LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Naperville, IL

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Tony Steuer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Having worked in various levels of treatment, including Inpatient Hospitalization, Partial Hospitalization Programming, Intensive Outpatient Programing, Substance Use Treatment, HIV/STI counseling and treatment, Community Mental Health Services, Crisis Services, and Social Service Agencies. I find that I have worked with persons of many diverse backgrounds and co-occurring diagnoses, and consider it an honor to be let into a person’s story. Depression, substance use, anxiety, grief, mood disorders, LGBTQ +, career counseling, life transition/adjustments, psychosis, and men's issues, are some of the general topics I have worked with.
(331) 215-6373 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Brian Rzepczynski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DHS, LCSW, CADC
Verified
An LGBT -safe office!.
If you're looking for a therapist who is well-trained in relationships and sex, and you want to take your love-life to the next level, then look no further! I work with individuals and couples, single or partnered, on relationship issues and sexual concerns. I help men and women of all sexual orientations learn how to establish and maintain long-term, healthy, fulfilling, and thriving relationships. Whether you're looking for dating coaching, relationship enrichment, or healing a troubled partnership, my mission is to help you achieve the type of relationship you've always wanted!
(630) 473-3145 
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Margot Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work best with clients that desire a laid back, collaborative approach. Maybe you have specific goals in mind or need to process out loud to figure them out. My style is direct and casual, balanced with non-judgment and respect for your autonomy to support your authentic exploration and work towards connection, change, and healing. I have extensive experience with adolescents/young adults (ages 14-30), including queer , trans and nonbinary folks; parents; and adults navigating the general challenges of being a modern human in 2022.
(630) 686-7510 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Jaclyn Harwey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Illinois and Florida (telehealth only). I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Aurora University in 2006 and my Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Aurora University in 2010. I have been working in the field since 2006 in various settings including community mental health centers, residential/group homes, homeless shelters, and hospitals. I specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, crisis intervention, and LGBT issues. I work with clients across the life span in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
(630) 803-4847 
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Briana Jakubik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
I strive to find solutions that are "Skills Over Pills". I am passionate about helping preteens, teens, and adults that are struggling to better themselves. It can be scary to feel that you are “behind others” in work, school, or relationships but I can help you refocus on the positive aspects of yourself and what you are truly capable of. I have experience with LGBTQ +, anxiety, depression, life changes, and trauma. I have worked with individuals, groups, and in hospital settings. I also taught parenting classes and have experience with career counseling. All of my experience is focused on guiding others along their journey.
(847) 380-8485 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Virginia McDonough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I enjoy working with relationship issues both gay and straight.
I am an involved counselor who provides feedback and interacts with her clients to promote total wellness. Clients may work short term or long term as we contract for what is best currently. Many clients are surprized that the process is so interactive and useful. Some take notes. My job is to help ground you as you work through your issues, providing clarity and insight. My philosophy is that the therapy belongs to the client. I have 25 years of experience in individual and marital work and am also a Divorce Mediator and a Postal Service mediator. Phone sessions available.
(630) 524-4349 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Christina Graffagna
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor whose work focuses mainly on adolescents and young adults. I believe in working collaboratively with clients to reach their goals, enhancing the strengths and skills my clients currently hold while developing new ways of coping. I provide a space for LGBTQ -affirming, trauma-informed care using empathy, open communication, humor, and intentional relationship building to foster meaningful conversations in the therapy room.
(331) 246-0376 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Stephanie Kilper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals navigating a variety of life challenges including but not limited to LGBTQIA identities, body image challenges, disordered eating, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and family concerns.
I bring a body-based approach to navigating the challenges that life brings your way. As a dance/movement therapist and licensed professional counselor, I merge the felt experience with cognitive processing to support full integration in your healing process. We know that the body remembers all it has ever experienced. Let's give your body, brain, and heart the opportunity to heal together. I will walk with you and support you in building the skills, insight, and ability to face whatever challenges come your way.
(630) 547-3456 
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Naperville, IL 60565
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Stephanie Wollert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
I provide services for adolescents, adults, families, couples, non-traditional relationships and am Lgbtqia +, kink and poly welcoming.
It is valid to feel anxious, out of control and experience feelings related to depression especially with our world in its current state. In addition you may be dealing with personal trauma, relationship issues, loss, mental illness and more. It can be difficult to find a place where you feel comfortable and safe enough to be real without fear of being judged. I want our sessions to be that place for you. I know that one size does not fit all and that everyone has their own unique experience and needs. I want to hear your story and to create a plan together that promotes well-being, healing and self-acceptance.
(331) 207-6117 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Jenaleigh Turner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
For more than a decade, I have worked with LGBTQIA folx and people who have experienced trauma.
I believe in the power of radical empathy. So many of the people I have worked with have experienced pain in their lives or they feel the crushing weight of expectations from themselves and others around them. I have been honored to witness people I have worked with find their voice and build their strength to overcome barriers in their lives. I am honored to hold space for you as you work through things that feel heavy, cheer you on when things begin to feel easy again, and walk with you for all the moments in between.
