Next Step Counseling, Inc
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
We specialize in helping individuals & couples in two areas Relationship and Life Transitions. We're a niche based practice and have expertise in difficulties such as break-ups/divorce, anxiety/stress, grief & loss, depression, trauma, relational discord, self-esteem, perinatal/postpartum, infertility and non-traditional relationships such as polyamory. We also offer a safe space and affirmative counseling for POC and LGBTQ+ folks. Our other strength lies in helping you through these difficult transitions quicker and with more ease, insight and coping.
(773) 365-9378
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
We specialize in helping individuals & couples in two areas Relationship and Life Transitions. We're a niche based practice and have expertise in difficulties such as break-ups/divorce, anxiety/stress, grief & loss, depression, trauma, relational discord, self-esteem, perinatal/postpartum, infertility and non-traditional relationships such as polyamory. We also offer a safe space and affirmative counseling for POC and LGBTQ+ folks. Our other strength lies in helping you through these difficult transitions quicker and with more ease, insight and coping.
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Tamara Gittelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, Analyst, LMHC, LPCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
Hi. Come chat. I love what I do & will help you feel better. I’ve lived and trained in different countries & can help with multicultural issues, relocation, or if you're struggling with addiction, family, relationships, questions around polyamory depression or abuse. If life has lost its meaning and you’re missing adventure, intimacy, greater self-expression and passion, let’s go. I’ve learnt that If you don’t talk about it, it won’t get better. I’m alternative, passionate, and kind. You’ll feel comfortable, talk about what matters to you most, and challenge thoughts and perceptions preventing you from getting out of your own way.
(312) 410-8248
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
Hi. Come chat. I love what I do & will help you feel better. I’ve lived and trained in different countries & can help with multicultural issues, relocation, or if you're struggling with addiction, family, relationships, questions around polyamory depression or abuse. If life has lost its meaning and you’re missing adventure, intimacy, greater self-expression and passion, let’s go. I’ve learnt that If you don’t talk about it, it won’t get better. I’m alternative, passionate, and kind. You’ll feel comfortable, talk about what matters to you most, and challenge thoughts and perceptions preventing you from getting out of your own way.
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Patricia McMahon
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
My clients often seek counseling to improve their relationships and examine how they manage decisions. To accomplish this, s/he/they explore what attracts -- and frustrates -- them in family, friendship, work and romantic relationships. Clients explore problem solving, motivation underlying behavior, and career desires. Sometimes clients share painful memories of things done to them, or of things they did that are outside their typical behavior. Clients often discuss depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem/confidence, relationship conflict, sexuality, polyamory, traumatic experiences and educational choices or career growth.
(847) 570-0817
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Chicago, IL 60602
My clients often seek counseling to improve their relationships and examine how they manage decisions. To accomplish this, s/he/they explore what attracts -- and frustrates -- them in family, friendship, work and romantic relationships. Clients explore problem solving, motivation underlying behavior, and career desires. Sometimes clients share painful memories of things done to them, or of things they did that are outside their typical behavior. Clients often discuss depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem/confidence, relationship conflict, sexuality, polyamory, traumatic experiences and educational choices or career growth.
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Mary Donner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MA Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
Specialties: Polyamory/non-monogamy; Diverse family structures; Kink/BDSM; Religious trauma; Sex work, Substance use; PTSD; Grief/death/loss; Aging; ADHD, Autism, Neurodivergence; EMDR.
At different points in our lives, the distance between “just being alive” and “thriving” can seem far too great. My role is to be your active collaborator on your journey to inhabit your own life and embrace your unique aliveness. I offer a variety of therapeutic methods that help you improve your quality of life, connect with yourself, your relationships, and your own internal resilience.
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
Specialties: Polyamory/non-monogamy; Diverse family structures; Kink/BDSM; Religious trauma; Sex work, Substance use; PTSD; Grief/death/loss; Aging; ADHD, Autism, Neurodivergence; EMDR.
At different points in our lives, the distance between “just being alive” and “thriving” can seem far too great. My role is to be your active collaborator on your journey to inhabit your own life and embrace your unique aliveness. I offer a variety of therapeutic methods that help you improve your quality of life, connect with yourself, your relationships, and your own internal resilience.
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Caroline Dawson (She Her Hers)
MS, MFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
As a trained marriage and family therapist, I specialize in treating individuals (adults & adolescents) living with grief, trauma, anxiety & self-esteem issues, couples struggling with relationships issues (premarital, rebuilding trust, co-parenting, divorce, communication challenges, polyamory etc), as well as  families seeking conflict resolution.
