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LGBT+ DoCCS is a community driven resource that will utilize YOUR experiences in healthcare to help provide a comprehensive list of LGBTQ+ affirming providers in the Peoria area.


As a community member who identifies as LGBTQ+, you may fill out an anonymous survey to report a positive experience you had with a provider in the area.


These responses will then be used to assess local providers on their competencies, and create our comprehensive provider list.

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As a community member, you may recommend a health care or mental health provider by filling out the following survey:




Have you utilized the directory to visit a provider and want to provide feedback?  Fill out this survey to keep our directory up-to-date:

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Provider Directory

Primary Care

Kiryn Evans, FNP-C

Integrated Wellness

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Phone:  (309) 822-3444

Address:  5016 North University Street, Suite 101, Peoria, Illinois 61614, United States


  • Pronouns:  She/Her

  • Focus on "holistic medicine", gender-affirming therapies, mental health services (includes substance abuse, suicide, and eating disorders), STI screening, prevention, and treatment; including PrEP.

  • "I accept United Health insurance and am in the process of credentialing with other major insurances."

  • "I offer a sliding fee scale (I work hard to ensure financially that patients can come to my office)."  Does not offer medicaid coverage.

Mental Health

Michelle Gaede, LCPC

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions - Peoria, IL

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​Phone:  (309) 323-6600

Address:  2600 W Richwoods Blvd, Peoria, IL 61604

  • "We provide individual, couples, family, and group therapies".

  • Many insurances accepted, including Medicaid.

  • "I am the clinical program supervisor of the Peoria counseling department, and identify within the LGBTQ community".

  • "I have received additional training and education in working with this population in a therapeutic setting".

Christine Svodoba, LCSW

Healing Hearts Counseling

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​Phone:  (309) 300-3588

Address:  6919 N Knoxville Avenue, Suite 100, 201, & 202, Peoria, IL 61614

  • Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ceridian, Cigna, Coventry, Compsych, Consociate, Health Alliance, Health Link, Humana, Magellan, Multiplan, Optum, OSF Direct Access, Tricare/Humana Military, United Health Care, United Health Care Caterpillar, Unity Point Health.

  • "I identify as a cisgender female."

  • I use an individual's preferred pronouns and use person-first language in all interactions in hopes to promote respectful communication and provide a safe environment to explore thoughts, ideas and feelings associated with gender, sex, sexuality and personal identity."

  • "I ask questions when I do not understand or know something an individual is talking about.

Christopher Holly, MSW, LCSW

Associates in Mental Health

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​Phone:  (309) 789-8097

Address:  900 Main Street, Suite 580, Peoria, IL 61602

  • "I provide gender-affirming mental health services"

  • I am dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the rights of LGBTQIA individuals and the ability to reach as high a quality of life as possible.

Amy Braman, LCSW

Balanced, LLC

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​Phone:  (309) 444-2800

Address:  100 Hillcrest Drive, Suite E, Washington, IL 61571

  • "I am the only WPATH trained provided in the Tri-county area." 

  • "We accept all insurance, except Medicaid (We aren't allowed to.)."

  • "Multiple therapists at Balanced, LLC work with the LGBTQ+ community."

Renae Miller, LCPC

Renae Miller Counseling, PLLC

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​Phone:  (309) 245-0397

Address:  7501 N University Street, suite 131, Peoria, IL 61614

  • Insurances accepted: BCBS, United Healthcare, Health Alliance, Cigna and Magellan."

  • I'm certified in EMDR therapy for trauma and specialize in treating OCD. 

  • "I identify as a straight cisgendered woman, assigned female at birth."

Specialty Care

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LGBT DoCCS does NOT serve to replace any formal clinical decision-making or healthcare counseling. LGBT DoCCS solely acts as a supplemental tool for community members in their search for LGBTQ+ affirming providers.

LGBT DoCCS is based on the following externally validated study: