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How LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy Benefits LGBTQ+ People

Finding an affirming therapist is possibly the most crucial element in building a positively impactful therapeutic relationship. While different therapeutic techniques, strategies, and psychoeducation can...
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10 Reasons LGBTQ People Need Therapy

So, what even is LGBTQ+ therapy?  Of course, we are similar to our cisgender straight counterparts at our core.  We often have similar goals that...
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CBT Therapy for Anger

Although anger is a normal, adaptive part of the human experience, frequent or intense spikes of anger can motivate us to act in ways that...
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Common Myths About Therapy and Why They’re Not True

Therapy, despite its proven effectiveness, is often misunderstood and shrouded in numerous, common myths. Misconceptions and myths about therapy can deter individuals from seeking the...
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Your First Therapy Session: What to Expect

Thinking about Individual Therapy? Here’s what to expect in a first therapy session.  Are you thinking about individual therapy? Maybe you’ve considered it for years...
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Substance Abuse Therapy: Considering Attachment Theory

Addiction is a term that has been defined and redefined numerous times over the years; clinicians have attempted to understand those suffering with substance abuse...
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A Gay Therapist Reflects on Pride

Pride had a special resonance to me this year - both as a member of the queer community and as a gay therapist.  In my...
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Setting Yourself Up to find a Therapist in Chicago

So, you’re looking to find a therapist in Chicago? The decision to seek out individual therapy with a mental health professional can seem difficult or...
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LGBT-Affirming Therapy for You and Your Loved Ones

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the diverse identities and experiences within the LGBTQ+ community. It is a time of reflection, acceptance, and solidarity,...
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Mental Compulsions in OCD

Seeking Certainty: Understanding Mental Compulsions in OCD While most people are familiar with the rituals and repetitive behaviors that characterize OCD, it is equally important...
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LGBT Affirming Trailblazers

Courage, resilience, and authenticity — these words beautifully encapsulate the spirit of the LGBT affirming trailblazers who have tirelessly fought for LGBT and queer rights....
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Mindfulness Tools for Decision-Making

If you live in Chicago and have had to choose a restaurant for dinner, you probably know decision fatigue well. Choosing a dinner spot is...
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