I believe therapy should be a supportive experience. Using a strength-based approach, I work hard to help my clients navigate emotions, develop coping skills and strengthen relationships. While working towards their goals, I value understanding individual experiences and underlying emotions. My work is centered around lifting constraints which prevent change and exploring new behaviors and thought patterns.
(773) 645-4231
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Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
As a trained marriage and family therapist, I specialize in treating individuals (adults & adolescents) living with grief, trauma, anxiety & self-esteem issues, couples struggling with relationships issues (premarital, rebuilding trust, co-parenting, divorce, communication challenges, polyamory etc), as well as  families seeking conflict resolution.
I believe therapy should be a supportive experience. Using a strength-based approach, I work hard to help my clients navigate emotions, develop coping skills and strengthen relationships. While working towards their goals, I value understanding individual experiences and underlying emotions. My work is centered around lifting constraints which prevent change and exploring new behaviors and thought patterns.
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Benjamin Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAEd, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
Offers online therapy
Specialties include stress management, trauma, anxiety & depression, career counseling, consensual nonmonogamy/polyamory, and sex counseling.
Let’s be honest, how are you feeling today? Do you feel calm, centered, and in control or are you feeling weighed down or distracted with intrusive thoughts, past hurts, or too many responsibilities to keep up with? For those dealing with stress, anxiety, trauma, or depression emotions can often feel overwhelming and negative thoughts inescapable. Therapy offers space and time to unpack those thoughts, figure out the emotions, and work towards building a sense of calm centeredness, ready to take on life’s challenges.
(773) 207-3718
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Chicago, IL 60626
Offers online therapy
Specialties include stress management, trauma, anxiety & depression, career counseling, consensual nonmonogamy/polyamory, and sex counseling.
Let’s be honest, how are you feeling today? Do you feel calm, centered, and in control or are you feeling weighed down or distracted with intrusive thoughts, past hurts, or too many responsibilities to keep up with? For those dealing with stress, anxiety, trauma, or depression emotions can often feel overwhelming and negative thoughts inescapable. Therapy offers space and time to unpack those thoughts, figure out the emotions, and work towards building a sense of calm centeredness, ready to take on life’s challenges.
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Bill Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
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
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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Tom Doctor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Social Worker, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Sex Therapist. My clinical experience is focused on working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families on issues including addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, relationship/marital conflicts, codependency, divorce, infidelity, PTSD, childhood trauma, emotional abuse, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, life transition, LGBTQ+ issues, sexual health concerns, non-monogamy/polyamory, kink/BDSM, and intimacy injuries.
(773) 207-3046
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Social Worker, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Sex Therapist. My clinical experience is focused on working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families on issues including addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, relationship/marital conflicts, codependency, divorce, infidelity, PTSD, childhood trauma, emotional abuse, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, life transition, LGBTQ+ issues, sexual health concerns, non-monogamy/polyamory, kink/BDSM, and intimacy injuries.
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Vivian Sierra
LPC-C Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I believe in creating safe space for self-expression and exploration in a collaborative and affirming way. I have worked with individuals navigating gender and sexuality identity exploration, polyamory struggles and dynamics, sexual trauma – including religious trauma and family of origin trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, HIV+ status, domestic violence, ADHD, suicidality, and milestone transitions. I have also worked with couples around family of origin conflict, communication struggles, parenting, navigating polyamory and kink, gender and sexuality expansion, as well as various role changes across the lifespan.
(872) 204-1646
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I believe in creating safe space for self-expression and exploration in a collaborative and affirming way. I have worked with individuals navigating gender and sexuality identity exploration, polyamory struggles and dynamics, sexual trauma – including religious trauma and family of origin trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, HIV+ status, domestic violence, ADHD, suicidality, and milestone transitions. I have also worked with couples around family of origin conflict, communication struggles, parenting, navigating polyamory and kink, gender and sexuality expansion, as well as various role changes across the lifespan.
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Kaitlan Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
I am also interested in working couples, families, LGBTQ relationships, non-monogamous identities/polyamory, kink/BDSM identified individuals, bipolar disorder, trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, grief, loss, & mindfulness.
Have experienced difficulty with with day to day stressors in your life? Therapy can help with individuals build skills to help with coping when stressors become overwhelming. I bring a consistent mind-body approach to all counseling, incorporating techniques of mindfulness and meditation, I also leverage psychodynamic, CBT and DBT approaches. Additionally, I enjoy working closely with individuals of all cultural background and orientations and I have a range of experiences and training in working with children with behavioral issues and have experience in supporting families in navigating the school system.
(331) 425-6521
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
I am also interested in working couples, families, LGBTQ relationships, non-monogamous identities/polyamory, kink/BDSM identified individuals, bipolar disorder, trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, grief, loss, & mindfulness.
