John Rutka, LPC
John identifies as a queer, sex-positive, gay therapist based in Chicago — specializing in sex therapy, relationship issues, and anxiety. John is kink and poly-friendly and works with all genders and orientations looking to explore sexual identity, accelerate confidence, build emotional intimacy, master communication, or folx just looking to have more thrills in the bedroom (or wherever you get your thrills!). John also provides a safe space for folx to explore intersectional identities (e.g., race, age, religion, socio-economic status, spirituality, gender, education, ability, etc.) that impact your sexuality and well-being.
After earning a Bachelor’s in Business, John completed a specialized certificate in Psychology at Northwestern University while working as an Academic Program Coordinator and a soccer Commissioner for the largest LGBTQ sports organization in the Midwest developing the first LGBTQ national soccer tournament. John started his pursuit for a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health while working for two mental health agencies and focused mostly on group counseling and individual therapy. John completed his Master’s from Roosevelt University and has continued developing professionally attending trainings such as Mental Health First Aid, and Gottman’s Level 1 Training. John has also watched seminars pertaining to Attachment Therapy, Internal Family systems (IFS), as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aimed at mental health providers. John focuses on person-centered and mindfulness approaches, Buddhist philosophy, and attended a mindfulness meditation retreat in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.