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.
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:
Kiryn Evans, FNP-C
Phone: (309) 822-3444
Address: 5016 North University Street, Suite 101, Peoria, Illinois 61614, United States
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.
Michelle Gaede, LCPC
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions - Peoria, IL
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".
Brett Zelencik, LCPC
SimplyPsi Counseling and Teletherapy Services, LLC
Phone: (224) 276-3362
Address: 2601 W Lake Avenue, Suite A6 #183, Peoria, IL 61615
Languages Spoken: English
Insurance: "Currently fee-for-service with sliding scale options available".
"As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and having utilized mental health intervention services, I maintain a sense of awareness to the challenges associated with identity formation and self-confidence."
"Trauma intervention is one of my areas of focus. My therapeutic process is based primarily on assisting an individual understand their personal core beliefs, values, and priorities, and making these the foundation of the growth and/or recovery process."
Christine Svodoba, LCSW
Healing Hearts Counseling
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
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
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
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."
Anna Stiker, DPT
Koch Physical Therapy
Phone: (309) 266-9757
Address: 411 Maxine Dr., Morton, IL 61550
"Majority of insurances accepted [except Medicaid]."
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: