Lauryn Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings. I treat adolescents and adults struggling with family conflict, mood disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, women's issues, and am especially skilled at helping with Racial Identity and Justice, Trauma, and Anxiety/Depression.
(872) 206-9985
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Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings. I treat adolescents and adults struggling with family conflict, mood disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, women's issues, and am especially skilled at helping with Racial Identity and Justice, Trauma, and Anxiety/Depression.
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Erin Braden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, young adults, trauma, depression, anxiety, those identifying as LGBTQ+ and black racial identity development.
Now Accepting New Clients! My goal is to build a safe and supportive space for growth. I believe that all coping strategies serve a purpose and I strive to help clients understand and grow their own ability to reduce and tolerate distress. I am a very open-minded practitioner and integrate a range of theories into my practice and tailor my approach to each client.
(872) 713-6560
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, young adults, trauma, depression, anxiety, those identifying as LGBTQ+ and black racial identity development.
Now Accepting New Clients! My goal is to build a safe and supportive space for growth. I believe that all coping strategies serve a purpose and I strive to help clients understand and grow their own ability to reduce and tolerate distress. I am a very open-minded practitioner and integrate a range of theories into my practice and tailor my approach to each client.
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Olivia Smith-Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I have a specific interest in working with survivors of childhood abuse and sexual assault, individuals who are struggling with racial identity and racial trauma, and members of the Asian American community.
I believe that the quality of the relationship with your therapist is fundamental to healing deep emotional pain and can help you grow into your most authentic self. Through genuine and trusting collaboration, I will create a warm, accepting, and empathetic space where you can feel both vulnerable and safe. We will honor your strengths, identify your goals, and examine the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. I acknowledge the importance of your many intersecting identities and unique lived experience, and I utilize an integrative, curious, and compassionate approach tailored to your needs.
(872) 266-9835
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I have a specific interest in working with survivors of childhood abuse and sexual assault, individuals who are struggling with racial identity and racial trauma, and members of the Asian American community.
I believe that the quality of the relationship with your therapist is fundamental to healing deep emotional pain and can help you grow into your most authentic self. Through genuine and trusting collaboration, I will create a warm, accepting, and empathetic space where you can feel both vulnerable and safe. We will honor your strengths, identify your goals, and examine the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. I acknowledge the importance of your many intersecting identities and unique lived experience, and I utilize an integrative, curious, and compassionate approach tailored to your needs.
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Michael D Wiley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
Michael Wiley holds an M.A. in Counseling and Sport Psychology from Adler University in Chicago. He believes life is a skill and that we all naturally possess the capability to improve our reality. He works with adults, teens, and couples, helping them learn to more effectively manage issues such as stress, anxiety, communication, racial identity development, career and life transition.
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Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
Michael Wiley holds an M.A. in Counseling and Sport Psychology from Adler University in Chicago. He believes life is a skill and that we all naturally possess the capability to improve our reality. He works with adults, teens, and couples, helping them learn to more effectively manage issues such as stress, anxiety, communication, racial identity development, career and life transition.
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Brandon Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with clients whose lives are impacted by illness, chronic or acute, as well as ethnic/racial identity issues.
I believe in the power and influence that relationships have in shaping who we are and our stories. Therefore, I work from a relational and systemic approach where I seek to understand your multi-storied context and build an open and authentic relationship with you. Your growth and insight are a priority to me and our therapeutic work together. Whether you are going through a tough life transition, having relationship issues, or feeling anxious, know that you are not alone or hopeless. I am here to walk with you through whatever season you find yourself in.
(872) 231-3988 x4004
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with clients whose lives are impacted by illness, chronic or acute, as well as ethnic/racial identity issues.
I believe in the power and influence that relationships have in shaping who we are and our stories. Therefore, I work from a relational and systemic approach where I seek to understand your multi-storied context and build an open and authentic relationship with you. Your growth and insight are a priority to me and our therapeutic work together. Whether you are going through a tough life transition, having relationship issues, or feeling anxious, know that you are not alone or hopeless. I am here to walk with you through whatever season you find yourself in.
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Jordyn Markie Toia
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I work primarily with adolescents and adults around issues related to health, life transitions, self-esteem, and racial identity through the development of intrinsic motivation and self-compassion.
