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Center on Halsted's Behavioral Health Department is now able to schedule initial screening appointments for new clients for all modalities of care (individual, relationship/family, group, and letters of support) via telehealth and some in-person. Please call us today to schedule your initial screening appointment call 773-472-6469 ext. 460, or email , and/or see patient portal below.  

Overview of Service Areas

For more than 30 years, Center on Halsted has helped Chicago's LGBTQ community and caring allies meet their behavioral health needs. Our Behavioral Health phone line, 773.472.6469 EXT 460, and Behavioral Health email, operate as a bank of information about our services, community resources, and possible referrals. Our team of therapists offers a number of different services and opportunities for community members, including Behavioral Health Therapy, Therapy Groups, Therapy for Survivors of Violence, and Letters of Support for Gender Affirming Surgeries. Below you will find information about our services, how to schedule an appointment, and fee structures.

In addition, our department provides Graduate Level-Student Training, training for professionals, community members, and allies through the Mental Health First AID and Clinical Work with LGBTQ Clients programs, as well as volunteer opportunities. For more information click on the topics above.

Current Patients: sign-in to the Patient Portal.

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Programs and Services


Behavioral Health Therapy

Are you struggling to cope with stress, depression or anxiety? How about sexual or gender identity? Perhaps substance abuse or an eating disorder. Experiencing relationship problems, harassment or violence? We hope our team of skilled psychologists, social workers, counselors, interns, volunteers and therapists can help. We offer individual, relationship, family, and group therapies to those who are 10 and older. Our long history in the community informs our services and makes us a unique provider of affirming, safe and supportive care. We are particularly competent in addressing important issues facing today’s LGBTQ community members and caring allies. While most of our services are offered at Center on Halsted, we also provide some of our services away from Center on Halsted at specific off-site locations. Our services are offered both in English and Spanish. If you are interested in our psychotherapy services, please contact us at 773.472.6469 EXT 460 or


Individual Therapy
Therapy for a single person working through personal issues they are facing. Examples could include, but are not limited to; low mood, anxiety, identity exploration, healing from trauma, substance use concerns, and interpersonal relationship concerns.

Relationship/Couples Therapy
Therapy for a two or more persons looking to work on issues they are facing together. Examples could include, but are not limited to; concerns around communication, financial issues, navigating changing identities, and building/dissolving the relationship.

Family Therapy
Therapy for two or more familial (birth or chosen) members looking to work on issues they are facing together. Examples could include, but are not limited to; navigating changing identities, communication difficulties, and shifting patterns.



Therapy Groups

Center on Halsted provides a variety of therapy groups facilitated by our team of skilled psychologists, social workers, counselors, interns, volunteers, and therapists. These services are meant to support, connect, and unite LGBTQ individuals and allies who share similar challenges and are working on making changes in their lives. Participation is fee-based for most groups, though some groups are covered by grants. The usual fee is $15 per session. Individuals who are interested will need to complete an in-person initial interview prior to the start of the group cycle. Our therapy groups aim to be inclusive to all members of the community and group topics may change throughout the year in an effort to meet the changing needs of the community.
For more information on current and upcoming groups, click here.

If you have questions about or would like to register for any of our groups, please contact us at at 773.472.6469 EXT 460 or


 





Individual Sliding Scale Fee Structure
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$0-$14,999 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
$15,000-$19,999 25 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
$20,000-$29,999 35 25 20 20 20 20 20 20
$30,000-$39,999 45 35 25 25 20 20 20 20
$40,000-$49,999 65 45 35 35 25 20 20 20
$50,000-$59,999 80 65 45 45 35 25 20 20
$60,000-$69,999 100 80 65 65 45 35 25 20
$70,000-$79,999 120 100 80 80 65 45 35 25
$80,000-$89,999 120 120 100 100 80 65 45 35
$90,000-$99,999 120 120 120 120 100 80 65 45
$100,000-$109,999 120 120 120 120 120 100 80 65
$110,000-$119,999 120 120 120 120 120 120 100 80
$120,000-$129,999 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 100
$130,000+ 150 150 150 150 150 120 120 120


Relationship/Family Sliding Scale Fee Structure
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$0-$14,999 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
$15,000-$19,999 45 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
$20,000-$29,999 55 45 40 40 40 40 40 40
$30,000-$39,999 65 55 45 45 40 40 40 40
$40,000-$49,999 85 84 55 55 45 40 40 40
$50,000-$59,999 100 85 55 55 45 40 40 40
$60,000-$69,999 120 100 85 85 65 55 55 40
$70,000-$79,999 140 120 100 100 85 65 55 45
$80,000-$89,999 140 140 120 120 100 85 65 55
$90,000-$99,999 140 140 140 140 120 100 85 65
$100,000-$109,999 140 140 140 140 140 120 100 85
$110,000-$119,999 140 140 140 140 140 140 120 100
$120,000-$129,999 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 120
$130,000+ 170 170 170 170 170 140 140 140



Volunteer Opportunities

The Behavioral Health volunteer therapist program is for those who would like to continue their work with the LGBTQ community by volunteering their clinical services. Therapists who are accepted into this program need to enter with a level of cultural competency/humility in working with the LGBTQ community. This program can be for those who can afford to donate their time post licensure or for those with a graduate degree in a mental health field. These clinical hours can be used toward licensure. For those who do not yet have a full license, you would need to have an outside clinical supervisor who would be willing to be in contact with our Director of Behavioral Health. We would like therapists to donate three-five clinical hours a week. We would like therapists to donate three-five clinical hours a week.

Please contact Ing Swenson, Director of Behavioral Health, at 773.472.6469 EXT 267 or to discuss becoming a volunteer psychotherapist.



Contact Us

If you would like more information or to set up an appointment, please contact us at 773.472.6469 EXT 460 or email Our fax for health records is 773.661.0785.


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