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Making a Dream a Reality – TheListforUs

In 2021, Ari Groner, LCSW, and the Assistant Director of Juniper Center, launched TheListforUs (thelistforus.com), a one-stop-shop collection of Chicagoland resources for trans, and non-binary individuals and the people that support them. The site is organized into different categories including groups, medical providers, books, good & services, and much more!   TheListforUs began when Ari was […] Read more “Making a Dream a Reality – TheListforUs”

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

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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A Conversation About Queer Mindfulness

Every Tuesday, our very own Antonia Jurkovic, Psy.D., hosts the Queer Mindfulness Drop-In Practice Group. We spoke with her recently about what this group is and how it can be a useful space for the queer community. What is the Queer Mindfulness Drop-In Practice Group?Queer mindfulness is weekly, virtual, drop-in support group where queer folks […] Read more “A Conversation About Queer Mindfulness”

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A Brave and Startling Truth

The poem, “A Brave and Startling Truth,” by Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014), flew to space on the Orion spacecraft and Angelou dedicated it to “the hope for peace, which lies, sometimes hidden, in every heart.” Published in a commemorative booklet in 1995 and later included in “Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry”. Read more “A Brave and Startling Truth”

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When to Hold ‘Em and When to Fold ‘Em

As the year comes to a close, I take a bit of time to reflect on the year that was, and the year to come. It’s one of my favorite parts of the year, because it’s the time when we get to think long and hard about things (long dark nights help) — about things we’re […] Read more “When to Hold ‘Em and When to Fold ‘Em”

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The Art of Noticing: Exploring Shifts in Attention

Theoretically I am a strong believer in carving out creative time. I believe as a practice, it aids in self-reflection, cultivates connection and in turn, empathy. It has the power to remind us why we live. In the last several years though, I have struggled to make time for creative expression and prioritize it as […] Read more “The Art of Noticing: Exploring Shifts in Attention”