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Welcome Erin Houchin, MA

We are very happy to introduce Erin Houchin, MA. We talked to Erin about their decision to join the Green House and what it means for them. Erin says, “I hope to learn, grow, and evolve! I imagine the Green House fellowship will deepen and broaden my understanding of counseling as a new professional and expand my knowledge and skills working with a wide range of populations near to my heart.” Read more “Welcome Erin Houchin, MA”

Estimated: 3 minutes to read

Welcome Amanda Lopez Martine, MS, ALMFT

We are very happy to introduce Amanda Lopez Martine, MS, ALMFT. We talked to Amanda about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. Speaking about what she hopes to gain through the program Amanda says, “I am hoping to gain a better understanding of myself as a therapist, and deepen my skills. I feel that this will show up in the impact my clients feel from our joint work, and in the level of confidence that I will bring to sessions. I’m always looking to better myself as a therapist, and think this is an excellent opportunity to do just that.” Read more “Welcome Amanda Lopez Martine, MS, ALMFT”

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Welcome Amz Stump, MA, LPC

We are very happy to introduce Amz Stump, MA, LPC. We talked to Amz about their decision to join the Green House and what it means for them.  How did you first learn about the Green House? I found out from a personal referral to the webpage about the Green House fellowship.  What drew you […] Read more “Welcome Amz Stump, MA, LPC”

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Welcome Leah Casey, MA

We are very happy to introduce Leah Casey, MA. We talked to Alma about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. About her participation in the program Leah says, “Outside of professional development and therapy skills, I’m also really excited about the personal growth and self-reflection that the Green House includes in their therapist development.” Read more “Welcome Leah Casey, MA”

Estimated: 2 minutes to read

Welcome Alma Quiroz, M.Ed.

We are very happy to introduce Alma Quiroz, M.Ed. We talked to Alma about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. What’s made an impression on Alma? She says in the short amount of time since she has joined the Green House, “What strikes me is that no matter our background, we all have personal and professional insecurities that we would like to address to better serve our clients.” Read more “Welcome Alma Quiroz, M.Ed.”

Estimated: 3 minutes to read

Welcome Ruth Johnson, LCPC

We are very happy to introduce Ruth Johnson, LCPC. We talked to Ruth about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. Ruth says, “It has been my professional goal to develop my skills and build my private practice with the LGBTQ+, kink and poly communities in mind. A lot of relational therapy is geared towards heterosexual monogamous relationships and I want to grow my practice into a more inclusive and affirming relational therapy practice. I believe the Green House can guide me to harmonize my passion for relational therapy with my desire to serve these populations well.” Read more “Welcome Ruth Johnson, LCPC”

Estimated: 2 minutes to read

Welcome Kaitlin Grant McGirr, MSMFT

We are very happy to introduce Kaitlin Grant McGirr, MSMFT. We talked to Kaitlin about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. Kaitlin says, “The opportunities to connect with other queer and trans therapists and supervisors, grow as a clinician, and apply myself clinically in the ways I have been yearning to.” Read more “Welcome Kaitlin Grant McGirr, MSMFT”

Estimated: 2 minutes to read

Welcome Naseem Saleh, MA, NCC

We are very happy to introduce Naseem Saleh, MA, NCC. We talked to Naseem about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. Naseem says that she “looks forward to adopting new skills as a therapist and approaching therapy differently … I’m also looking forward to shaping my therapist identity more.” Read more “Welcome Naseem Saleh, MA, NCC”

Estimated: 5 minutes to read

What the Green House means to me: Catching up with Fellowship Alumni

It’s been nearly eight years since LifeWorks launched the Green House fellowship, a postgraduate clinical training program for mental health clinicians. The Green House is a yearlong, part-time program for clinicians seeking theoretical training and hands-on experience serving LGBTQ+, polyamorous, kinky, and sex worker clients from a psychodynamic and depth-oriented framework.  I am an alumnx […] Read more “What the Green House means to me: Catching up with Fellowship Alumni”

Estimated: 3 minutes to read

Welcome Sheri Maynore, MA

We are very happy to introduce Sheri Maynore, MA. Sheri joined the Green House Fellowship program in January of this year. Sheri is bringing her experience teaching sex and kink-positive psychoeducational classes to the cohort and LifeWorks. We talked to Sheri about her decision to join the Green House and what it means for her. […] Read more “Welcome Sheri Maynore, MA”

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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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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”

Estimated: 6 minutes to read

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 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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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”