Counseling

CWHC has offered counseling services since 1989. We offer individual, partners/couples, and options counseling, as well as occasional groups and workshops. Individual and partners/couples counseling sessions are typically weekly, 50-minute sessions.

CWHC counselors are continuing to work remotely and offering telehealth sessions. To request that a CWHC Counselor reach out to you to discuss our program, availability, and counseling options, please fill out this brief Contact Request Form. If phone is preferred, please call the Counseling Program at (773) 935-6126 ext. 200.

Please allow up to a week for us to return phone calls or contact requests. For general information about payment procedures and the self-pay sliding scale, click here.

Please note we are NOT available for immediate or crisis services. If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Our Approach

Our feminist-relational 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 our clients' concrete needs as well as the impact of trauma and various forms of oppression such as racism, classism, transphobia, and homophobia.

Our Counselors

CWHC's counselors are licensed staff members, clinical interns completing their graduate 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 Internships

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

Internships are open to graduate students in their minimum of second year 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.

We are no longer accepting applications for the upcoming 2020-2021 Counseling Internship year. Please check back in December 2020 for updates and more information about the following academic year’s internship application process.