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Lauren Gestes
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Lauren Gestes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Let's Connect (312) 374-6833
Therapy is a process of befriending yourself and finding empowerment in your journey. As a trauma-informed therapist, I believe my role is to create a non-judgmental space where clients can feel safe and demonstrate autonomy. Building a meaningful relationship with my clients, rooted in genuine human connection, is at the core of my therapeutic approach. I’m passionate about working with adults and adolescents wanting to explore anxiety, gender identity, body image and self-esteem, racial and ethnic identity, and multicultural experiences.
As a bicultural Latinx therapist, I’m attuned to the unique challenges and strengths that come with navigating the intersections of multiple identities. Understanding the impact of systems of oppression on our well-being, my work centers around unlearning shame and promoting radical healing.
Mindfulness based techniques are also integral to my approach. I believe strengthening body awareness is an essential step towards a deeper self connection, managing stress, and cultivating inner peace. In line with this belief, I’m receiving yoga teacher training at Room to Breathe, further enriching my ability to integrate somatic practices into therapy.
Call or Lauren Gestes now for a free 15 minute consultation - (312) 374-6833

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 374-6833
I'm currently meeting with clients via telehealth video sessions.
I specialize in Anxiety, Women's Issues and Bi/Multiculturalism 
I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (312) 374-6833

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 374-6833
I'm currently meeting with clients via telehealth video sessions.
I specialize in Anxiety, Women's Issues and Bi/Multiculturalism 
I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Magellan
  • Meridian
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Sliding scale fee available. If you're interested in working with me, I'd be honored to connect with you and start a conversation!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Sliding scale fee available. If you're interested in working with me, I'd be honored to connect with you and start a conversation!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Illinois / 149.022623
  • In Practice for 6 Years
  • Attended University of Illinois at Chicago , Master of Social Work, Graduated 2018
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I've provided support to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault and approach this work with empathy and sensitivity.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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I've provided support to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault and approach this work with empathy and sensitivity.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Women's Issues
  • Bi/Multiculturalism

Expertise

  • Bisexual
  • Body image
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 374-6833

Nearby Areas

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I'm currently meeting with clients via telehealth video sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
I'm currently meeting with clients via telehealth video sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (312) 374-6833
Lauren Gestes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Last Modified: 6 Feb 2024