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Scott Gordon WillsTelephone:(773) 929-1068
FAX:(773) 929-1069
1849 W. Eddy St.
Chicago, IL 60657E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.scottwillsdesign.com
Practice ScopeI am a professional artist (sculpture, drawing, painting. multimedia), photographer, and graphic designer. I also design websites.


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Brenda Green, Licensed ElectrolysistTelephone:(773) 944-0633
Brenda Green ElectrolysisFAX:
1630 W Carmen Ave
Chicago, IL 60640E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://brendology.com
Practice ScopePermanent hair removal by licensed professional electrologist utilizing the latest Apilus Platinum 27mghz technology for greater comfort. Electrolysis, thermolysis and the Blend are the only FDA recognized methods for permanent hair removal. Convenient location in Andersonville. Very relaxed atmosphere, private and gender, kink, orientation friendly. Active member of the trans community and offer techniques for limited hair removal. Free consultations. For more information please refer to my website brendology.com . Member of the AEA (American Electrology Association) and IEA (Illinois Electrology Association). Licensed and insured. (License # 220.000219)


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Mr. Alan H. Klein, J.DTelephone:(773) 275-0073
FAX:
P.O. Box 538
Techny-Northfield, IL 60082E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Practice ScopeI have a full service, general practice, concentrating in personal injury-car accident cases, malpractice, representing small and medium sized businesses, contracts, commercial and business litigation, divorce, real estate, wills, trusts and estates, bankruptcy, criminal, traffic and all other legal matters. My fees are very reasonable. On certain cases I charge flat fees.I am a certified mediator. My client list includes: LGBT individuals, adult services, call-girls, escorts, dancers, bookstores, adult websites and clubs. I can also meet with clients in the Northern Suburbs and in Chicago.


Mr. Kurt A. MullerTelephone:(312) 467-6700
The Muller Firm Ltd.FAX:(312) 467-0252
110 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.mullaw.com
Practice ScopeConcentrating our practice in hearings, trials and appeals concerning divorce and family law including custody, support, visitation, paternity, adoption, palimony, pre and post nuptials, removal, guardianships and juvenile court matters. We are experienced in representing members of alternative lifestyles including gays and lesbians, TV's, transsexuals, S/M, B/D, leather, swingers etc., and offer a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to accomplish your legal goals. Our initial retainer and hourly rate can be individually tailored to the complexity of the subject matter and the particular client's ability to pay. (Uncommon Law - Sundays at 10:00 a.m., WCPT 820 A.M.)


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Jim AccettaTelephone:(847) 748-8006
Truly Human CoachingFAX:
240 Jeanette Place
Mundelein, IL 60060E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.trulyhumancoaching.com
Practice Scope Truly Human Coaching provides personal individual and couples coaching for those who have alternative sexual and relationship lifestyles and for those who enjoy kink. Free consultations available.


Laurie Ellington, Poly-Coach, BATelephone:(310) 993-3147
Polyamory & Open Relationship CoachingFAX:
Chicago, IL 60007E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: https://poly-coach.com/
Practice ScopeI am an Open Relationship and Polyamory Coach. I work with individuals and couples in all kinds of relationships. I have an emphasis on open relationships, polyamory, and ethical non-monogamy because I am experienced in the lifestyle. That said, I have no desire or intention to convert anyone to polyamory. I support people in discovering what is in true alignment for themselves. I offer tools to help people learn how to cultivate relationships that resonate with their heart and soul. Having been in numerous teaching roles and capacities for the past 20 years. I attended a two-year coaching and apprenticeship program to learn how to help people break through limiting beliefs and patterns that kept them stuck in unhealthy relationships. I work with clients all over the globe using Skype and other video formats.


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Ms. Susan Barnes, LCSWTelephone:(224) 577-5022
Lifeskills Therapy and Guidance CenterFAX:
Far northeastern suburbs
IllinoisE-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Practice Scope Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in far Northeastern Suburbs who is kink-aware and works with diverse lifestyles and sexual orientations and identities. There are a variety of therapeutic approaches I rely on to help form a safe, supportive, accepting, non-judgmental and interactive relationship with clients. My approach and philosophy is client-centered and holistic in that I believe that mind, body and spirit are affected when individuals experience difficult painful or challenging situations. At times I include art, journaling, homework meditation and visualization either during or outside of sessions to provide insight into thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Specialties include co-dependency and addictions, relationship issues, anxiety/depression and helping to deal with grief and loss.


