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  • Solution Focused Counseling

    AGENCY: CENTER FOR CONTEXTUAL CHANGE
    ADDRESS: 821 W. Van Buren, Chicago
    CONTACT: John Hughes
    PHONE: (847) 676-4447 x 304
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Known for our dynamic treatment of trauma, violence and the effects of abusive behaviors, we at Center for Contextual Change base our therapeutic process on a unique treatment, The Collaborative Stage Model (CSM). Co-created by Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder of the Center for Contextual Change, CSM is a solution-focused, three-stage model aimed at facilitating change through collaboration between the client and therapist; the client will experience positive shifts in their internal, relational, and environmental worlds.

    Who We Are

    We are a group of nationally recognized, highly trained psychotherapists specializing in trauma, domestic and family violence, child and adult sexual abuse, addiction, compulsion, self-injurious behavior, and severe emotional and behavioral disorders. We work with couples, children, families and communities, and through school, church and professional referrals, DCFS and non-profits, and court appointed treatment.

    Our Commitment

    We treat all clients, regardless of economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, survivor history or offending behaviors. Same-sex relationships are challenged by a unique set of issues, created by our world interacting with our own personalities, vulnerabilities, and strengths. We are experts in working with GLBT couples to heal wounds, empower change, open communications and restore sex and love.

    Associated Tags: couples counseling , Family counseling , Individual therapy , trauma , treatment groups , violence , young adult

  • COUNSELING SERVICES

    AGENCY: Beverly Therapists
    ADDRESS: 10725 S. Western Ave. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60643
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: 773-310-3488
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: No
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Our goal is to become a community and personal resource to foster emotional and mental well-being; and to support you on your journey of discovering your new path to possibilities and hope.

    Beverly Therapists was created to become a community resource to help you find the right therapist for you and your family. We are a group of psychotherapists, each with our own private practice, working together in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago. We built Beverly Therapists to honor and provide for your diversity and needs, giving you many qualified therapists to choose from in one place.

    Associated Tags: addictions , ADHD , anger management , anxiety , bereavement and loss , counseling services , depression , divorce , mental health , PTSD , stress , trauma

  • YOUTH SUPPORT GROUP

    AGENCY: BEVERLY THERAPISTS
    ADDRESS: 10725 S. Western Ave. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60643
    CONTACT: Bonn Wade
    PHONE: (773) 330-2544
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: No
    HOURS:
    5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Every second Sunday of every month.

    Gendernauts is a supportive group for youth who are exploring a gender identity or expression that transcends traditional stereotypes, blends or breaks the gender binary, or otherwise pushes normative ideas about gender. This dynamic group welcomes those who identify as transgender (male-to-female; female-to-male), androgynous, gender non-conforming, gender-queer, or those teens who are simply questioning their gender.

    Topics may include:

    -Coming out (or not) as trans or gender non-conforming
    -Negotiating experiences at school with peers, teachers, & administrators
    -Building supportive family relationships with parents/guardians, siblings, & extended family members related to gender
    -Dialogue around using preferred names & gender pronouns—and experiences of getting others onboard
    -Traversing dating & romantic relationships
    -Exploring feelings about body image and expressing gender through clothing & other style choices
    -Navigating sex-segregated spaces like bathrooms, locker rooms, & team sports
    -Additional topics to be determined by group participants!

    Associated Tags: coming out , gender exploring , gender identity , gender queer , questioning , support , teens , trans , trans-youth

  • HIV/AIDS Counseling and Psychosocial Support

    AGENCY: PROJECT VIDA
    ADDRESS: 2659 S. Kedvale Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
    CONTACT: Ana Gonzalez
    PHONE: (773) 277-2291
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Project VIDA is a culturally-focused HIV/AIDS prevention and direct services community-based organization located on Chicago’s West Side. Project VIDA was founded by a consortium of volunteers in 1992 to address the unique needs and concerns of Latino and African American individuals at risk for or currently living with HIV/AIDS. We began with two co-founders distributing condoms out of a hardware store in Little Village (over 90,000 residents), then grew to have our own space, and now have two sites with dedicated and committed staff, volunteers, contractors, and Board of Directors. Project VIDA’s mission was newly revised in 2010 and is now “to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services.”

    The Mental Health Counseling service provides individual and couples counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones, as well as psychosocial individual wellness counseling and HIV support groups in English & Spanish. The services include:

    Weekly: “Esperanza” – Spanish Language Support Group on Friday 3-5pm

    Bi-weekly: “The Power of Knowledge” – English Language Support Group on the 2nd and 4th Monday each month 1-3pm

    Weekly: Individual therapy sessions provided by a licensed counselor. Contact Ana Gonzalez, LCPC.

