Congratulations on making the important decision to begin therapy. As you begin your mental health journey, our goals are to make the “getting started” process affirming and comfortable, and to connect you with an IntraSpectrum Counseling therapist who will be a good match for you, as efficiently as possible.
Each of our therapists is educated, trained and experienced, but we recognize it’s important to also find someone who is a good match, personally. For example, it might feel easier to discuss sensitive issues with a therapist who is part of your community or who has shared experiences.
- Browse our Clinical Team page, featuring our Therapists’ bios – each with information on areas of focus, types of therapy, philosophy on therapy, what clients can expect, and more.
- Click to view Finding An LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapist, an article on our blog that shares insight into selecting a therapist who’s a good fit.
- To get started with therapy at IntraSpectrum Counseling, submit an online Inquiry Form. You are welcome to request a specific therapist on the Form. Otherwise, the info you share will help us work with you to find a member of our clinical team who will be a good match for your needs.
- Your initial therapy sessions are the perfect time to ask questions about your therapist’s background, expertise, approach to therapy, etc. So think about your goals for therapy AND questions you want to ask, ahead of time. Your therapist will also ask you about your situation and goals, and create an individualized plan for working together. And if you’re just not sure where to start, your therapist can help you with that too.
Feeling comfortable and being able to connect with your therapist on a personal level can increase the likelihood that you’ll reach your goals for therapy together. But it’s also important to keep an open mind & to base your decision about a new therapist on multiple factors.
If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for a callback on our office line: 312-379-9476. To get started with therapy now, please submit an online Inquiry Form.