Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"Are you a highly driven and self-motivated professional who struggles with self-criticism? Regardless of the successes, you still have moments every now and then when you feel like a failure. If you’re someone who holds yourself to high standards, you might feel frustrated by how you get in your own way from succeeding. If you struggle with the combination of perfectionism and procrastination, counseling can help. I provide direct, interactive feedback designed to help you stay accountable to your goals."
Queer Allied
(224) 407-3319 x1
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Queer Allied
"Are you a highly driven and self-motivated professional who struggles with self-criticism? Regardless of the successes, you still have moments every now and then when you feel like a failure. If you’re someone who holds yourself to high standards, you might feel frustrated by how you get in your own way from succeeding. If you struggle with the combination of perfectionism and procrastination, counseling can help. I provide direct, interactive feedback designed to help you stay accountable to your goals."
Cara McCanse, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"A fundamental human need is to feel emotionally close to others. Difficulty connecting in a platonic or romantic way can leave one feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Often, we retreat from attempted connection to avoid potential pain, or become involved with others who may cause us more interpersonal stress because we don't know any different or because we don't want to feel disconnected. But isolating or engaging with harmful others can cause us to feel vulnerable, damaged, and upset with ourselves. This pattern often leads us to question if we are capable and deserving of joining and creating mutually beneficial relationships."
Queer Allied
(312) 257-3625
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Queer Allied
"A fundamental human need is to feel emotionally close to others. Difficulty connecting in a platonic or romantic way can leave one feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Often, we retreat from attempted connection to avoid potential pain, or become involved with others who may cause us more interpersonal stress because we don't know any different or because we don't want to feel disconnected. But isolating or engaging with harmful others can cause us to feel vulnerable, damaged, and upset with ourselves. This pattern often leads us to question if we are capable and deserving of joining and creating mutually beneficial relationships."
Marissa Bohrer
MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I believe therapy should be a space for collaboration, exploration, and growth. I understand that taking that first step into a therapeutic setting requires enormous vulnerability, as well as a great deal of strength, and I strive to make every client feel warm and welcomed. Therapy is an opportunity to create the change in your life that has always been possible – even if it may not feel that way to you right now. My therapeutic style is straightforward, honest, and goal-oriented, and more often than not, there is room for humor and laughter in a therapy session. "
Queer Allied
(872) 231-3275
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Queer Allied
"I believe therapy should be a space for collaboration, exploration, and growth. I understand that taking that first step into a therapeutic setting requires enormous vulnerability, as well as a great deal of strength, and I strive to make every client feel warm and welcomed. Therapy is an opportunity to create the change in your life that has always been possible – even if it may not feel that way to you right now. My therapeutic style is straightforward, honest, and goal-oriented, and more often than not, there is room for humor and laughter in a therapy session. "
Deborah Danner, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60630
"I see a large variety of clients, from depression to severe traumatic experiences. For those coming in, each therapeutic journey is unique and treated as such. I believe seeking therapy shows strength, vulnerability and hope for change. I seek to help my clients find their strengths and utilize those to support change. "
Queer Allied
(331) 208-5390
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60630
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Queer Allied
"I see a large variety of clients, from depression to severe traumatic experiences. For those coming in, each therapeutic journey is unique and treated as such. I believe seeking therapy shows strength, vulnerability and hope for change. I seek to help my clients find their strengths and utilize those to support change. "
Colleen Lally, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"You feel stuck. This isn't the life you pictured and your day-to-day existence leaves you feeling unsatisfied and looking for ways to escape. Despite your best efforts, nothing seems to create change. My hope is to help you build a life you want to be present in. I believe in a collaborative approach, beginning with meeting you where you're at, and with you as the expert of your experience. "
Queer Allied
(331) 225-1678 x4
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Queer Allied
"You feel stuck. This isn't the life you pictured and your day-to-day existence leaves you feeling unsatisfied and looking for ways to escape. Despite your best efforts, nothing seems to create change. My hope is to help you build a life you want to be present in. I believe in a collaborative approach, beginning with meeting you where you're at, and with you as the expert of your experience. "
Patricia Ahern, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60643
"I am a licensed professional counselor affiliated with Balance Counseling & Wellness in Homewood. I generally see clients in the Beverly community of Chicago, and via the Internet using HIPAA compliant software. I listen carefully to my clients, and work with them to help them accomplish their mental health goals. I see clients with a variety of needs, but have experience in addiction, LGBTQ issues, and anxiety. I listen, and I care."