(331) 226-1870 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Ashley Eller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Clients of mine fall within the 12-25 year old range with their main struggles surrounding identity development, self-esteem, and LGBTQIA + concerns. My clients come to therapy with presenting problems including: anxiety, depression, attentional difficulties, interpersonal relationship struggles, and emotional dysregulation difficulties. Working collaboratively with me, clients can expect a clear understanding of the treatment process as well as mutually formulating achievable and impactful therapeutic goals.
(331) 207-9253 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Merek Rowe Poto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
As a member of the LGBTQIA + community, a transman in particular, I cater to the needs of my fellow members of the community, especially transgender individuals. I have advocated for the LGBTQIA + community for about four years, returning to my former high school to educate the advanced health classes on gender, sex, sexuality, and gender expression. I provide a unique experience that leads to my ability to relate to my communities and understand what they're going through.
(331) 246-0810 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Kelly LaPorte
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Verified
I work with an eclectic array of topics such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment struggles, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, ADHD, anger management, LGBTQ +, relationships, loss/grief, stress reduction, and abuse.
*DUE TO HER CASELOAD BEING FULL, KELLY IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME* Hello! I offer interventions that foster empowerment, knowledge, and inspiration, which ultimately brings positive changes to your life. Due to the empathy and compassion I have with the therapeutic experience, I do my best to build strong rapports with my clients as well as their families to make the therapeutic process enjoyable and successful. I understand that the first stages of beginning therapy can be a difficult, so please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
(847) 380-7584 
Naperville, IL 60540
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A. Brooke Wine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LASOP
Verified
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA + community and foster a safe, welcoming, and accepting space.
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 aim to develop 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 x4 
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Sandra Conti
Counselor, MBA, MS, LCPC
Verified
I also have specialized training working with the LGBTQ + population and enjoy working with transgender youth and adults.
Are you hoping to sort through the feelings, struggles, and questions that are getting in the way of your own happiness? Are you searching for a therapist who is collaborative? Would you like to learn how to be more intentional and less reactive? I am a licensed therapist who uses research-based methods with a mix of compassion and humor to help you reach your goals. You will leave sessions feeling connected and with the knowledge and tools you need to manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in empowering ways.
(630) 394-6129 x1 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Amy H. Bilka
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
My clinical interests include: LGBTQ -related concerns, adjustment to life transitions, relationship and self-esteem issues and trauma/abuse.
I love Andy Warhol's quote: "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself". I view the therapeutic process as collaborative, one in which I offer understanding and support to provide you with the space to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and the courage to work toward making meaningful changes in your life. My style is one of warmth, empathy, humor and insight-oriented methods combined with therapeutic interventions tailored to fit your unique needs and treatment goals.
(630) 812-1980 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Cassie Whitfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
I practice in Naperville & Chicago, specializing in: Anxiety, ADHD, Depression/mood disorders, Grief, Family Therapy, Children and Teens, Trauma, Work/Life balance, Stress Management, Anger Management, Personality Disorders, Crisis Intervention, Self-esteem, LGBTQIA and other sexual minorities, Issues of racial and cultural identity, Adoption related issues, Poly/non-monogamous relationships.
Do you feel trapped in your thoughts and emotions? For many people dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma emotions and thoughts can feel like they are constantly overwhelming and painful. They can often feel trapping, keeping you from enjoying life the way you might want to. However, it doesn't have to stay this way. Together we can learn how to manage these seemingly uncontrollable painful experiences. Understanding our internal experience, and being equipped with tools to handle our reactions, is often the key to improving our lives.
(331) 244-4959 
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Cheryl L Hejnal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Cheryl Hejnal, LSW, CADC is a licensed social worker, whoses clinical experience with individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, safety planning, and family counseling has provided her with the knowledge and expertise to work with a wide range of ages and diagnoses. Specifically, Cheryl specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders, OCD, ADHD, substance use disorders, PTSD, chronic illness, anxiety, depression, grief, and LGBTQ + experiences. Understanding there is no one-size-fits-all solution, she provides a highly individualized therapeutic approach that is heart-centered, friendly and empowering.
(331) 321-7041 
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Dwight J Bejec
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified
I am WPATH member & advocate for the LGBTQ + community.
Feeling bad is often the result of less than nurturing relationships & experiences. Anxiety & depression can make you feel imprisoned in your body. Family & culture can dictate how safe, or not safe, it is to express & be yourself. My experience as a Filipino American allows me a deeper connection with people who are navigating challenging life transitions & relating to different cultures & new relationships. I work to empower individuals within the context of systemic injustices & complications. I provide compassion & wisdom so that you can feel fully alive & authentic in your body, your world & in your relationships.
(331) 225-1575 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Molly Kathleen Maffeo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Have you been feeling invalidated, like no one is taking the time to really listen to what you're going through? The most important focus I have for my clients is to ensure I meet them right where they are at, and they feel safe and validated. The practice is LGBTQ affirming, a member of WPATH and the Gender Non-Conforming Commission of Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. We are committed to the long-term evolution and healing of all people regardless of race, sex, gender, gender identity or ethnicity. I work with my clients in an empowering atmosphere where they are able to explore all of the moving pieces.
(630) 556-8410 
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Naperville, IL 60563
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Naperville. 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.