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01 Our Values


We’re here because we’ve been there, so we can’t help but to be wholeheartedly invested in your journey. We want to provide you the warmth, validation and affirmation that can feel so rare in adulthood. Working with us will challenge you, but it will also feel like coming home.


We’re fired up about your freedom and fight for it alongside you. Always intersectional, pleasure-positive, and identity-celebrating, we have a low tolerance for boxes, assumptions, and systems that stifle your creative healing. We are your unashamed and unapologetic accomplices in doing life-changing, culture-shifting work.

Community Cultivated

We’re obsessed with staying up-to-date on affirming, anti-oppressive language and concepts, and think learning directly from queer Black folks, Indigenous folks, and community leaders of color is just as important as gathering data from research. We believe in the transformative power of accurate information about sex, gender and relationships.

02 Our Team

We are pleasure activists, disruptors, innovators, and creatives. While we are technically a business, we operate more as a movement. Meet our team of therapists, coaches, and educators.

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Kari Harrison, LCPC


Staff Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

Kari Harrison is a queer-identified licensed clinical professional counselor with 7+ years of experience in providing individual and relationship counseling using evidence-based support tailored to your needs. She believes that each client has a story to share, stemming from a diverse and unique background - and seeks to hold clients in a safe, nurturing space that is truly their own. Her conviction is that it is the relationship between the therapist and the client that is ultimately what heals, and when it works, it is immensely powerful. She is passionate about exploring ways to help clients discover their own resiliency and live more authentically in order to create the mental and emotional space to reach their fullest potential.

She has practiced in a variety of settings. She trained at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, specializing in trauma/recovery, and in LGBTQ+ identities at Center on Halsted. She has worked with a range of presenting concerns including depression/anxiety, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, trauma, grief/loss, identity development, and phase of life transitions. She is currently pursuing an additional certification in sex therapy through the University of Michigan's Sexual Health Certificate Program.

Collaborative relationships are at the core of her practice. She believes that the partnership between you - the expert on your wellbeing - and herself - a trained and experienced clinician - will produce the discovery of fresh insights and promote healing.

Therapist Identities

  • Abolitionist
  • Bisexual and/or Pansexual
  • Queer
  • Survivor
  • White

Client Concerns or Identities

  • Anxiety
  • Artists/Musicians
  • Bisexual
  • Couples/Relationships
  • Grief
  • Identity Exploration
  • Kinky
  • Non-Binary
  • Non-Monogamy
  • Organizers/Activists
  • Queer
  • Sex Therapy
  • STI/HIV Positive
  • Transgender
  • Trauma

Therapy Types

  • ACT
  • Anti-Oppressive
  • Attachment
  • EFT
  • IFS
  • Relational
  • Trauma-Informed

“Queer not as being about who you are having sex with, but queer as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and has to invent and create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live.”

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03 Our Offerings

Individual Therapy & Coaching

Work one-on-one with a provider to expand your self-awareness, heal from previous trauma, and develop strategies for thriving. Through a non-judgmental, intersectional lens, our providers will work with you on concerns and resiliencies related to your identities, mental health, relationships, career and beyond.

Relationship Therapy & Coaching

Couples and triadic+ relationships come to TEG both to move through relationship crises and for general relationship maintenance. We work with relationships curious about non-monogamy, working through infidelity, exploring new identities, coming to terms with loss or transition, family-planning, and expanding their sex lives. We approach relationship therapy through a kink, BDSM, non-monogamy, and queer-affirming lens.

Support Groups

Email for more information about our current group offerings.


We provide trainings for universities, organizations, and clinicians to expand participant understanding around gender, sexuality, identity, and more. Topics can be custom-tailored to your audience size, identities, and goals.

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04 FAQs

The Feels

A tender-hearted newsletter, from us to you

Each month, Casey and the TEG team send out free resources, reflections, prompts, playlists and more.  Sign up to be the first to know about what we're up to at The Expansive Group!

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05 Reach Out

Complete the form below to be connected to a therapist, coach or pleasure mentor. If you are interested in our training or consulting services, complete this form.  

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In Session

Our In-Person Office

While we work virtually with clients all over the world, we have an in-person option available to our clients in the Chicago area. Located on a beautiful tree-lined street in Ravenswood/Lincoln Square, we have four gorgeous offices with natural lighting, interior brick, and a unique design inspired by queerness, Black artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of color.

Please indicate on your intake form if you’d like to see your provider in person.