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Partnering with you in pursuit of self-discovery and healing.


Lauren Lucas, LCSW

One of my greatest points of gratitude has been witnessing the growth and restoration my client's have experienced over the years. I look forward to the opportunity to support you in building greater insight, coping tools, and balance. 

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou


Whether your goal is to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, improve self-confidence, heal the residual impacts of trauma, more effectively manage anxiety or depression, or navigate your way through life changes, I look forward to working together to move you towards a place of increased contentment, emotional security, and confidence in your ability to cope with what life brings you. My approach is collaborative and conversational; my clients have described our sessions as warm, empowering, insightful, and connective.


Experience therapy from a new perspective with walk and talk therapy. We spend your session walking a defined path in nature while processing your emotions and experiences. These sessions can offer increased connection to your body, improved mood, reduced intrusive and ruminative thoughts, and reduced stress. It may also feel easier to verbalize and process complex emotions while walking. This unique approach combines the health benefits of nature and movement with the support of therapy for a refreshing and holistic experience.


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a specialized, evidenced based treatment modality for processing traumatic experiences and chronic distressing thoughts and feelings. Trauma impacts our neural pathways, often causing a "stuck" feeling or a frequent re-experiencing of a painful emotion. EMDR facilitates an adaptive processing of these experiences and thoughts through the use of bilateral stimulation, leading to the development of new neural pathways and increased symptom relief. 


Areas of Expertise

I see individuals ages 18 and up. I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, United Healthcare/Optum, and Aetna insurance plans, and self pay. Sessions are offered primarily via a HIPAA compliant, encrypted telehealth platform, with in person sessions offered one day a week in Glen Ellyn.

All therapy is provided through a trauma informed, strengths-based perspective. Therapeutic modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and Psychodynamic Therapy.



Developing coping skills to manage panic, phobias, social and general anxiety

Sand Dunes


Increasing understanding of the impact of  sexual assault, physical/emotional abuse or neglect, medical trauma, etc. and developing coping skills to reduce distress

Calm Sea

Mood Disorders

Developing coping skills for depression, bipolar disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, low self-worth

Life Transitions

Navigating the emotions and choices that often accompany job transitions, relocation, divorce/break-up, college graduation, marriage, etc.



Navigating the impact of losses that have occurred through death, divorce, trauma, estrangement, chronic health challenges

Tree Roots

Clinical Consultation for Clinicians

Case consultation, clinical skill building, self-care skill development and professional reflection for therapists

Contact Us


Most sessions provided via telehealth platform. In person sessions provided at: 

800 Roosevelt Road

Building E, Suite 220

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


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