LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in River North, Chicago, IL

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Benjamin Gronich
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MSEd
Verified
I have extensive experience working with teens/adults within the LGBTQ + communities.
So, you’re contemplating seeking out therapy. Congratulations, it takes a lot of courage to recognize that there are things you may want to explore, change, and/or better understand about yourself, the way you see others, and/or your environment. Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust can be difficult. Painful life experiences, past trauma and current situations can lead you to feel stuck, depressed and anxious. I believe that we all have areas of our life that warrant closer examination. As your therapist, I aim to create an empathic judgement-free space where we can work together to achieve your goals.
(872) 206-9880 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
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Steven Nakisher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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.
(312) 626-5648 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
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Jared Day
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified
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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River North
Chicago, IL 60654
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Jenine L Chiles
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am skilled at working with the LGBTQIA community.
Hello, thanks so much for visiting my profile. My work with clients is collaborative and I will help you to explore your past and discover patterns that have occurred throughout your life and continue to have an impact on you. It is my fundamental belief that people have the ability to change and each person knows what's best for them. My job is to help you discover these issues in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment that allows you to express your innermost thoughts and feelings without judgment.
(312) 800-1621 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60654
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Kyle Tacia
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
My number one priority, above everything else, is to making therapy an approachable and enjoyable endeavor. I am open to working with adult clients of all genders and sexual orietations. I regulary work with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, as well as life transitions. I am experienced in working with LGBTQIA individuals and couples and use an affirming approach. I also enjoy working specifically with men stuggling with sexual functioning, intimacy issues, and anger management.
(872) 278-1734 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60654
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Alex Ngo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have focused my work on supporting queer and trans people and people of color. The clients who tend to be the best fit for my clinical approach tend to be people who are looking to be pushed, who want to build self-awareness, and want to change their relationship with their younger selves. They are asking the questions, "Who I am in this world?" or "How do I heal from the violence of the world?" or "How do I do things differently?" They want to build meaningful lives, practice gratitude and mindfulness, and alleviate suffering by offering themselves understanding and self-nurture.
(872) 206-9690 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Jake Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with substance use, disordered eating, shame, and grief/loss and am passionate about working with adults in the LGBTQ + community. I utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective and offer therapeutic interventions with warmth, humor, and directness.
(312) 262-5795 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60654
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Alicia Ali
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals in transitional stages in their lives, first-generation individuals, ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ + individuals.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS -- Life's challenges are often unexpected. Yet, these obstacles are something we share and our struggles are what make us human. Fortunately, you do not need to navigate them alone. We will work through these challenges together as you rediscover your best self. My approach to therapy includes building a strong therapeutic relationship and providing clients with applicable tools for change. I value creating a safe space that promotes healing and fosters growth. I am passionate about understanding the root causes of problematic behaviors to help my clients maintain long-term stability after therapy.
(872) 814-7159 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
Not accepting new clients
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Clarity Clinic- Chicago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CADC, LSW
Verified
Deja specializes in Addiction/Substance Abuse Alcoholism Anger Management Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder DBT/CBT Depression Grief and Loss/Bereavement LGBTQ Major Depressive Disorder Mindfulness Mood Disorders Personality Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma Relationship Issues Sadness Self Esteem .
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Deja has watched mental illness and illicit drug use disrupt the lives of strangers, family and friends. She sought out a degree that will allow her to help individuals heal mentally and emotionally. Her focus is re-building individuals and families broken by mental illness and substance use. Deja’s mission is to guide individuals to their highest selves through self-awareness and therapeutic intervention. She aims to help her clients create internal stability,so they can control their external reality. She believes that it takes a collective effort for a person to grow into their best selves
(312) 764-1606 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
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Savannah Flores
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR, LPC
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist, currently working toward a Ph.D. in Art Therapy Psychology. I am experienced in working with artists, BIPOC and members of the LGBTQ community. I approach therapy from the lens of critical consciousness, intersectionality and anti-oppressive knowledge. In sessions, I use critical inquiry around issues of identity as it relates to difference, prevailing power structures, inequality and oppression. It is my goal as a therapist to go beyond the concepts of multiculturalism and decolonize our beliefs about pathology and healing.
(312) 516-2360 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
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Antonina (Nina) Lunetta
MA, LCPC, NCC, IMH-E
Verified
I specialize in couples work (including LGBTQIA +, Poly, Kink Positive, marital, pre-marital, & divorce counseling), family work (including parenting, parents & young children, teens/pre-teens, & parents with adult children), & individual work (including clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, & unhealthy communication patterns).