I am an open-minded, empathetic, and solution-oriented mental health practitioner dedicated to supporting and assisting clients with feelings and experiences that can be difficult to navigate. I look to build nourishing relationships and create a safe environment in which clients have the space to change, heal, and learn about themselves, free from judgement and assumption. With a background in sport psychology, I practice with an understanding of the intersection of mind and body, promoting physical and emotional well-being.
(312) 584-1722
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I work primarily with adolescents and adults around issues related to health, life transitions, self-esteem, and racial identity through the development of intrinsic motivation and self-compassion.
I am an open-minded, empathetic, and solution-oriented mental health practitioner dedicated to supporting and assisting clients with feelings and experiences that can be difficult to navigate. I look to build nourishing relationships and create a safe environment in which clients have the space to change, heal, and learn about themselves, free from judgement and assumption. With a background in sport psychology, I practice with an understanding of the intersection of mind and body, promoting physical and emotional well-being.
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Adrian Battle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
I believe that your lived experiences and cultural worldview should not be ignored, but rather embraced. A significant part of my practice focuses on multicultural issues such as acculturation difficulties, discrimination, racial identity development, and how these issues impact our mental health. My approach to therapy is integrative and culturally sensitive. I spend a good amount of time getting to know and building trust with my clients. I like to guide clients through personal past experiences and that of their culture to better understand the present and to plan for the future.
(224) 220-0309
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Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
I believe that your lived experiences and cultural worldview should not be ignored, but rather embraced. A significant part of my practice focuses on multicultural issues such as acculturation difficulties, discrimination, racial identity development, and how these issues impact our mental health. My approach to therapy is integrative and culturally sensitive. I spend a good amount of time getting to know and building trust with my clients. I like to guide clients through personal past experiences and that of their culture to better understand the present and to plan for the future.
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Marlin Hansbrough
Intern Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
If you are someone with concerns related to racial identity, depression, anxiety, stress, sexual issues, or trauma then I can help.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. As a therapist I believe in helping clients find their genuine way by uncovering issues that are preventing them from reaching their potential. I strive to provide a safe place for clients to allow themselves to be honest and vulnerable without being judged. My training and education are rooted in psychodynamic theory and I believe therapy is a journey a client and therapist must take together.
(872) 259-9185 x5
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
If you are someone with concerns related to racial identity, depression, anxiety, stress, sexual issues, or trauma then I can help.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. As a therapist I believe in helping clients find their genuine way by uncovering issues that are preventing them from reaching their potential. I strive to provide a safe place for clients to allow themselves to be honest and vulnerable without being judged. My training and education are rooted in psychodynamic theory and I believe therapy is a journey a client and therapist must take together.
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Latrice Peoples
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Peoples has experience in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, personality disorders, LGBTQIA+ related issues, identity related issues, couples and marital issues, racial identity, in addition to issues related to adjustment, career planning, and familial concerns.
Dr. Peoples is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Social and Urban Studies from Loyola University Chicago. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. Dr. Peoples is passionate about her commitment to social justice and working with underserved populations. Dr. Peoples was drawn to become a mental health professional after recognizing a lack of mental health services available to individuals who experienced severe trauma
(773) 207-3098 x4007
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Peoples has experience in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, personality disorders, LGBTQIA+ related issues, identity related issues, couples and marital issues, racial identity, in addition to issues related to adjustment, career planning, and familial concerns.
Dr. Peoples is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Social and Urban Studies from Loyola University Chicago. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. Dr. Peoples is passionate about her commitment to social justice and working with underserved populations. Dr. Peoples was drawn to become a mental health professional after recognizing a lack of mental health services available to individuals who experienced severe trauma
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Jessica E. Plonka
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
Finding a therapist who really "gets you" is a crucial part of change. I work with individuals and couples who want a trusting and collaborative relationship. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns and from diverse cultures. I use a holistic and multicultural approach with every client, to better understand their unique experiences and provide treatment that is effective for them. I also focus therapy around helping white folks process their own positive racial identity (anti-racist) and find balance between speaking up and listening.
(872) 204-2436
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
Finding a therapist who really "gets you" is a crucial part of change. I work with individuals and couples who want a trusting and collaborative relationship. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns and from diverse cultures. I use a holistic and multicultural approach with every client, to better understand their unique experiences and provide treatment that is effective for them. I also focus therapy around helping white folks process their own positive racial identity (anti-racist) and find balance between speaking up and listening.
