bring healing and growth. As a practice of 6 therapists, we can treat most issues with adults, young adults and adolescents. We specialize in helping couples improve their marital satisfaction/sex life, infertility, trauma, LGBTQ issues, college/grad student concerns, immigration evaluations (Spanish-Speaking therapist), anxiety, and medical crises. We love our work, and congratulate you on your decision to begin the healing journey of psychotherapy.
(708) 232-0610
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Stuck? We can help. Would you like to improve your relationship? Increase intimacy? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? We provide a supportive environment to assist you in taking risks and creating new ways of thinking which will bring healing and growth. As a practice of 6 therapists, we can treat most issues with adults, young adults and adolescents. We specialize in helping couples improve their marital satisfaction/sex life, infertility, trauma, LGBTQ issues, college/grad student concerns, immigration evaluations (Spanish-Speaking therapist), anxiety, and medical crises. We love our work, and congratulate you on your decision to begin the healing journey of psychotherapy.
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Tiffany Green
Counselor, LCPC, MAPC, MDiv, MBA Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I view therapy as a pathway for growth, transformation and healing. I have an open and affirming approach to counseling and provide culturally- and trauma-informed care for women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ adult clients. My 20+ years of combined experience in for-profit, non-profit, hospital and private practice settings have contributed to my collaborative and compassionate approach to therapy. I specialize in assisting Millennials and Gen X clients with depression, anxiety, work-life balance, trauma, as well as queer identity and exploration. I offer support to experienced counseling clients and those seeking therapy for the first time.
(773) 915-0955
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I view therapy as a pathway for growth, transformation and healing. I have an open and affirming approach to counseling and provide culturally- and trauma-informed care for women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ adult clients. My 20+ years of combined experience in for-profit, non-profit, hospital and private practice settings have contributed to my collaborative and compassionate approach to therapy. I specialize in assisting Millennials and Gen X clients with depression, anxiety, work-life balance, trauma, as well as queer identity and exploration. I offer support to experienced counseling clients and those seeking therapy for the first time.
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Susan L Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Feeling stuck? Former Chicago Social Worker of the Year (National Association of Social Workers). Published, award-winning author in the field. 25 yrs experience. English/Spanish.AAMFT clinical member/supervisor. Respectful, skilled, organized, friendly, approachable. Model based approach. Male/female; gay/lesbian. Goal based, non-pathologizing strength-based model. Highly recommended as humanistic, safe, therapist/supervisor. Workshops/training/consultation/training /supervision (LCSW,AAMFT):"How To Improve Your Marriage," "Thriving as a Working Mother," "Sexual Abuse Treatment/Prevention" "Child Abuse Treatment/Prevention" "Family Systems," "Life Coaching," "Postpartum Depression: Treatment/Prevention," "Latinas-Postpartum Depression: Treatment/Prevention."
(708) 771-4636
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Feeling stuck? Former Chicago Social Worker of the Year (National Association of Social Workers). Published, award-winning author in the field. 25 yrs experience. English/Spanish.AAMFT clinical member/supervisor. Respectful, skilled, organized, friendly, approachable. Model based approach. Male/female; gay/lesbian. Goal based, non-pathologizing strength-based model. Highly recommended as humanistic, safe, therapist/supervisor. Workshops/training/consultation/training /supervision (LCSW,AAMFT):"How To Improve Your Marriage," "Thriving as a Working Mother," "Sexual Abuse Treatment/Prevention" "Child Abuse Treatment/Prevention" "Family Systems," "Life Coaching," "Postpartum Depression: Treatment/Prevention," "Latinas-Postpartum Depression: Treatment/Prevention."
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Kristine Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, EdD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I have specialized training in sexual health and I'm a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I work with all aspects of sex and sexuality that may be the cause of pain or distress. These issues could include any variety of difficulties with desire, arousal, intimacy, physical pain, communication, identity/expression, or fertility. I work with individuals/couples of all expressions (LGBTQ-identified, heterosexual-identified, non-monogamous, polyamorous, etc) to integrate sex positive communication into their relationships.
(872) 395-4425
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I have specialized training in sexual health and I'm a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I work with all aspects of sex and sexuality that may be the cause of pain or distress. These issues could include any variety of difficulties with desire, arousal, intimacy, physical pain, communication, identity/expression, or fertility. I work with individuals/couples of all expressions (LGBTQ-identified, heterosexual-identified, non-monogamous, polyamorous, etc) to integrate sex positive communication into their relationships.
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Stephanie Yunez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, families and couples of all genders, races, and ages to help empower themselves to process life’s daily challenges, ADHD, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship work, trauma, women’s issues and LGBTQ issues. I specialize in helping mothers and fathers navigating prenatal/postpartum depression.
(773) 312-3612
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, families and couples of all genders, races, and ages to help empower themselves to process life’s daily challenges, ADHD, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship work, trauma, women’s issues and LGBTQ issues. I specialize in helping mothers and fathers navigating prenatal/postpartum depression.
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Center for Personal Development
Psychologist Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Nakisher's creative style helps him work well with people struggling with various issues including addictions, eating disorders, work and relationship problems as well as gay/lesbian issues.
Dr. Nakisher offers a practical approach in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere to help clients gain insight, make lasting changes in life and get out your own way. He works particularly well with people who have previously experienced therapy as unhelpful. Dr. Nakisher also works a business consultant to major corporations, improving business through human capital.
(773) 417-5450
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Nakisher's creative style helps him work well with people struggling with various issues including addictions, eating disorders, work and relationship problems as well as gay/lesbian issues.
Dr. Nakisher offers a practical approach in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere to help clients gain insight, make lasting changes in life and get out your own way. He works particularly well with people who have previously experienced therapy as unhelpful. Dr. Nakisher also works a business consultant to major corporations, improving business through human capital.
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Kathryn J. Pope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I am honored for you to consider my practice to assist you in navigating this journey we call life. Are you experiencing a life changing event that you are struggling to navigate? At a crossroad, trying to decide where to go or what to do next? In a time of transition with your partner, or loved one? Struggling to get along or communicate? Do you need an objective impartial party to help guide you? There is no right or wrong answer, just what is best for your situation and those involved. I am affirming and supportive of the LGBTQ+ and Poly communities. My hope is to guide you to a place of "transformation and new beginnings".
(872) 204-0440
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I am honored for you to consider my practice to assist you in navigating this journey we call life. Are you experiencing a life changing event that you are struggling to navigate? At a crossroad, trying to decide where to go or what to do next? In a time of transition with your partner, or loved one? Struggling to get along or communicate? Do you need an objective impartial party to help guide you? There is no right or wrong answer, just what is best for your situation and those involved. I am affirming and supportive of the LGBTQ+ and Poly communities. My hope is to guide you to a place of "transformation and new beginnings".

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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Oak Park. 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.