Bruce Koff

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , MSW , LCSW

(773) 840-7415
Psychotherapy is the art of creating lasting change by holding the experience, wisdom and knowledge of both therapist and client within the care and connection of a trusting relationship. For over 30 years, I have been helping people find sound solutions to vexing problems: anxiety, depresson, trauma, relational conflicts, health problems and life transitions. I have also devoted much of that time to promoting the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer-identified people. My work involves creating an amalgam of approaches tailored to your needs, focusing not just on problems and barriers, but on your strengths, talents and capacities.
I am Co-Founder and COO of Live Oak, a group of psychotherapists and consultants who recognize the value of difference and the courage of authenticity. We also attend to both what is happening within you and what occurs between you and others in the various arenas of your life.
I have been an advocate for decades for LGBT concerns in the mental health field, co-authored the book "Something To Tell You: The Road Families Travel When A Child Is Gay," and have trained hundreds of clinicians in affirmative practice with LGBT individuals and families.
Call or Email Bruce Koff for a free phone consultation now - (773) 840-7415


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1979
  • License No. and State: 149-003431 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: No
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

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Live Oak, Inc.
1300 W Belmont Ave
Suite 11-D
ChicagoIllinois 60657
(773) 840-7415
Email Me

Additional Location

Live Oak, Inc.
30 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1217
ChicagoIllinois 60602


  • Gay Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety


  • Addiction
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health:

  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues


  • Same-Sex Couples

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Eclectic
  • LGBT Affirmative Practice
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Corina Teofilo Mattson, LMFT

Corina Teofilo Mattson, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist
Colleague, known for 3 years
Ms. Meredith Cohn, LCSW

Ms. Meredith Cohn, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Classmate, known for 3 years
Mr. Barry Shaeffer, LSW

Mr. Barry Shaeffer, LSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 1 years
Jeff Levy, LCSW, CTRS

Jeff Levy, LCSW, CTRS

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 22 years
Ms. Meredith Cohn, LCSW

Ms. Meredith Cohn, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Classmate, known for 3 years
Meredith is an outstanding therapist with particular knowledge and skill in work with adolescents and their families. She is a "go to" expert whom I deeply respect.

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Last Modified: 18 Feb 2014