Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Terry Ann Dornak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize a sex positive approach to therapy, and I am a kink -knowledgeable therapist.
It is my goal to provide you with a safe, therapeutic space to unload and explore your needs, worries, and fears whatever they may be. The path to healing is unique for each of us. We will work collaboratively towards meeting your goals and needs, and in doing so, make your life more comfortable and satisfying. It is my hope that each person who meets with me feels accepted, as I respect each individual's culture, gender, race, religion, and sexual identity.
(847) 613-4055
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Evanston, IL 60201
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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.
(224) 204-0945
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Lauren Zerbst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified
Verified
Kink , ENM, polyam, and open relationships are my bread and butter.
"We all need somebody to lean on." Lean on Me by Bill Withers is a song that articulates one of the best things you can do when life is challenging. Reaching out to family, friends, and a kind professional for help will enable you to get support and make positive changes in your life. Asking for help can be a vulnerable and scary experience, but the results are often worth it. I am devoted to manifesting growth and stability with all my clients. I am an active, enthusiastic clinician who gives thoughtful feedback after listening carefully to the problem.
(773) 672-2542
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Mark Vaughan - Sex Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am LGBTQ, kink , and poly sensitive and sex-positive.
The decision to seek therapy is positive and courageous. It is important to find the right therapist to help you with your problems, to make it possible to feel capable and resilient. If you're someone for whom anxiety, depression or other issues seem to get in the way of enjoying life, we can work together so you can create a fulfilling life of your choice. For couples trying to rediscover that spark in your relationship, together you can move past hurts to forge the relationship you want. If you are struggling with not knowing your life path or career, we can focus on your inherent strengths and personality to develop your vision.
(312) 487-4993
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Dr. Breanne Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, Postdoc
Verified
Verified
I am an LGBTQ+ affirming and sex positive therapist who welcomes clients who are part of the kink and poly/consensual non-monogamy communities.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount in fostering change. It is through an open, nonjudgmental, and safe environment that clients can explore and grow into their most authentic selves and lead more fulfilling lives. My approach emphasizes how our past and present experiences shape how we relate to others and the world around us. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, and utilize an integrative and collaborative approach that incorporates aspects of Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist, Relational, and Strengths-Based approaches.
(773) 839-2846
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Arielle Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, and identity-related questions. As a feminist and queer-identified therapist, I am passionate about working with women, LGBTQ folks, and those who experience stigma because of their kink or ENM identity. My practice is both psychodynamic and trauma-informed, integrating components of IFS, EFT, attachment theory, and somatic experiencing.
(847) 860-7081
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Bespoke Healing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We work with folks of all identities, but we specialize in offering queer, kink , poly, and gender-affirming therapy for LGBTQ+ folks and their loved ones.
Therapy is a space for big feelings, hard conversations, and laughing at ourselves when we can. We like to form connections with folks that feel supportive, brave, and most of all, REAL. At Bespoke Healing, we know therapy is going well when we see folks begin to step out in new ways and take risks to develop deeper bonds. We find it fruitful to explore how past traumas show up in current relationships, and our therapists are active in session as part of our relational style. We also help folks befriend their bodies as an important resource.
(773) 902-0512
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Timothy Judd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am anti-racist, queer-allied, sex positive , poly-affirming, HAES-affirming.
Are you a member of the LGBTQIA community or an ally? Have you struggled to find a therapist who is engaging and focused on change? Are you a geek who feels unheard, over-diagnosed for your hobbies and passions, and enjoy creative endeavors like table-top RPGs, video games, and board games? I view my role as a lantern in the dark. It is challenging to walk around in the dark without any sense of direction before you find a lantern sitting on a stool. It is up to you to decide to pick up the lantern, to use it to guide your path through the dark, walk the path, overcome the barriers before you, and find mental wellness.
(773) 362-2657
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Evanston, IL 60208
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Rob J Samp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in Sport and Human Performance and Alcohol and Drug use. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and athletic populations using a collaborative approach that fosters a safe and supportive therapeutic environment. My goal is to work together with you to help navigate your life’s journey. I use a feminist, person-centered approach to advocate for the equity in the community. I will meet you with a respectful curiosity that treats “you” as the unique individual that you are.
(331) 256-1603
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Brandon Branch
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Brandon believes that good therapy shows us how to tap into our own resilience to foster long-term change and personal growth. are. Brandon specializes in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, anger management issues and life transitions of all varieties. Brandon also works with clients who have behavioral disorders, those who are on the autism spectrum, as well as with clients addressing intergenerational trauma and challenges associated with communities of color.