Michal Rosenberg
PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presentations such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), developmental disorders, learning disorders, ADHD, and mood disorders, as well as trauma and challenges related to identity formation. She practices using the cultural humility lens, open and accepting those from all backgrounds including but not limited to aspects of racial identity, LGBTQIA+ communities, those with disabilities, ethnic identities, and religions.
(872) 204-1624
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presentations such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), developmental disorders, learning disorders, ADHD, and mood disorders, as well as trauma and challenges related to identity formation. She practices using the cultural humility lens, open and accepting those from all backgrounds including but not limited to aspects of racial identity, LGBTQIA+ communities, those with disabilities, ethnic identities, and religions.
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Tiarra McKinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
I offer a warm, safe space for you to grow, heal, and explore that is free of judgment. I have extensive experience in aiding individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, codependency, relationship conflict, racial identity, life transitions, and spirituality. If you would like, we can talk about your Christianity as well. By working collaboratively, I help clients amplify the voice of their inner coach that is already there.
(708) 340-0987
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
I offer a warm, safe space for you to grow, heal, and explore that is free of judgment. I have extensive experience in aiding individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, codependency, relationship conflict, racial identity, life transitions, and spirituality. If you would like, we can talk about your Christianity as well. By working collaboratively, I help clients amplify the voice of their inner coach that is already there.
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Jacqueline Restrepo
MA Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
It is normal to not be sure of what you might want from therapy, but many people often begin to feel that they need something more or something different. Other times people might be going through a challenging life transition like a career change or divorce, learning how to manage a new diagnosis or learning difference, processing their racial identity, childhood trauma, or exploring their sexuality. Therapy is a unique journey for each person that can help them build awareness into what they would like their life to look like. It can include building on strengths and learning new coping skills to feel more fully alive.
(773) 985-6893
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
It is normal to not be sure of what you might want from therapy, but many people often begin to feel that they need something more or something different. Other times people might be going through a challenging life transition like a career change or divorce, learning how to manage a new diagnosis or learning difference, processing their racial identity, childhood trauma, or exploring their sexuality. Therapy is a unique journey for each person that can help them build awareness into what they would like their life to look like. It can include building on strengths and learning new coping skills to feel more fully alive.
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Alex Jenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
I specialize in gender, sexual, and racial identity development, working with people in polyamorous and non-traditional relationship structures, queer and trans affirmative practice, anti-oppression work, and trauma healing.
I have focused my work on supporting queer and trans people and people of color. The clients who tend to be the best fit for my clinical approach tend to be people who are looking to be pushed, who want to build self-awareness, and want to change their relationship with their younger selves. They are asking the questions, "Who I am in this world?" or "How do I heal from the violence of the world?" or "How do I do things differently?" They want to build meaningful lives, practice gratitude and mindfulness, and alleviate suffering by offering themselves understanding and self-nurture.
(872) 206-9690
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Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
I specialize in gender, sexual, and racial identity development, working with people in polyamorous and non-traditional relationship structures, queer and trans affirmative practice, anti-oppression work, and trauma healing.
I have focused my work on supporting queer and trans people and people of color. The clients who tend to be the best fit for my clinical approach tend to be people who are looking to be pushed, who want to build self-awareness, and want to change their relationship with their younger selves. They are asking the questions, "Who I am in this world?" or "How do I heal from the violence of the world?" or "How do I do things differently?" They want to build meaningful lives, practice gratitude and mindfulness, and alleviate suffering by offering themselves understanding and self-nurture.
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Rosanna Suh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
My clinical experience spans from addressing issues around anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, religious trauma, sexual abuse, sexual identity development and racial identity development to helping achieve mental wellness, life and relationship goals.
Stuck in a rut? Anxiety paralyzing you from living your fullest? Having the same arguments over and over again with your partner? Want more from life but not sure what steps to take? Haven't found the right therapist yet to make any meaningful changes in your life? Whatever brought you here today, know that you don't have to search for the answers on your own. Together, we can take the necessary steps towards discovery, growth, healing, and wholeness.
(872) 278-6559
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Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
My clinical experience spans from addressing issues around anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, religious trauma, sexual abuse, sexual identity development and racial identity development to helping achieve mental wellness, life and relationship goals.
