Psychotherapy

We provide individual, relationship, family, and group psychotherapy.
Individual, Couple/Relational, & FamilyGroups

Individual, Couple/Relational, & Family Psychotherapy

Our psychotherapists have wide-ranging schedules and are available for morning, afternoon, and evening sessions. Many of our therapists also work on Saturdays. Sessions are typically 55 minutes long, though there are times when providing relationship or family psychotherapy in which longer session times may be ideal. 

During an initial session, your psychotherapist will orient you to the process of therapy and will explain their unique practice approach. Clients are encouraged to ask questions and to participate in the process of establishing goals and regularly discussing progress toward those goals.

We see clients from various cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and we value the uniqueness of each client we serve. We have bilingual staff members and we are currently able to offer services in both English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Gujarati, Urdu, and Kiswahili. We also work with people of all abilities, genders, and sexual orientations. Many of our therapists have backgrounds working with families, vulnerable youth, and individuals who have been impacted by trauma, violence, and addictions. 

To get connected for services, please submit an intake form and an Intake & Referral Coordinator will contact you within 72 business hours. 

Psychotherapy Groups

We provide a variety of both on-going and time-limited psychotherapy groups. Our current offerings are reflected below, and information about the group format is included in the descriptions provided. To enroll in a psychotherapy group, either contact the listed group facilitator or fill out an intake form

Please note that group session fees are determined by the facilitator and may vary between groups. 

Spoonie Support Group: Loving yourself and your body while living with chronic illness

Location: Currently meeting via Zoom

Time/Day: Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 11:00am – 12:30pm | Begins Saturday, October 10th

An affirming community of folx with chronic illnesses who support one another in their experiences, struggles, and triumphs. Enjoy mutual support, improve self esteem, and learn skills to manage the impact of health problems. Focus is on physiological illness and its impact on mental health and quality of life. 

A SPOONIE is a person with chronic illness. From “Spoon Theory,” the idea that people with chronic illness experience varying levels of energy and functioning from day-to-day, using the metaphor of waking up with a varying number of “spoons” each day.

GET SUPPORT

  • Find and Built Community
  • Feel Less Alone
  • Receive and Give Comfort
  • Share Resources

EXPLORE THEMES

  • Self-Compassion
  • Relationship with the Body
  • Intersectionality
  • Invalidation and Trust
  • Comparing Self to Others vs Self as Context
  • Grief and Loss Process
  • Resilience and Growth
  • Resources and Support

LEARN SKILLS

  • Helpful Metaphors
  • Self-Care
  • Relaxation and Mindfulness
  • Radical Acceptance

Facilitator: Andrea Freerksen, LCSW

For more information or to enroll, contact the group facilitator: Andrea Freerksen, LCSW at afreerksen@liveoakchicago.com 

 

Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men’s Group

Location: Live Oak Lakeview Office (1300 W. Belmont Ave) — currently meeting via Zoom

Time/Day: Thursdays from 6:30PM-8:00PM

This professionally-led group 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.

Facilitator:

Matthew Amador, LCSW

For more information or to enroll, contact the group facilitator:

Matthew Amador, LCSW at mamador@liveoakchicago.com or 773-880-1310, ext. 7298

Between the Lines: A Support Group for Queer Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color

Location: Currently meeting via Zoom

Time/Day: Every Mondays from 5pm – 7pm | Begins Monday, November 9th

Between the Lines is a 10-week support group for queer Black Women, Indigenous Women, and Women of Color. This group will center and affirm the experiences of women who exist at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Together we will foster connections rooted in solidarity for our collective healing. Topics will be chosen by and for the community.

Facilitator: SaCora Williams, AM

For more information or to enroll, contact the group facilitator: SaCora Williams at swilliams@liveoakchicago.com