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Kera Evans LPC
Clinical Therapist
She/Her Pronouns
Currently accepting clients with BCBS PPO, Out of Network Benefits, Out of Pocket, and Sliding Scale. 

 

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.