Will Dempsey

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

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Will Dempsey

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

332 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 121
Chicago, IL 60604
(857) 877-3999
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

867 Boylston Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02199
(857) 877-3999
Announcement icon I currently have availability for interested clients. I also write GRS letters for folks and provide supervision for other clinicians.

About

Have you ever wanted a drag queen as a therapist? Well you've come to the right place. In my spare time from working at as a therapist, I'm a drag queen, so I'm not afraid to call you out. Don't worry I won't read you, though a client has said I snatched their wig once. I want sessions to be fun, while also helpful. Once we have a relationship built, I will happily call out patterns that I see haven't been working. Our community faces barriers that our cis het counterparts don't - systemic barriers, dysphoria, feeling outcast (even in our own community). We will work to have the emotional impact these have on us sashay away.
We will work together on the path to self love - EVERYBODY SAY LOVE! I use a solutions based approach to identify tangible ways to fix what's happening, as well as CBT and EMDR approaches. However, a lot of these theories were not built for BIPOC or queer folx, so I will bend and twist them into something that works - like Yvie Oddly.
I want to ensure I create a space for folx to feel they can be their authentic selves. That includes using whatever language you want. Don't apologize for cursing in session! If our goal is for you to love yourself, why not start together in session? Because if you can't, how are you going to love anyone else? Can I get an amen? Now let the music play!

Finances

  • Session Fee: $175 per session
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I work with Advekit to keep therapy affordable for you by using your out of network benefits. Reach out for a further explanation!
Email me or call (857) 877-3999 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: Massachusetts / 122323
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state.
  • School: Fordham University

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 149022171 Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Will Dempsey's Groups

CBT for Anxiety and Depression

This group will teach you Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills in order to learn how to better cope with your symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. You will learn about why you have these feelings and how to better cope with them on a daily basis. This group runs for 9 weeks.

More about this group

Location

332 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 121
Chicago, IL 60604
(857) 877-3999
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

867 Boylston Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02199
(857) 877-3999
Specialties
  • Transgender
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • EMDR
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 2 May 2022
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Will Dempsey

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW