Therapist- Jason Best
LCSW | He/Him/His


For ten years I worked at one of the most prestigious psychiatric hospitals in the country. As a core therapist at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, I gained an extensive background in treating depression, anxiety, and bipolar issues using a mix of CBT and DBT modalities. I am Level II Certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

I specialize in working with gender and sexually diverse issues and enjoy working with LGBTQIAA individuals, poly people, nerds, kinksters, gamers, and trauma survivors.

In addition to my clinical work, I teach classes on a variety of topics, including ways to improve communication, how to live a healthy, more balanced life, and how to manage negative or unhelpful thoughts. I am a regular speaker at the Multiplicities of the Erotic and Chicago Non-Monogamy conferences, a recurring guest on Wild and Sublime, and am currently a Lecturer at the University of Chicago teaching “Working with Alternative Sexual Interests and Relationship Structures”.

I am a member of Chicago Kink and Poly Aware Therapists (KPACT).

This work is way, way too important to do with a completely straight face. Some times in therapy it’s important to cry, or feel your anxiety, or maybe to do the opposite of what you expect you’re “supposed” to do. There are other times where it’s important to be funny, or to laugh, or to even be a bit silly. I promise to be myself in our sessions, real and authentic with all of the wit and humor that implies.