Substance Abuse Expert In Chicago, IL - Morgan Harpster
She/Her/Hers
Intern

I am open to new clients at this time.

One of my most strongly held beliefs is that every person has deep inner strength and expansive internal resources. Counseling is a space where I collaborate cooperatively with you to tap into those strengths and resources, for whatever challenge you are facing. My approach is person-centered and social justice informed: you are the expert on your own lived experiences, and those experiences can be informed by your unique identities. I am a queer counseling intern committed to working with other queer and gender-expansive folks but want to hear stories from every walk of life and work together to find meaning and healing.

I have particular experience in CBT, substance use and abuse, and harm reduction. I will soon receive Gottman Level 1 Training and will update this profile accordingly when that has been completed. I am trained in gender affirming care as well as kink and CNM aware counseling.

No matter what is bringing you to counseling, I’m honored to hear about your experiences, stories, and concerns.

One of my most strongly held beliefs is that every person has deep inner strength and expansive internal resources. Counseling is a space where I collaborate cooperatively with you to tap into those strengths and resources, for whatever challenge you are facing. My approach is person-centered and social justice informed: you are the expert on your own lived experiences, and those experiences can be informed by your unique identities. I am a queer counseling intern committed to working with other queer and gender-expansive folks but want to hear stories from every walk of life and work together to find meaning and healing.

I have particular experience in CBT, substance use and abuse, and harm reduction. I will soon receive Gottman Level 1 Training and will update this profile accordingly when that has been completed. I am trained in gender affirming care as well as kink and CNM aware counseling.

No matter what is bringing you to counseling, I’m honored to hear about your experiences, stories, and concerns.

Clients I Work With

Individuals 16+, Couples, Polycules, Groups

Areas of Focus

• ADHD/ADD
• Anger Management
• Anxiety
• Bipolar Disorder
• Body Image/Dysmorphia
• Borderline Personality Disorder
• Chronic Pain/Illness
• Depression or other difficulties with mood
• Dissociation
• Eating Disorders
• Gender Identity
• Harm Reduction
• Kink/BDSM
• Neurodiversity
• Personality Disorders
• Polyamorous/Alternative Relationships
• Religious Trauma
• Self-Injury
• Sexual Identity
• Sexual Issues
• Sexual or other physical Abuse/Assault Victims
• Substance Use
• Transgender
• Trauma/PTSD

Types of Therapy

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
• Mindfulness Therapy

Insurance & Payments

I am in-network with BCBS PPO and Aetna PPO/POS/Choice. For out-of-network insurance, I can provide you with superbills to get reimbursed by your insurance company. I can take self-pay and/or sliding scale clients.