LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Oak Park, IL

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Casey VanderStel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, EMDR
Verified
Additionally, I have specific training in supporting LGBTQ + individuals and expansive relationship structures.
I work from a client-centered, justice-oriented framework, and utilize evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as attachment work, trauma-informed therapies, strengths-based therapy, and EMDR. My passion in treatment is to create a collaborative relationship built on authenticity, hope, and safety to make space for you to be your whole self and access healing. I believe in the power of integration- that all parts of you deserve love and compassion. Together, we will address feelings, needs, beliefs, and the body's own wisdom, while also seeing issues in the context of the systems in which you exist.
(708) 734-2422 
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Ashlee B Reed
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
I have particular interest and experience working with complex trauma, LGBTQ +, survivors of childhood abuse, self-esteem issues, adjustment difficulties, depression, and anxiety.
I believe that every individual has a story unique to them. These stories and experiences are individual, providing context for our lives and the ways in which we view ourselves and the world around us. Therapeutic work begins with a foundation of trust and respect. In our therapeutic work, I will build a warm and collaborative environment. I will listen with the aim of understanding your lived experiences and will enable you to find meaning and incorporate changes to live a more fulfilling life.
(708) 564-3780 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Allegra Socki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P
Verified
I draw from the person-centered model of therapy, incorporating mindfulness techniques, trauma-informed care and expressive/art therapy techniques. I work with children, teens and adults who may struggle with issues of identity and social/emotional problems as well as those with learning disabilities and developmental disorders. I have a background in working with those who identify as LGBTQ + and who experience daily struggles living with ADHD, anxiety and/or depression.
(708) 274-4588 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Center for Gender & Sexuality at Juniper Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS
Verified
At The Juniper Center you will find LGBTQ centered care. We are owned and directed by a therapist and a member of our community. Your name, your pronouns, your identity belong to you. Helping you heal belongs with us. You don't want to have to hide any of who you are. Whether your gender does not match your body, your identity does not match your gender, you love someone born the same sex as you or you love someone who is working their way through these issues, we are here to help. Perhaps you are a parent wanting to understand your child, or to help your child find a positive way through confusing issues.
(847) 807-4258 x1 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Brandon Bigby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCATP
Verified
Areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, grief, identity, life transitions, LGBTQ individuals and couples, and relationship issues.
I believe in the inherent strength, competency, and resourcefulness of individuals, couples, and families; this guides my approach to work with clients. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills that you possess, while supporting you in the development of new adaptive techniques and strategies. Through this collaboration, we will work toward a clear understanding of what brings you to therapy, as well as opportunities for growth and acceptance. Effective therapy results in an affirmative response to the question: "Am I authentically living a meaningful and fulfilling life?"
(773) 326-6775 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Keisha-Marie Alridge
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MA
Verified
Please call me Keisha-Marie, and I use they/them pronouns! I am a Black Queer person who conducts therapy and psychological testing remotely. As you or your child's pre-licensed psychologist, I will approach concerns with a foundation of consent, trust/belief, and individualized consideration. I ask your willingness to tell me what is on your mind, experiment with new things, and feel through challenges as we develop our trust. We will collaborate and get to know each other through my relational and expressive style. I am committed to providing psychotherapy that supports you or your child to achieve what you or they want and need.
(872) 206-9442 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Not accepting new clients
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Jeffery L. Siddall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
I identify and affirm members of the LGBTQ + communities.
I am a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University in Chicago in 2017. Along with my counseling education and skills, I had a successful first career working as a special education and traditional elementary teacher, reading specialist, and literacy staff developer. Recently, I worked in higher education as a doctorate level college professor for 18 years, at a community college teaching developmental and traditional English classes.
(331) 246-1391 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Chicago Center for Psychotherapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Stuck? We can help. Would you like to improve your relationship? Increase intimacy? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? We provide a supportive environment to assist you in taking risks and creating new ways of thinking which will bring healing and growth. As a practice of 6 therapists, we can treat most issues with adults, young adults and adolescents. We specialize in helping couples improve their marital satisfaction/sex life, infertility, trauma, LGBTQ issues, college/grad student concerns, immigration evaluations, neurodivergence/ADHD, anxiety, and medical crises. We love our work and can't wait to meet you!
(708) 232-0610 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Leo Lease
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
I provide counseling for kids, adolescents, and adults. My clients often come in to reflect on trauma, relational stressors, depression, anxiety, attachment, and self esteem. Special areas of interest include working within the queer community and helping others gain access to gender affirming care. I also often work with clients who are exploring and managing personality traits, and/or children or partners of others with personality disorders. My approach is relational, trauma informed, and driven through non judgement. I recognize the multiple systems that effect your experiences and relationships.
(708) 722-8843 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Katya Shcherbakova
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC
Verified
I have a background in Family Therapy, Marriage Counseling, LGBTQIA affirmative therapy, religious counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the 12 Step Approach to Gambling Addiction, and more.
I know my name is long, but I go by Katya. I decided to become a therapist because I wanted a career that offered an opportunity to make a genuine difference in people's lives. I think there's nothing better than seeing people grow and gain insight about their lives and behaviors. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and I utilize CBT, mindfulness-based interventions, and trauma informed care. I am excited to provide accessibility to mental health and work on creating less stigma in the field of behavioral health. “Definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing expecting different results.”
