Joshie Tikka (they/them)

MSW and WGS MA

I identify as a white, queer, TGNC, radically mad, and an artist-scholar-activist-care worker dedicated to our mutual liberation.

Therapist in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Lola Wang LCSW

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I have worked with people from various global backgrounds who have experienced an array of hardships, oppressions, and traumas. None are free till all are free -- therapy is one way to approach that freedom. I typically work with queer people in their late teens onward who are hoping to process traumas they have faced, issues around mood, insecurities, relationships, and social oppression. That said, I enjoy working with all sorts of genuine and radical people.

My Background and Approach

My graduate studies in Social Work and Women's and Gender studies bridged transformative justice with mindfulness, feminist relations of care and queer liberation with narrative therapy and trauma recovery, and decolonial anti-racist activism with strength-based, person-centered practices. As a psychiatric survivor myself -- and queer person -- I know how difficult finding and trusting a therapist can be. I bring compassion, gentleness, sensitivity, creativity, and authenticity to every therapeutic encounter I share. Thank you for reading!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe therapists should be first and foremost accountable to the people they work with in therapy -- that is you! Practicing this can look differently for different people, but the core premise is to recognize the situated social positions we bring to shared spaces. Practicing radical accountability as a therapist, and a person means seeking to undermine ways that white supremacy, cis heteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, classism, and other forms of oppression impact our mental, emotional, behavioral, and social wellness. Processing relationships, trauma, and complex emotions in general, I believe, requires analyzing how these all intersect in the therapeutic relationship. That is all to say that as a therapist I believe our healing work is part of the larger social justice movements we participate in for our mutual liberations. It is such a privilege working with people in these vulnerable care workspaces, where we strive for healing and freedom.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year

Info

773-598-6668 Email Joshie
410 S Michigan Ave
#622
Chicago, IL 60605

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