Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Cassie Uher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Additionally, I practice from sex positive , kink and poly affirming stances.
The greatest gift you can give yourself is healing and self-acceptance. I want to support people by honoring their chaos in a kind and compassionate way. By developing a therapeutic relationship grounded in person-centered, trauma-informed, and social justice frameworks; I create space for clients to heal and change with unconditional support, creative collaboration, and using humor to find some light in the dark. I view myself as a “fellow traveler” and will work to co-create a space where your healing and growth is the priority.
(630) 394-8278 
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
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Brittany Gray
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
I work with adults and couples who seek to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they show up in this world. I want to assist people in becoming their fully realized emotional selves by creating a non-judgmental and sex-positive space for them to safely explore their feelings and share their vulnerabilities. The therapeutic relationship, and collaboration within it, is a crucial component of my work and something that I build and honor throughout the therapeutic process. Clinical areas include life transitions, anxiety, depression, identity/sexuality exploration, relationships, trauma, and sex-related issues.
(630) 446-6369 
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
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Patrick Sterk
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
I am a member of Chicago Kink and Poly Aware Therapists (KPACT) as well as several similar national organizations.
My name is Patrick, and I’m glad you found my page. Life can be hard, and change isn’t easy. If it was, we would have done it already. In my experience, change and personal growth come with guidance and training as well as support and understanding. That is what I can offer to anyone that would like to work with me. The main focus of my work is with individuals and couples in the kink and poly communities, as well as individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I also work frequently with LGBTQIAA clients and people experiencing anxiety or depression.
(773) 862-8206 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
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Erin O'Connor
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I'm Level I certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and a member of Kink and Poly Aware Chicago Therapist (KPACT).
I'm passionate about helping folks struggling to give themselves grace and kindness, which is crucial to moving in the direction of the life we want, whatever that may look like for each individual. I work from a sex-positive stance to help individuals and those in relationships facing the barriers and challenges in a monogamy-centric world. I’m here to partner with my clients to emphasize strengths and fosters holistic wellness whether that client(s) is facing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual issues, shame, fear, and or one of the many other challenges that come with being human in today's world.
(773) 915-0897 
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
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Jeanelle Kline
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
Are you tired of spending all your time in therapy educating your therapist instead of working on what you need? Looking for a therapist who specializes in struggles with identity, sexual orientation, diverse sexual groups, such as kink /BDSM; relationship orientation such as polyamory, relationship anarchy, or swinging; anxiety, depression, HIV/AIDS, and other chronic illness; secular or alternative faiths such as paganism; and are seeking patient-centered, compassionate, and affirming care?
(773) 322-1031 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Barrett Kern
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My strengths as a therapist are in helping people who are experiencing difficulties related to mood (depression, bipolar disorder), traumatic events (past or recent), anxiety, or psychosis. My therapy style is warm, person-centered, and collaborative. I am also LGBTQIA+ friendly, gender affirming, and body/ sex positive . I welcome individuals who need a secure place to process relationship problems, to work on making life changes, or to learn useful coping tools to deal with life's stressors.
(872) 242-1292 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Caroline Ost
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I believe that the therapist-client relationship is the most important tool we have when it comes your healing. I utilize a compassionate, non-judgmental, trauma-informed approach where you can openly examine your mental health, who you are, what you believe, and how your experiences and interactions with society affect your life. I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life, particularly clients who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, college students, and folks who are navigating life/spirituality after adverse religious experiences. I am a sex-positive practitioner and am kink and poly affirming.
(312) 584-6440 
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Chicago, IL 60637
Not accepting new clients
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Bill Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am kink and polyamory aware.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with both individuals and couples. My counseling is compassionate, empathic and empowerment-based. I believe healing occurs through the recognition of your inner strengths, helping you find ways to treat yourself with compassion during difficult times. I take care to understand and talk with you about your experiences. Together we gently explore sources of pain or stress, and decide on the best strategies for reducing stress and helping you cope with difficulties.
 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
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Allison Sheade
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Allison Sheade is a feminist psychodynamic, relational, trauma-focused LCPC in Chicago. Her style is warm, empathic, collaborative, and direct. Allison has an active style, and clients enjoy knowing that she will offer insights, interpretations, and feedback that are effective, helpful, and supportive. Allison has worked in community mental health, at the Women's Center at Northwestern University, and in outpatient settings. Allison works with diverse populations and operates from a multicultural perspective, valuing differences of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender and sexuality (+ poly & kink ), ableness, and world-view.
(773) 993-1240 
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Morgan Concepcion, LCPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I am a sex-positive, trauma-informed, psychodynamic and client affirming therapist who specializes in depression, anxiety, interpersonal boundaries, relationships, work-life balance, and family of origin issues. I work with adults in individual or relationship therapy. I have a wide variety of clientele, including those who are LGBTQIA, CNM/Polyamorous, and BDSM/Kinky. I have experience working in community mental health, private practice, and in smoking cessation and psychosocial rehabilitation groups. Boundaries, Expectations, Assertive Communication and Self-Esteem are some of my favorite topics to discuss in therapy.
(872) 666-9879 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
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Mike Unhoch
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC, ALMFT
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and relationships of all kinds (straight and LGBTQ+). I consider societal and cultural influences while helping clients to explore their relationship/intimacy issues, sexuality, identity, struggles with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health concerns. I take a sex positive approach and am attuned to the needs of poly, non-monogamous, open, kink , and BDSM clients.
