Rena McDaniel

Counselor, MEd, LCPC, CST

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Rena McDaniel, MEd, LCPC, CST, Counselor in Chicago
(773) 825-3493 Website

Rena McDaniel

Counselor, MEd, LCPC, CST


Location

Practical Audacity
3046 W Armitage
Unit 1
Chicago, Illinois 60647
(773) 825-3493

You want to feel calm, confident, and powerful in your own, unique skin in a world that doesn't always celebrate your various, intersecting identities. You want to do more than just survive and you need ideas and tools to help you get there. You want to feel free and happy without feeling like you have to hide parts of yourself. You want to feel like you have space to breathe. As a Gender and Certified Sex Therapist, I work with folks like you feeling anxious and lost about a transition you're experiencing in sex, gender, sexual identity, or relationships.

I can help you uncover more of who you are so you feel confident in your own skin, providing you with the support you need to go from feeling broken and alone to whole and part of a community.

My specializations include sex therapy, gender questioning, transgender, LGBTQ population, trauma, sexual pain, PTSD, and kink/poly affirming care. My clinical style is warm and collaborative, helping you locate and build upon the strengths you already have in your life in order to create change while challenging behaviors and thoughts that aren't working.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: DePaul University
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License No. and State: 180010161 Illinois

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: AASECT / AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor / Sexual Health Certificate
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Location

Practical Audacity
3046 W Armitage
Unit 1
Chicago, Illinois 60647
(773) 825-3493
Specialties
  • Sex Therapy
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Affirmative Therapy for Poly, Kink folks
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Pain
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018
Rena McDaniel, MEd, LCPC, CST, Counselor in Chicago

Rena McDaniel

Counselor, MEd, LCPC, CST