Queer Allied
(872) 266-1311
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60643
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Queer Allied
"I am a licensed professional counselor affiliated with Balance Counseling & Wellness in Homewood. I generally see clients in the Beverly community of Chicago, and via the Internet using HIPAA compliant software. I listen carefully to my clients, and work with them to help them accomplish their mental health goals. I see clients with a variety of needs, but have experience in addiction, LGBTQ issues, and anxiety. I listen, and I care."
Maddie Friedman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"Navigating life's challenges can be stressful, seeking support doesn't need to be. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist, I feel honored to join my clients on their journeys toward hope and healing. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and I approach each client with individualized care. My integrative approach is warm, nonjudgmental, and relationship-driven. Together, we will explore your values and set attainable goals to facilitate greater life satisfaction and success."
Queer Allied
(872) 713-5003
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Queer Allied
"Navigating life's challenges can be stressful, seeking support doesn't need to be. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist, I feel honored to join my clients on their journeys toward hope and healing. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and I approach each client with individualized care. My integrative approach is warm, nonjudgmental, and relationship-driven. Together, we will explore your values and set attainable goals to facilitate greater life satisfaction and success."
Erich H. Heintzen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I believe that as we evolve and grow, our connections with ourselves, others and the world around us can become deeper and more fulfilling. However, when we are under stress, in a relationship crisis, or feel anxious or depressed, our connections to our loved ones and to ourselves are limited. We may be unable to communicate, feel angry, lack energy and feel overwhelmed. In order to relieve life's pressures, it is important to slow down, and become more self-aware--reconnecting with ourselves once again. Counseling fosters trust, and is a process that promotes growth and change. I also work closely with a PT for Mind + Body work."
Queer Allied
(773) 663-4551
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Queer Allied
"I believe that as we evolve and grow, our connections with ourselves, others and the world around us can become deeper and more fulfilling. However, when we are under stress, in a relationship crisis, or feel anxious or depressed, our connections to our loved ones and to ourselves are limited. We may be unable to communicate, feel angry, lack energy and feel overwhelmed. In order to relieve life's pressures, it is important to slow down, and become more self-aware--reconnecting with ourselves once again. Counseling fosters trust, and is a process that promotes growth and change. I also work closely with a PT for Mind + Body work."
Stacey Nadelhoffer-Skowronski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"For many people, the decision to begin therapy is scary. It takes courage to confront your pain. My ultimate goal is to provide a nonjudgmental space that will allow you to explore your concerns in a safe, compassionate, and caring environment. Oftentimes people have internalized negative messages about themselves from their life experiences, and I will work with you to identify and connect to the feelings and thoughts that have held you back. Your work with me will provide you the opportunity to be stronger, more confident, and authentically you. And you deserve all of that!"
Queer Allied
(630) 409-4515
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Queer Allied
"For many people, the decision to begin therapy is scary. It takes courage to confront your pain. My ultimate goal is to provide a nonjudgmental space that will allow you to explore your concerns in a safe, compassionate, and caring environment. Oftentimes people have internalized negative messages about themselves from their life experiences, and I will work with you to identify and connect to the feelings and thoughts that have held you back. Your work with me will provide you the opportunity to be stronger, more confident, and authentically you. And you deserve all of that!"
David A Fleming, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60605
"Think you are a lesser person for seeking treatment? Don’t like the “stigma” associated with therapy? Embarrassed? Don’t be! Everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Better Your Life!"
Queer Allied
(773) 364-6021 x1005
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Queer Allied
"Think you are a lesser person for seeking treatment? Don’t like the “stigma” associated with therapy? Embarrassed? Don’t be! Everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Better Your Life!"
