Susan Killelea (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

I am accepting new telehealth clients. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL


About My Clients

I create space for clients to explore sexuality, gender, relationships and life transitions. I am kink and ethical nonmonogamy informed. Some of my clients are working on issues related to their identity, desire, or relationships. Other clients are looking for a space where they can work on anxiety, depression, or stress in a safe, informed and welcoming environment.

My Background and Approach

If you’re a member of the queer and/or polyamorous communities, I understand you in ways other therapists may not because I’m part of those communities myself. Sessions are client-led – I act as a guide, but the session is all yours. One of my specialties is mindfulness, a great modality for sex therapy in particular. Individual or sex therapy in a safe, non-judgmental space could be right for you if you want to be seen for who you are. You don’t need to explain or defend yourself. I’m non-judgmental, empathetic, calming, and real. I’ll be right there guiding you through this process every step of the way.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

You deserve pleasure, regardless of what you’ve experienced. I can help you develop confidence in communicating your desires, feelings, and boundaries. You’ll learn to not just survive but thrive after trauma. We’ll work on addressing anxiety and avoidance. Sex therapy can help if you want to work on something and your partner doesn’t. In sex therapy, all partners are welcome. You also can attend regular individual therapy if you want to work on sexual shame, trying to date, or exploring gender or sexuality. Together, we’ll explore your mental health challenges – I will join you in this experience as you navigate troubled waters.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice

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