Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Downers Grove, IL

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Amar Davé
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
- As a counselor, I employ a sex positive , goal oriented, directive, and integrative theoretical model with my clients.
You are the expert on your experience, I simply serve as a guide to the process. - Therapy is a partnership between you and me, (and my corgi Bennett who may make an appearance now and then - don’t worry, he’s bound by HIPAA too). - I am honored to be in a position where I am able to support my community. The community served include those struggling with a variety of relationship, intimacy, and sexual issues. I also work well with those who are navigating cultural transitions, such as self-identity / exploration, marriage, blended families, immigrants, and refugees. Navigating various domains of life is tough and you are not alone.
(630) 300-8928
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Erica Essary
Psychologist, PsyD, CAADC
Verified
Verified
Many of my clients are LGBTQIA, and I am a gender, sexual identity, and kink affirming clinician.
You've realized something isn't right in your life, but aren't sure what to do about it. You try to keep it together and just deal with it, but that's not working so well anymore. Whether it is an issue in your relationships, your job, or school, you find yourself looking for ways to cope that aren't really helping. Maybe you struggle with taking care of yourself and are overwhelmed or exhausted at the end of every day. After trying to be everything to everyone and get it all done, you still feel as if you're failing somehow. We can change what's happening and help get you back on track.
(630) 812-7084
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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A. Brooke Wine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LASOP
Verified
Verified
I work with an eclectic array of mental health topics, including; sexual health, sexual deviance, kink , intimacy, traditional & non-traditional relationships, anxiety, depression, mood regulation, life transitions, and adjustment struggles.
Hi there! I am a forensic psychotherapist in practice with Naperville Counseling Center. I aim to provide support and encouragement as individuals work on their mental health. Building a strong rapport with clients is essential, and I love developing a healthy connection with each client. I enjoy integrating humor into therapy to break up some of the heaviness emotional processing can be. Coming from a forensic background, I have experience working with intense areas of need, support, and planning.
(630) 333-4105
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Mary Madrake
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Mary Madrake is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience in a variety of settings, including schools, community mental health centers, and private practice. They provide individual and couples therapy with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. They have experience treating trauma, relationship issues, gender identity and sexuality, emotional and behavioral disorders, anxiety, and adjustment to a variety of life transitions. Additionally, Dr. Madrake has extensive experience working with members of the LGBT+ community, those in non-monogamous and alternative relationships, and clients involved in kink .
(708) 272-1885
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Downers Grove, IL 60517
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Amber Glavor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Verified
If you are here, you are already demonstrating the strength and willingness to improve your life and well-being. I will empower you to take the next step towards healing past wounds, let go of patterns that no longer serve you and address and improve upon relationship issues. I will support and empower you through your journey in finding growth and healing through both challenges that have been ongoing for years or more recent struggles or traumatic experiences.
(630) 354-0226
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Robyn M Ashbaugh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
You have a right to have a passionate and fulfilling relationship. You may not be sure if it’s their fault or yours but you do know that you miss feeling that spark. You feel frustrated that your needs go unmet or that you are constantly being nagged to meet your partners. The resentment is invading every area of your life together. Communication has broken down, you’re constantly irritated and snippy. You can’t remember the last time you had fun together, let alone had great sex. You know there has to be more to life than this. You want to feel connected, energized and satisfied. You dream of being desired and wanted again.
(219) 336-1350
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Jonathan Ryan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel like you think differently from others In a way that no one around you understands? Do you find that your passions and interests are not acknowledged as important by those close to you? Being told that you have to become a different person by those around you can be painful and traumatic. It can lead to anxiety, self-doubt, depression, and struggling with identity. This can be true for individuals who are neurodivergent, LGBTQIA+, and multicultural families. So by having a space to express and explore who you are can be therapeutic.
(630) 534-9997
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Jessica Kaminsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about empowering clients to connect with their authentic selves and their strengths in order to heal, grow, and make meaningful life changes. I utilize an integrative and collaborative approach with clients to help them identify their individual goals and provide insight, tools, and techniques to reach them. I believe working together with clients is important, and I aim to provide a calm, laid-back, and nonjudgmental space where clients feel safe to talk and process openly.
(630) 642-6471
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Meagan Restaino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC, PCGC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Your relationship is unraveling before you. You never imagined things could get this bad or that you would ever deal with such painful issues. You’re feeling invalidated, misunderstood, confused, hurt, and angry on a regular basis. All you want is to be happy again. You find yourself doubting the relationship and yourself on a regular basis. You've even considered what it would be like if you weren't together anymore. Other times you want to do everything you can to fix the problems but your efforts just aren't getting you the long term results you want. Your head is constantly spinning. Things were supposed to be different.