(224) 714-0396
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jennifer Black
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LBS1, MSEd
Verified
Verified
Private Therapist & Consultant, licensed as a clinical professional counselor and learning behavior specialist with 15+ years experience, serving people on the gifted, twice-exceptional (2e), professional, public-figure, straight, LGBTQIA+, anxiety, depressive, bipolar, obsessive, asexual, monogamous, ENM (e.g., polyamorous), ADHD, autism, & other neurodivergent spectrums. If you’re overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, depressed, stuck, misunderstood, out-of-control, lonely, lost, frustrated, or burned out—and desire a professional who facilitates more optimal functioning and genuine wellbeing—then please call to schedule an appointment.
(224) 830-9800
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jake Hogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hi! My name is Jake. Therapy can be a great source of support when managing symptoms of anxiety, depression or ADHD. It also can be a place to engage in self-discovery, get support managing life changes, or to chart out a path for the future. I am a fully-licensed, trauma-informed therapist who works to provide care to a diverse group of clients. I have experience working with individual across many gender, racial, and sexual identities. I have particular experience working with men of all sexual orientations, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
(224) 279-6083
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Allison O'Neill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you frequently feel anxious, unsafe, or frozen in certain situations? Do you struggle to connect with others or communicate your wants and needs? Are you not living your life in a way that fits your values and fulfills you? My priority as a therapist is to support you in your time of struggle, in a way that centers your needs, circumstances, goals, and concerns. I can provide a compassionate space to process your feelings, nurture existing strengths, and heal from trauma, pain, or loss. If you’re ready, I’d love to assist you in finding a path forward, feeling better, and reconnecting with your truest self.
(847) 868-0505
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Carissa Francisco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with clients to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment. My goal in working with clients is to aid in their therapeutic process and recovery by assisting in the healing of relationship wounds or other personally identified goals.
(847) 447-2681
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Renee Surgi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have some shocking news: being a human is hard. Which is why I enjoy helping people navigate various life transitions, overcome challenging relationship dynamics (romantic, familial, platonic, professional, etc.), and heal from trauma. My approach is strengths-based and I often incorporate psychodynamic, Jungian, and Family Systems Theory with CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and consciousness-based interventions. Therapy with me is collaborative, holistic, and eclectic. I pride myself in creating a safe, judgment-free space for people to return to their most authentic selves, ultimately leading to a more meaningful experience of life.
(847) 654-9787
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Rick Tivers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the crucible within which clients are helped to heal their pain. I take an active role in the therapeutic process by engaging with the client so he or she feels understood, respected, and seen. The feelings of shame, fear, anxiety and other painful emotions are worked through so the client feels taken care of. The clients I treat often come into therapy in a survival mode. I help people in moving from survival to a life of thriving and self love. Dysfunctional behaviors creates people who feel inauthentic, even to themselves. I assist people in developing true authenticity and a real self.
(847) 383-0228
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Teletherapy Emdr Offered Rosy Tyree
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MAAT, ATR, LCPC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you tired of feeling anxious and depressed? Do you have intrusive and/or brooding thoughts that may be connected to an old memory or issue that is hard to quiet? Are you tired of feeling miserable and would like to learn tangible and useful techniques that will help take the edge and, in some instances, eliminate these thoughts and feelings? If you are ready to make that change, are open minded to learning non-traditional therapeutic methods, then please reach out to me and we’ll get started! As of now, I am taking new clients with convenient Saturday and Sunday hours. I am providing teletherapy / Skype services.
(872) 266-7949
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Bradi Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a space to work through life's challenges? I would love to help! I am not your traditional therapist--I like to make therapy a fun and creative place! Because everyone is unique, I have an eclectic approach to therapy. We will work together to create a safe space for you, where we utilize things that you're interested in, while also integrating evidence based treatment approaches like EMDR and body based approaches.
(847) 512-3573
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Nadia Greenspan
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CGP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Therapy is a gamble. When choosing a therapist, the most important question a client can ask is: will my therapist's mind be more flexible and more integrated than my own? Are they able to see, acknowledge and actively work on healing their own darkness and their own wounds, so they won't feel overwhelmed, triggered, offended, or over their head with mine?
(847) 865-9311
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jared Robl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It can be tough to feel seen, heard and understood. Even day-to-day life experiences can be painful if you're feeling alone and vulnerable and the idea of starting or restarting therapy and finding the right fit can be intimidating. You may worry that you wont find a therapist who takes time to understand you and what you're going through without judgement.
(312) 883-8865
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Evanston, IL 60201
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