Grace is passionate about working with young adults, teens, women, and people exploring their gender and sexual identities. She specializes in trauma and the many ways the brain and body adapt to it. Many of her clients experience anxiety, OCD, difficulties in relationships, low self-esteem, life transitions, and are members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Grace is relatable and affirming. She uses genuine curiosity and humor to build relationships with clients. She will see you as a whole person - complex, evolving, and inherently worthy. She creates a safe space for you to connect with your inner resilience and continue moving towards what matters most, regardless of fear and uncertainty. She challenges you to consider alternate perspectives, learn how to identify your needs, and practice new skills for making change happen.
Grace uses evidence-based interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and arts-based therapies. She always uses a trauma-focused approach and understands the client experience through the lens of gender, race, class, immigration status, and other social identifiers. Grace loves to bring creative resources such as music, literature, mindfulness, movement, and journaling into the healing space and encourages clients to do the same.
Grace has over 10 years of nonprofit experience working in schools in the south and west sides of Chicago and transitioned to working in private practice in 2017. She holds an MSW from the University of Chicago, where she completed two community-based field placements. Grace has been awarded several international fellowships and professional exchanges in the UK, Morocco, Egypt, and India. She is passionate about advancing international social work and cross-cultural collaboration.
Grace is currently seeing clients remotely using a HIPAA-compliant video platform (or phone for those who prefer). She has availability on weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Grace Dickman is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice, 2017 - Present
School-based Nonprofits, 2009 - 2019
University of Chicago, MSW, 2015
Loyola University Chicago, BS, 2011
New York: 092319