Welcome to Chicago Pride Center

Mission Statement

  

Chicago Pride Center is committed to providing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and gender expansive adults and adolescents a road to recovery in a safe, affirming environment through evidence-based substance use, sexual health, and mental health treatment. Our highly trained, skilled and culturally sensitive staff understands the complexities of experience and identity in the LGBTQ/GE communities and is committed to helping our clients live happy, healthy and expansive lives.  We offer hope- a pathway to overcome addiction and  behavioral health issues by acknowledging the complex connection between the social environment, behavioral health and substance use, freeing our clients to enjoy a greater sense of connection, empowerment with meaning and purpose in their lives.

 

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Our Programs

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Individual Therapy

With over twenty-five years of combined experience serving LGBTQ and Gender Expansive folks, Chicago Pride Center staff provide a breadth of specializations and experience to tailor the treatment experience to the individual. We offer individual, trauma informed therapy for substance use, mood and behavioral disorders with specializations in relational trauma work, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic therapies. We also work with clients who want to explore identities that include gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity.

Relational Therapy

People who hold LGBTQ/GE identities sometimes encounter challenges in their relationships with concerns about communication, intimacy, boundaries, fidelity, sex, money, and parenting.  Other issues may  include coming out,  expansive or polyamorous relational constellations or substance use. We offer our depth of experience working with these concerns in LGBTQ/GE communities.

Group Therapy

Chicago Pride Center offers short term and ongoing group therapy focusing on themes relating to LGBTQ and Gender Expansive experience, substance use and intersectional identity utilizing anti-oppressive, empowerment based frameworks. We bring motivational and harm reduction perspectives to a client-centered, affirming and sex-positive environment of care that acknowledges the complexity of identity, and the importance of safe respectful spaces as the optimal context for healing and community.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Chicago Pride Center offers our intensive outpatient program which  provides individualized therapy, ongoing treatment education and support in  LGBTQ/GE affirming group and individual setting to help establish a strong recovery foundation. IOP treatment includes ongoing assessment, group and individual therapy, educational sessions, special topics groups and relapse prevention/aftercare planning.

Clinical Consultation and Supervision

Our clinical staff have a depth of training, expertise and experience in client-centered, trauma informed behavioral healthcare and substance use treatment. We offer clinical consultation and supervision to individuals and organizations wishing to increase their capacities to provide affirming care as well as to CADC and LCSW candidates working toward certification and licensure. 

Our Staff

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Kurt Mohning, LCSW, CGP

Kurt has 15 years of experience working as a licensed clinical social worker specializing in LGBTQ substance abuse and mental health. He can help you through a process of change and guide you to a more satisfying peaceful way of living. Kurt offers a warm safe environment where you can take time to focus on yourself. His approach is empathic, supportive and relational. His work challenges old destructive thinking patterns to make space for stronger, more positive cognition. His specializations include addiction/alcoholism, compulsive behaviors, depression/anxiety, loss/death and people struggling with growing older. If you are at a point where you are considering change, his work can open up new possibilities. 

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Hugh Cole, LCSW, CADC, CGP

Hugh has over 10 years of experience working with LGBT, gender expansive and HIV impacted adolescents and adults in individual, relationship, family and group therapy. He specializes in helping people move out of stuck places, healing trauma and loss, and changing destructive behavior patterns in an empathic, relational and strengths-based context. He values the uniqueness of each person and tailors the therapy to the specific needs and preferences of the individual in an environment that is direct and transparent, yet gentle and supportive. Whether you are struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, discontent in a relationship or lonely without one, change is possible. Hugh provides a safe healing environment for freeing your potential. You will have a partner and advocate on your side who brings a depth of experience, anti-oppressive frameworks and training to work for you. 

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Licensure

Chicago Pride Center, LLC is Licensed in the state of Illinois to provide behavioral healthcare and substance use disorder treatment to adolescents and adults, and is certified by the Joint Commission on quality care. 

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Chicago Pride Center


Uptown, 4753  N. Broadway St, Suite 830

Lincoln Square, 4633 N. Western Ave, Suite 209