Live Oak is a community of diversely identified humans working together to transform the emotional, psychological and spiritual well being of individuals, families and communities

Services We Offer


In an often dehumanizing world, our therapists understand the courage it takes to begin the process of change. We are committed to practicing identity-centered, affirmative, trauma-informed services to individuals, relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples.), families (chosen and bio), and groups.

Clinical Trainings

We offer monthly trainings/workshops in our primary areas of expertise, which include trauma-informed practice, LGBTQ affirmative practice, and intersectional practice. View all of our upcoming trainings here.

Professional Development

Our team is committed to the development of future affirmative therapists through yearly graduate-level internships, postgraduate fellowships, supervision and clinical consultation for professionals of all experience levels.

Workplace Support

Looking to enhance the knowledge and expertise of your team? We partner with organizations to support their employees through training and clinical consultation.

Pay It Forward

At Live Oak, our Pay It Forward initiative creates an opportunity for community members to contribute to our effort/progress towards equity in care. We hope to make space for people to give when they have extra, knowing that they can make use of the program when needed.

Our first goal is to collect $2,000 in order to offer one free Psychological Testing battery to an individual who, due to marginalization (economic and otherwise) would not have access.

Upcoming Trainings

Our team of trainers offer monthly foundational workshops for individuals and live zoom workshops for the community in the areas of trauma-informed practice, LGBTQIA++ affirmative practice, and intersectional practice. All of these trainings include CEUs for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and psychologists licensed in the state of Illinois through the Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Introduction to LGBTQ Affirmative Practice

September 6, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
Trainer: Jordan Dunmead

Relational Therapy Part 1: Working with the Dyad

October 18, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
Trainer: Betty Guilfoile

Live Oak has partnered with Centered Therapy Chicago to provide CEUs for psychologists.

License Number 268.000085