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Gender Identity Care

At Clarity Clinic, we understand that gender identity therapy can be a complex and deeply personal experience. We believe that every individual deserves to feel understood and supported in their journey toward self-discovery and acceptance. That's why we offer specialized treatment and care for individuals in the Chicagoland area exploring their gender identity.
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What Is Gender Identity?

Gender identity refers to an individual's internal sense of their gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex they were assigned at birth. It is important to note that gender identity is different from biological sex or sexual orientation. Gender identity is a deeply personal and complex experience that can be influenced by a variety of factors, including culture, society, and personal experiences.

At Clarity Clinic, we recognize that exploring and understanding one's gender identity can be a challenging and emotional process. We believe that everyone deserves to feel supported and understood throughout this journey, and we are here to help with gender-affirming counseling services.

Our Approach to Gender Identity Therapy

Our gender identity treatment is designed to provide individuals with a safe and supportive environment to explore their gender identity. Our team of mental health professionals in Chicago and the suburbs, includes licensed therapists, psychiatrists, and other experts trained in working with individuals questioning their gender identity.

We understand that every individual's experience with gender identity is unique. That's why our treatment approach is personalized to meet the specific needs of each individual. Our team works closely with each client to develop a customized treatment plan that may include a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as:

  • Individual gender identity therapy: Our therapists work one-on-one with clients to explore their gender identity, identify areas of concern, and develop coping strategies.
  • Group therapy: We offer group therapy sessions where clients can connect with others who are going through a similar experience.
  • Medication management: Our team includes psychiatrists who can provide medication management for individuals who are experiencing co-occurring mental health conditions.
  • Family therapy: We understand that gender identity can be a difficult topic for families to navigate. Our therapists offer family therapy sessions to help families better understand and support their loved one's journey.

Our goal is to provide each individual with the support and affirming gender identity services they need to explore their gender identity in a safe and accepting environment.

Why Choose Us for Gender-Affirming Counseling?

At Clarity Clinic, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for individuals exploring their gender identity. Here are just a few reasons why we believe we are the right choice for providing affirming care for your gender identity journey.

  • Experienced and compassionate team: Our team includes licensed therapists, psychiatrists, and other experts who have extensive experience working with individuals navigating their gender identity. We are committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to each client.
  • Personalized treatment approach: We understand that every individual's experience with gender identity is unique. That's why we develop personalized gender identity counseling plans that meet the specific needs of each client.
  • Safe and supportive environment: We believe that everyone deserves to feel safe and supported through every gender identity therapy session. Our treatment options provide a safe and accepting environment for individuals to explore their gender identity and everyone deserves to feel safe and supported in their gender identity and exploration process, through every therapy session.
  • Evidence-based treatment: Our treatment approach is based on the latest research and evidence-based practices for gender-affirming mental health care.
  • Comprehensive care: Our team includes a variety of mental health professionals who can provide a range of services, including individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, and family therapy.
  • Convenient and accessible: We offer flexible scheduling options and teletherapy services, making it easy and convenient for clients to access the care they need.

Contact us about Gender Affirming Mental Health Services Today

We understand that exploring your gender identity can be a difficult and emotional experience, but you don't have to go through it alone. Our team is here to provide you with the support and resources you need to work through gender dysphoria.

If you are considering gender identity counseling, we encourage you to take the first step and reach out to us. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have about our program and to help you get started with the treatment process.

Thank you for considering Clarity Clinic to support you in exploring your gender identity and mental health needs. We look forward to providing you with affirming, specialized care as we help you on your journey toward further self-discovery and acceptance.

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Gender Identity Care Providers

