Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer free a consultation?

I do. You are welcome to a free 20 minute phone consultation with me so we can talk with each other and determine if we are a good fit. You’ll be able to ask me any questions that you may have, and I can learn about your situation to determine if my skill sets match your needs.

How can I request a new appointment?

You can request a new appointment here. Or, feel free to contact me online or call me at 872-256-0962. Please note if you only see gender affirming surgery appointment as an option this means I am not currently accepting new clients.

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy costs $205 per session and sessions are 55-60 minutes. Please visit the rates & insurance page to find out how to seek reimbursement from your insurance.

What type of insurance do you accept?

I am an out of network provider. Please visit the rates and insurance page for a list of questions to ask your insurance company about your coverage.

What can I expect to get out of therapy?

Depending on the reasons you are seeking out therapy, what you can expect to get out of therapy differs. Generally, my clients are seeking clarity around a certain issue, want to break the cycle of bad habits, or need advice and counsel about a current life situation. Whatever is going on for you, hopefully therapy will make it easier by providing clarity, relief, confidence, or whatever you feel you need at this time.

What types of therapy do you offer?

I offer holistic LGBTQ+ affirming trauma therapy for individual adults. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Person-Centered Therapy, mindfulness training, and inner child work. I also provide assessments for gender affirming surgery. Please feel free to read more about me and my services.

How long does it take to feel better?

This varies from person to person. Some people feel a sense of relief after the first session, while for others it may take multiple sessions to start feeling a shift.

How can I know if we are good match?

This is a great question… it’s important to feel comfortable and safe with your therapist. The best way to know if we are a match is by doing a free consultation so we can speak and get a feel for each other. Usually we can determine if we’d be a good match after one conversation. Please feel free to request a free consultation by contacting me online or calling 872-256-0962.

Contact me today for your free consultation.


Cher Hamilton-Tekautz, LCSW

Psychotherapy For Individuals


5215 N Ravenswood Ave
Unit 213
Chicago, IL 60640

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Chicago is located on the unceded land of the Council of the Three Fires: The Odawa, Ojibwe & Potawatomi Nations. It was also a site of trade and healing for the Miami, Ho-Chunk, and Sauk.