I am licensed in Illinois with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IL LCSW 149.018988
Been great! I look forward to working with Lauren further.
Written on Sep 22, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching
Listens when I need someone to listen. Guides when I need someone to guide.
Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Lauren is great at listening and asking question that lead to my own solutions.
Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Lauren is a wonderful, thought-provoking therapist. She is engaging, easy to talk to, and always asks meaningful questions. I highly recommend her!
Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I love how well Lauren listens to my story and asks open-ended mini-questions that help me come to my own realizations. she's got a unique style and I appreciate it very much.
Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Lauren is professional and listens to me. I feel confident talking to her.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd