Kay M Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
As a therapist I believe the most important thing I can emphasize in the relationship is autonomy. Addressing the shortcomings of the profession in the past I seek to create a collaborative environment where you as the client understand where our work is going and that it can be addressed at any time. I have an interest working with clients dealing with trauma, clients from the LGBTQ population (in particular the transgender and transgender non-binary experience) and couples. I hope to provide clarity and a greater understanding of your emotional world and what options you have to become the person you wish to be.
(630) 884-5386
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Chicago, IL 60613
As a therapist I believe the most important thing I can emphasize in the relationship is autonomy. Addressing the shortcomings of the profession in the past I seek to create a collaborative environment where you as the client understand where our work is going and that it can be addressed at any time. I have an interest working with clients dealing with trauma, clients from the LGBTQ population (in particular the transgender and transgender non-binary experience) and couples. I hope to provide clarity and a greater understanding of your emotional world and what options you have to become the person you wish to be.
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Clark Hazel
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MA Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
I work with those who are questioning their gender identity, navigating barriers to receiving gender affirming care, and working with folks experiencing difficult family relationships related to their transgender/non-binary identity.
Are you looking to make changes in your life but are unsure of where to start? It can be especially challenging to navigate life right now with the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and the unveiling of the multitude of intertwined systems of oppression we find ourselves in at this time. You are not alone in experiencing concerns, outrage, and fear. I am here to accompany you in navigating these challenges and also acknowledging the joy in life. You are deserving of support and a space to talk openly. I am someone you can trust to process your fears and anxieties with as well as cultivate hope for your future.
(872) 259-5995
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
I work with those who are questioning their gender identity, navigating barriers to receiving gender affirming care, and working with folks experiencing difficult family relationships related to their transgender/non-binary identity.
Are you looking to make changes in your life but are unsure of where to start? It can be especially challenging to navigate life right now with the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and the unveiling of the multitude of intertwined systems of oppression we find ourselves in at this time. You are not alone in experiencing concerns, outrage, and fear. I am here to accompany you in navigating these challenges and also acknowledging the joy in life. You are deserving of support and a space to talk openly. I am someone you can trust to process your fears and anxieties with as well as cultivate hope for your future.
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DeKhari J L Dixon
MA Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
I am especially aware of the trauma and discrimination that a transgender individual is susceptible to experiencing.
It is my honor to walk with you during this pivotal time in your journey. I work directly with individuals who are ready to get unstuck and work toward living their best life. As a 2Spirited, Black man of trans experience, I understand the multiple layers of oppression and the intersection of multicultural and spiritual backgrounds. It is my intention that you have a safe space to celebrate yourself and your own unique journey. I am intentional about supporting you as we create a pathway to a greater awareness of self. Join me in the journey towards deconstructing thought patterns that no longer serve you. Your best life awaits!
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
I am especially aware of the trauma and discrimination that a transgender individual is susceptible to experiencing.
It is my honor to walk with you during this pivotal time in your journey. I work directly with individuals who are ready to get unstuck and work toward living their best life. As a 2Spirited, Black man of trans experience, I understand the multiple layers of oppression and the intersection of multicultural and spiritual backgrounds. It is my intention that you have a safe space to celebrate yourself and your own unique journey. I am intentional about supporting you as we create a pathway to a greater awareness of self. Join me in the journey towards deconstructing thought patterns that no longer serve you. Your best life awaits!
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Rae McDaniel
Counselor, MEd, LCPC, CST Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
My specializations include transgender/non-binary folks, sex therapy, LGBTQ population, trauma, sexual pain, PTSD, and kink/poly affirming care.
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 room 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.
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
My specializations include transgender/non-binary folks, sex therapy, LGBTQ population, trauma, sexual pain, PTSD, and kink/poly affirming care.
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 room 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.
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Sadie Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
[PLEASE NOTE: I am not currently accepting new clients.] As a queer nonbinary/transgender woman and a survivor, I know how hard it can be to seek desperately needed help, only to be made unwelcome by the very professionals we trust to provide that help. I always strive to meet my clients with openness, respect, and compassion. I believe that therapy should provide a safer space to explore your values and strengths, gain insight into your struggles, and learn new skills for healing, transformation, and liberation.
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Chicago, IL 60626
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
[PLEASE NOTE: I am not currently accepting new clients.] As a queer nonbinary/transgender woman and a survivor, I know how hard it can be to seek desperately needed help, only to be made unwelcome by the very professionals we trust to provide that help. I always strive to meet my clients with openness, respect, and compassion. I believe that therapy should provide a safer space to explore your values and strengths, gain insight into your struggles, and learn new skills for healing, transformation, and liberation.
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Kris T Gebhard
PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am guided by curiosity and nonjudgmental compassion. I aim to partner with my clients to co-create a space where we feel able to breathe, explore, question, and heal. Together, we can uncover, design, and live into lasting solutions. I am experienced working with queer, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, lesbian, gay, bisexual and pansexual individuals, as well as artists, activists, students, professionals, and disabled individuals.
(872) 259-5968
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am guided by curiosity and nonjudgmental compassion. I aim to partner with my clients to co-create a space where we feel able to breathe, explore, question, and heal. Together, we can uncover, design, and live into lasting solutions. I am experienced working with queer, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, lesbian, gay, bisexual and pansexual individuals, as well as artists, activists, students, professionals, and disabled individuals.
Moe A Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
Transgender or Non-binary people: As a transgender non-binary soul, Moe Ari is highly attuned to the needs of Gender Expansive people.
If you are looking for an accountability partner in support of your relationships, then this is your sign. If you are a single person who wants support in growing your self-love and accountability, while exploring how to navigate lasting partnership, this is also your sign! Moe Ari is a highly skilled relationship expert with almost a decade of experience helping couples to revitalize their relationships. As a Black Transgender Man, he is also LGBTQIA+ celebratory, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. Moe Ari, blends therapy with coaching to help clients create success in their relationships, minds, bodies, and spirits.
(773) 524-6215
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Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
Transgender or Non-binary people: As a transgender non-binary soul, Moe Ari is highly attuned to the needs of Gender Expansive people.
If you are looking for an accountability partner in support of your relationships, then this is your sign. If you are a single person who wants support in growing your self-love and accountability, while exploring how to navigate lasting partnership, this is also your sign! Moe Ari is a highly skilled relationship expert with almost a decade of experience helping couples to revitalize their relationships. As a Black Transgender Man, he is also LGBTQIA+ celebratory, culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. Moe Ari, blends therapy with coaching to help clients create success in their relationships, minds, bodies, and spirits.
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Louis V. Haynes
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with diverse individuals and issues, including immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and couples, as well as transgender individuals in the midst of transitioning.
I would definitely say being a psychologist is my calling. I am very passionate about helping others and making a difference in the world, both personally and professionally. My approach to therapy is to create a safe space in order to help you examine yourself and your path to a meaningful life. I help you identify and build off of your internal strengths and help you with the parts of your personality that may be getting in the way of your having a more fulfilling life and feeling deeply connected in your relationships.
(773) 639-1094
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Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with diverse individuals and issues, including immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and couples, as well as transgender individuals in the midst of transitioning.
I would definitely say being a psychologist is my calling. I am very passionate about helping others and making a difference in the world, both personally and professionally. My approach to therapy is to create a safe space in order to help you examine yourself and your path to a meaningful life. I help you identify and build off of your internal strengths and help you with the parts of your personality that may be getting in the way of your having a more fulfilling life and feeling deeply connected in your relationships.
Catalyst Clinical Group Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
My areas of interest include transgender issues, gay men, couples, and family difficulties.
