Laura Kiernan,MSW

Laura Kiernan,MSW

Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Dr. Leesa Contorino, PsyD-L #071010237
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
Fees: $185 session. Insurance accepted, sliding scale pro bono-eligible.
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Evening Availability


180 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1830
Chicago, Illinois 60601
1511 Berwyn Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60640

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My Approach to Helping

I view therapy as, first and foremost, a relationship between partners trying to achieve a shared goal or vision. In this space, we can be free to explore and interpret history and events in the way that is most meaningful to you. Through this narrative, strengths-based work, it is my hope that you will be able to understand and even reframe past traumas, as well as social injustices and co-occurring identities.

More Info About My Practice

IntraSpectrum Counseling is Chicago’s leading psychotherapy practice dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community. We have expertise in many areas of focus, including specialized training and experience in working with LGBTQ+ clients. We provide affirming sex-positive and kink-friendly individual, relationship, family, child & adolescent, and group therapy for clients across the spectrum of gender and sexual identities.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I will check in with you during each session to find out what is working and what isnt. I know how overwhelming it can be to have to be *the expert*, so I try to relieve some of that burden by letting you know there are no wrong answers or responses to the work.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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