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Lauren Madden, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Clinical Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, serving nonprofit agencies for the past 8 years, highlighting practice in Responsible Eclecticism and the Contextual Model for treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Currently, I am serving the addiction community working primarily with men and young adults. Prior experience includes work with sex offenders, chronic mental illness, crisis management, and life change support.

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Individualized care begins by leading clients into self-awareness, with emphasis on overall wellness and exploration of interests, strengths, and abilities among the various domains of life. Coining terms like the “Treatment Crush”, importance is placed on developing rapport and the significance of the therapeutic relationship in bettering client outcomes.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCPC 180012099


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lauren Madden. 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.

I really connect with my therapist she just understands me. The ease of not going into an office helped me get over the weirdness of the video chat. I get a lot out of my sessions.

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Lauren is amazing at helping me sort through my thoughts and concerns. She has been a great help at giving me different perspective and realizing what is going on around me vs what I have in my head. She has helped me recenter and I enjoy working with her!

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lauren has been attentive, kind and knowledgeable. I feel comfortable sharing things with her and she provides lessons and thoughts during the week. Thanks!

Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem