George  Hogenson

George Hogenson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in The Loop practice (updated April 17, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Spirituality & religion
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Age-related concerns
  • Career counseling
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Existential crisis

Professional statement

George Hogenson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Jungian psychoanalyst in the Chicago Loop who specializes in trauma, sexuality, aging-related concerns, and college & graduate student mental health. He has extensive experience working with gay men and lesbians as well as adults across the lifespan. Many individuals who come to see George have a history of trauma, including sexual abuse and/or incest. George also works with the combination of personal and professional issues that arise at management levels in large organizations.

George utilizes insight-oriented approaches that are grounded in Jungian and Psychoanalytic therapies. He frequently does long-term, deep work with his clients to help them to get to the heart of their issues and really explore who they are and what they want out of life. He has over three decades of experience working with gay men and helping them develop self-acceptance in addition to exploring how their relationship with their father may have shaped their worldview, if applicable.

George has developed a safe, nonjudgmental space for all genders, races, and backgrounds. He supports his clients on their journey towards healing and helps them recognize that their thoughts and feelings are valid. He received his PhD in Philosophy from Yale University and his MA from the University of Chicago. He also received a diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His office is located steps from the Jackson and Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren stops off the Blue, Red, Purple, Brown, Pink, and Orange lines.

Message to clients

As a Jungian analyst I am particularly interested in the depth of meaning that is often concealed in the issues people confront during life transitions and in response to trauma or other crises. I seek to provide a safe and contained space in which it is possible to explore those deeper levels of experience and build a more comprehensive understanding of one's life.


Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Age-related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; understanding and dealing with the complex internal dynamics of large organizations, clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Existential crisis - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

General expertise


George Hogenson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Couples sessions: $220 (60min)

Therapist's note

George can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

The Loop practice

53 West Jackson Boulevard

Suite 921

Chicago, IL 60604

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1991 - Present

Yale School of Management, Faculty, 1979 - 1986

Air Force, Officer, 1971 - 1975

C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, Diploma in Analytical Psychology, 1998

University of Chicago, MA in Clinical Social Work, 1991

Yale University, PhD in Philosophy, 1979


  • English

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