Counseling's SLIDING SCALE Wait List is Currently Closed
Due to the length of our waitlist, the sliding scale counseling waitlist is currently closed. Regretfully, we do not anticipate that the waitlist will reopen until the Fall. In the meantime, we do have limited availability for short-term counseling through our Trans Greater Access Project and for BCBS PPO clients. If you have more questions, please call the Counseling Program at extension 200. Also, if you would like referrals, please leave us a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
CWHC has offered counseling services since 1989, with an emphasis on both education and self-help. We offer individual counseling and options counseling, as well as groups and workshops. Individual counseling sessions are typically weekly, 50-minute sessions.
After a phone consultation, you’ll come to CWHC for an in-office “intake” appointment where we’ll learn a little more about you and what brings you to counseling, and offer you the opportunity to ask questions about the way we work.
For more information on payment procedures and the self-pay sliding scale, click here.
Our feminist and person-centered counseling approach stresses equality in the counseling relationship. We see our role as providing support and insight into a client's experiences, seeing the client’s self-determination and innate strengths as integral parts of the therapeutic work and relationship. We pay particular attention to clients' concrete needs as well as the impact of various forms of oppression such as gender oppression, racism, classism and homophobia.
CWHC's counselors are master's/Psy.D level clinicians, clinical interns completing their master’s/Psy.D level training or volunteer counselors donating their time in the counseling program. Our counselors work with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, relationships, gender, sexuality and health concerns.
Groups & Workshops
For information on our upcoming therapy groups and workshops, see the Group & Workshop Schedule.
Creative Self-Care: Healing Through the Arts Group Now Forming
This group will use mindfulness and creative/expressive practices as grounding, healing experiences for participants along their self care journeys. Four week group to meet Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm at CWHC with sliding scale availability. To learn more, call (773) 935-6126 x200 or read more here.
CWHC is committed to providing services that meet the needs of our clients, and what better way to evaluate these needs than hearing directly from you! Please help us by filling out this brief survey so that we may offer therapy groups that are relevant to you. Thank you so much!