Kurt Kiswaled, LCSW

Kurt Kiswaled, LSW

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  • Specialties: (CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Identity Development, Individual Therapy, Mindfulness, Racial Trauma, Relationship Therapy, Relationship Trauma, Sex Therapy, Trauma
  • Languages: English

Identity can be confusing and that’s ok. You don’t need to have everything figured out to live as your authentic self.  Let me accompany on your journey to live your best life.

I am an immigrant, queer, trans man, and I understand the nuance of negotiating culture and queerness. I will gladly help you celebrate all of your identities in a way that feels correct to you. I know how important it is to create a safe, validating, and affirming environment for my clients and I strive to do so, considering the unique needs of every individual I work with. 

I am a trauma-focused therapist who utilizes a client-centered approach to therapy. This gives my clients the power to make therapy what they want of it, within a safe and affirming environment. I approach therapy with an immigrant, LGBTQIA+, polyamory-, sex work-, BIPOC-, and kink-inclusive scope. I have been a part of these communities and am honored to be able to help my community thrive.

With me, you can expect a nonjudgmental therapist who values what his clients’ goals are. I believe therapy should be a journey of growth and I am here to help you move at your own pace.

Professional Experience

Kurt is a Licensed Social worker who got his MSW at the University of Illinois Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies at DePaul University. Kurt is part of KPACT and has received his 40 Hour domestic violence training at Apna Ghar.


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