Leesa Contorino

PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Leesa Contorino

PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Psychologist - 071.010237
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

180 N. Michigan Ave.
#1830
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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My Approach to Helping

I am the Post Doctoral Program Manager and therapist at IntraSpectrum Counseling. I believe change and healing occur within the context of authentic, mutually empowering relationships. I view myself as a co-pilot in the therapy room with clients and strive to create an environment where clients feel safe to bring in all aspects of their identity. I take a relational-cultural approach to therapy and am passionate about working from a feminist, anti-racist, sex-positive, and body inclusive framework. My approach is collaborative, warm, and shame-reducing while attending to experiences of marginalization and oppression that can often lead to isolation and disconnection from others.

I am dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA community of Chicago as Chicago is where I personally and professionally grew into myself. As a therapist, I have a particular passion for working alongside queer women, queer people of color (POC), Latinx individuals, the kink and poly community, and folks from working class backgrounds. I also have experience working with young adult populations, individuals managing substance abuse, survivors of trauma, people managing relationship stress, grief and loss, anxiety, mood disorders, body image concerns, family of origin issues, and navigating major life transitions. While the stress of life can be serious and overwhelming at times, I enjoy incorporating humor where appropriate and slowing down to express gratitude.

Originally from upstate New York, I earned my BA in psychology from Marist College. I then went on to attain my Psy.D in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where I sought out opportunities to work in LGBTQIA-affirmative settings. My background includes working with individuals managing substance abuse concerns at various levels of severity and working within college counseling settings where I focused on LGBTQIA-affirmative programming.

More Info About My Practice

IntraSpectrum Counseling is Chicago’s leading psychotherapy practice dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community, and we strive to provide the highest quality mental health care for multicultural, kink, polyamorous, and intersectional issues. We have 3 locations in the Chicago area and currently offer online and in-person at therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am especially trained and have experience in working with the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning) population and provide sensitive, LGBTQ-affirmative therapy.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Racism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Women's Issues

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