Mr. Jason Best, M.S.W., L.C.S.WTelephone:(847) 271-1222
Best TherapiesFAX:
1699 W. Woodfield Dr., Suite 0007f
Schaumburg, IL 60173E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://jasonbestlcsw.com
Practice ScopeI am experienced in dealing with many forms of alternative lifestyles and provide a safe place for people in SM, leather, or other kinky lifestyles to explore the issues they need to discuss. If you're like most of my patients, you've come to this website because you need help and you want to talk to someone who you can trust to understand your issues. I have an extensive background in treating depression, anxiety, and bipolar issues with many different populations. I also have worked with many couples and families for a variety of treatment issues. However, while skilled and experienced therapists are rare, this probably isn't the main reason you're coming to this website. I am also very knowledge about kinky and non-monogamous practice, and I am familiar with many of the local groups. I am also experienced with LGBT issues.


Mrs. Mihaela CampionTelephone:(773) 577-7840
FAX:
Chicago - North side
IllinoisE-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Practice ScopeIndividual and couples psychotherapy, guidance through the "5 Stages of Self-Healing", and wellness counseling. Specialties include trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Hours on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.


Carol R. Cann, MA, LCPC, CADCTelephone:(847) 606-3046
FAX:
2530 Crawford Avenue, Suite #210
Evanston, IL 60201E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.carolcanncounseling.com
Practice ScopePsychotherapist and certified drug/alcohol counselor with 25 years experience treating couples and individuals over 18. I have over a decade's knowledge and experience with BDSM, Dom/Sub, leather, other kinky lifestyles and relationships. A safe, supportive environment to work with you on feelings and problems you might not have been able to face alone. Blue Cross/Blue Shield accepted.


Mr. Jim Cosenza, LCSW, CADCTelephone:(773) 633-6643
FAX:
Chicago, IL E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.jimcosenza.com
Practice ScopeIndividual and family psychotherapy provided to persons experiencing a broad spectrum of mental health, family, and environmental difficulties.Specialties in identity, relationships, chronic illness, mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, addictions, health, terminal illnesses including HIV/AIDS, transgender persons seeking medical/surgical gender treatments, counseling for spouses and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer persons, spouses and families of transgender individuals, family therapy for non-traditional family units, such as blended, multi-racial, polyamory, leather, kink, etc.


Robert Dargel, MSW, LCSW, CADC, CSTTelephone:(773) 841-6450
Robert Dargel, LCSW, CADC, CSTFAX:
2547 W. Gunnison St., Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60625E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Practice ScopeI work with a variety of people in a wide variety of relationships. Relationship counseling is my primary specialty and I have many years experience. I am practical, supportive, down-to-earth and I offer lots of feedback. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and I have had advanced training and extensive experience with: out of control sexual behaviors; anxiety and depression; relationship confusion and conflicts; substance abuse; poly relationships; and sexual dysfunction. I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO insurance or private payment. I am near public transportation -- the Rockwell stop on the Brown Line "L". (License # 149.011190)


Ms. Michelle Emerick, Psy.D.Telephone:(312) 282-8159
FAX:
233 E. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Practice ScopeI am a licensed clinical psychologist who is kink-aware, offering affirming and respectful support. I offer individual therapy through a private practice in the downtown Chicago/Streeterville area. My specialties include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship concerns, supporting lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, gender-variance, HIV/AIDS, and helping people be more genuine in their experience. I currently accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance and offer sliding fee services.


Julie Fanning, LCSWTelephone:(847) 220-1442
Holding Hope ServicesFAX:(224) 228-2959
528 Market Loop, #4B
West Dundee, IL 60118E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.holdinghopeservices.org/julie-fanning-lcsw
Practice ScopeHolding Hope Services is my group practice. My hope is that there is a therapist that is a great fit for anyone searching with us. I believe that whatever path you choose - traditional, non-traditional or way off the beaten path - the help you want is available. Whoever you are, wherever you came from, wherever you are going - you can find a place with us. I have over 10 years experience working with consensual non-monogamy/poly individuals and relationships. I am also kink friendly! (License # 149012193)


Mr. Thomas Fransen, MSW, LCSWTelephone:(773) 615-5949
FAX:
754 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.mychicagotherapist.com
Practice ScopeLCSW - Illinois


Laura L. Grimes, LCSWTelephone:(773) 659-9207
River Rock Psychotherapy & ConsultingFAX:(773) 275-3880
4753 N. Broadway, Suite #608
Chicago, IL 60640E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.riverrocktherapy.com
Practice ScopeIndividual, couple and group counseling. I am trained as a sex therapist and have experience in providing therapy around bd/sm, leather and kink issues, poly relationships, navigating space, including Dom/sub safespace work, and negotiating relationships. BC/BS insurance accepted, sliding scale fees.


