Lauren Evelsizer


About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. I have over 12 years of experience working with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. I believe that recovery is possible for all people who are suffering, and I am passionate about helping my clients find peace and purpose in their lives. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to name a few. I do my very best to individualize treatment and my style according to the unique needs of my client. I have experience working with the family members and friends of loved ones struggling with addiction and mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, personality disorders, and more. Many of my clients are survivors of significant childhood and adult trauma backgrounds, and I recognize the importance of addressing these areas with gentle care using a trauma informed approach. I have experience working with clients with an extensive legal history and can assist with identifying and altering the criminal and addictive thinking patterns which lead to undesired personal and legal consequences. I can provide my clients with tools to aid in relapse prevention, emotional regulation, and stress management. I have resources to assist clients with building a positive social support network, learning healthy coping skills, and improving their relationships and communication through conflict resolution, assertiveness training, and problem-solving.

My goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive atmosphere free of judgment. I encourage you to address your concerns at your own pace and you can expect an honest, compassionate, and warm response from me. I will walk you through what seems overwhelming, scary, confusing, and out of control and work hard to help you find peace, wisdom, clarity, and direction. My mission is for you to end our sessions feeling better than when we began. It is important to me that you feel heard, respected, and understood during our time together and that you leave my presence with useful tools and the confidence to move forward on your healing journey.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


IL LCPC 180009620


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lauren Evelsizer. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I’ve been working with Lauren since January & I’ve seen growth within myself! She’s super understanding and truthfully wants to help you get through whatever you may be struggling with. She has no problem being honest with me and telling me other perspectives which is very helpful for me! Would really recommend Lauren!!

Written on Dec 04, 2018 after therapy with Lauren for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and lgbt

Lauren's empathetic, client-centred approach leaves me feeling empowered, with a sense that it is safe to be myself and to prioritise my needs. Highly recommend her to anyone ready for positive change!

Written on May 31, 2018 after therapy with Lauren for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, family, and parenting

I wasn’t sure if having a counselor was for me or if I even needed one. But now with Lauren I feel so much better. She really takes time to understand and has given me the guidance I needed to get through my most troubling moments. I so glad that I was matched with her!

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