PSYCHOTHERAPY | Groups
Create Space—Art Therapy and Identity Group
This eight-week process group is for adults seeking a supportive community to explore various aspects of their identity through art. Participants are provided with a non-judgmental environment and art materials to help gain insight, express emotions, and receive support related to identity. Time is structured to allow for art making and group processing as we recognize identity as a complex topic. No previous art experience needed, just openness to discovery!
Thursdays, February 16 through April 6
6:30pm to 8:30pm
1300 W Belmont, Lower Level
Therapists: Elizabeth Lease, BA, Art Therapy Intern and Kristina Vogt, ATR, LCPC
Fee: $40 per session/BCBS PPO insurance accepted
* Intake sessions are required prior to joining the group.
For more information or to schedule an intake, please contact Elizabeth Lease at (773)880-1310 x7628
On-Going Psychotherapy Groups for Gay Men
Location: Live Oak
1300 W. Belmont
These professionally-led groups can be uniquely helpful for gay men ages 25 and older seeking to establish, enhance, or maintain relationships with other men. In a safe and supportive environment, the group experience provides an opportunity for gay men to attend to how they form relationships and learn new ways to establish intimacy and closeness. Topics may include, but are not limited to: reducing isolation; managing sadness and anxiety; dating and relationships; sex and sexuality; developing confidence; making decisions about career or school; dealing with HIV or other chronic illnesses; and addressing family concerns.
Perspectives: A Group for Women Seeking Support, Insight, Meaning, and Growth
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-8:30pm
1300 W. Belmont, Lower Level
Perspectives offers an opportunity to explore shared experiences and challenges in a supportive community. Together we will navigate life transitions, romantic relationships, work and family related issues, and cultural and systemic pressures. This group is designed to give you the chance to develop supportive bonds with other women who will listen openly and encourage and challenge you as you explore your unique and individual values and beliefs, multiple and complex identities, and your place in the world. Together we will provide a safe space for personal reflection, feedback, and individual growth and change.
Stella Kiser, Psychotherapist, JD, LSW
Fee: $50 per session
BCBS PPO insurance accepted
For more information contact:
Stella Kiser 773-880-1310 x7790
Queer Women's Psychotherapy Group
1300 W. Belmont Ave.
This group offers a supportive environment to explore individual member’s life experiences. The group will offer safety to discuss topics such as:
• relationship concerns
• identity development
• body image
• life transitions
Women that identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, and queer are all welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to gain new supportive relationships and will enhance intimacy and vulnerability. It will be a space of collaboration, mutual sharing and listening, and trust-building. Members are encouraged to commit to 8-12 groups and will have an opportunity for ongoing participation.
Intake appointments are required before beginning the group. Please contact facilitator Tanya Wilhoit at 773.880.1310 or via email to schedule an intake.
Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Affirmative Group
Fridays from 6:30pm to 8pm or Saturdays from 12:30pm to 2pm
Starting the week of January 16th
$40/session, BCBS accepted and sliding scale available
4753 N. Broadway, Suite 1034
The Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Affirmative Group is an eight week process group for Trans, GNC, and non-binary folks. Members will have a safe space to connect, share resources, and discuss gender and other intersecting identities. Participants are provided with a non-judgmental space to explore vulnerabilities and strengths that intersect with their gender identity. It is not neccesary for anyone in the group to be planning a medical transition or to have their gender "figured out".
For more information, contact the group facilitators:
Cuyana Davis-Carter, LPC
Elizabeth Lease, BA, art therapy intern:
Creating a Safe Space to Explore Gender
Live Oak: 1300 W. Belmont
Sliding Scale available
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Accepted
Trans Support is a weekly ongoing adult psychotherapy group where members have a safe space to discuss the social, emotional, and cognitive impact of their trans or gender nonconforming identity. Members are able to use this space to explore their identity on a deeper level, and are able to form authentic true selves in the space of caring support provided by other welcoming individuals. While all members identify as experiencing gender dysphoria or being trans/non-binary, there is no expectation that members have "figured out" their identity, or are planning a medical transition. This group is currently closed to new members, but interested individuals are encouraged to contact Kelly George to be added to a wait list.
For questions and information contact the group facilitator:
Kelly George, LCPC
(773) 880-1310 x7622
Voices: An Affirming Space for Queer People of Color
Begins Tuesday, October 11, 201
Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm
Live Oak – Uptown
4753 N. Broadway Suite 1034
Voices is a 10-week process and psychoeducational group for queer people of color between the ages of 21 and 35 to explore the intersectionality of being both queer and a person of color (QPOC).
Participants will process the psychological impact that holding these identities has. Such topics include, but are not limited to, QPOC in relationships, mental health, community building, racial/ethnic identity formation, unpacking QPOC trauma and oppression/privilege exploration.
Live Oak Psychotherapists and Co-Facilitators:
Beto Chavez, LPC
Cuyana Davis-Carter, LPC
For more information, please contact:
Beto Chavez 773-880-1310 x7777
Cuyana Davis-Carter 773-880-1310 x7616
Sliding scale available and BCBS insurance accepted