Dr. Pamela Kaden, Psy.D.Telephone:(773) 856-5163
FAX:
North Side, Rogers Park area
Chicago, IL E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Practice ScopePsychological assessment and treatment of adults with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, professional issues, work and school problems, self-esteem and health issues (living with HIV and other chronic medical conditions). My approach is based in cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented therapy. I have over 15 years experience. I work on a "fee-for-service" basis - payment is expected at the time of your appointment whether or not you use insurance. Should you decide to use insurance, I will fill out the required sections of, and sign, your form so that you can submit it for reimbursement. Fee: $150.00 per hour.


Dan Maloney, MSW, LCSWTelephone:(773) 456-8411
Daniel C. Maloney, LCSWFAX:
233 E. Erie St., Suite 608
Chicago, IL 60611E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.danmaloneyLCSW.com
Practice ScopeI invite you to review my website for the general description of my private practice. I also have significant experience in dealing with non-traditional relationships including polyamory, open relationships, various forms of BDSM and kink in both the straight and gay communities (and those somewhere in between). Please note my other office location in Evanston: 636 Church Street, Suite 416.


Dan Maloney, MSW, LCSWTelephone:(773) 456-8411
Daniel C. Maloney, LCSWFAX:
636 Church Street, Suite 416
Evanston, IL 60201E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.danmaloneyLCSW.com
Practice ScopeI invite you to review my website for the general description of my private practice. I also have significant experience in dealing with non-traditional relationships including polyamory, open relationships, various forms of BDSM and kink in both the straight and gay communities (and those somewhere in between). Please note my other office location in Chicago: 233 E. Erie St, Suite 608.


Mr. Kurt Mohning, LCSWTelephone:(773) 319-4325
FAX:
Chicago, IL E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Practice ScopeI am a licensed clinical social/therapist and I work with the Kink population. I offer a safe, affirming approach to your struggles. When compulsions, depression, anxiety or drug abuse start complicating your life I might be able to help. I specialize in addiction issues. Morning and evening hours available.


Lisa J. Rivitz, LCSW, CADCTelephone:(773) 484-5186
FAX:
4753 N. Broadway, Suite #608
Chicago, IL 60640E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Practice ScopeI am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience as a therapist. I am knowledgeable and affirming of the BDSM/leather/kink community with special expertise working with the LGBT population. If depression, anxiety or alcohol/drug problems are complicating your sex life, I am experienced with and knowledgeable of those issues as well.


Dr. David A Rodemaker, PsyDTelephone:(630) 453-0888
FAX:
1500 Eisenhower Lane, Suite 300
Lisle, IL 60532E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.entelekea.com
Practice ScopeI am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in working with Sexual Minorities (LGBT, BDSM, Consensual Non-Monogamy, etc) as individuals, couples (and more), families, and groups. I also have experience working with trauma and substance abuse. Therapeutically I primarily use Acceptance & Commitment Therapy along with Mindfulness-, Values-, and Narrative-based therapies. I have guest lectured on working with Kinky and Poly clients to professionals, students, and members of various sexual minority communities both locally and nationally. My rate for individual therapy is $120 per 50-minute session, with a sliding scale available for those in financial need. (License # 071.009561)


Judy Thomas, LCSWTelephone:(773) 673-8745
Novo Renewing Joy in LifeFAX:
104 S. 2nd Avenue
Saint Charles, IL 60134E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.getbrainchange.com
Practice ScopeI am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience helping others heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of their past while creating the future they desire. I use a variety of approaches; including CBT, dialectical, EMDR, Neurofeedback, and lifestyle & nutritional reviews with an emphasis on holistic change. It is my belief that the body, mind and spirit are intrinsic to sustained happiness.


