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LGBTQ Resources

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
Hotline for trans people staffed by trans people

GLBT National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564
Hotline with peer-counseling and local resources

GLBT National Youth Talk Line: 1-800-246-7743
Hotline for youth (up to age 25) with peer-counseling and local resources.

Trevor Project Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24)

Mental Health:
Online support group for QTPOC including resources and articles

Online Peer Support Chat,
Online chat for LGBTQ+ peer counseling

Trevor Project Chat
Online chat and texting service for suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24)

Trans Teens Online Talk Group
Weekly moderated group for trans teens ages 12-19 // Wednesdays 4-6 PM PST

Process Work (Process-Oriented Psychology)

General Resource Links

Great general resource pages about Process Work, Arnold Mindell and other books on Process Work and Process-oriented Psychology applications:


Watch this quick 60 second video on process work:

Process Work Books

The following books reflect the many ways that process work theory and methods have been studied and applied to a variety of human problems.

Especially good introductions to Process Work ideas, methods and applications can be found in the following:

A Path Made By Walking by Julie Diamond & Lee Spark Jones
Riding the Horse Backwards by Arnold Mindell
Working on Yourself Alone by Arnold Mindell

Polyamory & Non-Monogamy

LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center - Chicago and Skokie sex positive counseling specializing in kink-friendly, LGBTQ, gender identity, open relationships, polyamory, anxiety therapy.

Downloadable brochures to share with others:

Chicago area activities and groups:

Meets: Monthly on Saturdays 10:30 -12:30

For people wanting to learn more about themselves and polyamorous relationships. The group meets at the Tribe Healing Arts Center. Facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. You can find out more about the group and the next meeting at or click here for upcoming dates.

Additional Resources


Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. and Rami Henrich, LCSW facilitate this 6-week course for individuals, couples, triangles, V’s, quads and more in the Chicago Polyamory Community where you can:

  • Learn & improve communication skills in your relationships
  • Learn how to work effectively & compassionately with criticisms & accusations
  • Re-discover the source of your deepest relationship(s) connection(s)
  • Get a new perspective on your most disturbing relationships concerns or issues
  • Understand & practice conflict de-escalation

To register or find out about dates for the next course, contact Rami or Cindy at 847-568-1100.

Frequently cited books:

In addition, research and scholarly work published by LifeWorks clinicians on the experiences of people who identify as polyamorous can be found at:

Hemphill, S, Simon, S & Haydon, B. (2016) Exploring Personal and Professional Understanding of Nonmonogamous Relationships: Reflections on a Group Work-Informed Workshop, Social Work with Groups.

Henrich, R. (2011). Following a Path of Heart: Psychological, relational and social issues of polyamorists. Unpublished manuscript.

Henrich, R. & Trawinski, C. (2016) Social and therapeutic challenges facing polyamorous clients (1), Sexual & Relationship Therapy.

Online sources for additional information:

Kink & BDSM

Downloadable brochures about kink & BDSM to share with others:

Chicago area activities and groups


Monthly on Saturdays 1:30 -3:30

For people wanting to learn more about themselves, kink & BDSM.  The group welcomes people who identify with any role preference, gender identity, sex, presentation, and experience level. Come share your experiences, questions, struggles, and insights in a supportive, non-judgmental environment with other folks who identify as kinky or as BDSM practitioners, are curious about kink, or are considering whether kink and/or BDSM are labels that works for them.

The group meets at Tribe Healing Arts Center. Facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D.  To find out more, click here for upcoming dates.

RSVP appreciated but not required. Please RSVP to this month’s meeting on the Fetlife event page to help get the word out, or send a PM to @Elyria if you prefer to RSVP privately. For more information, please email

Frequently cited books:

Online sources for additional information:

Relationship Growth
Untitled by Cindy Trawinski (2005) Tempera on Litho Paper, 20" x 30"
Untitled by Cindy Trawinski (2005) Tempera on Litho Paper, 20″ x 30″

How to Resolve Conflicts and Tensions
In this 2014 video, follow Bill Say, a Diplomate in Process Work living an practicing in the San Francisco Bay area, as he demonstrates an exercise for working with difficult relationship issues.


Relationship challenges and growth:


Mindfulness is a practice of bringing one’s attention to the present moment with curiosity, openness and acceptance (sometimes referred to as beginner’s mind). Mindfulness is based on centuries old Buddhist teachings and has been applied to many aspects of human suffering, struggle and difficulty including everyday concerns, depression, anxiety, physical symptoms, addictions, relationship issues, extreme and altered states, group conflicts and social tensions.

Books on Mindfulness:

Websites on Mindfulness:

For more information or to make an appointment, please call or email: 847-568-1100

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Jung and Jungian Analysis

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