Caroline Ost (she/they)

M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Accepting Clients

I’m a queer clinician specializing in sex therapy, non-monogamy, and religious trauma. I have immediate availability for new clients!

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Evanston, IL
Supervised by Kelly Griffin, LCSW

Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work with clients from all walks of life, particularly those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, clients who are non-monogamous or interested in exploring non-monogamous relationship structures, and folks who are navigating life/spirituality after experiencing religious trauma. I am a kink-informed therapist and enjoy working with clients to identify and push back against societally-imposed shame regarding sexual identity and practices.

My Background and Approach

My relational style of therapy prioritizes client autonomy and the therapist-client relationship. I believe that therapy is most beneficial when clients feel free to share their joys, fears, successes, and challenges in a space that is infused with joy and compassion. My focus is on holding hope for clients when the world feels like too much and providing reminders that change is possible, even when it doesn't feel like it. Pulling from a variety of modalities including IFS, DBT, and body-based therapies, I work alongside clients to uncover the treatment styles that match the unique needs of each individual.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that queer clients deserve to work with clinicians who share their identities! You shouldn’t have to spend half of your therapy sessions explaining queer culture to your therapist. I bring my authentic self to sessions in hopes that you will feel safe to bring your authentic self as well. I believe in the dignity and innate worth of all human beings, and my practice is formed by the conviction that there is no “good” or “bad”; we are all trying to navigate this messy life in the best way we know how. I look forward to supporting you with care and compassion as we work together to discover how to best tend to your mental health!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 135/session

Info

847-920-4292 Email Caroline
1740 Ridge Ave
Suite 115
Evanston, IL 60201

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