    Associated Tags: African American , Hispanic , HIV , HIV/AIDS , HIV/AIDS Counseling , Latino , PROJECT VIDA , support , therapy group

  • Deaf Counseling Center

    AGENCY: DEAF COUNSELING CENTER
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL, 60602
    CONTACT: Dr. Candace A. McCullough
    PHONE:
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. Monday through Friday

    Deaf Counseling Center is a Deaf and Lesbian owned counseling and psychological service that provides Deaf LGBT-friendly in-person and videophone and therapy for Deaf LGBT clients. Contact us to learn more about our services.

    Our approach to therapy is primarily Deaf-centered and existential-humanistic in orientation. As the first psychotherapists to conceptualize a Deaf-centered framework of therapy and the first to establish a practice grounded in a Deaf-centered philosophy, we are conscious of how Deaf people’s lives are shaped by their identities and experiences as members of this cultural and linguistic minority group, as well as the many other intersectionalities in their lives.

    Associated Tags: American Sign Language , ASL , counseling , deaf , mental health

  • Men’s Domestic Violence Perpetrator Group

    AGENCY: DEER REHABILITATION SERVICES, INC.
    ADDRESS: 3936 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60624
    CONTACT: Dr. Dennis Deer; Dr. Kimberly Thomas
    PHONE: (773) 826-0398
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    3:00p.m. - 4:30p.m. on Tuesdays

    Deer Rehabilitation Services provides an open LGBT specific domestic violence perpetrator group for individuals that are interested in joining. Deer recognizes the need for specialized treatment and information for people in same sex relationships or identifying as LGBT and offers this group to accommodate that.

    Participants in these groups learn and discuss how power, control and excitement promotes discrimination, oppression and ultimately the abuse of women by men and men by women. In addition, men & women (separate groups) examine and share their beliefs about men and women in our society and how their beliefs drive their choices and consequences.

    There are two locations. The Chicago site is on Roosevelt. The Riverside location is 7222 Cermak Ste 701 in Riverside, IL 60130. Contact Central Intake at 773-826-0398.

    Associated Tags: Deer Rehabilitation Services Inc. , domestic violence , domestic violence perpetrators , DRS , men , mental health , perpetrator , therapy groups

  • Women’s Domestic Violence Perpetrator Group

    AGENCY: DEER REHABILITATION SERVICES, INC.
    ADDRESS: 3936 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60624
    CONTACT: Dr. Dennis Deer; Dr. Kimberly Thomas
    PHONE: (773) 826-0398
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. on Saturdays

    Deer Rehabilitation Services provides an open LGBT specific domestic violence perpetrator group for individuals that are interested in joining. Deer recognizes the need for specialized treatment and information for people in same sex relationships or identifying as LGBT and offers this group to accommodate that.

    Participants in these groups learn and discuss how power, control and excitement promotes discrimination, oppression and ultimately the abuse of women by men and men by women. In addition, men & women (separate groups) examine and share their beliefs about men and women in our society and how their beliefs drive their choices and consequences.

    Associated Tags: Deer Rehabilitation Services Inc. , domestic violence , domestic violence perpetrators , DRS , mental health , perpetrator , therapy groups , women

  • Trauma Recovery Group

    AGENCY: INTRASPECTRUM COUNSELING
    ADDRESS: 180 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
    CONTACT: Erica Garceau
    PHONE: (773) 750-3505
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Tuesdays for 12 weeks. 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

    Trauma impacts our lives in many ways. It can affect how we engage in relationship and how we view ourselves and the world around us. This 12-week process group is designed to help decrease the impact of past trauma. Structured, goal-oriented work, in a safe community, can be a powerful support on your path of healing. In this Trauma Recovery Group, we will work together to expand our skills and gain deeper understanding of the effects of a traumatic past.

    *Current individual therapy with attention to posttraumatic symptoms is required for participation.

    Associated Tags: counseling , Intraspectrum Counseling , mental health , therapy groups , trauma

  • Creating Connection: Finding Happiness in Your Relationships

    AGENCY: CHICAGO WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER
    ADDRESS: 1025 W. Sunnyside Ave., Ste. 201, Chicago, IL 60640
    CONTACT: Kristin Kennedy
    PHONE: (773) 935-6126 ext. 304
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    This 12-week group is designed for women and trans* identified individuals who are interested in having healthier and more fulfilling relationships. Group topics include, but are not limited to, identifying what makes us unhappy in relationships, what unhealthy relationships look like, and how we create and maintain healthy relationships – both intimate and non-intimate. This group meets weekly for approximately 1.5 hours. This group will be co-facilitated by two counselors.

