N. Anurag Ansari-Lahiri

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Staff Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
N. Anurag

Contact

She/Her & They/Them

Works at Downtown, Lakeview, Roger's Park (Coming Soon)

773.880.1310 ext. 7892

English

Education & Training

Licensure

  • LCSW, 149.017336, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2015

Degrees

  • MSW, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • BA, Women & Gender Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010
  • BSW, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010

Values & Philosophy

I aspire to use an intersectional feminist model and anti-oppression/anti-colonial framework for therapy largely because of my own experiences of privilege and oppression. I work to be attentive to both the privileges and oppressions that come along with my various identities, and enjoy working with people who are also on this journey. My experiences have reinforced my commitment to continually work on decolonizing my mind and supporting the people I work with in doing the same.

I strive to be a trauma-informed therapist, who takes into account the various types of trauma that we experience throughout our lives and how that may impact daily experiences, relationships, and therapy. I will invite us to consider interpersonal traumas as well as systemic injustices and how these manifest in our lives.

I am finding that using an intersectional feminist model channels my values. I also use the terms “anti-oppressive” and “anti-colonial” to share the therapeutic dynamic I strive for. This takes into account the inherent flaws of traditional “western” psychotherapy models. I also find aspects of Internal Family Systems and Narrative Therapy to be empowering and grounding for people dealing with trauma and disempowerment.

Area of Focus & Specialization

  • South Asians
  • AMEMSA & SWANA Communities
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Evaluations for Immigration & Asylum Cases
  • Survivors of Trauma
  • Queer Women
  • Trans & Gender Nonconforming Individuals
  • Letters for Gender Affirming Surgery
  • Religious Minorities & Spiritual Trauma
  • Non-traditional Family Structures
  • Chosen Families
  • LGBTQ Families
  • Non-monogamous
  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation

I work with…

  • Individuals (Adults, Adolescents, Children)
  • Relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples)
  • Families (chosen & family of origin)

Modalities

  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Decolonial
  • Feminist
  • Trauma Focused
  • Psychodynamic
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Relational

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