Therin Slayton (they/them/ne/nim/nis)

Accepting Clients

As someone who doesn’t fit into society’s rigid expectations of gender, I strive to embrace and celebrate the individuality of each person.

Psychologist in Palos Heights, IL
Supervised by Aretha Steele, PsyD


About My Clients

If you’ve been struggling with issues of identity, finding meaning, feeling present, wounds from childhood, anxiety about life transitions, or how to blossom and care for yourself in a world that prefers the straight and narrow, keep reading to see if I can help! My primary specialization is in working with folks who are part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I love working with trans, queer, nonbinary and gender expansive community, students, disabled people, & non-monogamous.

My Background and Approach

As someone who doesn’t fit into society’s rigid expectations of gender, sexuality, spirituality, bodyminds, and relationship configurations, I strive to embrace and celebrate the individuality of each person sitting across from me. You are a whole and complex person worthy of personalized, excellent care, and that is what I aim to provide. I am a pre-licensed therapist under the supervision of Dr. Aretha Steele. I recently graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology from Adler University. I have trained at several community mental health sites across Chicago, and two college counseling centers.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Although I have extensive training, I know I am not the expert on the ins and outs of what it’s like to be you. I strive to, above all else, truly listen and understand you. I want to help you move toward what is authentic for you while honoring your unique identities, social contexts, ways of being, and histories. Compassion, creativity, exploration, experimentation and genuine, transparent conversations are the foundations of my approach to therapy. I focus on building honest, comfortable, and empowering relationships to bring about the changes you’d like to see. In all my work, I strive for down-to-earth interactions and center your empowerment, safety, sincerity, and values. I believe that, deep down, we often know what we need to create fulfillment in our lives. But sometimes it’s difficult to hear ourselves over the stress of daily life. I also believe that we cannot do life alone. Together, we can gain clarity about what really matters to us.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 200/session

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