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Kurt Kiswaled
 LSW

Currently Accepting Clients with BCBS PPO,

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

He/Him Pronouns

Clinical Therapist

Education:

 

  • UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work – Masters of Social Work (2020)

  • DePaul University – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Women and Gender Studies (2015)

 

Certifications & Specialized Trainings:

 

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level 1 Clinical Training

Identity can be confusing and that’s ok.  You don’t need to have everything figured out in  order to live as your authentic self.  I am an immigrant trans man and I understand the nuance of negotiating culture and queerness. I will gladly help you celebrate all of your identities in a way that feels correct to you.  I know how important it is to create a safe, validating, and affirming environment for my clients and I strive to do so, taking into account the unique needs of every individual I work with.

 

I approach therapy with an immigrant, LGBTQIA+, and sexworker inclusive scope.  I have been a part of these communities and am honored to be in a position to help my community thrive.  Under my care, you can expect a nonjudgemental therapist who values what his clients' goals are.  I believe therapy should not be stressful, but rather a journey of growth that I can accompany you on.  My goal for my clients is always for them to succeed in a way that makes sense to them. 

 

I utilize Client Centered Therapy (CCT), which gives my clients the power to make therapy what they want of it, with a safe and affirming environment. My scope includes relationships, consensual non-monogamy, sex work, dating, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, harm reduction, issues specific to the LGBTQIA+ community, social and medical transitioning, racial and ethnic exploration, community-based violence and oppression, HIV and other STIs, domestic violence, positive masculinity, sex positivity, burnout, consensual kink and BDSM, and family relationships. However messy, stressful, or painful it may be, I will accompany you on your path to be your best self.

 

 

 

 

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Consensual Non-monogamy & Polyamory 

  • Kink & BDSM

  • Sex Work

  • Dating

  • Anxiety

  • Grief & Loss

  • Trauma

  • Harm Reduction 

  • LGBTQIA+ Concerns

  • Social & Medical Transitioning

  • Racial & Ethical Exploration

  • Community Based Violence and Oppression

  • HIV and other STIs

  • Domestic Violence

  • Positive Masculinity 

  • Sex Positivity