Supportive Services

We’re here for you and our community.

Partners in Pride Wellness Center, together with our partners, offer a safe, inclusive environment and supportive services for the LGBTQ+ community. Our services are available to clients and non-clients in Will, Kendall and DuPage Counties.

All peer events and social support groups are attended by clients, friends and family, or by invitation. Insurance is accepted for clinical services, including outpatient mental health counseling and groups.

We are LGBTQ+


Jameson Pagano, the founder of Partners in Pride is a trans man, a parent, and experienced therapist that has worked with over 100 trans or gender non-conforming clients. All of the Partners in Pride therapists are LGBTQ+ and provide services under Jameson’s guidance.

We are able to give back and offer support in multiple areas from a position where we can relate, instead of just empathize.

With in-house staff that have personally transitioned and have been part of the LGBTQ+ community for decades, our clients benefit from clinical insight that draws on a foundation of professional practice, personal experience, authentic advocacy and a wealth of knowledge.

Letter of Readiness

Transformative treatments and procedures, such as hormone (HRT/GAHT) prescriptions, top surgery or gender confirmation surgery, require an evaluation of the client and a Letter of Readiness to proceed.

If you are transgender, or a clinician treating someone who is, we can administer the evaluation and write an accredited Letter of Readiness based on recommendations.

Our process is in accordance with the ethics and Standard of Care set forth by World Professional Association of Transgender Health WPATH. You may review the guidelines, which includes insurance coverage information here.

Group and Case Consultations

We offer consultations for individual and group practitioners that are tailored to the specific needs of the individual or agency.
Partners in Pride founder, Jameson Pagano, brings a multi-faceted approach through the lens of a clinician, a parent, and someone who identifies as trans.
Past consultations include specific case/client review, general info on working with gender diverse adolescents and adults, as well as more in depth clinical approaches to working with the LGBTQ+ clients and families.
To book Jameson, or inquire for more information, please email


Speaking Engagements

Educational, Coaching and Community

Are you looking for a keynote speaker for your next meeting, conference or event designed to help its attendees expand their understanding of LGBTQ+ and gender issues?

We use our knowledge and experience to inform and coach parents, practitioners, educators, students, professionals, and more.  PFLAG, the ZEN Parenting Conference, and The Chicago School are some of the organizations with whom we have recently collaborated.

If you are planning something, whether technical or general in nature, we would love to help. Let’s chat about the format of your meeting and what your goals are. Give us a call at 630-299-9004.

Let’s Give Back Together (LGBT) Closet

Coming Soon

Transitioning can be expensive! Our goal is to help you save some money with our Let’s Give Back Together (LGBT) Closet.

The LGBT Closet is a dedicated space with a dressing room available exclusively for those in transition to shop gently used clothes that have been donated by others in the LGBTQ+ community.

You can expand your new wardrobe by exchanging what you select with donations of your own, or by purchasing items at a very low cost. All profits are are re-invested in acquiring new clothes and accessories for the closet (we like to bring in fresh threads too!)

Shopping (and donation) is by appointment only and will be open soon. Follow us @mypartnersinpride on Instagram or Facebook for updates.

Acceptance creates incredibly fertile soil for the seeds of change.