Arcenia Harmon, MSW

I believe that being healthy and whole is every human’s birthright. I believe that for people of color within already marginalized communities, difficulties can be both personal and political, individual as well as structural. Whoever you are and whatever you strive to be, I believe that individual therapy with a trained, compassionate therapist can help. Together we can examine patterns in behavior and thought so that you can be intentional about who you are and who you want to be. We can also explore so-called taboos in a safe way — including polyamory, kink, gender identity, sexual orientation and other topics. I strive to be inclusive and affirming in my practice, to create a space where change happens, insights can be gained, and differences celebrated. I hope to create a relationship with you where you can bring your whole self and become your best self.

I know there’s a stigma attached to getting help and starting can be a very hard thing. I often think of therapy as guided self-care that can help you to live your fullest life. I believe you’re already taking care of yourself by taking for the first step. I look forward to working with you.

Arcenia identifies a queer feminist of color and has practiced polyamory since the early 2000s. She has been an organizer with Chicago Polyamory Connection for the past 5 years. She earned a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications with a minor in Women’s Studies from Stephens College, a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from the Ohio State University specializing in States, Economies and Social Action and a Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University with specialties in Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol Counseling.

Education & Professional Memberships

Arcenia has trained at:
Loyola University
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

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