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Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL
I have an enduring commitment to creating a safe, affirming space for LGBTQ+ folx, where individuals can develop their unique narratives and prioritize their mental health goals. Together we will celebrate your uniqueness, investigate the barriers to your progress, and build on your existing strengths to cultivate an authentic future full of possibilities.
As a transmasculine non-binary therapist, I am passionate about serving the trans and gender non-conforming community. Whether you are just beginning to explore your own gender, transitioning or working through relationship shifts related to your gender, I strive to create a safe space where these topics can be explored and expanded upon.
Acceptance and commitment therapy is a type of mindful psychotherapy that helps you stay focused on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings without judgment. It works by focusing on accepting life experiences as they come without evaluating or trying to change them. ACT aims to help you move forward through difficult emotions so you can put your energy into healing and living in line with your values.
We naturally story our lives; as you experience events and interactions, you give meaning to them and they, in turn, they influence how you see yourself and the world. Together we will explore the narratives you have developed to describe your experiences. We will identify both stories of resilience and struggle. Through this process, we will investigate the way these narratives have impacted you, reconsider your perspectives and how they influence your sense of self.
As a trained Marriage and Family Therapist, I see the importance of understanding your familial context in understanding you as a whole. Primary relationships with parents/caregivers shape our attachment style and have the power to influence behaviour in current relationships. Investigating these primary relationships with parents/cargivers and siblings helps provide a deeper understanding of the self in relationship and can guide our therapeutic work together.