(708) 745-6107 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Kiara Norwood
MA
My goal as a dating coach is to help you create a blueprint to date effectively and intentionally. I work with women of color and LGBTQ + folx struggling to navigate dating in a way that feels healthy and authentic. The space I create is ideal for clients who are struggling to experience the type of romantic relationships and dating experiences they desire. Maybe you are striving to date again after a poor experience. Maybe you feel like you "do not know to online date." Maybe you are coming from a strict or religious background and feel as though you lack the tools to date effectively. I can help.
(312) 448-9881 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Courtney Remacle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
I became drawn to the work of therapy after many years of working in social justice movements, and seeing how relationships hold the power and potential to change the world. I particularly enjoy working with people who use drugs, queer and trans folks, and people doing social movement work from a harm reduction and trauma-informed perspective. As a therapist, I believe you have the tools and skills necessary to heal yourself, and our work in therapy is to uncover them together. I'm interested in the intersections of healing and liberation, and am excited to explore with you how your own healing contributes to a liberated future.
(708) 295-3205 
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Grace Therapy and Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Here at GTWC, we care about your relationships. We believe that human beings are wired for connection. We strive to help you heal yourself and your relationships through honest assessment, courageous communication, self-improvement, and authentic connection. Therapy is both an art and a science. Our therapists are trained in effective, evidence-based therapies carried out in a compassionate, culturally humble, personalized way. We always prioritize the relationship with our clients, in combination with skillful interventions that strive to meet your goals. Our practice is anti-racist and LGBTQ +, sex worker, kink, and poly affirming.
(630) 884-4160 
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Amy Daigler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Post-graduate training in LGBT issues, alongside practice with members of this community, has provided me with a special sensitivity in treatment.
Everyone experiences change in life, and sometimes those transitions are hard to manage alone. Uncomfortable feelings are a signal that it's time for something to change. I can assist you in exploring your options and making choices to put you back on track. My goal is to help you gain confidence and feel more in control. Feelings are normal, but can seem overwhelming without an outlet. Together we can discover ways to improve your comfort with yourself and those you care about, whether you are dealing with a loss or one of the other bumps along life's road.
(312) 715-7973 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
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Alicia Hoffman
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I'm located in downtown Oak Park near public transportation, enjoy working with other therapists, am an LGBTQ + ally, support health at every size approach.
It's a total crap shoot trying to choose a therapist, and you've been through this before. Maybe you have come close to making that first call several times but are filled with doubts and questions. You've gone to therapy but felt like the counselor didn't get you, maybe you're also a therapist searching for the right fit, or you have no idea how it could possibly help. Even worse, you're afraid of finding out something actually IS wrong with you. Perhaps you've also been questioning yourself, believing you shouldn't feel the way you, or you've been called "too sensitive."
(630) 394-5769 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Heithon Hurdle Jr
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
I welcome clients from the LGBTQIA + community, as I am passionate about helping this population navigate self-harm, self-esteem, or suicidal ideation.
Is your child or teen angry all the time, hiding things, withdrawn, or acting out? I specialize in helping kids, teens, and young adults facing depression, trauma, and grief.
(708) 377-9556 
Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
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Kate Giandonato & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
We also support those within the LGBTQ community, and emerging adults.
Very rarely in our lives are we given the opportunity and the space to truly look at ourselves, where we have been, and the person we are looking to become. At Kate Giandonato & Associates, we create an environment where you can safely look at yourself, relationships, and potential barriers to achieving your goals. Our relationship-based training in Social Work + Child Development has given us the background to notice and work through the conflicting messages, thoughts and emotions present not only in the parent-child relationship, but in every relationship. We work with our clients to better understand and negotiate these most important relationships.
(773) 888-4992 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Jessica Punzo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
In addition, I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community.
The majority of my training and work experience has specifically focused on the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma. I believe my job is to walk alongside my clients as they unpack their traumatic experiences, while providing continued safety and validation, all at their own pace. I have extensive experience in evidence based treatments for PTSD and have been successful in treating a wide variety of individuals. I have also completed specialized training in maternal mental health. I treat women dealing with mental health issues that come up during and after pregnancy, such as anxiety, depression, and OCD. I also help women navigate pregnancy loss, infertility, and traumatic births. As a mother myself, I am passionate about working with other mothers struggling with mental health issues related to pregnancy or the postpartum period.
(708) 613-8682 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Terri M Hager
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in anxiety, grief, LGBTQ issues, and medical issues.
Starting on a course of healing takes courage, but it is one of the most rewarding things we can do for ourselves. We have all been hurt at different times, and those hurt parts of ourselves are very grateful when we give them some loving attention and start the healing process. We unconsciously create blocks to our own health, but we can also learn to gently release those blocks. We are actually hard-wired for loving ourselves, believe it or not, even those parts we don't like, are afraid of, or are embarrassed about, and that self-love heals. Therapy is not an instant process, but is very worthwhile.
(708) 694-8738 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Erica Steenbergen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in working with couples, as well as the LGBTQ + community.
Hello! I'm Erica Steenbergen, and I've been a Marriage and Family Therapist for more than ten years.
(708) 401-9415 
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Oak Park. 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.