I believe every person has the ability to effect change in their life. Sometimes, though, we need someone to walk along side us to help navigate through difficult and trying times. My view of therapy is just that—a helpful and compassionate person who provides a safe and stigma-free space to explore, reflect, mourn, and grow. My hope is to provide you with the highest quality mental health services to help you achieve your goals and live a healthy, productive life of your design.
(773) 876-8763
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
My areas of interest include transgender issues, gay men, couples, and family difficulties.
I believe every person has the ability to effect change in their life. Sometimes, though, we need someone to walk along side us to help navigate through difficult and trying times. My view of therapy is just that—a helpful and compassionate person who provides a safe and stigma-free space to explore, reflect, mourn, and grow. My hope is to provide you with the highest quality mental health services to help you achieve your goals and live a healthy, productive life of your design.
Terry Ann Dornak
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60659
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping transgender clients process and navigate the transition journey.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many of us great adjustments and transitions in our lives. Many may feel uncertainty, anxiety, or confusion. It is my goal to provide you with a safe, therapeutic space to unload and explore your needs, worries, and fears whatever they may be. The path to healing is unique for each of us. We will work collaboratively towards meeting your goals and needs, and in doing so, make your life more comfortable and satisfying. It is my hope that each person who meets with me feels accepted, as I respect each individual's culture, gender, race, religion, and sexual identity.
(847) 613-4055
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Chicago, IL 60659
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping transgender clients process and navigate the transition journey.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many of us great adjustments and transitions in our lives. Many may feel uncertainty, anxiety, or confusion. It is my goal to provide you with a safe, therapeutic space to unload and explore your needs, worries, and fears whatever they may be. The path to healing is unique for each of us. We will work collaboratively towards meeting your goals and needs, and in doing so, make your life more comfortable and satisfying. It is my hope that each person who meets with me feels accepted, as I respect each individual's culture, gender, race, religion, and sexual identity.
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Joelle Spiegel
JD, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
I work with transgender, non-binary, LGBQIA, and cisgender folks who are processing trauma, experiencing anxiety and/or depression, and struggling with family or relationship issues.
Oftentimes, we develop patterns of behaving and relating to others as a way of coping with and protecting ourselves from our early environments. As we expand out past those early experiences and relationships, we may find that these old ways of thinking, behaving, and relating no longer work for us. Together in therapy, we will explore the origins and functions of those patterns, gaining an awareness of how they show up and how we might develop a new path.
(872) 233-4923
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
I work with transgender, non-binary, LGBQIA, and cisgender folks who are processing trauma, experiencing anxiety and/or depression, and struggling with family or relationship issues.
Oftentimes, we develop patterns of behaving and relating to others as a way of coping with and protecting ourselves from our early environments. As we expand out past those early experiences and relationships, we may find that these old ways of thinking, behaving, and relating no longer work for us. Together in therapy, we will explore the origins and functions of those patterns, gaining an awareness of how they show up and how we might develop a new path.
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Gender Dysphoria Assessment & Counseling Illinois
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
If you identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender expansive and are seeking to begin hormone replacement therapy or gender affirming surgery, then counseling could be right for you.
Skip the cumbersome scheduling and intake process. You can schedule your assessment today through my website. There's no need to call, text, email and await my reply. Telehealth assessments are convenient and accessible from you home or on the go. Most letters of support are ready within 3 days or whenever you might need it. Assessments for gender dysphoria are affirming of your journey and any letter of support written for you will reflect you. They meet the standards of care developed by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
(872) 250-2331
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
If you identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender expansive and are seeking to begin hormone replacement therapy or gender affirming surgery, then counseling could be right for you.
