LGBTQIA+ & Gender Affirming Therapy so you can feel like you.


Struggling With Your Mental Health? You’re Not Alone.

Sometimes, the burden of mental health struggles can make it hard to find joy in the little things. For those in the LGBTQ+ community, this might be compounded by experiences of stigma, misunderstanding, and the challenge of aligning one’s external world with their internal truth. These pressures can dim the brightness of daily life, leading to withdrawal, a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, or feelings of disconnection. Gender affirming therapy offers a supportive space to explore these feelings, affirming your identity and helping you navigate the journey towards self-acceptance and joy.

LGBTQIA+ and Gender Affriming Therapy: A Path to Healing

Your journey to mental well-being starts with LGBTQIA+ and Gender Affriming Therapy. It’s more than just a conversation—it’s about discovering a path to healing and happiness. 

Ongoing feelings of confusion, self-doubt, and conflict over one’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Difficulties in the transition process, including stress from societal expectations or medical treatments.

Encountering stigma, discrimination, or violence, which may result in avoidance behaviors, flashbacks, and heightened stress reactions.

LGBTQIA+ and Gender Affirming Therapy can offer a beacon of hope, helping you reclaim your life.

LGBTQIA+ & Gender
Affirming Therapy can help with…

Confusion, Self Doubt, Internal Conflict

Depression or Anxiety

Dealing With Discrimination

And More.

Stop Suffering.

LGBTQIA+ and gender affirming therapy in Chicago stands as a beacon of hope for those in the community seeking to confront and heal from the root causes of their emotional distress, moving beyond enduring in silence. Offering a supportive and personalized approach, this form of therapy provides a confidential and affirming space for individuals to freely express their identities, experiences, and challenges. It paves the way for a deeper understanding of one’s mental health within the context of gender identity and sexual orientation. Engaging with a professional therapist who is knowledgeable and sensitive to the unique needs of the LGBTQIA+ community empowers individuals to uncover and develop effective strategies and tools for navigating life’s complexities. This therapeutic journey represents a pivotal opportunity to break free from harmful patterns, heal emotional wounds, and embark on a path toward a more fulfilling and healthier existence, affirming one’s identity and fostering resilience and personal growth.

Seek Help

We create a safe and supportive environment for open and honest communication. We encourage active listening, and help each partner express their thoughts and feelings. We also provide tools and techniques to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and work through specific issues. Sessions may also include homework assignments or exercises to practice outside of therapy. The length and frequency of sessions can vary depending on your needs and the therapist’s approach.


Put yourself first and begin the process to feel like YOU again!


Your first step to healing starts here. Connect with us—form, call, or email.


Our team will help you schedule a convenient appointment with a therapist who is the right fit for you. 


Start your tailored sessions and rediscover your true self, one step at a time.



Frequently Asked Questions

Starting Counseling & Therapy

Beginning counseling at Empowered Therapy is simple. Use our contact page to request an appointment or call us directly. We can discuss your questions and select the best therapist for you.

The Cost

Insurances we accept include BCBS-PPO, Blue Choice-PPO, UHC-Optum, and Campus Care. We also take private pay clients and offer a sliding scale fee. Please contact our office to confirm your benefits

COVID-19 & Telehealth
For the safety of our staff & clients, we will be conducting all sessions virtually until further notice. Please contact our office for more information.

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If you’re interested in LGBTQIA+ and Gender Affirming Therapy, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.

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