Dr. Kathleen YoungTelephone:(773) 381-1922
FAX:
North side, Edgewater area
Chicago, IL E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.drkathleenyoung.com
Practice ScopeLicensed clinical psychologist who is kink-aware. Twenty (20) years of experience. Specialties include LGBT and gender issues, trauma and it's aftermath, eating disorders and relationship issues. Many insurance plans accepted.


Ms. Lauren Zerbst, LCSWTelephone:(773) 797-2238
The Juniper CenterFAX:
Chicago, IL and Park Ridge, IL
Chicago, IL 60611E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.junipercenter.com
Practice ScopeMy philosophical approach is to create an opportunity for meaningful education, humanistic healing and a celebration of life that's specific to each client's unique interests and goals, without uncomfortable judgment or limiting assumptions. Whether it is trauma, medical conditions, or relationship difficulties, I hope to facilitate the journey to personal discovery and self-awareness in order to enhance an individual's or couple's ability to cope with the struggles they face to find peace and pleasure in their minds, bodies, and relationships. I am LGBTQ, poly-friendly and kink-aware Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has completed the AASECT training program through the University of Michigan for certification in Sex Therapy. I work with the talented professionals at The Juniper Center who support alternative lifestyles.


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Psychotherapists
Ms. Rebecca Esser, MA, LPCTelephone:(630) 423-6010
Transformative Growth CounselingFAX:
2135 Citygate Lane Suite 300
Naperville, IL 60563E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.transformativegrowth.org
Practice ScopeWe are a sex positive practice in Naperville and Rochelle, Illinois. We offer individual, couples and family counseling. If you're ready to love yourself, to find inner peace and happiness with yourself and your relationships, you've come to the right person and place. We have experienced therapist who specialize in working with the LGBTQ community and alternative lifestyles i.e. poly, kink, swingers and open relationships. Our mission is to help clients achieve their goals, while finding internal harmony and happiness. We also treat a variety of mental health issues. Please visit our website for more information. We are a member of the American Counseling Association, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC). Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC). (License # 178.013171)


Mr. John D. Moore, LCPC, CADCTelephone:(773) 704-5300
FAX:
4003 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.johndmoore.net
Practice ScopeLicensed psychotherapist and certified drug/alcohol counselor. $100.00 per session. Counseling and psychotherapy services for individuals and couples. Safe, warm and affirming environment. Experienced working with people who are connected with various sexual experiences. Experienced with trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and substance abuse.


Patricia Murrell, BA, MSWTelephone:(618) 462-4051
MotherSourceSolutionsFAX:
Serving Alton, IL & St. Louis MO metro
Alton, IL 62002E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.mothersourcesolutions.com
Practice ScopeMy focus is alternative lifestyles of all types including lesbian/gay, bi, transgender, open relationships, S&M, etc. I see clients (adults-individuals and couples) who are in crisis, seeking life coaching and personal growth. I use a variety of approaches depending on issue and client requests: these include EMDR, Tapping, hypnotherapy, breathwork as well as talk therapy. I have been working in counseling for 40+ years. If you have an atypical issue and want to talk to a counselor who will be open, give me a call. (License # St Louis Mo 314 973-1890)


Mr. Jeffrey Sumber, MA, MTS, LCPCTelephone:(312) 636-7699
FAX:
5412 N. Clark Street, #207
Chicago, IL 60640E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.creativecounseling.net
Practice ScopeLicensed psychotherapy supporting individuals and couples. I have special experience working with issues regarding sexuality, fetish identity, alternative lifestyles and identity exploration. Free intake appointment to assess each other.


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Sexologists
Ms. Judith EldredgeTelephone:(708) 848-0270
Optimal SexualityFAX:
Chicago/Oak Park, IL E-mail:Inquire by e-mail
Web: http://www.optimalsexuality.com
Practice ScopeClinical Sexologist and sex coach with a master's degree in human sexuality, I'm board certified by the American College of Sexologists. I am open, non-judgmental, and sex positive. Sex positivity embraces sex and sexuality as natural and healthy, and acknowledges their power to act as a beneficial force in our lives. I work with those in traditional as well as non-traditional relationships. I meet with clients by phone or in person and have offices in both Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois. Please visit my website - the address is shown above. Feel free to call or e-mail me with questions or to set up a complimentary 30-minute introductory call.

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