Amy Freier, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CST
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Are you feeling stuck in an unsatisfying relationship, unsure of how to enhance it? Perhaps your relationship in general is wonderful, but your sexual relationship isn't what you desire? Or maybe you'd like to improve something specific about your sexual functioning? We can work together to gain clarity and find solutions for these common concerns. I have years of extensive clinical experience in relationship and sex therapy and in addressing common goals including enhancing the experience of sex and sexuality, improving empathy and emotional connection in a relationship, and reducing relational conflict."
Queer Allied
(312) 516-4237
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Queer Allied
"**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Are you feeling stuck in an unsatisfying relationship, unsure of how to enhance it? Perhaps your relationship in general is wonderful, but your sexual relationship isn't what you desire? Or maybe you'd like to improve something specific about your sexual functioning? We can work together to gain clarity and find solutions for these common concerns. I have years of extensive clinical experience in relationship and sex therapy and in addressing common goals including enhancing the experience of sex and sexuality, improving empathy and emotional connection in a relationship, and reducing relational conflict."
Melisa B Bailey, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"As a psychologist, I believe that the most important factors in therapy are a good fit for the client and a working relationship where clients feel heard and understood. In working with clients, I start with learning about what a person's life looks like, both what is working and what clients would like to change. I often describe the work as a client and myself examining the different sides of an issue together, and that it is the client who decides what to do with the information."
Queer Allied
(773) 295-4969
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Queer Allied
"As a psychologist, I believe that the most important factors in therapy are a good fit for the client and a working relationship where clients feel heard and understood. In working with clients, I start with learning about what a person's life looks like, both what is working and what clients would like to change. I often describe the work as a client and myself examining the different sides of an issue together, and that it is the client who decides what to do with the information."
Olivia Carollo, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"Congratulations on taking this step and beginning your search for a counselor. I believe therapy works best when there is a good fit between a client and their therapist. In my role, this involves being flexible, open and transparent in order to help you define and work towards your goals. I assist clients in empowering themselves, by building on their strengths, promoting insight, and providing a safe space for them to explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, histories, identities, values, and relationships."
Queer Allied
(773) 596-1505
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Queer Allied
"Congratulations on taking this step and beginning your search for a counselor. I believe therapy works best when there is a good fit between a client and their therapist. In my role, this involves being flexible, open and transparent in order to help you define and work towards your goals. I assist clients in empowering themselves, by building on their strengths, promoting insight, and providing a safe space for them to explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, histories, identities, values, and relationships."
Lyzanne Malfitano, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"Lyzanne is a trauma-informed therapist who enjoys helping her clients experience healing, growth, and connection in their lives. Lyzanne welcomes the exploration of sexuality, gender identity, transitions, and non-heteronormative relationships. In her clinical experience, Lyzanne has worked with presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual concerns, family of origin issues, and life transitions. Her work is greatly influenced by her work with communities focused on sexual violence recovery, racial justice, and LGBTQ equality."
Queer Allied
(872) 228-2563
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Queer Allied
"Lyzanne is a trauma-informed therapist who enjoys helping her clients experience healing, growth, and connection in their lives. Lyzanne welcomes the exploration of sexuality, gender identity, transitions, and non-heteronormative relationships. In her clinical experience, Lyzanne has worked with presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual concerns, family of origin issues, and life transitions. Her work is greatly influenced by her work with communities focused on sexual violence recovery, racial justice, and LGBTQ equality."
Alexandra Esfahani, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"Relationships provide great opportunities to feel belonging, love, and acceptance. In seeking connection with others, several challenges can arise that mystify our experience and make our chances of a rewarding connection seem so far away. It has been my mission to help couples, families, and individuals clear away that confusion and lift roadblocks to connection and happiness. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I offer unique and practical insight for those looking to improve their relationships and life satisfaction. Therapy with me is collaborative-I value your feedback and will tailor therapy to address your unique goals and needs."
Queer Allied
(847) 693-7991
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Queer Allied
"Relationships provide great opportunities to feel belonging, love, and acceptance. In seeking connection with others, several challenges can arise that mystify our experience and make our chances of a rewarding connection seem so far away. It has been my mission to help couples, families, and individuals clear away that confusion and lift roadblocks to connection and happiness. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I offer unique and practical insight for those looking to improve their relationships and life satisfaction. Therapy with me is collaborative-I value your feedback and will tailor therapy to address your unique goals and needs."