(630) 526-7344
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Benjamin Cowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
In therapy, I enjoy collaborating with clients to increase their self-knowledge and utilize their strengths to facilitate change towards living a more rewarding and fulfilling life. I am committed to identifying and implementing an individualized approach for each client to support them in achieving their therapeutic goals. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults using an integrative therapeutic approach, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills.
(630) 593-0831 x7
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Donna Mills
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Donna Mills has an open and affirming practice with all individuals, families and groups. It is important to Donna to have a caring therapeutic relationship in order to assist you with setting and reaching your goals. Donna Mills assists individuals and families with the stresses of immediate or long term situations. Donna has an understanding for people that experience anxiety and/or depression. Come see Donna for any of your problems or stressors in your life.
(773) 985-8428
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Irene Schreiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Your romantic relationship just isn’t what it used to be. You keep trying to get it back on track but it only seems to be getting worse. You’re fighting more often and constantly feeling misunderstood. It feels like you can’t even go a few days without getting annoyed or mad at each other. At times you dread going home and find reasons to stay away. You’re having a hard time remembering the last time you went on a date, had fun together or maybe even had a normal conversation. At times you are doing everything you can just to make it through the week.
(847) 892-4492
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Carolyn Schoenbeck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
To me, therapy is a collaborative experience with the intent to promote real change and liberation. I place great value in the therapeutic relationship that is fostered through honesty, warmth, acceptance. Through the therapeutic relationship, I hope to establish a safe and non-judgmental environment that encourages vulnerability and change. Working together, we construct effective coping techniques, communication skills, healthy boundaries and behaviors, and improved life functioning.
(331) 254-4511 x10
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Not accepting new clients
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Benlina Aier
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
No matter your age, identity, or life experience, you are worthy and deserving of a counseling experience that is safe, compassionate, equitable, accessible, and empowering for you. As a therapist, I'm here to walk with you through your journey and co-construct a plan that is unique to you and your needs, help you build upon your strengths, and create a space that honors who you are and the experiences that led you here.
(630) 528-2452
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Amber Loveshe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Your once amazing relationship feels so hard but it doesn’t have to be. You have a deep desire to be your best self for you and your partner but it feels like regardless of your best efforts you continue to struggle. It used to feel so easy but you now find yourself on edge and agitated more often than not. When you try to share your feelings they often come out wrong or your partner just doesn’t get it which leaves you wishing you hadn’t said anything at all. It’s getting harder to engage on the smallest things.
(630) 526-7188 x1
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Sarah Hamza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all deserve a space that is exclusively ours. A non-judgmental, accepting, and healing space where we can transform our minds, feelings, and experiences. A space to reflect and grow. I provide holistic therapy that is person-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed. My approach to therapy is eclectic - I incorporate various treatment modalities and approaches into my work (mindfulness, CBT, DBT, etc.) and provide anti-oppressive, anti-racist and culturally responsive therapy. The identities you carry are seen, valued, and celebrated. I consider all aspects of your life, including the systems and environments that impact us.
(630) 593-7474
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Mallory Jones
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mallory Jones specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and athletes, including: anxiety and mood disorders, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ concerns, athletic performance struggles, body image, identity struggles, and life transitions. She gained mental performance consulting experience working with youth and college athletes on struggles including attentional focus, energy management, anxiety, self-confidence, leadership development, and the mental impacts of the injury.
(630) 538-7939
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Kate Hinkle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
The process of therapy is a highly personalized journey, and I approach the therapy relationship from an open and collaborative perspective. I predominantly utilize interpersonal, mindfulness, and family systems theories to inform my clinical work. My commitment is to actively listen; to witness your journey; to learn about your worldview and experiences; and to provide support on your path towards insight, growth, and self-fulfillment.
(312) 635-5896
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Brianna Yoo-Sun McLuen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
Our lives our deeply interconnected. There are moments when structures and roots of inequity serve as a barrier to access to reach one's full potential, purpose, and connection with self and others. As a human, you hold value and power and are keenly aware of the acute and chronic challenges you may face. Perhaps its impact on the ability to properly attach, heal, and thrive individually and in community with others has touched your life. You may be looking for someone to help provide space and tools for you to reclaim your own identity, narrative, and power.
(630) 526-7732
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Nicholas Young
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
In a world of uncertainty and constant negativity, you might be feeling many emotions that you really are not used to. Anger, depression, anxiety, stress, isolation, and loneliness are just a small amount of these feelings that you may have, and I am here to help! Everyone struggles - myself, you, your child, heck even your pet can seem ‘off’ some days (my cats show endless amounts of expression). I work best with nerds, whether you’re 5 or 50! I’ve dealt with bullies and being outcasted personally due to my quirks so if you need help with communication, self-expression, or have ‘specific’ stuff (you know what I mean), I’m your guy!
(815) 205-1683
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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