Therapist

We recommend counselors, therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists at the organizations listed below. They:

    • Have experience working with individuals involved in the sex trade, as well as other sexual subcultures.

    • Honor clients’ personal experiences and beliefs about adult work and goals, help clients’ set, reassess, and work towards their own goals, and focus on the goals individuals have for counseling and therapy.

    • Are judgement-free and will not focus on trying to ‘leave adult work,’ unless that is what the client explicitly wants.

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Free OR Agency with Free & Paid Services

Name

Number

Location

Specialties

Fee Info

Broadway Youth Center

(773) 935-3151

3837 N. Broadway

Sheridan Red

Under 29.  GLBT. Also offers medical services, showers, clothing stipends, and peer-advocacy/support groups.

Free

Howard Brown

773-388-1600

4025 N. Sheridan Road

Sheridan Red

3000 N Halsted

Belmont Red

GLBT. Counseling, psychiatry (medication-management)

Accepts insurance / sliding-scale

Center on Halsted

773-472-6469

3656 N Halsted

Addison Red

GLBT Community Center. Individual (youth, adults, seniors), couples, family and group therapy.

Full Cost (individual/couples). $20/sliding scale (groups)

Sliding-Scale

Name

Number

Location

Specialties

Fee Info

Co-Create Psychotherapy

773.539.9183

3580 N. Lawndale

Addison Blue

Individual Psychotherapy

$80/session, sliding-scale, accepts insurance

Chicago Women’s Health Center

773.935.6126

3435 N. Sheffield

Addison Red

3rd Wave Feminist organization. Also offers medical, massage, acupuncture, groups.

$25-100/session (counseling)

$40-80/session (massage & accupuncture).

Dr. Susan Benjamin Feingold

773.935.6126

4711 West Golf Road, Skokie, IL 60076

Women – sexual issues, reproductive issues, and anxiety. Individual psychotherapy, collaborative psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, insight-oriented approaches, EMD/R .

Initial Intake – $175.
Counseling Sessions $140


Sliding scale as needed


Accepts BCBS, Aetna; Cigna; UBH/UHC; Value Options; Humana (some plans)

Melissa A. Novak, LCSW.

773.562.7161

3037 N. Lincoln

Southport Brown

Specializes in Human Sexuality & Sexual Therapy. Experience with individuals in diverse sexual communities. Client-centric Psychotherapy

Sliding Scale

In network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, accepts out-of-network.

Intraspectrum

(847)363-5088

 

180 N. Michigan Ave

Randolph/Wabash

GLBT, Individual, Couples, Family, Group

Blue Cross PPO; sliding scale

Standard Fees or Unknown

Name

Number

Location

Specialties

Fee Info

Live Oak Counseling Center

773.880.1310

1300 W. Belmont Avenue

Belmont Red Line

Southport Brown Line

GLBT. Group, Couples, individual therapy.

Jim Cosenza

773-633-6643

4753 North Broadway

Lawrence Red Line

GLBT – Polyamory – Kink Drug/Alcohol

River Rock Therapy

773-659-9207

4753 N. Broadway

Lawrence Red Line

GLBT – Sexual Minorities/Kink – Transcentric

Dr. Jessica Ransom

773.800.1510

4636 N. Ravenswood

Damen Brown Ravenswood Metra

Individual, Family, Couples. Experienced with Sexual Assault Victims, Under-served Populations. Client-Centric Psychotherapy.

$150/session

Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Al Irgang

(608) 203-8115

6 Yellowstone Ct

Madison, Wisconsin

Any PPO / $120-session

One comment on “Therapist

  1. […] Finally, it can be useful to talk to someone about your feelings, so you might want to consider couples or individual counseling to access support in exploring and processing of your feelings. For a list of therapists who are sex and sex worker-positive, check out https://redlightchicago.wordpress.com/a-therapist/. […]

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