Jason Best, LCSW


I received my masters degree in social work from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.

For ten years I worked as a staff therapist at one of the most prestigious psychiatric hospitals in the country. As a core therapist at the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital,  I gained an extensive background in treating depression, anxiety, and bipolar issues. I also specialize in working with gender and sexually diverse individuals

Currently in addition to my private practice, I teach classes on a variety of topics, including ways to improve communication, how to live a healthy more balanced life, and how to manage negative or unhelpful thoughts.

I am on the Board of Directors of Upswing Advocates, a nonprofit organization serving the mental health needs of the LGBTQIA community. I recently lectured on Personal Growth through Kink at the 2017 conference held by CARAS (Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities) and co-facilitate For Us, a monthly queer-affirming class addressing issues prevalent among the transgender community. You can find more information on this class here.

Services Offered

Therapy & Education





4753 N. Broadway Suite 608
Chicago, IL 60640


Fees can vary depending upon the type of therapy provided, insurance, and your financial need.  As much as possible I will work with you to make therapy affordable. If you have questions or concerns I’d encourage you to call or email me, as I may be able to help you brainstorm how to make therapy work within your budget. Aside from cash and checks, I also accept a variety of payment methods:


I can bill all insurances. I am in-network for Medicare and BlueCross BlueShield PPO.

Credit Cards:

I do accept Credit Cards.


In many cases I can accept PayPal, please talk with me before hand if you would like to use this option.