Lauren Piekarz

(MA, LCPC, NCC)

About Me

Welcome! My name is Lauren, and I want to congratulate you for taking the first huge step of making your well-being a priority.

As we work together, you will find this journey to be collaborative and shaped to best fit you as an individual. I work diligently to provide a safe, judgement-free zone, where I welcome feedback and questions. Many people use the label “Expert” or “Professional” when referring to a Therapist. I believe YOU are the expert of YOUR life- as no one can know your story better than you. I am simply your guide and team member as we illuminate areas that need focus, while building skills to utilize now and through the rest of your life.

I have a Master’s Degree from Northeastern Illinois University and have an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) in the state of Illinois. My experience over the last five years includes working for a Community Agency that served children, adolescents and their families, working for a Non-Profit to provide counseling for diverse populations, and Private Practice where I have worked with children, teens, young adults, adults, and their families. I also provided a Mindfulness Education Program for Middle School students.

Often, I incoorporate a variety of approaches to therapy including- client centered, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral psychology, art therapy, play therapy, solutions focused therapy, and family systems theories. As I believe there is no “right one way” to conduct a session, as it needs to be molded to the individual, their experiences, and their needs.

Please do not hesitated to reach out to me with any questions you may have or if you would like to discuss anything further. I realize that finding a therapist takes time (as building any relationship does) and encourage you to be honest if you feel that some one else maybe a better fit as we begin our collaboration. In the end- I want what is best for YOU and want you to feel comfortable advocating for yourself, as you need.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180012849 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Lauren has a great understanding of my concerns, and she is so patient and kind. I felt comfortable sharing with her right away.

Written by N.I. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She has neen a great help! She also offers me different tools to use.

Written by T.R. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lauren had helped me more than she knows.

Written by M.E. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Lauren for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Lauren has been amazing, and she has helped so much with my transition from a different therapist to her during my move from Florida to Illinois. I appreciate her immensely.