Have experienced difficulty with with day to day stressors in your life? Therapy can help with individuals build skills to help with coping when stressors become overwhelming. I bring a consistent mind-body approach to all counseling, incorporating techniques of mindfulness and meditation, I also leverage psychodynamic, CBT and DBT approaches. Additionally, I enjoy working closely with individuals of all cultural background and orientations and I have a range of experiences and training in working with children with behavioral issues and have experience in supporting families in navigating the school system.
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Sophia Aguirre
Psychologist, PhD, CGP, FAGPA Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60651
Offers online therapy
Our practice is sex-positive, trauma-informed, weight-inclusive, affirming of folks from LGBTQ+, Kink, and Polyamory communities.
I have a passion for helping individuals establish more satisfying, authentic relationships with others and with themselves. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment that fosters well-being, healing, and growth. I strive to establish a collaborative, empowering atmosphere that strikes the balance between support and challenge. My style is generally warm, direct, and transparent. I am an empathetic listener and actively participate in sessions by sharing my observations, fostering insight, and sharing practical feedback to help my clients find relief and to effectively address the challenges of life.
(404) 565-4385
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60651
Offers online therapy
Our practice is sex-positive, trauma-informed, weight-inclusive, affirming of folks from LGBTQ+, Kink, and Polyamory communities.
I have a passion for helping individuals establish more satisfying, authentic relationships with others and with themselves. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment that fosters well-being, healing, and growth. I strive to establish a collaborative, empowering atmosphere that strikes the balance between support and challenge. My style is generally warm, direct, and transparent. I am an empathetic listener and actively participate in sessions by sharing my observations, fostering insight, and sharing practical feedback to help my clients find relief and to effectively address the challenges of life.
Ben Tudor
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
No one experiences life in a vacuum. This is why I am so passionate about incorporating all of the various relationships, experiences, and cultural dimensions that make you who you are, into our work together. My job is to learn about each individual, partner, or family member, to understand their challenges and help them find strength and motivation towards change. Whether I am working with couples, families, or individuals, it is important for our work to consider the multiple larger systems that impact your life. Just as the networks we are a part of inevitably affect us, we too send ripples out to others.
(773) 839-3303
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
No one experiences life in a vacuum. This is why I am so passionate about incorporating all of the various relationships, experiences, and cultural dimensions that make you who you are, into our work together. My job is to learn about each individual, partner, or family member, to understand their challenges and help them find strength and motivation towards change. Whether I am working with couples, families, or individuals, it is important for our work to consider the multiple larger systems that impact your life. Just as the networks we are a part of inevitably affect us, we too send ripples out to others.
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Angela Hunsicker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
If you're feeling more depressed or anxious, the current pandemic is understandably adding more to your plate. I offer a supportive and constructive approach, helping you identify conflicts and support to help you achieve your goals. As a practitioner for over 20 years, I've seen weekly clients make progress, become happier and less stressed.
(312) 487-4162
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
If you're feeling more depressed or anxious, the current pandemic is understandably adding more to your plate. I offer a supportive and constructive approach, helping you identify conflicts and support to help you achieve your goals. As a practitioner for over 20 years, I've seen weekly clients make progress, become happier and less stressed.
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Michele Day
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, EMDR Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
Our clients are diverse people, some struggle with depression or anxiety, others seek clarity in communication and adapting to change. What you request assistance with is our goal, and we will empathize and assist you in navigating the therapeutic journey. You, the client, are in charge of your life and your change. Your therapist is here to help you look at your choices, provide new skills, and be a support. All the MyLCSW clinicians believe that therapy starts where the client is.
(773) 389-2691
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
Our clients are diverse people, some struggle with depression or anxiety, others seek clarity in communication and adapting to change. What you request assistance with is our goal, and we will empathize and assist you in navigating the therapeutic journey. You, the client, are in charge of your life and your change. Your therapist is here to help you look at your choices, provide new skills, and be a support. All the MyLCSW clinicians believe that therapy starts where the client is.
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CFC Therapy Group
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
Our group offers a collaborative approach so that clients can have access to convenient and professional care. With out experienced and eclectic team, parents and children will be linked to therapists' that can meet with them at the same time to help with scheduling. Our approach is goal-oriented at all levels and we truly believe everyone deserves to be free from the things holding them back. We would be honored to be a part of your journey toward greater personal happiness.
(872) 713-5402
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Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
Our group offers a collaborative approach so that clients can have access to convenient and professional care. With out experienced and eclectic team, parents and children will be linked to therapists' that can meet with them at the same time to help with scheduling. Our approach is goal-oriented at all levels and we truly believe everyone deserves to be free from the things holding them back. We would be honored to be a part of your journey toward greater personal happiness.
