Connor believes that an open, collaborative, client-centered therapeutic relationship is a necessary context for clients to practice the change they want to enact in their lives. He believes in clients’ ability to build insight, skills, confidence, and self-compassion with the assistance of therapy.
Connor has extensive training in Integrative Systemic Therapy, a framework that focuses on an individuals’ strengths as they work collaboratively with the therapist to lift the constraints that keep them feeling stuck. He completed his graduate and postgraduate training at The Family Institute at Northwestern University where he focused on treating adolescent and young adult depression and anxiety. Connor’s practice is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).
Connor specializes in working with LGBTQ people and their families, with an emphasis on sexual and gender identity development. He works with individuals, couples, and families to increase support and understanding during times of transition.
Connor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Illinois. In Minnesota, he is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family therapist (LAMFT), practicing under the supervision of Christina Jobelius LMFT. In addition to his clinical practice, Connor is pursuing a Doctorate in Family Social Science – Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Minnesota.