Elizabeth
Elizabeth Black, LCPC
Director of Clinical Therapy
Ross
Ross Pepper, MD
Psychiatrist
Anish
Anish Desai, MD
Psychiatrist
Sheena
Sheena Patel, PA-C
PA-C
Rebecca
Rebecca Helm, LSW
Therapy
Ryan
Ryan Atkins, PA
Psychiatry
Hannah
Hannah Wychocki, PA-C
PA-C
Lauren
Lauren Isdale, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Gabriella
Gabriella Lerner, PA-C
PA-C
Cyrus
Cyrus Ma, PA-C
PA-C
Zubair
Zubair Khan, PA-C
PA-C
Nicholas
Nicholas Zaris, LPC
Therapy
Kumail
Kumail Hussain, MD
Young Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Megan
Megan Becker, PA-C
PA-C
Emma
Emma Arsic, PA-C
PA-C
Paul
Paul Bamberger, PA-C
PA-C
Jason
Jason Brescia, LCPC
Therapy
Sankrant
Sankrant Reddy, MD
Psychiatrist
Stephanie
Stephanie Osborne, PA-C
Psychiatry
Ashley
Ashley Seredynski, PA-C
PA-C
Christine
Christine Lantin, PA-C
PA-C
Chad
Chad Gaynier, LCPC
Therapist
Sudhakar
Sudhakar Shenoy, MD
Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Sharon
Sharon Koys, PA-C
PA-C
Sarah
Sarah Beerman, LCSW, CADC
Therapist
Sahar
Sahar Eftekhar, DO
General & Addiction Psychiatrist
Rebecca
Rebecca Gilfillan, MD
Psychiatrist
Rebecca
Rebecca Kuhn, PA-C
PA-C
Sonnie
Sonnie Cousins, MA
Therapy
Nicole
Nicole Ortiz, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Elana
Elana Horowitz, PA-C
PA-C
Pavan
Pavan Prasad, MD
Psychiatrist
Mary
Mary Leighton, LPC
Therapy
Mariyah
Mariyah Hussain, MD
Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
Kiran Binal
Kiran Binal Maharaja, MD
Psychiatrist
Kalyan
Kalyan Rao, MD
Psychiatrist
Jonathan
Jonathan Kolakowski, MD
Psychiatrist
Judy
Judy Bitzer, LCPC
Therapist
James
James Histed, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Erika
Erika Bielenstein, LCPC
Therapist
Janel
Janel Wenger, AMFT
Therapist
Jeanette
Jeanette Marinier, PA-C
PA-C
Jamie
Jamie Schubert, PA-C
PA-C
Sherita
Sherita Hernton, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Maurer, LCPC
Therapist
Emily
Emily Street, PA-C
PA-C
Thomas
Thomas Thurlow, NP
Psychiatry
Savannah
Savannah Sullivan, PA-C
PA-C
Summer
Summer Slininger, PA-C
PA-C
Ravali
Ravali Poreddy, MD
Psychiatrist
Ariella
Ariella Panos, PA-C
PA-C
James
James Ham, PA-C
Psychiatry
Rayna
Rayna Gorstein, PA-C
PA-C
Sierra
Sierra Purcell, PA-C
PA-C
Emily
Emily Hoag, MD
Psychiatrist
Grace
Grace Starrs, PA-C
Psychiatry
Cassie
Cassie Donahue, PA-C
Psychiatry
Gayathri
Gayathri Ganesh, PA-C
PA-C
Ryan
Ryan Watters, LCSW, CADC
Therapy
Samuel
Samuel Eckert, PA-C
PA-C
Cindy
Cindy Meraz, LPC
Therapy
Rafael
Rafael Lopez, MD
Psychiatrist
Scott
Scott Shadrick, PA-C
PA-C
Mira
Mira Ebalo, PA-C
PA-C
Lauren
Lauren Stanley, LCSW
Therapy
Mark
Mark Bey, LPC
Therapy
Miriam
Miriam Mixon, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Jessica
Jessica Baran, LCPC
Therapy
Justin
Justin Lee, PA-C
PA-C
Jordan
Jordan Valentic-Holden, MA
Therapy
Carol
Carol Briggs, LPC, NCC
Therapy
Emily
Emily Filip, PA-C
PA-C
Liz
Liz Hand, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Jenna
Jenna Jacobson, PA-C
PA-C
Caitlin
Caitlin Daughtry, PA-C
PA-C
Camryn
Camryn Schmidt, PA-C
PA-C
Dillon
Dillon Pfau, LSW
Therapy
Christopher
Christopher Edwards, LCSW
Therapist
Carolyn
Carolyn Klinkert, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Angelina
Angelina Wheeler, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Brent
Brent Hope, LCSW
Therapy
Alexandra
Alexandra Gregor, PA-C
PA-C
Allegria
Allegria Knouse, PA-C
PA-C
Antonina
Antonina Lunetta, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Alyssa
Alyssa Bobak, PA-C
PA-C

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