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Welcome Ari Groner, LCSW

We are very happy to introduce Ari Groner, LCSW. Ari joined the Green House Fellowship program in January of this year. Ari has considerable experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community and is a welcome addition to this years cohort. We talked to Ari about her decision to join the Green House and what it means […] Read more “Welcome Ari Groner, LCSW”

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Welcome Eli Zucker, LCSW

We are very happy to introduce Eli Zucker, LCSW. Eli joined the Green House Fellowship program in January of this year. We talked to Eli about his decision to join the Green House and what it means for him. How did you learn about the Green House? I learned about the Green House through my […] Read more “Welcome Eli Zucker, LCSW”

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Welcome Jess Twitchell, MSW

We are very happy to introduce Jess Twitchell, MSW who also holds a Professional Educator’s License (PEL). Jess joined the Green House Fellowship program in January of this year. We talked to Jess about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. How did you learn about the Green House? […] Read more “Welcome Jess Twitchell, MSW”

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Welcome Nico Gianni, M.A.

We are very happy to introduce Nico Gianni, M.A. Nice joined the Green House Fellowship program in January of this year. Nico is a queer, sex affirming therapist with experience working within the LGBTQIA+ and Consensual Non-monogamy communities. We talked to Nico about his decision to join the Green House and what it means for […] Read more “Welcome Nico Gianni, M.A.”

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Welcome Brittny Garcia, MSW

We are very happy to introduce Brittny Garcia, MSW. Brittny joined the Green House Fellowship program in January of this year, she brings her own experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds to the program and LifeWorks. We talked to Brittny about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. How […] Read more “Welcome Brittny Garcia, MSW”

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Welcome Andrea Martinez Cabrera, M.A.

We are very happy to introduce Andrea Martinez Cabrera, M.A.. Andrea joined the Green House Fellowship program in January of this year. We talked to Andrea about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. How did you learn about the Green House? What drew you to the Green House? […] Read more “Welcome Andrea Martinez Cabrera, M.A.”

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COMMUNICATIONS ESSENTIALS & BEYOND

Essential Communications Skills Group Starting in 2023! This two-part workshop series starts on January 19, 2023 and will be facilitated by Diane Duan, M.A. and Antonia Jurkovic, Psy.D.. What is the Communication Skills workshop? The Communication Skills workshop is a virtual skills-building group consisting of two parts: “Speaking Your Truth” and “Difficult Conversations.” Each part […] Read more “COMMUNICATIONS ESSENTIALS & BEYOND”

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The Otherness of Aging Transgender

Aging is a process we all experience whether we are very mindful of it or not. From the moment we are formed, we begin to encounter the material and psychic impacts of a body governed by time. These experiences, nested within cultural, historical, and sociopolitical contexts, evoke myriad thoughts, feelings, and sensations across a lifespan. […] Read more “The Otherness of Aging Transgender”

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Participants Share their Experiences from the Green House

Paid Depth Psychotherapy Fellowship for 2023: We are now accepting applications for the Green House 2023 Cohort. What is the Green House training program? Launched in 2016, the Green House is LifeWorks’ postgraduate psychotherapy training program. Participants join us here in Chicago* for 12 months of tuition-free learning and real-world clinical experience centered on self-development, […] Read more “Participants Share their Experiences from the Green House”

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Welcome Mickala Randby, LSW

We are pleased to introduce Mickala Randby, LCSW, who recently joined LifeWorks as a staff therapist. How did you first learn about LifeWorks? I’ve had my eye on Lifeworks for years! My plan was to get some clinical experience with a broad population and then move to a clientele that I feel passionately about and […] Read more “Welcome Mickala Randby, LSW”

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Meet Myron Krys Florence

How did you first learn about LifeWorks? I first learned about LifeWorks through a former LifeWorks employee, Dawnn Marie Pirani Brumfield. Knowing my clinical background and research, she thought that I would be a perfect fit for LifeWorks. What drew you to LifeWorks? What drew me to LifeWorks was the commitment to learning and to […] Read more “Meet Myron Krys Florence”

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Meet Diane Duan, M.A.

We are pleased to introduce you to Diane Duan, M.A., who recently joined LifeWorks Psychotherapy as a Pre Doctoral Intern for 2022-23. How did you first learn about LifeWorks? I initially learned about The Greenhouse Program from my BDSM/Kink Therapist Mentor through the CARAS Mentoring Program (Thank you, Sharon Glassburn LMFT)! During my APA Internship […] Read more “Meet Diane Duan, M.A.”

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Welcome Mars Vallon, MSW

We are pleased to introduce you to Mars Vallon, MSW, who recently joined LifeWorks Psychotherapy as a therapist. How did you first learn about LifeWorks? I initially became aware of LifeWorks because the practice was listed with the Pros Network, an online directory of sex-work informed providers sponsored by SWOP. I made a mental bookmark […] Read more “Welcome Mars Vallon, MSW”

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Welcome Arielle Zimmerman, MSW

We are pleased to introduce you to Arielle Zimmerman, MSW, who recently joined LifeWorks Psychotherapy as a therapist. How did you first learn about LifeWorks?I’d been hearing positive things about LifeWorks from my LGBTQ+ peers, and saw on their website that the practice was hiring. What drew you to LifeWorks?I was first drawn to LifeWorks […] Read more “Welcome Arielle Zimmerman, MSW”

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Welcome Mariel Gardiner, MA, LPC

We are very happy to introduce Mariel Gardiner, MA, LPC. Mariel joined the Green House in January of this year. We talked to Mariel about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. How did you learn about the Green House? I learned about the Green House program through my […] Read more “Welcome Mariel Gardiner, MA, LPC”

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Who’s Who? LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, Psy.D., and more!

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Appreciation and thanks go to Christy LK Darcangelo, LCSW, Zac Palmer, LMFT , and Elizabeth Duke, Psy.D. who made substantive contributions respectively to the sections of this article on social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. When you are looking for a psychotherapist, the wide array of titles and credentials can be confusing. There’s […] Read more “Who’s Who? LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, Psy.D., and more!”

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The Right Therapist for You

Choosing the right therapist can be daunting. Therapy is an endeavor where the relationship itself is perhaps the most important element. So, choosing the right therapist is not an easy task and there are things you can do increase the chances you find someone with whom you can work well, grow and meet your goals. Read more “The Right Therapist for You”

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Welcome Jacqueline Restrepo, MA

We are very happy to introduce Jacqueline Restrepo, MA. Jacqueline joined the Green House in January of this year. We talked to Jacqueline about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. How did you learn about the Green House? I received an email from The Chicago School of Professional […] Read more “Welcome Jacqueline Restrepo, MA”

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Welcome Michele Reitsma, MSW

We are very happy to introduce Michele Reitsma, MSW. Michele joined the Green House in January of this year. We talked to Michele about their decision to join the Green House and what it means for them. How did you learn about the Green House? If I remember correctly,  I originally heard about this program […] Read more “Welcome Michele Reitsma, MSW”

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