Stuck in a rut? Anxiety paralyzing you from living your fullest? Having the same arguments over and over again with your partner? Want more from life but not sure what steps to take? Haven't found the right therapist yet to make any meaningful changes in your life? Whatever brought you here today, know that you don't have to search for the answers on your own. Together, we can take the necessary steps towards discovery, growth, healing, and wholeness.
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Vanessa Magallanes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
I identify as a bicultural and bilingual therapist and can provide therapy services in Spanish. As a therapist, experiencing individuals meet their personalized goals set in therapy has been the most rewarding experience. Individuals choose to begin this journey of themselves for themselves knowing that they are strong enough to become the best versions of themselves. I have experience providing individual and family therapy. I have experience assisting individuals presenting with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, racial identity, and relationship or family issues.
(872) 219-0191 x502
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
I identify as a bicultural and bilingual therapist and can provide therapy services in Spanish. As a therapist, experiencing individuals meet their personalized goals set in therapy has been the most rewarding experience. Individuals choose to begin this journey of themselves for themselves knowing that they are strong enough to become the best versions of themselves. I have experience providing individual and family therapy. I have experience assisting individuals presenting with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, racial identity, and relationship or family issues.
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Noel E. Ritter
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe place to explore concerns about family, racial identity, gender and sexuality.
I am a thoughtful, warm, seasoned therapist who combines a relational approach to counseling with sound clinical judgement. I have had the privilege to work with clients who are courageous, hardworking, introspective, and some of the most wonderful people I have met. I am inspired by my clients daily. I greatly enjoy walking alongside individuals and partnering with them as they pursue wholeness. Most frequently, I see clients facing challenges with anxiety, trauma, and spiritual concerns.
(312) 874-7154
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe place to explore concerns about family, racial identity, gender and sexuality.
I am a thoughtful, warm, seasoned therapist who combines a relational approach to counseling with sound clinical judgement. I have had the privilege to work with clients who are courageous, hardworking, introspective, and some of the most wonderful people I have met. I am inspired by my clients daily. I greatly enjoy walking alongside individuals and partnering with them as they pursue wholeness. Most frequently, I see clients facing challenges with anxiety, trauma, and spiritual concerns.
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Maggie Fudyma
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, conflicting relationships, life transitions, loss, cultural, ethnic and racial identity struggles.
Does it sometimes feel like you are a prisoner in your own head? Do you find yourself facing the same challenges over and over? People often look into therapy because they feel stuck. Life may have been working before, but now you cannot move forward. There are times in life in which we all need some help. Therapy can often be seen as a sign of hope.
(847) 278-9454
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Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, conflicting relationships, life transitions, loss, cultural, ethnic and racial identity struggles.
Does it sometimes feel like you are a prisoner in your own head? Do you find yourself facing the same challenges over and over? People often look into therapy because they feel stuck. Life may have been working before, but now you cannot move forward. There are times in life in which we all need some help. Therapy can often be seen as a sign of hope.
Nick Alder
PhD, EdM, MA Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice-- currently 100% virtual/telehealth.
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice-- currently 100% virtual/telehealth.
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Madison Skerritt
MSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60707
Offers online therapy
I believe that therapy is a collaborative space for individuals to develop their own story through exploration and healing. I approach therapy through a non-pathologizing and harm reduction lens and understand that the client is the expert of their own experience. I view relationship as healing and utilize the therapeutic alliance as a manner of building trust in others and insight into personal relationships. I want to empower people through the highlighting of their strengths and strengthening of coping mechanisms that have been building throughout their life time.
(773) 377-4389
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Chicago, IL 60707
Offers online therapy
I believe that therapy is a collaborative space for individuals to develop their own story through exploration and healing. I approach therapy through a non-pathologizing and harm reduction lens and understand that the client is the expert of their own experience. I view relationship as healing and utilize the therapeutic alliance as a manner of building trust in others and insight into personal relationships. I want to empower people through the highlighting of their strengths and strengthening of coping mechanisms that have been building throughout their life time.

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Try these Therapists to find help with racial identity in Chicago. Race issues or racial identity issues in Chicago can be the cause of cause of stress and anxiety. Working to resolve racial challenges can be helped by a racial Therapist experienced in racial identity counseling. Therapists are highly skilled at understanding cultural and racial identity issues, and can be sensitive to the challenges presented.