Laura Kacere LPC, Counseling in Chicago, Illinois, 60630

Laura Kacere


Laura Kacere


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Choice
Free Initial Consultation


4800 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60630

My Approach to Helping

Do you lie awake at night worrying about being accepted, being good enough, and getting the love you need? About relationships, life changes, and your sexual or gender identity?

Young and emerging adulthood, between the ages of 16-30, is a time of so much transition. Exploring gender or sexual identity, coming into your own, learning who you really are and what you really want from relationships and work. That's hard enough without feeling disconnected, isolated, and marginalized.

More Info About My Practice

I specialize in helping young creative women, trans individuals, and gender-nonconforming individuals attain self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-confidence.

Many individuals I work with struggle with feeling disconnected from their body due to past trauma and/or incongruence of their physical presentation with their gender identity. Many have difficulty building healthy intimate relationships, tending to keep people at a distance out of a fear of getting hurt. These are painful, lonely places, which understandably lead to feeling anxious or depressed.

If you're tired of stressing about pleasing other people, shame, anxiety, how/when/where to come out, and how to identify your own needs, let's talk about getting you un-stuck. I help clients untangle their own sense of self from their family's and friend's view of them. This often involves compassionate listening, humor, skill-building, mindfulness, boundary-setting, healing arts, and helping you explore your relationship with your body through sensation awareness and movement.

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

Gender dysphoria, gender identity, self-compassion, depression, anxiety

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBT Community, transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Values Clarification

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
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