Queer Affirming Therapy in Chicago
Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy provides individual, couples, and group therapy for queer clients dealing with mental health problems, emotional stress, or concerns around gender or sexual orientation.
The Queer Spectrum
We understand the complexities of existing on the queer spectrum within the context of a heteronormative society. In addition to individual mental health struggles, queer clients experience varying levels of minority stress.
We listen to our clients in order to understand the intersection between identity and mental health and whether or not identity issues are the focus of therapy.
Transgender clients may have specific therapy needs: understanding self and identity, exploring the option of transitioning, minority stress, and a potentially difficult relationship with their body. Many of us at Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy have experience working with and affirming transgender clients.
Integrated Affirmative Therapy
Our goal is to help all LGBTQIA+ clients explore and express their sexual and gender identities authentically in their lives. Common areas of difficulty for these clients include: the coming-out process, questioning sexual orientation, identity related concerns, social stigma, tension with friends and family, interpersonal relationships, body concerns, and stress around the process of transitioning.
At Lakeview Center we use an integrative approach that takes into account the particular stressors queer clients may face. Read more about minority stress theory and Integrated Affirmative Therapy.
For more information about therapy for LGBTQIA+ concerns, please contact us.