I welcome individuals who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and identity-related questions. As a queer therapist, I am passionate about working with LGBTQ+ folks both one-on-one, and in relationship therapy.
My process for therapy involves exploring your unique narrative. With care, we will unravel the moments and themes that make up your life. We will talk about ways to become more in tune with your own needs and values, and how to move towards more meaningful relationships with others.
The families, communities, and cultures we live in play an important role in our stories. Sometimes we may feel seen and uplifted, other times, we may be misunderstood or harmed just for being who we are. I provide an affirming space to navigate these complicated and sometimes painful experiences. And, I will help you become more connected to people, communities and interests that support you.
As a therapist, I will highlight your existing strengths and resources throughout our work together, because you deserve recognition for the ways that you are showing up in your life. I hope to accompany you on your journey of healing and self-discovery.
Education and Training
Arielle Zimmerman, MSW, has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Northwestern University. During the pandemic, Arielle provided crisis counseling at Crisis Text Line and worked in a therapy practice with clients who belong to LGBTQ+, polyam, and kink communities. Arielle also has a background in LGBTQ+ health research, and has contributed to several studies focused on the mental health and relationships of bisexual, pansexual, and queer women.