Isaac Samuelson (They/them; he/him)

LPC

You are the expert of your own experience; it’s what you know best. I am here to listen to you tell me what you know best.

Counselor in Chicago, IL

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

If you are a person struggling with, discovering, or maintaining identity, I can be here with you. I have worked with people in the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly trans and gender non-conforming adolescents and adults. I also work with people in non-traditional relationship structures and families of all kinds.

My Background and Approach

My perspective as a therapist is informed by feminist theory, which, simply put, is an effort to feel powerful in your skin. I want men to feel strength in their emotions. I want women to feel strength in their voice. I want gender non-conforming people to feel strength in their identity. I combine this perspective with relational and experiential therapy while maintaining a person-centered approach. Each therapeutic relationship is different, and requires a unique combination of tools to be the most effective. I partner with my clients; encouraging you to have a sense of freedom and ownership over your own mental health. Authenticity and genuine connection move your therapy forward. I promise to uphold my end and be 100% me, so you can be 100% you. Honesty with ourselves and others is an important tool in creating the relationships we want in the world, and practicing that honesty can be the foundation of your therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Prior to Chicago Institute for Change, I have worked as a group therapist for the Second City’s “improv for Anxiety” group, I completed a Fellowship at Live Oak, and my clinical internship was at Hartgrove Hospital. Before becoming a therapist I was an actor, improviser, and clown. Transitioning from a performing arts background to a new career in therapy was not a huge leap. Understanding human behavior was what drew me to performing arts. I saw first hand the benefit of getting out of one’s head and into one’s body in order to grapple with difficult emotions and anxieties. I bring with me the lessons I learned as a performer to help my clients address fear and strengthen their voice.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year

Info

‪(401) 264-0544‬ Email Isaac
616 W. Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60661

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