Laurel Meng, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, AM
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"You want to feel securely connected to others in your life. You want to feel empowered to navigate through life’s obstacles, with someone reliably in your corner. You want to trust in your own value and heal from being hurt. You deserve to feel seen and heard for all that you bring to this world and accepted for the myriad of identities that you inhabit."
Queer Allied
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Queer Allied
"You want to feel securely connected to others in your life. You want to feel empowered to navigate through life’s obstacles, with someone reliably in your corner. You want to trust in your own value and heal from being hurt. You deserve to feel seen and heard for all that you bring to this world and accepted for the myriad of identities that you inhabit."
Angeline Groves, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60660
"Healing is possible, even after the most difficult experiences. If you're feeling overwhelmed or confused by what you're going through, you don't have to struggle alone. By using a mixture of creativity, humor and compassion, I can work with you to discover and change patterns that aren't working, tap into your strengths and, most importantly, feel safe on your journey of healing."
Queer Allied
(773) 360-5445
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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Queer Allied
"Healing is possible, even after the most difficult experiences. If you're feeling overwhelmed or confused by what you're going through, you don't have to struggle alone. By using a mixture of creativity, humor and compassion, I can work with you to discover and change patterns that aren't working, tap into your strengths and, most importantly, feel safe on your journey of healing."
Natalie Hock, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LPHA
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"I am sex-positive, kink-affirming, LGBT+/GSM-affirming, and CNM/poly-affirming. I work with clients to notice, give attention, and slow down when the world wants us to ignore, distract, and speed up. By gently exploring family patterns and our ways of being in relationship, we can come to intriguing conclusions about ourselves and others. By cultivating and accessing community, self-compassion, and intimacy (both physical and emotional), we can heal from trauma, and lift ourselves out of even the darkest places."
Queer Allied
(773) 270-1728
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Queer Allied
"I am sex-positive, kink-affirming, LGBT+/GSM-affirming, and CNM/poly-affirming. I work with clients to notice, give attention, and slow down when the world wants us to ignore, distract, and speed up. By gently exploring family patterns and our ways of being in relationship, we can come to intriguing conclusions about ourselves and others. By cultivating and accessing community, self-compassion, and intimacy (both physical and emotional), we can heal from trauma, and lift ourselves out of even the darkest places."
Bert Fox | Specializing In Therapy For Men, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I specialize in working with men, especially those who identify as gay, bi or queer. Common issues I work with clients on include relationship/intimacy struggles, isolation, depression, shame, career issues, anger/rage, anxiety, sexual issues, feelings of numbness and addiction. I can assure you a level of comfort and understanding as well as specialized training when dealing with these issues. In addition, I take a sex positive approach and am attuned to the needs of poly, non-monogamous, kink and BDSM clients."
Queer Allied
(773) 673-9095
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Queer Allied
"I specialize in working with men, especially those who identify as gay, bi or queer. Common issues I work with clients on include relationship/intimacy struggles, isolation, depression, shame, career issues, anger/rage, anxiety, sexual issues, feelings of numbness and addiction. I can assure you a level of comfort and understanding as well as specialized training when dealing with these issues. In addition, I take a sex positive approach and am attuned to the needs of poly, non-monogamous, kink and BDSM clients."
Donald McDevitt, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60603
"I welcome individuals, couples and families that are questioning why their own attempts to improve the quality of their lives is not working. A questioning individual suggests to me a person that wants to change and live more creatively. Often there can be mixed feelings about change. I recognize that change is difficult. I feel that self exploration is a challenging enterprise that often requires courage and risk."
Queer Allied
(773) 234-5966
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Queer Allied
"I welcome individuals, couples and families that are questioning why their own attempts to improve the quality of their lives is not working. A questioning individual suggests to me a person that wants to change and live more creatively. Often there can be mixed feelings about change. I recognize that change is difficult. I feel that self exploration is a challenging enterprise that often requires courage and risk."

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Queer Allied Therapists
Queer counseling in Chicago for queer clients

If you are queer or are looking for help with being queer in Chicago or for a Chicago queer therapist, these professionals provide queer allied therapy in Chicago and counseling for queer clients.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Chicago you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Chicago and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Chicago or family therapy in Chicago.