(773) 839-4653 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Amalia Golomb-Leavitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LSW
Verified
As your therapist, I partner with you in navigating the impacts of both internal and external circumstances on your ability to thrive. I practice client-centered therapy and will assist you in exploring possibilities for taking agency in your own healing. I hope to co-create a space of trust, strength, and possibility that follows your direction, and supports you in clarifying what you want that direction to be. I work with adults, teens, and relationships, and hold a sex positive approach that is inclusive of those who are monogamous, non-monogamous, kink and BDSM, and involved in the sex trade.
(872) 266-7726 x8 
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Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Hannah Kohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
I am poly-affirming, kink -aware, and am committed to aligning myself with values of harm reduction.
As a justice-oriented therapist, what matters to me is what works for you. I prioritize an intersectional, relational, eclectic, healing-centered approach. I seek to build authentic, accountable, transparent relationships based on your definitions of safety and respect. Centering and affirming your experiences in the world is most important to me. It is also essential to me to acknowledge how the intersections of our identities lead us to interact with dimensions of marginalization and privilege. In our time together, I’ll regard you as the expert in your own lived experience as we both learn more about what it is like to be you.
(773) 207-4247 
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Sab Giangiulio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
With more than a decade of various forms of experience and training in the areas of LBGTQ+ affirming care, sex work, asexuality, BDSM, kink , fetish, fantasy, and diverse relationships, Sab is fueled by radical hope and an admiration for connection.
Sab is a trauma-informed therapist who works to create a collaborative space in which to seek wellness, pleasure, and liberation. They believe in supporting and empowering folx in navigating life’s troubles with recognition of systems of oppression, misinformation, shame and stigma. Sab is a creative community activist with a passion for expressive arts, dedication to racial justice, and commitment to their own shadow work regarding the use and impact of their whiteness.
 
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
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Keeton Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
My focus and passion is working with the LGBTQIA+ community, those in non-traditional relationships, queer issues, kink positivity, body positivity, and those living with or recently diagnosed with HIV.
Are you LGBTQIA+ or someone who hasn’t found a therapist who sees, understands, or meets you where you currently are in life? As a psychotherapist I believe that you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help you navigate and work through the trauma and challenges you face. I believe that our best work together is achieved when you feel supported and encouraged so through humor and compassion I will meet you where are so that we can work together to address challenges and trauma you face and help you achieve your goals.
(773) 217-8819 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Kyra Keuben
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I also cater to sex workers, CNM/polyam relationships, and kink .
"Be what you are becoming, without clinging to what you might have been, what you might yet be." Our relationship is an opportunity for you to take up space and fill concert halls.  It is easy for us to view our lives like a piece of sheet music and get caught up in the theory. As a result, we end up missing the beautiful symphony all around up. I want to create a space with you where you don't have to worry about being too much. Our space will be warm, protected, and healing. I want us to create a space where you get to live your life on your own terms.
(312) 906-7049 
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
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Bea Gatchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
My therapeutic practice centers a holistic, sex positive , and trauma-informed lens.
My areas of specialization are working with individuals/couples/relationships who are in the LGBTQ+ community who have experienced violence, such as sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, family system-based violence, spiritual abuse, and community-based violence. I work with many different relationship structures from cisgender heterosexual monogamous couples and folx with more expansive relationship structures. My areas of specialization in working with relationship clients are high-conflict relationships, sexual dysfunction/dysregulation, infidelity, trust, safety, and stability.
 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
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Stephen Heintz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I'm sex-positive, kink -friendly, ENM-affirming, and have specialized training and experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community.
If you're here, you're probably looking for a change--whether it's in your relationships, patterns, thoughts, feelings, or something else that's important to you. Life is full of challenges, but I firmly believe that people have fundamental inner-strengths that can help them cope. As a therapist, I warmly accept my clients as they are, and work alongside them to explore who they would like to become. I believe in the power of human connection, and strive to use that connection to help my clients access their strengths; to ultimately bring about meaningful change, healing, growth, and understanding.
(773) 290-1856 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
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Ewelina K Beardmore
Counselor, LCPC, CST
Verified
Life has probably provided many challenges this past year, and has produced far more questions than you can find answers for. My goal in our work together will be to help you search for the solutions that can increase your self-esteem, decrease your anxieties as well as develop a better insight into your life. In our work together, your strengths will be our focus, and in a non-judgmental environment we will address the most intimate or overwhelming issues impacting you and/or your relationships through a mind/body approach. I am LGBTQIA+-affirming, sex-positive, kink and poly-friendly.
(312) 219-9380 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
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Maira Gomez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC
Verified
I’m LGBTQ+ affirming, sex positive , sex worker and kink allied.
Taking the first step to begin therapy can be a challenging one, and finding the right therapist is an important piece. I take a supportive, non-judgmental approach to therapy and start off by creating a safe space to allow a strong therapeutic relationship to form. I give my clients the space to describe their challenges and hardships. Along the way, I help clients develop coping skills as well as awareness into their patterns and behaviors, and systemic factors, in order to create positive changes in their lives. I support all parts of clients’ histories, inviting honest exploration into the complexities of their experiences.
(773) 207-3436 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy


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