Niquie Dworkin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
I'm glad you are exploring psychotherapy. I have a warm and interactive style and prioritize forming a safe relationship with you. I adapt my style to address your specific needs and can help you break behavior patterns and improve relationships, self awareness, and self-esteem. I have advanced training in psychoanalytic, couple, group, and dialectical behavior therapy. I have expertise in treating eating disorders, personality disorders, addictive and compulsive behavior, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, high conflict couples, and grief and traumatic loss. I see adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
(773) 747-6730
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
I'm glad you are exploring psychotherapy. I have a warm and interactive style and prioritize forming a safe relationship with you. I adapt my style to address your specific needs and can help you break behavior patterns and improve relationships, self awareness, and self-esteem. I have advanced training in psychoanalytic, couple, group, and dialectical behavior therapy. I have expertise in treating eating disorders, personality disorders, addictive and compulsive behavior, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, high conflict couples, and grief and traumatic loss. I see adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
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Joshua R. Wolff
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
Hello. I provide psychological/neuropsychological testing. If you are wondering whether you (or your child) have an emotional, learning, or behavioral disorder, such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar, or Borderline Personality, then psychological testing is a helpful research-based way to get to the "root" of complex problems. Often, the results can help you obtain accommodations in school/college (e.g., IEP, 504, ADA). Testing can also be useful if you feel "stuck" in psychotherapy or with medications, and is a great way to learn about your emotions, memory, personality, interests, reasoning skills (IQ), and strengths.
(708) 325-8659
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
Hello. I provide psychological/neuropsychological testing. If you are wondering whether you (or your child) have an emotional, learning, or behavioral disorder, such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar, or Borderline Personality, then psychological testing is a helpful research-based way to get to the "root" of complex problems. Often, the results can help you obtain accommodations in school/college (e.g., IEP, 504, ADA). Testing can also be useful if you feel "stuck" in psychotherapy or with medications, and is a great way to learn about your emotions, memory, personality, interests, reasoning skills (IQ), and strengths.
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Kaleb Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
Recognizing that therapy is inherently vulnerable, Kaleb strives to provide a safe and affirming space for clients to feel validated and heard. He brings warmth and compassion into his work and adapts his approach to meet clients’ individual needs. Kaleb is LGBTQ+ affirming and works with topics such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, gender and/or sexual identity development, gender transition, family dynamics, and work/academic stress.
(872) 213-7278
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Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
Recognizing that therapy is inherently vulnerable, Kaleb strives to provide a safe and affirming space for clients to feel validated and heard. He brings warmth and compassion into his work and adapts his approach to meet clients’ individual needs. Kaleb is LGBTQ+ affirming and works with topics such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, gender and/or sexual identity development, gender transition, family dynamics, and work/academic stress.
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Judith L Weirauch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
I firmly believe in our capacity to make the choices necessary in order to live our lives fully and authentically, meeting life on life's terms. It is an act of courage to seek help when life's terms seem different than our own. Together we create the space for you to strengthen existing skills and develop new ones to achieve purpose, meaning, and contentment in your life and relationships. I believe in collaboration, respect, and humor to promote insight and change. We will create a safe environment in which you can feel empowered to enact the changes you desire.
(773) 839-4633
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
I firmly believe in our capacity to make the choices necessary in order to live our lives fully and authentically, meeting life on life's terms. It is an act of courage to seek help when life's terms seem different than our own. Together we create the space for you to strengthen existing skills and develop new ones to achieve purpose, meaning, and contentment in your life and relationships. I believe in collaboration, respect, and humor to promote insight and change. We will create a safe environment in which you can feel empowered to enact the changes you desire.
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Amy Rynn
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
One of the bravest things you can do is rewrite your own story. But, when we find ourselves in a stressful situation, it can be challenging to find the words to do so. Art Therapy gives you the opportunity to transcend words and find imagery and somatic experiencing to unlock the messages within and begin to retell your story. If you are looking for a way to process trauma in order to live a more present life, you’ve come to the right place. In therapy you will be invited to learn about yourself on a deeper level and in ways that can help you build stronger relationships with others.
(872) 204-0490
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
One of the bravest things you can do is rewrite your own story. But, when we find ourselves in a stressful situation, it can be challenging to find the words to do so. Art Therapy gives you the opportunity to transcend words and find imagery and somatic experiencing to unlock the messages within and begin to retell your story. If you are looking for a way to process trauma in order to live a more present life, you’ve come to the right place. In therapy you will be invited to learn about yourself on a deeper level and in ways that can help you build stronger relationships with others.

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Open relationship counseling in Chicago for open relationship non-monogamy clients

If you are looking for help with open relationship in Chicago or for a Chicago open relationship non-monogamy therapist, these professionals provide open relationship therapy in Chicago and counseling for polygamy and polyamory.