Dave Lovely (He/his)

MSW, LMT
Accepting Clients

As a therapist, I believe that everyone deserves compassionate, evidence-based, empowering care - no matter how unusual they are.

Therapist in Naperville, IL
Supervised by Melodi Hickey, LCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Do you get told you're "weird"? Do you have interests that other people find strange? Do you feel like there are large parts of your life you can't share with people, because they'll judge you? Welcome to judgement-free therapy! I work with folx over the age of 15, and I welcome members of the LGBTQIA+ community, the nonmonogamous, kinksters, furries, or anyone who has ever felt like an outsider because of who they are or what they enjoy.

My Background and Approach

As a therapist, I aim to be informal, evidence-based, and incisive. I root my practice where evidence-based treatments and empathy meet. I am always willing to learn a new modality or technique if it is what is best for my client. I'm unafraid to be the silent listener, the sharp questioner, or the sympathetic confidant. I always try to meet a client where they are, help them define their goals for treatment, and then work together to build the skills and experiences they need to heal.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I identify as queer, kinky, furry, polyamorous, and geeky. I believe deeply in diversity, equity, and inclusion as values not only for therapy but for our communities and our society. I acknowledge my privilege in our country while striving to create a more equal and just society for all. I have deep faith in the human capacity for change, and believe that joy is a fundamental human right that we all are entitled to.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Judaism
  • The Satanic Temple
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $50 - 150/session

Info

7733577614 Email Dave
24W500 Maple Ave
Ste 216A
Naperville, IL 60540
7448 N Damen Ave
Apt 1N
Chicago, IL 60645

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