Stef Stone (she/her)

LSW

Hi! I'm Stef, a therapist with Gemstone Wellness in Chicago, IL.

Therapist in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Jennifer Martin, PsyD

Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships. Many of my clients come to therapy to process grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, impulse control, gender identity, sexuality, and sexual health.

My Background and Approach

I approach therapy as a collaborative practice where I work with my clients to determine appropriate goals and treatment outcomes. I am able to cater to the specific needs of each individual through incorporating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Harm-Reduction, Art Therapy, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. I strive to create a space that is anti-racist, body-neutral, sex and kink-positive, and queer-friendly in order for my clients to feel safe exploring their vulnerability. Using Mindfulness, I help my clients to be able to recognize their emotions and cope with the stress and discomfort of everyday life. My clients can expect to have their gender identity and sexuality respected, their needs and safety prioritized, their stories and truths kept confidential, and have my full attention and focus for the entirety of our session.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a queer Jewish woman, I recognize the impact of systemic injustice on my own wellbeing and, therefore, understand the necessity of integrating social and reparative justice into my personal and professional practices. While it is important that we work to uplift and invest in our communities, we cannot forget to do the same for ourselves. Too often people in marginalized communities are expected to prioritize the needs of others at the expense of their own health and happiness. I practice therapy with the intention of creating a safe place where people are encouraged and expected to invest fully in themselves .

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $100 - 125/session

Info

224-707-1526 Email Stef
53 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 1235
Chicago, IL 60604

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