Feeling numb, lost, stuck, or that we have lost control of our thoughts or our relationships can be a frustrating and aggravating, to say the least. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I offer a nonjudgmental, welcoming space where I assist my clients in navigating the many challenges we face every day. Schedule your appointment today at: www.claritychi.com/provider/antonina-lunetta/
(312) 517-2940 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
Not accepting new clients
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Jenni Sickler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified
I focus on and have experience working with trauma related symptoms and disorders, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, attachment disruptions, life transitions, personality disorders, identity development, and the LGBTQIA + community.
My hope is to cultivate a therapeutic environment that is authentic, empathetic, non-judgmental and filled with compassionate curiosity. I view therapy as a collaborative process that encourages growth, resilience, self-compassion, and empowerment in the areas that are important to you. As an art therapist, I can incorporate the art making process as a restorative tool to increase insight using nonverbal forms of expression and expanding imaginative capabilities within oneself. My desire is to provide a safe space to explore past experiences and traumas while creatively working towards healing and growth.
(312) 564-4952 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
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Center for Personal Development
Psychologist
Verified
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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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
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Reshma Rampersad
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with individuals from across the lifespan and lifestyles including traditional and non-traditional students, LGBTQIA + community, first generation individuals, and individuals from diverse ethnicities.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I provide individual, couples, and group therapy as well as psychological testing. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy allowing for the balancing of mind, body, and spirit. I place an emphasis on mindfulness and acceptance in my therapeutic approach allowing you to evolve in a meaningful way. Navigating that evolution can be difficult and uncomfortable, my job is to help you through that process. To facilitate your transformation I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy.
(331) 258-5675 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
Not accepting new clients
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Alev Ildiz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with individuals from diverse ethnicities, first generation individuals, members of the LGBTQIA + community, veterans and students.
Sometimes the way you relate to yourself and others no longer aligns with who you truly are, your values or how you envisioned your life. You may feel disconnected from yourself and others. You may feel anxious or misunderstood, and start to question your worth or love. To cope, you wear a mask to hide parts of yourself, which creates feelings of tension within yourself and with others. What if you lived your life according to your values while accepting and expressing your genuine self? I create a judgement free, safe therapeutic space where you can explore, understand and find your authentic self.
(312) 626-6201 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
Not accepting new clients
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Rachel D. Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a culturally sensitive, social justice focused, LGBTQIA /poly affirmative, and kink-aware therapist, I am equipped to help you explore how your social location impacts your areas of concern.
Are you living your ideal life? Are your relationships as close or as functional as you would like? As a Couple and Family Therapist, I specialize in services for couples, families, and individuals. I work collaboratively, providing a safe, culturally sensitive, and encouraging virtual space to explore what is no longer working for you. Together, with a therapeutic approach based on your unique situation and experiences, we can work through what is keeping you from your desired life.
(312) 626-4945 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
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Tim Meehan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Tim has experience working with the LGBTQIA + community, and men & women in young adult/adult populations.
Navigating ourselves through life, especially in today’s world, will often feel challenging, confusing, and scary. Whatever hurdles life throws in our paths can sometimes leave us stuck on our journey. What we’ve learned and experienced throughout our lives, matters. However, at times, change is necessary in order for one to live authentically. Tim’s philosophy of good therapy is assisting his clients in recognizing their own resilience, while building compassion for what they’ve been through and examining our flexibility. His goal is to assist his client’s in moving forward towards their goals, in order to create healthy outcomes.
(312) 874-6220 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
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Sage Tree Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
LGBTQIA welcoming.
Proud to be the only group practice specializing in perinatal mental health in St. Louis! Compassionate therapy services specializing in Trauma; particularly related to Post Partum depression or anxiety, Birth/Pregnancy/Infant Loss and relationship or sexual trauma. Strengths-based approaches are used for all clients signifying my belief that everyone is an expert in their own life. Our clinical interventions also focus on the importance of empowerment, self-care and safety. It is my mission to help you on your personal journey from survivor to thriver! Infants up to 12 months welcome to accompany parent receiving services.
(314) 310-5275 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60654
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Linda Bartoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have a particular interest in working with the LGBTQ community.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I work side by side with individuals, couples, and families as their life cycle progresses. Sessions focus on increasing one's emotional and mental wellness. Typical issues I work with include anxiety, adjustments, life changes, gender, identity, loss, grief and trauma. I use the past, present, and future to produce insight and behavioral change. I encourage and work with clients to find balance, increase resilience, and to improve communicating their needs and desires.
(312) 818-5619 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60611
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Mark Milazzo
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
My graduate training at the Adler School of Professional Psychology has specifically prepared me to handle therapeutic goals related to: relationship issues, family conflict, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, life stage transitions, and issues related to aging.
My goal as a therapist is to put you back in touch with your own unique voice and sense of self that allows you to thrive. I use a psychodynamic, existential approach to find solutions to the unique challenges your life contains. Through building on open and honest relationship, we will explore effective coping tools and new ways to look at persistent issues that effect you.
(847) 802-8543 
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River North
Chicago, IL 60606
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in River North, 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.