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. To learn more about counseling services and availability, please call the Counseling Program at (773) 935-6126 ext. 200.

Our Approach

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.

Our Counselors

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.

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Counseling Workshop: Finding a Therapist

On January 14, 2020, CWHC will be hosting a one-time workshop focused on how to find a therapist that meets your needs and goals. The workshop is currently at capacity, but check back soon for more information on future workshops on similar topics.

Counseling Internships

Counseling interns receive training and support in providing counseling from a feminist-relational perspective and will provide individual, couples, and group counseling services. Counselors at CWHC value client self-determination as an integral part of the therapeutic relationship.

Internships are open to second-year Masters social work or counseling students and fourth-year PsyD students with relevant experiences, such as direct service provision, crisis hotline work, community organizing, case-management, or other advocacy work. Applicants will demonstrate critical self-reflexivity and humility. Prior experience with TGNC/Gender Expansive, queer, and People of Color communities preferred. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrate a commitment to developing assessment, therapeutic, and crisis intervention skills. Women of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant aligns with Counseling Committee’s values of anti-oppressive practice and racial, gender, and disability justice.

Counseling Internship applications for Masters candidates will be accepted between January 2, 2020 and January 31, 2020. Those invited to complete the second round of application process will be notified in February through a rolling interview process. Internship will begin July 27, 2020 and end in June or July of 2021, depending on degree level. Please submit those applications to Elinor Lee: Click here to learn more about the internship and how to apply.

Doctoral applicants: We abide by ACEPT rules; therefore, we will begin to accept applications on January 31, 2020. Please submit cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to Dr. Pam Niesluchowski:
Internships will begin on July 27, 2020 and end in June or July 2021, depending on degree level. The position is 24 hours per week. Only complete applications will be considered. Click here to learn more about the internship and how to apply.

Want to learn more about counseling internships at CWHC? To talk to a current intern about their experience, please email Elinor Lee at to schedule a phone conversation.