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Lauren Oestmann, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

Welcome! First I would like to commend you on reaching out for help, as I know this can be the most challenging part. It takes a lot of courage to share your story and struggles.

My name is Lauren and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have over 13 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. I have worked with families, children and teens, residential substance abuse, private practice, adoption preservation and corrections.

My style can be described as client centered, strength based and solution focused. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness and solution - focused therapy.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out by message through Better Help. I look forward to working with you soon.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149.014605


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

Lauren has helped me navigate multiple difficult situations (even my wedding!) and relationships calmly with patience, kindness, and great advice! She is able to help me see other perspectives, and find tools that work for me that I can apply to the current and future situations. She has a great attitude and calming presence. I am lucky to have gotten such a great match! I know she has my well being in mind 100% of the time!

Written on Apr 10, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Lauren is a great therapist who lets you talk as much as you want but also challenges you about your belief system. At the end of session she gives you work to do and things to think about. I’ve noticed the improvements already even after just a few sessions. I highly recommend her to improve yourself.

Written on Apr 03, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Lauren is perfect at exploring my past and traumas, she's excellent at guiding our conversations where I would never think of going; discovering stuff about my past and even myself that I never knew or would think of. She's very understanding and caring, she's never gone anywhere I don't want to and always asks if I want to talk about whatever sensitive topic might arise. Lauren is my first ever therapist, and I couldn't be more pleased.

Written on Mar 08, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve always been able to reach Lauren in between our sessions. She remembers details and I never have to retell a story. Her knowledge from her previous career experiences has allowed her to provide me with comforting insight. I was worried about disliking virtual but with Lauren it feels the same as in person. She pays great attention and remembers all the crazy pieces of my life. She allows time for us to talk about each topic in a session. She’s validated my feelings while also telling me how to work on parts of myself. I feel like I’m in great hands.

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lauren is a fantastic listener and provides good advice that makes me consider my behavior and actions, but I never feel like she shames or judges me. Overall, a great experience.

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 8 months on issues concerning addictions, and anger management

She’s truly amazing. So happy we found her. The best therapist I’ve worked with.

Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Lauren for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management