IntraSpectrum Counseling offers a variety of Therapy Groups that provide safe & affirming spaces for clients to share their stories with others, make connections, receive support, learn new skills, and experience a sense of belonging, security and visibility. New Therapy Groups form throughout the year, we invite you to join us.

THERAPY GROUPS NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Healthy Queer Relationships Process Group

• Sundays, starting January 29 (8 sessions), 12:30pm-2pm
• In-Person, Clark St. Location (5340 N Clark St, Suite #212, Chicago IL 60640)
• Insurance Accepted, Sliding Scale eligible, or $50/session OOP
• To sign-up, submit an online Inquiry Form

This Process Group is for members of the LGBTQ+ community (18+) who would like to improve some aspect of their relationships with the self and others (including friendships, romantic and sexual relationships, family relationships, etc.).  The Group will provide a safe, affirming, and structured space for members to explore patterns in their relationships and work towards increasing healthy connections. Members will learn more about healthy (and unhealthy) patterns they might engage in with others, and how to engage in new patterns of relating that can foster growth and mutually beneficial relationships. The Group will focus on here-and-now sharing, communication, interaction between Group members, and relationship with self. Members will receive interpersonal feedback from the Group that they might not typically be able to receive from friends, and will provide feedback to other members through group processing, self reflection, and structured psychoeducational activities. Please Note: (1) Participants do not need to be in / be interested in a partnered or dating relationship to join the Group, and (2) this is not a Group to join together with a close relation (family member, friend, partner, FWB, etc.). To start the enrollment process, please submit an online Inquiry Form.

Celebrating Neurodiversity Support Group

• Saturdays, starting February 11 (10 sessions), 4pm-5:30pm
• Telehealth / Online
• Insurance Accepted, Sliding Scale eligible, or $50/session OOP
• To sign-up, submit an online Inquiry Form

This online / virtual Support Group is for adults (18+) who identify as neurodivergent / neurodiverse (without or without an official diagnosis), and who are looking for a safe & affirming space in which to build community and exist outside neurotypical norms. Members will increase self-understanding and learn new skills related to surviving and thriving in a world designed for neurotypical people. The Group will focus on translating neurotypical communication, building interpersonal and executive functioning skills, self-acceptance, neurodiversity at work and/or school, attachment, intersectionality of identity, determination and meeting of needs, stimming, and internalized ableism. The Group will emphasize inclusivity and mutual respect, and welcomes folx with ADHD, ASD / Autistic folx, sensory processing disorders, dyslexia / dyscalculia / hyperlexia / dysgraphia / dyspraxia / tics, and people who experience symptoms of neurodivergence even without an official diagnosis. To start the enrollment process, please submit an online Inquiry Form.

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Queer & Trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC) Support Group

This Support Group is for members of the LGBTQ+ community (18+) who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or as a Person of Color (BIPOC). This Support Group will serve as a safe, therapeutic space developed to address the specific needs and challenges of BIPOC folx within the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will have an outlet to share their unique experiences living within the intersections of multiple marginalized identities, offer support to one another, and connect with others holding similar identities and cultural backgrounds. Members will explore how discriminatory systems in society and their intersecting identities have impacted their mental health and sense of belonging in both the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will learn from and support one another in cultivating an inclusive community / group environment, building culturally relevant self-care practices and coping skills, and fighting systems of power and oppression.

Queer Men’s Process Group

This Process Group is for members of the LGBTQ+ community (18+) who identify as men. The Queer Men’s Process Group is a therapy group for members of the LGBTQ+ community who identify as men. The group adopts an expansive definition of identity, allowing for a diverse representation of male and queer identities. Participants in this group are men who have identified an interpersonal goal that they would like to address such as forming and maintaining friendships, improving their capacity for closeness with others, and fostering healthy relationships. Group members can expect sessions to focus on giving and receiving genuine and constructive feedback to one another, increasing self-awareness, and learning how their ways of communicating promote or sometimes hinder more meaningful relationships.

THERAPY GROUPS CURRENTLY IN-SESSION (Closed)

Gender Journey: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Process Group

This Process Group is for members of the LGBTQ+ community (18+) who identify as TGNC and/or who are questioning their gender. This group provides a safe and affirming space for TGNC folx to increase self-awareness, explore patterns in their relationships and work towards increasing healthy connections. This process group is beneficial for members that would like to improve aspects of their social interaction. Group members can expect sessions to focus on the here-and-now: sharing, communication, and interaction between group members. Here, participants can learn more about effective and ineffective interpersonal  patterns they might engage in with others, receive and provide interpersonal feedback, and engage in new patterns of relating that lead to fostering mutually beneficial relationships.

For more information about IntraSpectrum Counseling’s Group Therapy Program, browse our Group Therapy FAQs. And for answers to your specific questions or to opt-in to our Group Therapy Newsletter, please click here. You may also leave a message on our office line for a callback: 312-379-9476. We look forward to connecting with you soon.