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Welcome, 2024 Green House Fellows!

LifeWorks is thrilled to welcome the 2024 Green House psychotherapy fellows! Each January, a new group of fellows joins our team as part of our 12-month training and mentorship program, the Green House. In 2024, we are proud to introduce eight new fellows: Alma Quiroz, M. Ed., Amanda Lopez-Martinez, ALMFT,  Amz Stump, LPC,  Erin Houchin, […] Read more “Welcome, 2024 Green House Fellows!”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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 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”

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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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Welcome Courtney Remacle, LSW

We are very happy to introduce Courtney Remacle, MSW. who joined the Green House in January of this year. We talked to Courtney about their decision to join the Green House and what it means for them. How did you learn about the Green House? A former Green House therapist recommended the program to me! What drew […] Read more “Welcome Courtney Remacle, LSW”

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Welcome Green House Cohort 5!

Each January, LifeWorks welcomes a cohort of graduate therapists into its Green House training program.  These therapists spend 12 months on staff at LifeWorks, work with clients and focus on: Developing cultural competence and knowledge related to LGB, trans and genderqueer, non-monogamy and kink/BDSM Strengthening their identities as therapists and learning how to use their unique strengths in clinical relationships […] Read more “Welcome Green House Cohort 5!”