Alison Vodnoy Wolf


Alison Vodnoy Wolf


Professions: Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 178015028
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Weekend Availability


3046 W Armitage
Unit 1
Chicago, Illinois 60647

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My Approach to Helping

You want to feel emotions fully without shame. You want to be connected to your own sense of desire and purpose. You deserve a space to explore the parts of you that feel unknown, “unacceptable,” or taboo. My commitment in the therapeutic relationship is to welcome and value all aspects of your experience – the stories that reflect humor and resilience, and the parts that have been shamed or dismissed.

I work with people who feel emotionally overwhelmed towards building a vibrant and grounded relationship with their feelings. As a non-binary therapist, I specialize in working with queer and trans folx, and performing artists. I also have specialized training as a registered dance movement therapist. Through a sex-positive and body-based approach, I support clients to express and contain emotion, and to explore new patterns and identities.

I’ve worked in individual therapy, inpatient hospital, and residential settings with folks who have anxiety, depression, and OCD, and people who have experienced complex trauma. As a theatre artist and researcher, I have spent the last ten years focused on actors’ mental health. Through my research, I created a program which teaches actors skills for exiting emotion and character roles. I currently teach this program at DePaul University’s Theatre School.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is queer and trans affirming, sex-positive, multicultural, and trauma-informed.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Emotional overwhelm; trauma; trans and queer identities; issues unique to performing artists; consensual non-monogamy

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    actors and creative artists; LGBTQ; kink-identified clients; consensual non-monogamy; trans and gender nonconforming clients; folks who have experienced trauma

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
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