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Grace Dickman(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
ColoradoIllinoisNew York
Anxiety-Gender identity & transgender health-Trauma-LGBTQIA topics-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Relationships-

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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.


Work and Education

Private Practice
School-based Nonprofits

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

Licensure

Illinois: 149.019508 - New York: 092319 - Colorado: 09927175

Languages

English

Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

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

Client testimonials

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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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