Nationally Certified Counselor and Pre-licensed in Illinois
Services: Individual therapy for adults, telehealth only
Caroline’s message: My mission is to help autistic women and LGBTQIA+ folks as they cope with things such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, chronic illness, and executive dysfunction. Practicing from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) standpoint, which emphasizes living fully as the person you want to be, we’ll work together to navigate what’s getting in the way of that. As a neurodivergent therapist, I combine my lived experience and my clinical knowledge to provide a space that is safe, comfortable, and affirming.
Services: Telehealth and in person in Chicago for teens and adults from a Health At Every Size LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse affirming lens; ditching diet culture support group; religious trauma support group.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois (149.023498)
Services: Individual therapy for adolescents and adults, couples therapy, family therapy, teletherapy only
Jx’s message: Jx believes that the world we all reside in makes it very challenging to know our true selves and even harder to feel as though we are thriving as such. They also believe that the potential for people to change or grow despite this is profound. You have the power to peel away layers of trauma and emotional baggage to exist in your truest and best form. Living under capitalism, our perceptions of what a happy, healthy person is gets distorted, making it difficult to navigate relationships, manage stress, and overcome hardship. Partnership in therapy is important. You are encouraged to guide your own sessions while Jx provides perspective, redirection when helpful, and most importantly, a safe and affirming environment to be vulnerable and receive support. Through an anti-racist, feminist, strength’s based framework, Jx will collaborate to help you achieve your goals. Jx incorporates a wide range of clinical skills, including Trauma-Informed CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. They are LGBTQ affirming and specialize in working with anyone struggling with sexuality or gender identity issues.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois (180003558)
Services: Individual therapy for adolescents, adults, and seniors, couples therapy, family therapy, teletherapy only
Carolyn’s message: With over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, Carolyn has come to trust that the therapeutic bond is crucial to a feeling of safety for the client. Because therapy is an intimate experience, Carolyn tailors treatment plans as a co-created process, ensuring that the client’s individual needs are addressed. Carolyn works to integrate proven techniques to tailor solutions that are not only practical but create lasting change. Carolyn’s original training as a Dance-Movement therapist informs her work as mental health therapist. This specialized training included movement, art, and music as mediums for growth and change. She utilizes this training to holistically treat each client. As a psychotherapist, Carolyn works with individuals, couples, and families. Carolyn believes that at the core of the therapeutic relationship is the connection between therapist and client. She is able to use her own personal qualities as a non-judgmental, warm and empathic person in the therapist and client relationship. Carolyn encourages her clients to be gentle with themselves as they go through the process of healing and change. She believes that each client has his, her or their own life experiences, values, and life beliefs. These values and beliefs are essential to the client feeling empowered and setting their own goals for therapy and for their life. Carolyn is certified in DBT and utilizes a psychodynamic approach. She also utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and CBT in her work with clients. Carolyn has a particular interest in working with depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, trauma, and substance abuse.
Services: in-person individual therapy, in-person group therapy, telehealth individual therapy, and telehealth group therapy
Nahime’s message: My work is specialized to support the mental health of adults with various presentations of neurodiversity, like Autism, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Down’s Syndrome, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. You might be looking for someone to help you work on “adulting.” You may be dealing with the stress of becoming independent. You are hoping to work through the anxiety and depression from living in a world that isn’t built for people like us. We can work together to figure out your values. You and I will create goals towards finding your own happiness and feeling powerful in your own skin.