    Associated Tags: Chicago Womens Health Center , counseling , CWHC , female , mental health , support , therapy groups , transgender , women

  • Gender Experience Group

    AGENCY: INTRASPECTRUM COUNSELING
    ADDRESS: 5340 N. Clark St., Ste. 212, Chicago, IL 60640
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 750-3505
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Exploring one’s gender presentation in a binary gender culture can be difficult enough, and it can be an even greater challenge to physically express one’s true gender identity. This process is often complicated by layers of guilt and shame about one’s genuine gender expression, leading to isolation, and potentially interfering with a sense of belonging both in the LGBTQI community and society in general.

    Our Gender Experience group is designed to provide a sense of community in a safe space wherein clients may openly explore their gender identity and express themselves in ways their current lives may not allow. Participants practice communication skills, identifying and asserting their needs, and building meaningful relationships, all of which facilitate improved self-esteem and confidence in authentic gender expression.

    Associated Tags: gender , gender experience group , group , Intraspectrum Counseling , mental health , support group

  • Social Anxiety Group

    AGENCY: INTRASPECTRUM COUNSELING
    ADDRESS: 180 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1040, Chicago, IL 60601
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 750-3505
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Social Smarts is 10-week therapeutic skills group specifically designed for those who struggle with social anxiety. Participants in this group will learn how to interrupt the cycle of social anxiety and acquire skills to cope with and prevent it from arising. They will practice these skills through the art of improvisation in a safe and supportive group therapy setting.

    One of the most effective forms of treatment for anxiety involves direct exposure to the very things that make us fearful. Our Social Smarts group does just that by helping clients face their trigger situations. Leaders will individually tailor experiential exercises to make them relevant to each group members’ desired areas of growth. By expanding their social comfort zones in the here-and-now in a uniquely validating environment, members will walk away with a framework for understanding and addressing the ways anxiety impacts their thoughts, bodies, and behaviors.

    Associated Tags: anxiety , group , Intraspectrum Counseling , mental health , social anxiety , therapy groups

  • Affirming Men’s Group

    AGENCY: INTRASPECTRUM COUNSELING
    ADDRESS: 5340 N. Clark St., Ste. 212, Chicago, IL 60640
    CONTACT: Ian Bonner
    PHONE: (773) 750-3505
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Tuesdays 7 pm

    This group is an ongoing interpersonal process group open to male-identified members of the LGBTQI community. Participants in this group are men who have identified an interpersonal goal that they would like to address such as forming and maintaining friendships, improving men’s capacity for closeness with others, and fostering healthy relationships. Group members can expect sessions to focus on giving and receiving genuine and constructive feedback to one another about the ways in which members are perceived and ways in which members’ ways of communicating promote or sometimes hinder more meaningful relationships. This group is facilitated by one male and one female identified therapist whose job it is to help group members share more openly, provide structure, and ensure that members feel welcome and safe.

    Associated Tags: counseling , group , Intraspectrum Counseling , men , mental health , support , support group , therapy group

  • Psychotherapy Groups for Gay Men

    AGENCY: LIVE OAK CHICAGO
    ADDRESS: 1300 W. Belmont Ave., Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60657
    CONTACT: Erich Heintzen, LCSW
    PHONE: (773) 880-1310 ext. 83
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    Wednesdays 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    These professionally-led groups can be uniquely helpful for gay men ages 25 and older seeking to establish, enhance, or maintain relationships with other men. In a safe and supportive environment, the group experience provides an opportunity for gay men to attend to how they form relationships and learn new ways to establish intimacy and closeness.

    Topics may include, but are not limited to: reducing isolation; managing sadness and anxiety; dating and relationships; sex and sexuality; developing confidence; making decisions about career or school; dealing with HIV or other chronic illnesses; and addressing family concerns.

    Associated Tags: counseling , gay , group , Live Oak Chicago , male , mental health , therapy group

  • Men (HIV-) Who Have Sex with Other Men Support Group

    AGENCY: CALOR
    ADDRESS: 5038 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60639
    CONTACT: Martin Gonzalez Rojas
    PHONE: (773) 385-9080
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Unknown
    HOURS:
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Conexiones (Connections) helps adult men having sex with other men maintain their HIV- status. This program offers:

    Free HIV testing
    Hepatitis C information
    Educational services
    Support groups
    Community forums on health issues
    Outreach activities

    Associated Tags: CALOR , HIV , HIV negative , Latino , Men who have sex with men , mental health , MSM , support groups , therapy groups

  • Services for Seniors

    AGENCY: HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER
    ADDRESS: 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: Cecilia Hardacker
    PHONE: (773) 388-1600
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    Howard Brown is partnering with Rush University Medical Center, CJE SeniorLife, Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center and Heartland Alliance to design and develop a comprehensive health program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults. With support from The Baxter International Foundation and Chicago Community Trust, our program for older adults — AGING AS WE ARE: It’s Our Time –is creating a new model of care for LGBT older adults in Chicago.

    AGING AS WE ARE offers:

    – A Geriatric Medicine Physician Specialist
    – An On-Site Walgreens Pharmacy & Prescription Drug Assistance
    – Mental Health Services
    – HIV/STD Counseling and Testing
    – Caregiver Support for your Partner or Primary Caregivers
    – Legal Assistance including Advance Directives

    When you call us, you will find a team that offers you respect and confidentiality. Come and experience a new model of care for LGBT older adults in the city of Chicago.

    We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare/Medicaid.

    Associated Tags: Aging as We Are: It's Our Time , caregiver support , CJE SeniorLife , communities , elders , HBHC , health , heartland alliance , HIV/STD testing , Howard Brown , Howard Brown Health Center , legal assistance , medicaid , medicare , mental health , Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care , older adults , parenting and family , prescription drug assistance , prevention & wellness , primary care , Rush University Medical Center , Seniors , therapy groups

  • Children and Adolescent Development Program

    AGENCY: LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO
    ADDRESS: 225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611?
    CONTACT: Jennifer Leininger
    PHONE: (773) 303-6056
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    At Lurie Children’s Gender and Sex Development Program, you will find warmth, support and exceptional care provided by a diverse team of specialists from disciplines including General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, Urology, Surgery, Psychiatry and Psychology.

    Our team operates two programs; each is designated to provide comprehensive, family-centered care.

    Services for Gende​r Development
    We provide services for youth and adol​escents for:
    – Children with gender-non conforming behavior
    – Gender-questioning and transgender youth

    Services for Sex Development
    We provide care for newborns and children with sex development conditions.

    Associated Tags: Adolescent Medicine , adolescents , coming out/questioning , communities , Endocrinology , gender development , gender non-conforming , gender questioning , health , intensive treatment , Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago , mental health , Pediatrics , primary care , Psychiatry , Psychology , queer , sex development , Surgery , therapy groups , transgender , transgender & queer , Urology , youth

  • Transgender Counseling and Therapy

    AGENCY: CHICAGO WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER
    ADDRESS: 1025 W. Sunnyside St., Ste. 201, Chicago, IL 60640
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 935-6126 ext. 227
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Open daily, 9AM - 4PM, by appointment

    The Chicago Women’s Health Center’s counseling program offers individual counseling, crisis counseling, groups, and workshops. We also offer short-term counseling for trans individuals desiring support when initiating or considering hormone therapy.

    Associated Tags: Chicago Womens Health Center , counseling , crisis , crisis counseling , groups , hormone therapy , individual counseling , mental health , therapy group , trans , workshops

  • Safer Sex: Trauma Skills Group

    AGENCY: CENTER ON HALSTED
    ADDRESS: 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Fall and Spring Group Sessions

    Psychoeducational and skills based therapy group for survivors of interpersonal violence. This group is offered for individuals of all genders/orientations who are dealing with the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood abuse, and/or hate violence. Pre-Registration is required.

    Associated Tags: abuse , Center on Halsted , COH , domestic violence , female , hate , male , mental health , sexual assault , survivor , therapy group , trauma , violence

  • Comprehensive Homeless Youth Services

    AGENCY: TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS
    ADDRESS: 162 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (312) 568-5700
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    24 hours

    Teen Living Programs serve youth ages 13 to 24 who became homeless because of serious family issues, including substance abuse, and physical or sexual abuse. Many are ostracized due to their sexual orientation. While escaping these situations and leaving their homes may provide temporary relief, life on the streets carries the serious threat of increased suffering from predators, disease, and greater physical deprivation.

    We deliver comprehensive, long-term solutions to youth without homes who strive for self-sufficiency and community connection. Teen Living Programs offers housing, job training, educational support, mental health counseling, holistic health care, and life skills training within a community of professional and passionate support.

    Associated Tags: basic needs , case management , educational support , employment , family issues , health , holistic health care , homeless , homeless services , housing , job training , mental health , physical abuse , prevention & wellness , primary care , questioning , sexual abuse , substance abuse , support , support group , Teen Living Programs , therapy group , youth

  • Women’s Psychotherapy Group

    AGENCY: CENTER ON HALSTED
    ADDRESS: 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: Elizabeth Aram, MA
    PHONE: (773) 472-6469 ext. 424
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    10 week therapy group for female identified individuals who identify as members of the LGBTQ community and are looking to learn more about their own selves. This group is focused on participants also learning how they interact and influence relationships with the other people in their lives.

    Open to Ages 18 and older. Cost $25 per session.

    Associated Tags: 18+ , Center on Halsted , COH , female , group , mental health , psychotherapy , relationships , self-exploration , therapy group , women