Justin Birnholz, LCP

Chicago – Ravenswood

Dr. Justin Birnholz is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with fifteen years of experience in individual, couples and group therapy. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Justin specializes in gender and sexuality issues (particularly LGBTQ issues and sexual health) and anxiety disorders, with special focus on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He has worked as a therapist for years in VA settings, and is honored to serve US veterans and their families. Justin is a Cognitive Behavioral therapist, and he specializes in third-wave behavioral therapies: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition, Justin has specialized training in, and years of experience providing, Exposure and Response Prevention, a specific therapy for OCD, and can provide exposure-based interventions for anxiety disorders and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has focused interest in working with minorities (e.g. sexual minorities, gender minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, religious minorities, etc.), particularly clients belonging to multiple minority groups, to help them understand and fully embrace their identities and the ways those identities intersect. 

He can also help anyone struggling with aspects of their sexuality, including sexual health, functioning, sexual or gender expression, and relationship issues. Justin understands how hard it can be to manage your thoughts, behaviors and relationships, and he is proud and excited to help you learn how to master them.


Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Caregiver Support, CBT, Children/Parenting, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Cross-Cultural Issues, DBT, Depression, Dissociation/Psychosis, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Elder Issues, Family of Origin, Gender Identity Development, Gender Non-Conforming, Grief and Loss, Infertility/Reproductivity, Kink Affirmative, LGBTQ, Men’s Issues, Military Population, Mindfulness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Occupational Issues, Phobias, Polyamorous Relationships, Pre/Post-Natal Issues, Premarital Issues, PTSD/Trauma, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity Development, Single’s Issues, Sleep Disorders, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Terminal Illness, Transgender Support, Women’s Issues

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