Skip the cumbersome scheduling and intake process. You can schedule your assessment today through my website. There's no need to call, text, email and await my reply. Telehealth assessments are convenient and accessible from you home or on the go. Most letters of support are ready within 3 days or whenever you might need it. Assessments for gender dysphoria are affirming of your journey and any letter of support written for you will reflect you. They meet the standards of care developed by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
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H Kinton Rossman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
Offers online therapy
I have a passion for working at the intersection of transgender/LGBQ+ identities and family. I love supporting non-LGBTQ+ parents to learn more and help them find ways to show care for their children. I love exploring and processing through the challenges of being an LGBTQ+ parent/caregiver. I love helping LGBTQ+ adults to explore their childhood experiences with family and process through any past traumatic experiences.
(773) 467-7722
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Chicago, IL 60626
Offers online therapy
I have a passion for working at the intersection of transgender/LGBQ+ identities and family. I love supporting non-LGBTQ+ parents to learn more and help them find ways to show care for their children. I love exploring and processing through the challenges of being an LGBTQ+ parent/caregiver. I love helping LGBTQ+ adults to explore their childhood experiences with family and process through any past traumatic experiences.
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Patrick Gunderson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
He helps clients resolve gender dysphoria and assists in gender transition.
Dr. Patrick Gunderson specializes in working with adolescents and young adults, specifically in the treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), depression, and sexual trauma and abuse. He utilizes exposure-based interventions, which are used to help clients confront fears, expand their comfort zones, and extinguish avoidance behaviors. Dr. Gunderson helps clients achieve trauma resolution by processing traumatic incidents, reducing the associated anxiety and anger, and assisting in therapeutic corrective experiences.
(224) 347-1596
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
He helps clients resolve gender dysphoria and assists in gender transition.
Dr. Patrick Gunderson specializes in working with adolescents and young adults, specifically in the treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), depression, and sexual trauma and abuse. He utilizes exposure-based interventions, which are used to help clients confront fears, expand their comfort zones, and extinguish avoidance behaviors. Dr. Gunderson helps clients achieve trauma resolution by processing traumatic incidents, reducing the associated anxiety and anger, and assisting in therapeutic corrective experiences.
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Lb Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MEd Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with adolescents and members of the LGBTQIA community who are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, and gender dysphoria.
Our authentic connections to one another sustain us as human beings. Often past harm or invalidation make us further disconnected from ourselves and each other. By moving beyond binaries created and sustained by capitalism and other constructs of oppression, I pathologize systems and not people. I work to create an environment that affirms a person’s complete humanity with a sense of compassion and free from judgments or imposed expectations. When we establish secure and affirming relationships, we have the ability to embrace our authentic selves and the numerous possibilities of transformation.
(312) 471-1608
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Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with adolescents and members of the LGBTQIA community who are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, and gender dysphoria.
Our authentic connections to one another sustain us as human beings. Often past harm or invalidation make us further disconnected from ourselves and each other. By moving beyond binaries created and sustained by capitalism and other constructs of oppression, I pathologize systems and not people. I work to create an environment that affirms a person’s complete humanity with a sense of compassion and free from judgments or imposed expectations. When we establish secure and affirming relationships, we have the ability to embrace our authentic selves and the numerous possibilities of transformation.
Rich Jentzen LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
Who you are… straight, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, genderqueer, questioning… is an essential part of our work together. I welcome your whole self, supporting traditional and non-traditional families: blended, multiracial, multigenerational, foster, poly, leather, and members of kink communities. Therapy promotes healing, growth, and change. We'll focus together to understand your thoughts and behaviors. Our work together will help you develop new coping skills. Growth happens by reinforcing your strengths and values, increasing your self-awareness, and help you build a tolerance for distress and ambiguity.
(847) 943-9894
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
Who you are… straight, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, genderqueer, questioning… is an essential part of our work together. I welcome your whole self, supporting traditional and non-traditional families: blended, multiracial, multigenerational, foster, poly, leather, and members of kink communities. Therapy promotes healing, growth, and change. We'll focus together to understand your thoughts and behaviors. Our work together will help you develop new coping skills. Growth happens by reinforcing your strengths and values, increasing your self-awareness, and help you build a tolerance for distress and ambiguity.
