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My goal as a therapist is to provide the most effective and comprehensive service to help you reach your goals and live the life you want. My resource page is always growing so check back often.


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Transformations by Rori

Clothing, wigs, shoes, and makeovers by appointment in Arlington Heights

110 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, USA

The Zukowski Center

The Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is an International Center Of Gender Excellence in Wilmette, Illinois. They offer patients the highest quality, and latest technology for Feminization Techniques of the face breast and body, large volume electrolysis of the face, body, and genitals, and micrograft hair grafting.

3612 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, USA

Lumos Nox Hair Salon

LGBTQ+ friendly environment in Naperville. Private appointments available on Sundays.
Suite #136b

2728 Hassert Blvd, Naperville, IL 60564, USA

Youth Gender Development Services at Lurie Children's

Patients come to our gender identity clinic to receive high-quality, family-centered care. New patients may begin care with us up to age 22. Patients may continue services in our programs until their 25th birthday.

Multiple Locations

Howard Brown Health

Hormone therapy and other primary care in an affirming environment

Multiple Locations

Planned Parenthood Aurora

This location offers Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy

3051 E New York St, Aurora, IL 60504, USA

Transformed - Affirming Medical Care

Direct, primary care practice in Bloomingdale offering Gender Affirming Care, Primary Care, Primary Care Psychiatry, and an Individualized Care Program.

303 E Army Trail Rd, Glendale Heights, IL 60139, USA

The Voice Lab

Vocal transition lessons in Chicago or online

2123 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618, USA

Ignite Hair Studio

LGBTQ+ Affirming studio in Bolingbrook
(630) 759-4442

490 W Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440, USA

Gender-Affirming Care

For Parents of LGBTQ+ Individuals

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

Supporting Your Young Gender Non-Conforming Child

Youth Outlook - Parents

Tips for Raising an LGBTQ+ Foster or Adopted Child

Resources for Parents of Intersex / DSD Children

Video: 5 Tips for Parents When Kids Come Out as LGBTQ

Coming Out: Information for Parents of LGBTQ Teens

Comprehensive List of Parenting Resources, Gender Spectrum

Getting Expert Support and Care for Gender-Expansive Children

Talking to Grandparents and Other Adult Family Members about your LGBTQ+ child


Talking to your Child about Identity A Resource for Parents

Counseling and Therapy Services

Carmi Frankovich, LCSW


Carmi Frankovich has been working with people who identify as LGBTQI+ since 1994 when she was employed at her first of several HIV/AIDS clinics. Carmi identifies as a cisgender woman whose sexual orientation is best described as heteroflexible and uses she/her/hers pronouns. Carmi has been a LGBTQI+ ally and activist participating on numerous committees, panels, trainings, protests, etc in both the U.S. and Mexico where she lived for approximately 1.5 years. Carmi offers traditional talk therapy and also teaches clients who are interested in using EFT tapping to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, resentment, pain, body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria.

Virtual Only

Yolanda Olszewski


Dr. Yolanda Olszewski, PsyD, LCPC, is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a masters degree in Public Health and has been working in the field over 25 years. This work has specifically been with HIV positive women, their children, and GLBTQ youth.

28379 Davis Pkwy #801, Warrenville, IL 60555, USA

Deb Brozewski, LCPC, CADC


Deb has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with substance abuse, psychiatric illness, developmental delays, and abuse/trauma experiences. Deb also has a passion for working with the LGBT community and is attune to the obstacles that individuals of this community may face.

2124 Ogden Ave Suite 301, Aurora, IL 60504, USA

Jessica Parks, LCSW

(331) 465-9588

We are committed to providing quality counseling services to all races, sexual identities, faith backgrounds, and relationship statuses. We are an LGBTQ+ affirming, kink and body positive therapy practice.

13246 Illinois Rte 59 Unit 102, Suite G, Plainfield, IL 60585, USA

Jameson Pagano

708-846-0864 (text only)

Jameson (Jamie) Pagano is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is the owner of Transmogrify Counseling Services LLC and Partners in Pride Wellness Center in Bolingbrook, IL. Jameson holds a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Literature and Psychology. He earned his Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has been working in the field of mental health services for 23 years, and has been a therapist for the last 14 years. Jameson specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ adolescents, young adults, and adults. His primary focus is working those who identify as trans (or are questioning their gender identity) and their families. As someone who openly identifies as transgender, Jameson values the importance of transparency. He makes an effort to be visible whenever possible, for those who are unable to be.

