Ada Aguoji

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Staff Psychotherapist, Intake & Referral Coordinator
Ada Aguoji

Contact

they/them

Works at Lakeview

773.880.1310 ext. 7256

English

Education & Training

  • LMFT, 166.001370, Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2020

  • MS, MFT, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, 2017
  • BA in Psychology, St. John’s University, 2015

  • Emerging Astrologer, Portland School of Astrology, 2020
  • Usui Reiki Level I & II Practitioner Activation & Certification, 2019 & 2020
  • Kink & Poly Aware Counselors & Therapists (KPACT), Member since 2017

Values & Philosophy

I believe therapeutic connection can be healing, especially when it centers the backgrounds of those in the therapeutic connection. Being in relationship with a supportive and trusted other, who navigates the world similarly as you due to shared identities or deep understanding, can be the catalyst for change in our lives–feeling that we’re finally understood and accepted in all that we are.

For me, therapy is part magic and I incorporate mysticism as this is the way I see the world. We bring the ingredients of our past, our hopes, our fears, and carefully and joyously work to find the “right” ratios to alchemize our worldview into something completely new.

With intention, support, and practice, I believe we can create the healthy relationships we desire by first caring for ourselves. Ultimately, a shift on this level permeates our connections with others and with our community at large.

The healing journey that I invite others to co-create with me is at the intersection of spiritual development, identity development, shame recovery & confidence-building, dream-weaving, self-understanding, encouragement, attachment/love evolution, counseling, and coaching.

In our work, I encourage you to walk in your own uniqueness, to engage the world through trusting your intuition all the more, and to believe in your wildest dreams while cultivating a decolonized therapeutic relationship.

You will know me as I get to know you. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll share, and we’ll heal together. I intend to learn from you as much as you do from me. And as we start that process of knowing, a few of my intersecting identities are: I’m a Black, queer, genderqueer/enby femme, who is sensitive, sex-positive, poetic, and mystical. I was raised in a Christian Nigerian-American home and identify as First-Generation American and spiritual.

My personal therapeutic brand is calming yet challenging, dynamic and mystical, collaborative and human, conversational, and leans heavily on intuition cultivation–mine and yours.

If you feel a deep resonance as you read this, send me an email and let’s be in conversation about fit, fees, & availability.

Area of Focus & Specialization

  • Incorporation of Mysticism
  • Decolonized & Collaborative Approach to Therapy
  • Shame Recovery/Self-Confidence Building
  • Sexuality Exploration & Development
  • Minority Stress with Emphasis on Self-Care & Community Care
  • Intersectional Identity Exploration & Development
  • Affirmative of Poly & Non-Monogamous Identity & Practice
  • Life Stage Transitions

I work with…

  • Individuals (QTBIPOC Adults) 

Modalities

  • Collaborative & Decolonial
  • LGBTQ, Non-monogamous, & Kink Affirmative Practice
  • Feminist/Womanist/Humanist Approaches
  • Sex-Positive Pleasure Activism
  • Mindfulness
  • Intuition-Cultivation

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