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Andres Carrion
LPC Intern, MS Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
As a person-centered and multicultural oriented therapist, it is my philosophy that you know yourself better than anyone else and that it is your right to guide the therapeutic process. I strive to meet clients where they are at. I believe that you are a unique individual with diverse experiences and there is value in that. The differences that make you, you, should not only be seen, but understood and validated. Over the past five years, I have worked in research concerning the health inequities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community, particularly among folks of color.
(312) 300-2289
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
As a person-centered and multicultural oriented therapist, it is my philosophy that you know yourself better than anyone else and that it is your right to guide the therapeutic process. I strive to meet clients where they are at. I believe that you are a unique individual with diverse experiences and there is value in that. The differences that make you, you, should not only be seen, but understood and validated. Over the past five years, I have worked in research concerning the health inequities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community, particularly among folks of color.
Michelle Emerick
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Sometimes we lose our way, have parts of ourselves we wish to change, or long for better relationships. While I work with everyone, I have specialized in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and queer individuals. As a result, I am tuned in to considering how the world around you may make it difficult to get your needs met. But my role is to support you and help you get there. Therapy offers a space where we consider your unique experience without judgment or criticism. I offer an affirming environment to help you pay attention to what you really want and who you really are.
(773) 299-1024
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Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Sometimes we lose our way, have parts of ourselves we wish to change, or long for better relationships. While I work with everyone, I have specialized in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and queer individuals. As a result, I am tuned in to considering how the world around you may make it difficult to get your needs met. But my role is to support you and help you get there. Therapy offers a space where we consider your unique experience without judgment or criticism. I offer an affirming environment to help you pay attention to what you really want and who you really are.
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Alexis Silas
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I have expertise working with trauma survivors, adult children of alcoholics, the partners and family of transgender individuals, and emotional issues related to chronic medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses.
I specialize in helping people recover from anxiety. I also work with women who suffer from depression, trauma, and complex relationship problems of all kinds. Too often, worries and fears get the best of us and control our decisions. Instead of living the life we want, we end up making choices in life and in relationships that are rooted in self-doubt, anxiety, and worry. I provide a safe, empathetic, nonjudgmental space in which we work together to reduce fears and develop new, authentic ways of engaging in relationships.
(214) 761-8527
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I have expertise working with trauma survivors, adult children of alcoholics, the partners and family of transgender individuals, and emotional issues related to chronic medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses.
I specialize in helping people recover from anxiety. I also work with women who suffer from depression, trauma, and complex relationship problems of all kinds. Too often, worries and fears get the best of us and control our decisions. Instead of living the life we want, we end up making choices in life and in relationships that are rooted in self-doubt, anxiety, and worry. I provide a safe, empathetic, nonjudgmental space in which we work together to reduce fears and develop new, authentic ways of engaging in relationships.
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Compassionate Core Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
I carry cultural competencies in working with LGB people and people along the transgender and intersex spectrum.
I believe in every person's ability to learn positive belief systems that will promote growth and spiritual balance. My niche is working with clients who feel stuck in their life and do not always have a defined negative experience to explain why they are feeling stuck. Often times it is hard to identify a single memory that solidifies a negative belief system about oneself. "This is just who I am," I will hear, but everyone has the potential to move their life forward.
(773) 570-2662
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
I carry cultural competencies in working with LGB people and people along the transgender and intersex spectrum.
I believe in every person's ability to learn positive belief systems that will promote growth and spiritual balance. My niche is working with clients who feel stuck in their life and do not always have a defined negative experience to explain why they are feeling stuck. Often times it is hard to identify a single memory that solidifies a negative belief system about oneself. "This is just who I am," I will hear, but everyone has the potential to move their life forward.

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Transgender Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Chicago and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Chicago or for a Chicago transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Chicago may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Chicago, transgender friendly therapists in Chicago, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Chicago can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.