catalyst: something or someone that inspires change. 

Providing the highest standards of care for LGBTQIA individuals, couples, groups and communities since 2011

Catalyst Clinical Group is a Chicago-base practice that specializes in providing knowledgeable and compassionate mental health care to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Ally (LGBTQIA) community. 

Our staff of psychotherapists have been trained in a multitude of therapeutic approaches that allow us to tailor our treatment model to each unique situation. 

Get in touch with us to set up a intake, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.




4433 N Ravenswood Ave Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60640


t: (312) 834-5487
f: (773) 944-1057


Areas of Practice


Our psychotherapists have been specifically trained to work with the LGBTQ community, which offers our patients knowledgeable, affirming and safe treatment. Coping with discrimination and oppression, coming out to one’s family, and sorting out an “authentic” sense of self in the face of social expectations and pressures can lead to higher levels of depression, anxiety, substance use, and other mental health concerns for LGBTQ community, which is why we believe it's important so have specialized training that can speak to these unique challenges. 

EMDR Treatment

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. 


We work with all patients from any age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity from their starting point. Life can challenge us in many ways and therefore therapy will be tailored to each patient's treatment needs. One of the the most important parts of therapy is the therapeutic relationship; as I find it is often a powerful vehicle for change.Expect that your therapist will help you to develop insight and awareness into what causes your distress. 

emotional focused treatment (EFT)

I have been trained and practice from an Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) model in my work with couples. Often, we react in relationships without identifying our primary emotions and attachment needs.  This can cause great distress and turmoil in relationships as it leaves both individuals feeling misunderstood and frustrated.  The EFT model helps couples track unhealthy relationship cycles in hopes that it will create insight and awareness so that couple can connect on a deeper emotional level. 


When both individuals in a relationship decide to enter into treatment it can be for a variety of reasons, such as pre-marital/co-habitation counseling, distress within the relationship, communication issues, sexual issues, and rupture and repair work. Whatever the issues may be, I see myself as an unbiased external resource for the couple to use to feel heard and understood in a safe and secure environment. 

trauma and recovery

Therapy often helps people make sense of their experiences. Therapy will not erase the trauma, but it can decrease painful feelings from that trauma. A therapist can teach healthy coping skills to reduce the severity and frequency of symptoms. Therapy can guide a person to recovery, reaffirming their inner strength. The therapeutic staff has specific training in narrative trauma therapy, EMDR, EFT/attachment therapy, and CBT therapies. 


Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.
— Fred Rogers


Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact us regarding your enquiry. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.

For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead the team into uncharted fields of practice.

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