Bolingbrook, IL, USA

Jeni Lucas, MA, LPC, NCC


I specialize in providing LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy in the south suburbs of Chicago. I assist trans* clients with letters and case management aspects of transitioning. My strengths include being calm, transparent, nonjudgmental, and easy to develop rapport with quickly.

19250 Everett Ln Ste 103, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

Evolution Counseling


A team of therapists who, above all, accept and affirm each person regardless of sex, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual identity. Evolution Counseling is for every stage of every life.

1555 Naperville/Wheaton Road
Suite 205
Naperville, IL 60563

Deborah Wilke


The predominant specialty of my practice is treating those with gender identity concerns or sexual orientation issues. I am proud to have founded the first-ever professionally facilitated support group for transgender individuals in Illinois.

1228 Wildflower Cir, Shorewood, IL 60404, USA

Melanie Jones, MA, LPC


I have worked successfully with a myriad of individuals and couples who have any form of gender identity issues for over 15 years. For the past few years, in addition to adults, I have helped children and teens who are confused about their gender preference. I use clinical hypnotherapy for anyone with anxiety or stress with amazing positive results in a relatively short period of time. Another group that has had tremendous improvement in realizing their goals are individuals with weight issues who are ready for clinical hypnotherapy rather that diets, pills or surgery.

New Lenox, IL 60451, USA

LGBTQ+ Ally Resources

Interface Project

Communicating the lived experiences of intersex people

LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms for
Health Care Teams

This publication contains a comprehensive list of terminology and definitions relevant to the health care and identities of LGBTQIA+ people.

An Ally’s Guide to Terminology:
Talking About LGBT People & Equality

Designed for new allies who want to support LGBT Americans but often face an array of confusing terminology and language, this short guide offers an overview of essential vocabulary, terms to avoid, and a few key messages for talking about various issues.

Fact Sheet: Transgender Health
and Medical-Legal Partnerships

This fact sheet describes common social and legal needs that affect the health of transgender individuals, and ways integrated legal services can help meet those needs.

50+ Resources For LGBTQIA Allies

Vocab, videos, lists, and links

Equal Restroom Access Fact Sheet

PDF Download

Intersex FAQ

Answers to many questions about intersex people

Frequently Asked Questions about Transgender People

FAQ from

Our Trans Loved Ones

This guide focuses on providing support for families and friends of transgender and gender-expansive children, adolescents, and adults.

Understanding Non-Binary People

How to Be Respectful and Supportive

Outwords Journey

Monthly Storytelling Events educate and entertain while increasing a feeling of community.

Supporting the Transgender People in Your Life

A Guide to Being a Good AllyTips for Allies of Transgender People

For LGBTQ+ Youth

My Story Out Loud

digital storytelling project dedicated to uplifting the narratives of LGBTQ+ youth of color and young people living with HIV across the nation by capturing our stories and experiences.

LGBTQ Youth & Schools Resource Library

ACLU has gathered information to help you find things that can help you learn more about your rights and what you can do to make your school a safer, more welcoming place.

Coming Out to your Doctor Brochure

Your health is important. Being open with your health care provider about your life is important for staying healthy. This includes letting your provider know if you are LGBTQ, or have questions about your sexual orientation or gender identity.

Trevor Project - General LGBTQ Youth Support by Topic

Find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more

Adolescent Resource Guide

Will County Health Resources for Adolescents

On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth

This guide is designed to help LGBTQ youth who aren't able to rely on their parents or guardians for financial support.

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.

College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

List of LGBTQ Scholarships, Nation-wide


GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality.

Lambda Legal | Know Your Rights

Information on your rights at work, in court, medically, and at school

360 Youth Services -
Housing or Homeless Youth

Cornerstone Group Home and Transitional and Rapid Rehousing Programs serves young people ages 13-24 and work side by side with young people to ultimately transition to independence.

Trevor Project - Trans and Gender Identity Answers for Young People

Gender identity information and FAQ

Housing Resources

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US Dept of Housing and Urban Development

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Illinois Department of Human Services

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Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

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Families Helping Families

Domestic Violence Resources

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National Council on Family and Domestic Violence

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Association for Individual Development

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Metropolitan Family Services

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

Food Insecurity Resources

West Suburban Community Pantry

West Suburban Community Pantry

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