Grace  Dickman

Grace Dickman


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Real Therapy Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois, Colorado Waitlist Online
New York Accepting Online
Brooklyn Waitlist In-person
Updated January 4, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Grace helps queer creatives bring themselves more fully into the world. She specializes in working with people who have experienced trauma that taught them to suppress, avoid, or deny their needs. This commonly manifests as anxiety, OCD, LGBTQ+ identity concerns, and disconnectedness from self and others.

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 EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, 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 worked in school-based nonprofits for 10+ years before opening her own private practice in New York in 2019.

Message to clients

Oftentimes we subscribe to living life on someone else’s terms - whether we heed to the opinions of loved ones or conform to society’s ideals. This is especially true when we endure pain and trauma, which can disrupt our sense of self and make us second-guess our needs.

But I believe that you’re the expert in your own life. I want to create a space for you to feel safe, affirmed, and heard. By listening to you and asking questions that need to be asked, I can help us develop a sense of shared curiosity about who you are at this moment in time. I provide a space where we can feel, think, act, process, and problem-solve together in an authentic way. There are so many ways to live - let’s explore them together.

The most common feeling my clients have at the end of our first session is relief. They often share how our conversation was much smoother than anticipated - and even question why they didn't reach out sooner. I'm a big fan of small experiments that move you in the direction of your values - and maybe reaching out to me is your next "small" experiment that could lead to a big shift in your life. Whenever you're ready, I'm here.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Grace Dickman is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $250
  • Initial session: $330 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-6:30pm
  • Tue 8am-6:30pm
  • Wed 8am-6:30pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-5:30pm
  • Tue 7am-5:30pm
  • Wed 7am-5:30pm
  • Thu 7am-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7:30pm
  • Tue 9am-7:30pm
  • Wed 9am-7:30pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn practice
111 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
School-based Nonprofits, 2009 - 2019

University of Chicago, MSW, 2015
Loyola University Chicago, BS, 2011


Illinois: 149.019508

New York: 092319

Colorado: 09927175



Client testimonials

"Grace was very professional and patient."
- Zencare client • November 2020