Adrianne Harkless, LCPC
I bring to my practice a lifetime of advocating for marginalized persons through various roles. I worked for many years at Planned Parenthood advocating for reproductive justice and equal access to healthcare. I have now moved into supporting individuals as a social justice driven therapist.
I received my MA in Counseling with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology from Adler University and began my professional experience through my internship at Cook County Jail. My experience working with female-identified detainees began a career focused on supporting individuals with complex trauma. For the last three years, my work at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago has been in sexual violence trauma processing and collaborating with individuals throughout their healing journeys. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle for facilitating change and utilize integrative approaches to psychotherapy rooted in a feminist, relational model. I incorporate interventions and tools fostering client agency and self-esteem such as, grounding tools, mindfulness skills, narrative therapy and EMDR.
I am committed to multicultural humility as well as examining my identity and privilege in the room and relationship with clients whom I have the honor of working. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist with experience advocating for LGBTQIA+ individuals, survivors of human trafficking and sex workers.
Through my transition to CTC, I am looking forward to continuing my work of helping folks find and strengthen their abilities to drive their own healing.
If you would like to make an appointment with Adrianne, please call (773) 569-1468 or email CTC@centeredtherapychicago.com