Bridgid O'Connell


Bridgid O'Connell


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LSW - 150103572
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


1608 West Belmont Avenue
Suite 204
Chicago, Illinois 60657

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My Approach to Helping

I emphasize diversity, creativity, and inclusion in my practice. I recognize the effects of the larger societal and cultural environment in which identity and relationships around sexual orientation and class are shaped. It is my goal to promote the process of healing by helping clients cultivate an understanding within themselves that can help unveil the deeper meaning their struggle is pointing towards.

I have worked with individuals experiencing emotional dysregulation, addiction, trauma, depression, homelessness, poverty, HIVAIDS, LGB+ and transgender marginalization. My approach is relational and strengths-based, influenced by queer theory and feminist thought. My interventions are often motivational and include the practice of mindfulness.

There is wisdom and truth to be found within the struggles that we face. I believe that you have the ability to develop a deeper knowledge and acceptance of these conflicts and the strength to move forward in your life. The road forward is often a vulnerable one. I am grateful for the trust that you may bring to the process.

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

Issues unique to the LGB+ community; anxiety; depression; trauma; trans and queer identities; consensual non-monogamy.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGB+; kink-identified clients; consensual non-monogamy; trans and gender nonconforming clients; those who have experienced trauma.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic

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