I am especially interested in working with people wondering about their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQIA); those who identify as living alternative lifestyles or as practicing consensual non-monogamy (swinging, open relationships and polyamory) and those in the kink community.
I believe you already have what you need inside of yourself to have a meaningful life, to solve and resolve problems, to be joyful and content. As a therapist, my job is to help you use awareness to access a deep sense of the source of your creativity and true nature. I see myself as a facilitator of inner and outer relationship processes.
Trusting in nature as the guide, the Tao as the path, I support people to create more joyful and fulfilling lives. I have been an educator, therapist and consultant for 30 years. In my practice, I work with clients who are interested in self-exploration and self-discovery. Many times, people come to me because they feel stuck or they have been cycling around seemingly irresolvable difficulties. Sometimes, their relationships are not working. Sometimes, they feel depressed or anxious. And sometimes, they don’t know exactly what is wrong.
I find that disturbances and problems can actually help to get to something deeper than the problem itself. By using awareness to foster change, problems can open the door to a deeper aspect of oneself or to a more meaningful connection to something greater.
I am not a stranger to the process of self-inquiry. Over the course of my life, I have been a passionate student of self-understanding, therapy, spiritual traditions and relationship. I have traveled extensively through Africa, India, South America, Asia and Europe. Because of these experiences and others, I bring a unique perspective to issues of inner and outer diversity.
Please call me at 847-568-1100 to set up an appointment.
Education and Training
- Process Work Institute, Portland, OR
- Loyola University, Chicago, IL
- Columbia University, New York, NY
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MASS
- Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution, Chicago, IL
- Center for Non-Violent Communication, San Francisco, CA
- Imago Relationship Therapy Institute, Chicago, IL
- Loyola University Sex Therapy Clinic, Maywood, IL
- Oasis Facilitator Training Center, Chicago, IL
Rami Henrich, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and a Diplomate in Process-oriented Psychology (or Process Work), as well as a founding partner of LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center and North Shore Psychotherapy Associates. Rami has studied, taught and applied Process-oriented Psychology as developed by Arnold Mindell, Ph.D., for over 13 years. She has a special interest in working with relationship difficulties and those who identify as living an alternative lifestyle. Rami is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist as well as is a frequent speaker on topics including: Sex Positivity: Therapist Bias; Rank & Power; and Polyamory.
More about Rami at psychotherapyevanston.com
Recent Articles by Rami Henrich, LCSW, Dipl. PW
- Polar Bear Nature December 30, 2017 - This morning, just like every other morning, I was out walking. But this morning it was a frigid 5 degrees, a temperature I long for all year. I know, for some, this is absolutely crazy! But for me, nothing makes me feel more, alive, more vital, one with nature. I absolutely love the feeling of […] Read more “Polar Bear Nature”
- Managing Fear After the Election December 12, 2016 - Managing fear has been difficult for many people in the days following the 2016 US Presidential Election. No matter which candidate you supported, you may find yourself overwhelmed by distressing news reports, tense conversations with loved ones, and your own complicated feelings. LifeWorks is an explicitly inclusive therapy practice that welcomes all people. We know how […] Read more “Managing Fear After the Election”
- Healing from Affairs — Cheating is not Polyamory August 29, 2016 - Affairs can surface in a long-term relationship. Can healing occur when the affairs have been covert, repeated and ongoing? Several years ago a couple, Peter and Sherri (not their real names), a married, het/cisgender couple, came to see me. They had been married for approximately 25 years. As are my usual questions when I first […] Read more “Healing from Affairs — Cheating is not Polyamory”
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