My name is Lauren Mathelier and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned my Masters degree in Community Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and my Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin. I strongly believe in each person’s innate ability to overcome obstacles by drawing upon personal strengths.. Each one of us has a unique set of abilities that allow us to deal with life’s stressors. Life constantly presents us with challenges and it is my role as a counselor to help empower my clients by working collaboratively with them and offering guidance and encouragement as they identify and strengthen their skills and abilities, which will allow them to navigate the challenges they face with increased confidence and success.
I have worked with clients of all age groups to improve their overall mental well being through the use of cognitive and behavioral interventions, psycho-education, and creative approaches such as art and play therapy. I have helped clients suffering from a wide array of issues including anxiety, depression, divorce, anger, PTSD, grief and life adjustment issues. I especially enjoy helping children and adolescents and their families as they work through behavioral, academic, social and self esteem issues.
I know that the initial step of asking for help can be incredibly difficult but it is a step that takes great courage and as a counselor I will provide a safe, trusting and therapeutic environment that can promote healing and bring about positive change for my clients.