Coming Out

The LGBT Casebook. Petros Levounis, Jack Drescher and Mary E. Barber. (2012).

The Therapist's Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy. Joy S. Whitman and Cynthia J. Boyd, (2013).

LGBT Mental Health Issues

Growth and Intimacy for Gay Men: A Workbook. John Dececco and Christopher Alexander. (2014).

Casebook for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons and Their Families. Sari H. Dworkin and Mark Pope. (2012).

Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities. John Dececco and Dawn Atkins. (2012).

The LGBT Casebook. Petros Levounis, Jack Drescher and Mary E. Barber. (2012).

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities: A Clinician's Guide to Fostering Compassion, Connection, and Equality Using Contexual Strategies. Matthew Skinta and Aisling Curtin. (2016)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients. Christopher R. Martell, Steven A. Safren, and Stacey E. Prince. (2003)


Coming Out as a Transgender Person: A Workbook. MCC Transgender Ministries. 2010.

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens (2016). Stephanie A. Brill

The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity. Rylan Jay Testa, Deborah Coolhart and Jayme Peta. (2015)


On becoming allies: A qualitative study of lesbian-, gay-, and bisexual affirmative counselor training. Fred Dillon (2004). Counselor Education and Supervision, 4(33), 162-178.


Queertips (Link) - website with a variety of links to LGBT information.


Local Resources


Center on Halsted (Link)

Howard Brown Health Center (Link)

Far-Western Suburbs

Open Door Medical Center - Aurora and Elgin (Link)

Youth Outlook (Link)


National Resources

It Gets Better Project (Link)

Human Rights Campaign (Link)

GLAAD (Link)

National LGBTQ Task Force (Link)

Trees, Inc (Link) - Transgender education to rural communities.


ALGBTIC Competencies (Link)

Practice Guidelines for LGB Clients - American Psychological Association (Link)