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Kera

Evans

 LPC

Currently Accepting Clients with BCBS PPO,

out of network benefits, out of pocket, and sliding scale. 

She/Her Pronouns

Clinical Therapist

Education

  • Master of Forensic Psychology-The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2019

  • Bachelor of Psychology- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sound Design)- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1997

I am an Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys being witness to the transformation of clients as they reach their therapeutic goals. A graduate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, I earned a Master of Forensic Psychology in 2019. I completed my clinical training at Center on Halsted, the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to securing the health and well-being of Chicagoland’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Additionally, I completed the LGBTQ Behavioral Health Training Consortium, a partnership with Howard Brown Health providing didactic presentations specific to working within the LGBTQ community. I have also worked with incarcerated and justice-involved individuals, as well as in maximum security crisis intervention. 

Prior to my life as a counselor, I lived a lifetime of experiences which have culminated in a worldview conducive to the unique counseling opportunities at Flourishing Affinity. I am a loud and proud former sex worker and fetish aficionado and consider my time doing that work to have been instrumental in shaping the person I have become. I conceptualize clients from an existential humanistic perspective, and consider authenticity, courage, responsibility, and choice to be key contributors to living a meaningful life. I perceive client/therapist relatedness to be the avenue through which to explore not only problems, but possibility! As such, I enjoy collaborating with clients navigating life transitions, gender and sexual orientation exploration, grief and loss, and stage of life concerns. I am an LGBTQIA+, sex worker, kink, poly, and neurodivergent affirming practitioner. I am thrilled to be a part of the Flourishing Affinity Counseling team and am accepting new clients! 

 

‘The magic is inside you, there ain’t no crystal ball.”

                                                                                   -Dolly Parton

 

 

 

 

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Sex work

  • Fetish and kink and safety within the practice

  • LGBTQIA+ community

  • Exploration of gender identity and sexual orientation

  • Navigating neurodiversity in relationship and work settings

  • Health care discrimination/victimization

  • Negotiating discussions surrounding sexual health and safety

  • Life transitions

  • Death anxiety

  • ACT for depression and anxiety

  • Processing identity-based trauma.