I welcome people of all orientations, identities, and relationships, including heterosexual, GLTBQIA, fetish, kink, and alternative relationships (like non-monogamy, swinging and polyamory), who are working through issues related to sexuality.
If you struggle with sexual identity, or long to be accepted for who you are, it is important to have a place where your identity can be explored and affirmed. Therapy can provide a safe and open relationship where you can find comfort with your sexuality, experience freedom from shame or fear and discover the conscious, creative sexual expression that is right for you.
I also help people who have survived traumas, either recent or past. Traumatic experiences can affect relationships, moods (being anxious, irritable or angry, feeling sad or fearful), and daily living including eating, sleeping and self-care. Therapy can help you access the power that comes with healing trauma, find peace and meaning, as well as enrich your relationships.
Life may feel like uncharted waters, if you are not sure of where you are, where you are going, or even where you want to be. Underlying these experiences may be feelings of not belonging, being broken, not worthy (of success, love, peace), or fear of being abandoned or left. Together we can explore what belonging and/or self-worth means and the kind of life you want to be living. Therapy can heal wounds, create more rewarding relationships (with self and others), help you to accept yourself, while appreciating that you are a constantly changing being.
I welcome your call and questions.
Carrie Jameson, MA, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in trauma. She has studied somatic-based psychotherapy as a path to healing and has worked with survivors of sexual violence who struggle with depression, anxiety, flashbacks and meaning of life issues. Also she has a passion for working with people exploring alternative lifestyles and sexuality. Carrie is on the leadership team at Shalom Mountain Retreat Center and leads retreats in Illinois, Michigan and New York.
Carrie trained at the following institutions:
Carrie is a member of:
Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association (IMHCA)
American Counseling Association
Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS)
Kink & Poly Aware Chicago Therapists (KPACT)
For more information or to make an appointment, please call or email: [email protected] 847-568-1100
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LifeWorks serves the north suburbs including Skokie, Evanston, Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Lincolnwood, Park Ridge and Glencoe as well as Chicago neighborhoods including Central Loop, Lakeview, Edgewater, Rogers Park, Andersonville, Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park.